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The Teton County coroner has released the cause and manner of death for Robert “Bob” Lowy, the missing hiker found dead in Wyoming where authorities found Gabby Pettito’s remains last month.

According to Dr. Brent Blue, Lowy, a 46-year-old father of two children from Houston, Texas, committed suicide after being shot in the head.


“Bob has been an amazing father, son, brother and friend,” his family said in a statement last week. “Our family would like to thank the news media and others involved in the pursuit of our privacy during this difficult time.”

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Possible break in Wyoming man case involving father of 2 in search of Gabby Petito

Lowy had a 12-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son, according to a Facebook post made by his sister.

Lowy’s family has also created an online fundraiser to raise money for their children’s “education and future.”

Petito’s case helped raise awareness of missing person cases in national parks and elsewhere.

The agency announced on social media, teams with Teton Search and Rescue discovered a body fitting of Lowy’s description on September 28 at the base of Teton Pass in Wyoming.

Lowy was last seen on August 29 and was found on Tuesday after a four-hour search with the help of three K-9 teams and 25 search volunteers.

Officials said last week, “Extensive news coverage of the Gabby Petito search helped bring Lowy’s case to light, and as a result at least two members last weekend told local officials about their possible last seen point.” I have given new information.”

Petito’s body was discovered on September 19 near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. A Teton County coroner ruled the 22-year-old’s death a homicide, but has yet to announce a cause.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-8255. Veterans should press 1.