Petito Gabby’s Strangulation Update

Petito Gabby's Strangulation Update

Dr Brent Blue said that the 22-year-old Petito Gabby died out of strangulation three to four weeks ago before her body was found on September 19.

Her body was found near an underdeveloped camping area along the border of Grand Teton National Park in remote northern Wyoming, Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue said in a news conference.

From the view of things, more charges will be added to Petito Gabby’s boyfriend’s case.

Brian Laundrie, Petito’s boyfriend who was her travelling partner on the day she went missing and also happens to be the last person she was seen with, is considered a person of interest in her disappearance.

About the autopsy or the case in general, Dr Brian Blue had refused to say more as he was prevented by the Wyoming law that limits what coroners can release to the public.

The deceased, Petito Gabby, had been on a country tour with her boyfriend, Laundrie. They visited so many places across the US.

Some of the cities they visited include Utah, Colorado and many other states.

Her parents reported the 22-year-old missing on the 11th of September after many calls and text messages put across to her phone line remained unanswered.

Previously, Brian Blue classified Petito’s death as a “homicide” which means that her death was caused by another person. However, Brian was unable to disclose how the young lady died.

A “detailed analysis” led to the conclusion that Petito Gabby was strangled, Blue said.

“Nothing is obvious in a case like this,” he said.

To Blue, Petito was either strangled by somebody’s hands, a rope or any other item. He also noted that the late Petito Gabby wasn’t pregnant before her sudden death.

Since it was disclosed that Petito’s body was found on September 11 in the wilderness, she died about three to four weeks ago. It, therefore, means that Petito was murdered around August 27th or 30th.

This was the period investigators believe Petito and Laundrie had travelled to the area.

This is now a renewed call for people to pay close attention to issues regarding missing indigenous women especially people of colour.

To some commentators, they are describing the intense coverage of her disappearance as “missing white woman syndrome.”

TV personalities like Duane Chapman who is known as ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ and America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh are now working to track her boyfriend down.

Before her missing news came on board, Petito and Laundrie posted online about their trip in a white Ford Transit van converted into a camper.

The lovers had a physical misunderstanding on the 12th of August in Moab, Utah, which saw to the involvement of the police.

The police separated the quarrelling lovers and no case was filed after the altercation and no injuries were reported.

Investigators have searched for Laundrie in Florida and also searched his parents’ home in North Port, which is about 35 miles (56 kilometres) south of Sarasota.

Troy Records has it that the federal officials in Wyoming last month charged Laundrie with unauthorized use of a debit card.

They alleged he used a Capital One Bankcard and someone’s identification number to make unauthorized withdrawals or charges worth more than $1,000 during the period in which Petito went missing.

Though, the federal officials did not reveal to whom the card belonged.

Steven Bertolino, attorney for the Laundrie family noted in a statement that his client only faces the fraud charge in the case after he was asked about the coroner’s determination.

“At this time Brian is still missing and when he is located we will address the fraud charge pending against him,” Bertolino said.

FBI-led search teams in Florida have been looking in a vast nature preserve for any sign of Laundrie.

Even after weeks of searching in the swampy Carlton Reserve south of Sarasota, he is still nowhere to be found.

Laundrie’s parents said that their son went to the Carlton Reserve South of Sarasota.

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