October 14, 2021

Gabby Petito strangled weeks before her body was found, coroner says

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue announced Gabby Petito’s cause of death at a news conference this week. Petito, 22, died of strangulation three to four weeks before her body was found on Sept. 19.

The coroner previously classified Petito’s death as a homicide but did not disclose the cause pending further results.

Blue didn’t elaborate much more on Petito’s physical condition, including indications of the method of strangulation — but he did note that she wasn’t pregnant.

Petito’s boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, is a person of interest in this case, and he remains at large.


Coroner: Gabby Petito strangled 3-4 weeks before body found

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