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Florida police call missing woman's case 'odd;' van found at fiancé's family's home after couple's road trip


by Jared Turner and Daniel Woodruff, KUTV

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Authorities are searching for Gabby Petito who went missing. She was last seen in Grand Teton, Wyo. heading to Yellowstone National Park. Photo: Suffolk County Police Department
Authorities are searching for Gabby Petito who went missing. She was last seen in Grand Teton, Wyo. heading to Yellowstone National Park. Photo: Suffolk County Police Department
 

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Police in New York have asked for help from the public in Utah and Wyoming to locate a missing woman who traveled with her boyfriend through the Beehive State.

Officials with the Suffolk County Police Department said Gabrielle Petito, 22, was reported missing over the weekend.

The Long Island woman was traveling in a white, 2012 Ford Transit, police said. The converted camper had Florida license plate QFTG03.

Nichole Schmidt, Petito's mother, told reporters her daughter "just wanted to have fun on a nice cross-country road trip." Petito had been chronicling parts of her trip on YouTube, including stops in Utah.

Schmidt said she last received a text message from her daughter August 30. Petito was reported missing Saturday when family members were unable to contact her.

"She’s an absolutely beautiful, beautiful soul inside and out," said family member James Schmidt. "She’s incredibly artistic, creative, loving, caring, free-spirited, just [a] wonderful soul."

The Suffolk County Police Department reported Petito was believed to have last been in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming before her family stopped hearing from her.

Petito's father, Joseph Petito, posted on social media that his daughter had last been seen traveling to Yellowstone National Park from Salt Lake City.

A Facebook page called “Find Gabby” has been set up to provide information on the search and help locate the woman.

Her Instagram page had several recent photos of her at Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Canyonlands national parks.

According to her posts, she and her boyfriend had embarked on a cross-country tour, staying in the Ford Transit. Many of her posts included the hashtag #vanlife, and tagged another page, belonging to a man named Brian Laundrie.

Many of his posts included photos of the woman and the vehicle. His profile said he was “taking on #vanlife with @gabspetito.”

The Daily Mail reported Laundrie returned home to Florida, has hired an attorney, and isn't talking publicly about what happened. The vehicle the couple traveled in has been recovered in North Port, Florida, police there said on Facebook Monday.

Petito was described as 5 feet 5 inches and 110 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. Police said she has several tattoos, including one on her finger, and another on her forearm that read, “Let it be.”

Anyone with information about Petito’s whereabouts over the last two weeks has been asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS, or by text message by texting SCPD and a message to CRIMES (274637).                                                                                                                    https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-police-missing-woman-neighborhood-call-case-odd

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Gabby Petito missing: Utah police release bodycam footage showing interaction with her, Brian Laundrie

Witness called 911 to report 'possible domestic violence' incident in Moab

Brian Laundrie named person of interest in Gabby Petito's missing persons case

Gabby Petito's father, Joe Petito, joins 'Fox & Friends First' to give the latest update on his missing daughter

Police in Utah reportedly have released bodycam footage showing officers interacting with Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie after a witness called 911 around two weeks before she disappeared to report a "possible domestic violence" incident

The video shows officers from the Moab City Police Department talking to a visibly distraught Petito – and Laundrie – after they pulled their white van over, according to ABC7

Police immediately separated the pair before they each described the incident that prompted the 911 call, the station adds.

Gabby Petito, who is now missing, and Brian Laundrie.

Gabby Petito, who is now missing, and Brian Laundrie. (Fox News Instagram screenshot)

LIVE UPDATES: SEARCH FOR GABBY PETITO CONTINUES 

A witness had called 911 around 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 over "possible domestic violence" near Moonflower Community Cooperative in Moab and said he saw Petito and Laundrie arguing over a phone.  

"The driver of the van, a male, had some sort of argument with the female, Gabbie," a responding officer wrote in the report, citing conversations he had with Petito, Laundrie, and the witness.  

"The male tried to create distance by telling Gabbie to go take a walk to calm down, she didn’t want to be separated from the male, and began slapping him," the report said. "He grabbed her face and pushed her back as she pressed upon him and the van, he tried to lock her out and succeeded except for his driver’s door, she opened that and forced her way over him and into the vehicle before it drove off." 

UTAH POLICE DETAIL ALTERCATION BETWEEN COUPLE BEFORE PETITO DISAPPEARED 

A responding officer initially wrote that he believes "it was reported the male had been observed to have assaulted the female," but later wrote that "no one reported that the male struck the female." 

