Gabrielle “Gabby”, Petito, had quit her job in July to travel across the country with Brian Laundrie in a van. He returned to Florida on his own after returning home from Florida two weeks earlier.
A body matching Gabrielle Petito’s description was discovered Sunday, September 19, in an area of a Wyoming national park, where searches were underway to find the young American traveler, whose disappearance has moved the country. According to authorities,
American authorities launched an extensive search operation to locate the young woman, aged 22 years, who was reported missing in September 2011 while on a travel trip with her companion.
According to the family, her parents last spoke with her while they were visiting Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
The FBI announced at a press conference that a body found Sunday in Wyoming was consistent with the description of the missing girl.
“Earlier today, human remains were found, matching Gabrielle’s description “Gabby” Petito », FBI agent Charles Jones announced in a press conference.
“Full forensic identification has not been done to 100% confirm that we have found Gabby, but her family has been made aware of this finding”He stated that it was, and that the cause had not been established.
“I would like express my deepest and most sincere condolences Gabby’s family”He added.
“We ask that you all respect their privacy as we mourn the loss our daughter.”He encouraged.
Gabrielle Petito (Gabby) quit her job to travel across the country with Brian Laundrie, 23. They document their journey through idyllic Instagram posts.
Brian Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida, alone, with the help of his friend’s van, more than two weeks ago.
Brian Laundrie was named a person ” Worthy of Interest”by police and refused to cooperate.
Brian Laundrie also disappeared, further complicating the mystery. According to North Port police, his parents have not seen him since Tuesday.