- Authorities said they found human remains that appeared to be Gabby Petito after combing through a camping area in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
- Petito, 22, a blogger, went missing on a cross-country trip with his fianc ,e, Brian Laundry, 23.
- The case has provoked national conspiracies and efforts at home and abroad to solve complex mysteries.
Federal authorities have found the remains of a body named Gabby Petito, 22, whose mysterious disappearance has sparked national conspiracies and domestic and foreign efforts to solve complex and increasingly bizarre cases.
The FBI says law enforcement officers raided a camping area in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. And human remains have been found which can be seenPetito. Authorities will conduct a full forensic review to verify the remains, according to Charles Jones, special agent at the FBI’s Denver office. The cause of death was not immediately clear, he said.
“I would like to express my sincere and sincere condolences to Gabby’s family,” Jones said. “As every parent can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time.”
The FBI made the announcement Sunday because law enforcement in Florida has completed a second day of searching for Petito’s fianc – – the only interested person who went missing himself last week.
Police plan to continue their search Monday for 2-year-old Brian Laundry through a nearly 25,000-acre wildlife sanctuary near Sarasota, Florida.
Petito went missing while on a cross-country trip with Laundry. He was last seen in Grand Teton National Park in late August. Laundry returned home alone on Sept. 1 from the couple’s week-long trip, just to make themselves disappear last week.
Petito’s mother, Nicole Schmidt, last spoke to her daughter Aug. 25, and the family filed a missing person report Sept. 11. And law enforcement is looking for clues about Petito’s disappearance.
The couple left Long Island, New York, in July, where they were a high school darling, in a Ford transit van, according to their social media accounts. They planned to reach Oregon by the end of October. Prior to the trip, they lived with Laundry’s parents, who had moved to North Florida in recent years.
After Laundry returned to Florida alone, he refused to speak to the authorities and instead hired a lawyer, who advised him to remain silent.
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Authorities have released information that shows the couple got into a fight during their cross-country trip. An eyewitness reported incidents of domestic violence in Moab, Utah in August, and police were called.
Body camera footage showed Petito breaking down in tears as an officer responded to the side of a highway near Arches National Park. Laundry told an officer that Petito slapped him after several days of friction between them. The officer wrote that the two had been traveling together for several months and that the intimacy created a “stress” that led to further arguments.
Laundry told an officer that he and Petito were both suffering from the same mental health problem. The police have determined to repeat certain information in terms of the report.
In the video, officials tell the couple to sleep in a separate place for the night so they can “reset their mental state without interfering with each other.”
“I don’t believe the situation has reached the stage of a domestic attack like a mental health crisis.”
Meanwhile, on Sunday, law enforcement resumed their search for laundry. His family reported him missing and said he was last seen at Carlton Reserve.
Gabby Petito Update:The FBI is now looking for Brian Laundry, the fiance of the missing Gabby Petito.
Timeline:Investigation of missing persons from a road trip with Brian Laundry
Laundry and his family refused to discuss Petito’s case with police পর্যন্ত until Friday, when family members filed a missing person report for Laundry, North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, part of the USA Today network.
North Port Police said in a statement, “It’s important to note that Brian Gabby is interested in the disappearance of the person, but he did not want to commit any crime.”
The family said they believe the laundry went to reserve earlier in the week. North Port Police, the FBI and other agencies are investigating the Sarasota County Reserve.
Authorities used drones, sniff-dry dogs and all-terrain vehicles. Investigators took some of her clothes from her parents’ house to smell the dog.
The twists and turns of the case have intrigued the country, including on social media.
On the ticket, the hashtag #gabbypetito has garnered over 275 million views and many creators have shared updates – often unproven reports, screenshots of amateur texts with their own theories and their own feelings about the case.
Protesters were also outside Laundry’s family home in the northern port. For a few days the crowd grew louder, shouting, “Where’s Gabby?”
Contributions: Christine Fernando and Alex Connor, USA Today; Samantha Gholar Wears, Sarasota Herald-Tribune