An officer eventually pulled the van over and said that when he approached, Petito was "crying uncontrollably" in the passenger seat. 

One of the responding officers said the incident can be "more accurately categorized as a mental/emotional health ‘break’ than a domestic assault," and that "no significant injuries" were reported.  

Laundrie stayed in a hotel that night, while Petito stayed with the van, according to the report.  

Petito's last known location was Aug. 25 in Grand Teton National Park. Laundrie, meanwhile, drove back to the Florida Gulf Coast town of North Port, where their trip began, on Sept. 1, and the van was recovered by police at his family's home on Sept. 11.                                                                                       SEE VIDEO REPORT   ;     https://www.foxnews.com/us/gabby-petito-missing-utah-police-brian-laundrie-video

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Utah sheriff ‘actively' investigating possible connection between Petito disappearance and double homicide

Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie got into an altercation in Moab on Aug. 12, according to police

Gabby Petito's family, police seeking answers from boyfriend named 'person of interest'

Carley Shimkus reports from Brian Laundrie's family home in North Port, Fla.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that it is "actively looking into any connection" between a double homicide of newlyweds at a campground outside Moab last month and the recent disappearance of Gabby Petito. 

"The Sheriff’s Office is not ruling anything out at this time and appreciate the concerns of the public and their willingness to contact this office with those concerns and information," the Grand County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. 

The newlyweds, 38-year-old Crystal Turner and 24-year-old Kylen Schulte, were found shot to death at a campground southeast of Moab on Aug. 18, five days after they were last seen leaving a downtown bar.

Bridget Calvert, Schulte's aunt, told KUTV that the couple complained about a "creepy guy" who was making them uncomfortable in their campsite just days before the double homicide. 

Grand County Sheriff Steven White said investigators think an "outside party" shot the women then fled the area. 

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating any possible connection between the double homicide of Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte (right) in mid-August, and the disappearance of Gabby Petito in late August. 

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating any possible connection between the double homicide of Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte (right) in mid-August, and the disappearance of Gabby Petito in late August. 

Schulte worked at Moonflower Community Cooperative in Moab, which is the same location that Petito and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, got into a fight on Aug. 12, according to a police report obtained by Fox News.

MOAB DOUBLE HOMICIDE: UTAH AUTHORITIES, FBI ON HUNT FOR SUSPECT IN KILLING OF NEWLYWED COUPLE

A witness called 911 to report a "possible domestic violence" incident between the couple on a street near the store. 

"The driver of the van, a male, had some sort of argument with the female, Gabbie," a responding officer wrote in the report after interviewing Petito, Laundrie, and the witness. 

"The male tried to create distance by telling Gabbie to go take a walk to calm down, she didn’t want to be separated from the male, and began slapping him," the report said. "He grabbed her face and pushed her back as she pressed upon him and the van, he tried to lock her out and succeeded except for his driver’s door, she opened that and forced her way over him and into the vehicle before it drove off."

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    22-year-old Gabby Petito from New York's Long Island was reported missing on Saturday by her family after her fiancé returned home alone from a cross-country road trip the two had embarked on in early July. Police and Petito's family say the fiancé, Brian Laundrie, is refusing to speak to law enforcement (Steve Petito )

 

No charges were filed and no significant injuries were reported by police. 

"It appeared that this incident was more accurately categorized as a mental/emotional health 'break' than a domestic assault," an officer wrote in the report. 

The President of the Board of the Moonflower co-op told Fox News that no one from the store witnessed the altercation between Petito and Laundrie on Aug. 12. 

Brian Laundrie's lawyer, Steven Bertolino, said in a statement Thursday night that any connection between the two cases will be determined at a later date.

"Law Enforcement has to follow protocol and all leads that they get," Bertolino said, according to WBBH. "Whether or not these two cases deserve to be linked will be determined at some point in the future."

UTAH INVESTIGATORS ‘NOT RULING ANYTHING OUT’ IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE NEAR MISSING GABBY PETITO INCIDENT

The couple left a hotel in Salt Lake City, about 230 miles northwest of Moab, on Aug. 24 and were heading to Grand Teton National Park then eventually Yellowstone, according to Petito's family. 

The last verbal conversation Petito's mom, Nichole Schmidt, had with her daughter was on Aug. 25, when the couple was apparently in Grand Teton. 

