America was particularly worried about his disappearance during the summer, before his body was discovered in a Wyoming landfill.
Gabrielle "Gabby Petito"died of strangulation, said Dr. Brent Blue, the medical examiner who performed her autopsy, on Tuesday, October 12th. His death, he said, is indeed a homicide. The disappearance of the young woman during the summer had greatly moved America. His body was found on September 19 in a landfill in Grand Teton National Park - Teton County, Wyoming.
According to Dr Blue, the 22-year-old girl was killed three to four weeks before her body was discovered, likely at the end of August. Her ex-boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, is actively wanted by the authorities but remains untraceable. Described as "person of interest in the investigation", he was charged with fraudulent use of a bank card.
A couple road trip gone wrong?
The couple had left New York in July for a trip in a converted van that was supposed to last four months and whose stages, in the awe-inspiring settings of the national parks of the American West, were regularly shared on Instagram and YouTube, through photos and videos. But the 1 st of September, Brian Laundrie returned alone with the van at their home Florida .
On September 11, Gabrielle Petito's family reported her missing , saying they had not heard from her since the end of August. After following the lovers' journey on social networks for weeks, Internet users began to mobilize to try to find the young girl, and the media took hold of the story.
The manhunt launched by the police, which takes place in a marshy reserve in Florida and the intervention of a star bounty hunter of the reality TV fascinate the American and foreign Internet users, who follow and comment all the stages of the investigation.