Where was Gabby Petito's body found in Grand Teton National Park?
Although the body is yet to be formally identified the investigation is active and ongoing as authorities aim to determine the cause of death.
Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old from Florida, was reported missing earlier this month and on Sunday the crews searching Bridger-Teton National park for her have confirmed that they have found a body. Although the body is said to be 'consistent' with Petito's description the authorities have not yet identified the remains. An autopsy will now be undertaken.
Gabby Petito body believed to have been found
Petito has not been seen since her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, returned home from a cross-country trip without her. Laundrie has been named a "person of interest" in her disappearance.
"We don't have a gender, we don't have identification," Dr. Brent Blue of the Teton County, Wyoming, coroner's office said.
The FBI's Denver office said it will provide an update in Petito's case at 4 p.m. Mountain time. (6 p.m. eastern) Petito and Laundrie left New York in June on their road trip, heading west in a white van planning to visiting national parks along the way and documenting the trip on social media. Petito posted her last photo on 25 August. Her family believes she was headed to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming when they last heard from her.
The remains were found around the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in Bridger-Teton National Forest on the eastern edge of Grand Teton National Park, officials confirmed. Her family has been informed of the discovery, advised Charles Jones from the Denver FBI in Wyoming.
The investigation is active and ongoing as authorities identify the cause of death, he said.
Boyfriend Laundrie 'person of interest'
Laundrie, who lived with Petito, 22, in North Port, roughly 70 miles (110 miles) south of St. Petersburg on Florida's west coast, has refused to speak with investigators. His family told police on Friday that they had not seen him
The North Port Police Department have said that there were currently no plans to conduct a major search of the Carlton Reserve on Monday. This is the place in Florida where searches for Laundrie were undertaken over the weekend.
"At this time, we currently believe we have exhausted all avenues in searching of the grounds there," North Port Police Public Information Officer Josh Taylor said, via Fox News. "Law enforcement agencies continue to search for Brian Laundrie."
in three days. Florida police and FBI agents spent the weekend combing a nearby forest area for him. Petito was last seen leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.