A body found in a Wyoming National Park is believed to be that of missing YouTuber Gabby Petito, the FBI announced yesterday.
Human remains were found in Grand Teton National Park, where the 22-year-old was camping with her fiancé when she went missing.
An FBI spokesman said bureau staff would keep Gabby’s family in their thoughts as they “mourn the loss” of their daughter.
“Today, the discovery revealed that the human is consistent with the description of Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito,” the FBI statement said.
“Full forensic identification is not complete and we do not yet know the cause of death. We appreciate your patience as we work through this process.”
“The FBI and our allies extend our heartfelt condolences to Gabby’s family and loved ones,” the statement continued. “This is an incredibly difficult time for them, and our thoughts are with them as they mourn the loss of their daughter.”
The vlogger had been traveling across America since July and the last time was on August 24 a . was seen leaving Utah Hotel with fiancé Brian Laundry.
Before her disappearance, she visited national parks and tourist attractions, documenting her journey on social media.
On September 1, Laundry returned to Florida in her white van, without Petito.
While Petito’s mother, Nicole Schmidt, revealed that she heard from her daughter on August 27 and 30, she told Fox News She is not sure if it was really her as only text messages were exchanged.
“It was just a text. I didn’t talk to him verbally,” she told the media outlet.
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Following unusual circumstances, Schmidt reported his daughter’s disappearance on September 11 at around 6.55 pm.
Police found the couple’s Ford Transit van in North Port, FloridaDuring the weekend of September 11th – when Gabby’s parents reported her missing.
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laundry returned to the state and hired a lawyer.
But with no trace of him for a few days, North Port Police searched Mabry Carlton Reserve for the missing man.
According to him instagram Bio, she’s a “nature enthusiast,” and her most recent photos are from her cross-country trips.
His Instagram account also states that he is an artist as he has many pictures posted related to printmaking art.
Before his disappearance, Laundry and Petito were working on documenting his journey. youtube Under the name “Nomad Static”.
As the investigation continues, Laundry reportedly remains a Person of Interest.
On September 14, Laundry issued a statement through his attorney, saying: “This is an extremely difficult time for both the Petito family and the Laundry family.
“I understand that a search has been conducted for Miss Petito in or near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. It is our hope on behalf of the Laundry family that the search for Miss Petito is successful and that Miss Pettito will be with her again. Join the family.
“The Laundry family is currently in the background on the advice of attorneys and will not comment further.”
In a shocking turn of events, the laundry itself was reported missing Police say that he has not been seen for several days.
Lawyers for the Laundry family called FBI investigators Friday night, indicating that the family wanted to talk about their son’s disappearance. The family now claims they have not seen Brian since Tuesday of this week, said Josh Taylor, a public information officer with the North Port Police.
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