US Woman, Missing Since Trip With Boyfriend, Confirmed Dead In Homicide: FBI

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Gabby Petito had packed her life in an RV for a cross-country adventure in July

Washington:

The FBI confirmed Tuesday that a body found in Wyoming is that of missing woman Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, whose recent disappearance struck the United States, with the local coroner saying her death was a homicide.

The Teton County Coroner said the body found Sunday was that of Petito and that “the initial determination of the mode of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results,” a statement said. from the FBI.

U.S. authorities launched a massive search for Petito, 22, when her family filed a missing person report on September 11, after she mysteriously disappeared on a road trip with her boyfriend.

Petito quit his job and packed his life in an RV for a cross-country adventure in July with boyfriend Brian Laundrie, 23, documenting their trip in an idyllic Instagram post feed.

Laundrie was declared a “person of interest” in the case and refused to cooperate with the police. The mystery deepened after his disappearance.

In its statement, the FBI urged anyone with information about Laundrie’s “role in this matter or her current whereabouts” to contact him.

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