As of September 19 at 6:14 p.m., authorities reported that the body discovered in Wyoming does fit the description of Gabby Petito. A full examination performed by the corner has not yet been completed. Therefore authorities cannot confirm 100-percent that it is Gabby. However, the FBI has revealed that her parents have been notified. The cause of death has not yet been revealed. This investigation is still ongoing.
After it was reported that the last known siting of the white van Gabby Petito and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, were traveling in was near Spread Creek Dispersed Camping in Grand Teton National Park, a foot search took place.
Now, reports are confirming that a body was found during that search. According to ABC 7, “the Teton County coroner confirms they have dispatched resources to a body found in the national forest.”
While a body has been found, it has not yet been confirmed if, or if not, the body is Gabby Petito. Laundrie, who has not been seen since Tuesday, September 14, is still nowhere to be found.
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie began what was supposed to be a four-month-long vacation together traveling across the United States. The couple began in Florida where they resided together at Laundrie’s parents’ house.
Body Discovered During Search for Gabby Petito
Petito had recently quit her job as a nutritionist to pursue traveling as a full-time gig. Petito and Laundrie were reportedly working together to start a traveling blog.
During their recent domestic travels, which began on July 2, the couple used their social media pages to document their travels. They even began a YouTube page as well.
The page only has one video posted to it. It’s unclear exactly when Petito went missing. However, the last verbal communication her family had with her was on August 25, when Petito called her mom to tell her what she and Brian were up to.
Prior to that phone call, on the 24, Petito called her father to let him know they were at a hotel and that the power was out. She mentioned to her dad that she was hungry and so he had sent her a pizza.
Her parents revealed that following that August 25 phone call, they received several text messages from Gabby’s phone. However, they admitted that they weren’t convinced those texts were actually sent by Gabby.
All communication stopped on August 30.
On September 1, Laundrie returned to Florida in the van the couple had modified for their vacation. This was just two days after a woman on TikTok claims to have picked him up as Brian was hitchhiking.
Gabby was not will him during this time. Additionally, a group of YouTubers also spotted Petito’s van parked off to the side of a trail located in Spread Creek Dispersed Camping in Grand Teton National Park.
That took place on August 27, just two days before Brian was allegedly picked up hitchhiking. It was on September 11, the same day the missing person report was filed, Laundrie was pulled over in the white van in Florida. Gabby Petito was not inside.
According to Petito’s parents, prior to filing a missing person report, they had tried to get in contact with Brian and his parents to see where Gabby could be, or at least the last place Brian had seen her. Sadly, reports have stated that Brian refused to cooperate.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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