Gabby Petito News – Latest: FBI Calls Death ‘Homicide’ After Autopsy As Police Continue Laundry Search
The lawyer representing Gabby Petito’s family has confirmed that the body recovered at Spread Creek in the Bridger-Teton National Forest is that of Ms Petito. The body underwent an autopsy on Tuesday in Teton County, Wyoming. The family’s lawyer said he would make a statement once Ms Petito’s remains returned to their home.
An eyewitness claims to have seen Brian Laundrie “acting weird” in the Spread Creek part of the Bridger-Teton National Forest while on vacation in Wyoming. The woman, Jessica Schultz, informed the FBI of her meeting, which helped them narrow their search area to Spread Creek. Police investigated trail camera footage that potentially captured an image of Brian Laundrie’s hike, but determined there was no connection.
The examination of the remains, which were discovered in a remote area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming on Sunday, was announced as police continued to search for Ms Petito’s fiance, Mr Laundrie . Investigators called him a “person of interest” in the case.
Officers spent much of Monday searching the family home in Laundrie and were pictured loading cardboard boxes into a pickup truck and towing a silver Ford Mustang. His parents say they haven’t seen their son for over a week.
Police were made aware of a potential sighting of Mr. Laundrie, 23, near Mobile, Alabama, on Monday. They have yet to confirm whether the lead was legitimate.
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