Laundrie returned home to North Port, where the couple's trip began, on Sept. 1 with Petito's white van, but without Petito. 

Schmidt received a text from Petito's phone on Aug. 27 and another one on Aug. 30, but she does not think these texts were from her daughter. 

"I believe that text was not from my daughter. Now that we know the van was in Florida on the 1st, there is no way that text was from my daughter," Schmidt told Fox News. 

Petito was reported missing on Sept. 11 and the van was recovered from the home of Laundrie's parents on that same night. 

The North Port Police Department named Laundrie, who has retained a lawyer and is not cooperating with the investigation, as a person of interest in the case on Wednesday.                                                                                               SEE VIDEO REPORT   ;  https://www.foxnews.com/us/utah-sheriff-actively-investigating-possible-connection-between-petito-disappearance-and-double-homicide

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The video of police encounter where it becomes apparent that the police consider HER to be the perp probably emboldened him to finish her. It’s important to remember that fear and crazy sometimes look alike. Abusers on the other hand are very in control especially around authority figures. 
This is not so much criticism of law enforcement as it is a sad fact of life. 

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LIVE: Brian Laundrie missing as search for his fiancé Gabby Petito continues

by: WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff

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NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) – The man who police have identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of Gabby Petito is now missing himself, according to an attorney for his family.

A family attorney confirmed Friday night that the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie are currently unknown. Laundrie is the fiancé of Petito, who was reported missing after police say Laundrie returned home alone from a cross-country road trip they went on together.

“The FBI is currently at the Laundrie residence removing property to assist in locating Brian. As of now, the FBI is now looking for both Gabby and Brian,” the attorney said in a statement.

The news came as several members of the North Port Police Department spent several hours at the Laundrie family home. North Port police said in Twitter they were speaking with the Laundrie family at their request.

Chief Todd Garrison posted just before 9 p.m. that the conversation was complete and a statement would be made once the agency had all the details.

Police had spent about two hours at the Laundrie home before leaving. WFLA’s Allyson Henning, who was live at the scene, saw officers come out of the home and look inside a vehicle outside.

In addition to police presence, a large crowd gathered outside the Laundrie home and spent hours chanting and holding posters in support of Gabby Petito. Shortly after 8 p.m., an officer addressed the crowd. He said he understood why the crowd was there and had no problem but asked them to remain calm.

“The yelling, the profanities…is not helping. Please have respect for the neighborhood.”

Petito has been missing officially since Sept. 11, but her last known contact with family members was at the end of August when she was on a cross-country road trip with Laundrie.

Laundrie, now a person of interest, returned home alone with the van the couple had been traveling with on Sept. 1 and has retained a lawyer, according to police. Petito’s family publicly called on Laundrie’s family this week to release any information they may have on Gabby Petito’s location.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.                                                         SEE VIDEO REPORTS, TWEET   ;    https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/national-news/gabby-petito-disappearance-several-law-enforcement-officers-enter-laundrie-family-home/

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Body believed to be Gabby Petito found in Wyoming

The remains were found at a campground in Bridger-Teton National Forest, an FBI official said Sunday
 
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By Tim Stelloh and Ben Kesslen

A body believed to be missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito was found Sunday in a Wyoming national forest, authorities said.

The remains were found at a campground in Bridger-Teton National Forest, near Grand Teton National Park, which Petito’s mother said she planned to visit last month, said Charles Jones, the FBI supervisory agent in the bureau's Denver office.

The discovery came as authorities in Florida continued their hunt for Petito’s fiance, Brian Laundrie, who was named a “person of interest” in Petito’s disappearance last week and vanished Friday night.

Police in the city of North Port, where the couple lived, said they were searching for Laundrie in the 25,000 acre Carlton Reserve, a wildlife refuge southeast of Sarasota.

The two ventured on a cross-country tour of national parks in July, documenting their journey on YouTube and Instagram using the hashtag #VanLife. Laundrie returned home to North Port, south of Tampa, in the couple's van on Sept. 1—10 days before Petito's family reported her missing, police said.

The 22-year-old Petito was last known to be in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming in late August when she stopped communicating with her family, police said.

The North Port police said Sunday that they are continuing their search for Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve, an almost 25,000 acre wildlife refuge full of alligators where his parents believe he went.

"A team of more than 50 looking for anything of note after his parents say this is where he went. We continue to corroborate all info in the search for him and Gabby," police said on Twitter.

