The body of a woman that matches the description of missing blogger and traveler 22-year-old Gabby Petito was found in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, FBI agent Charles Jones reported on Sunday at a press conference in Denver.
FBI agent Charles Jones, who investigated the case, added that “full forensic identification has not been completed, so we cannot yet 100 percent confirm that this is Gabby’s body.”
It is not yet known what caused the death of the woman whose body was found in a campsite on the eastern side of Grand Teton National Park.
The disappearance of Gabby Petito
Gabby Petito and her partner, 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, took a van from the East Coast to the West to visit national parks in this part of the US. Petito regularly published photos of the trip on social media, the last time on August 25.
On September 1, Laundrie himself returned home in Florida in his friend’s van. The man who hired a lawyer and refused to talk to the police after a dozen or so days it was lost without a trace. The family reported him missing on Friday.
Gabby Petito’s family notified police that she was missing on September 11. Authorities then began a large-scale search, which focused on Grand Teton National Park, from where the young woman was to contact her loved ones for the last time.
Police footage of the roadside check
Meanwhile, US police released a video of a roadside inspection that the couple passed on August 12 near Moab, Utah. According to the officers, the couple were in a quarrel. Although both appeared to show signs of physical struggle, “he and she both explained that they were in love and engaged, and desperately did not want either of them to be charged with a crime,” said one police officer Eric Pratt in a report.
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