Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue Announces New Findings In the Gabby Petito Case


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Taylor Hayes, Editor In Chief

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, new findings were released by Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue regarding the death of a 22-year old Blue Point woman, Gabby Petito.

Petito’s cause of death has been a mystery since early September until a recent press conference took place where Dr. Blue ruled the cause of death was in fact strangulation and the manner as a homicide.

The date of death was ruled to be three to four weeks from the time the body was found. Petito’s remains have yet to be returned to the family as the investigation is ongoing.

As of right now, law enforcement is trying to locate Petito’s long-time partner, Brian Laundrie to complete their investigation.

It is unclear if Laundrie is the one who committed the crime but he is believed to be with her last.

What we know now:

Petito’s parents first had reported her missing while she was traveling with her fiance Brian Laundrie due to a lack of communication which raised concerns.

The Teton County coroner confirms that human remains were found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and were identified as  Petito, according to the FBI. 

Laundrie has yet to be charged regarding the death of Petito, but instead with pending fraud charges for using an unauthorized debit card that is said to be owned by miss Petito.

Dr. Blue mentioned that a full-body CT scan, toxicology examination, forensic pathologist, and anthropologist were all utilized in this case.

In response to questions by reporters regarding the delay in the ruling of her death, Dr. Blue responded by saying “we were trying to make sure we had everything right.”

It has been ruled out that the claims of Petito potentially being pregnant were not true.

“She was not pregnant,” said Dr. Blue adding that more specifics in regards to the results of the toxicology report are “not public knowledge and I cannot comment on that.”