A coroner on October 12 announced that Gabby Petito died by “manual strangulation”. Her body was discovered on September 19 at the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in Brider-Teton National Forest. She was 22 years old. Her parents reported her missing on September 11 after she did not return from a cross-country trip with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie.
Her parents first noticed she was missing when Brian disappeared after returning to his home in Florida alone. The couple had left New York for what was supposed to be a four-month cross-country rode trip. They were going to visit and camp in national parks. They documented their travels on their Instagram accounts and on YouTube.
The authorities are still looking for Brian. They say he is not a suspect but a person of interest in the case. In the beginning, he was considered missing himself. Hopefully, they find Brian and we find out what really happened to Gabby Petito.