Police emphasized on Friday that Laundrie has been named as a person of interest, but is not wanted for a crime.

Petito's family addressed his disappearance, saying through a family lawyer that "All of Gabby's family want the world to know that Brian is not missing, he is hiding. Gabby is missing."

The FBI's Denver branch said on Saturday that they are searching for Gabby in collaboration with the Wyoming Resident Agencies, the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Teton County Sheriff's Office & the Jackson Police Department.

Gabrielle Petito and Brian Laundrie. Gabrielle Petito and Brian Laundrie.Instagram

Much of that search has been conducted in the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area, which is closed to the public as it is surveyed.

Throughout last week, numerous developments in the case were revealed.

On Aug. 12, police in Moab, Utah, responded to an alleged physical altercation between the two. Body camera footage released Thursday shows Petito wiping away tears as she told the responding officer she was struggling with her mental health and Laundrie being asked about scratches on his face.

On Friday, North Port officials confirmed that police interviewed a woman who said on a video posted to TikTok that on Aug. 29, she and her boyfriend picked up a hitchhiker whom she later realized was Laundrie.

Laundrie offered her and her boyfriend $200 for a ride away from Grand Teton National Park but later got out of the car abruptly, the woman alleged in her account which has not been verified by authorities.

Laundrie's sister, Cassie, told reporters she has not spoken to her brother and is looking for answers.

The couple left Salt Lake City for Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming around Aug. 24, Petito's mother, Nicole Schmidt, said. Schmidt has not spoken with her daughter since, but said received texts sent from her daughter's phone until Aug. Petito's last text to her mother read: "No service in Yosemite." It is unclear whether Petito ever made it to Yosemite and if she sent the text. Her last post on Instagram is dated Aug. 25, with no location specified.

This story first appeared on NBCNews.com                                                 https://www.today.com/news/body-believed-be-gabby-petito-found-wyoming-t231577                                                      SEE VIDEO REPORT, TWEET      ;    

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Gabby Petito's remains found in Wyoming, FBI confirms 'homicide'

The final autopsy report nor the cause of death of Gabby Petito have been released

911 call in Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie incident released

Utah witness says Laundrie was hitting, 'slapping' Petito on Aug. 12

The FBI on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that the remains investigators discovered on Sunday in the Teton-Bridger National Forest belonged to missing 22-year-old woman Gabby Petito. 

"Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results," the FBI tweeted Tuesday with a statement from the Jackson, Wyoming, coroner.

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies were searching for Petito over the weekend in a remote campsite area on the border of the national forest and Grand Teton National Park. Remains discovered on Sunday were transported to Blue's office for an autopsy, which he performed on Tuesday. The final report nor the exact cause of death have been released.

GABBY PETITO CASE: REMAINS FOUND IN WYOMING LIKELY TO BE GABBY PETITO

"The FBI's commitment to justice is in the forefront of each and every investigation," FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said in a statement. "The FBI and our partners remain dedicated to ensuring anyone responsible for or complicit in Ms. Petito's death is held accountable for their actions."

Stone cross reporters discovered after the FBI found remains consistent with a description of Gabby Petito in the Spread Creek dispersed campgrounds.  (Fox News, Audrey Conklin)

Stone cross reporters discovered after the FBI found remains consistent with a description of Gabby Petito in the Spread Creek dispersed campgrounds.  (Fox News, Audrey Conklin)

Petito and her 23-year-old fiancé, Brian Laundrie, were traveling from New York to Oregon in a white 2012 Ford Transit van that they converted into a camper. Tipsters have suggested the pair was last seen together in late August in Wyoming near Grand Teton National Park.

Petito’s family reported her missing on Sept. 11, weeks after she last spoke with her mother in late August. 

GABBY PETITO: BRIAN LAUNDRIE SEARCH RESUMING IN CARLTON RESERVE AS AUTOPSY DUE TUESDAY

Laundrie returned home to North Port, Fla., where the couple lived with Laundrie’s parents, 10 days earlier on Sept. 1 with no sign of his fiancé. Authorities recovered the van on Sept. 11, and began a forensic examination of the vehicle on Sept. 14.

Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito (North Port Police Department)

Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito (North Port Police Department)

Laundrie is a person of interest in the case and has since also been reported missing. North Port law enforcement officers are continuing their search Tuesday for any signs of the 23-year-old in an area of the Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve not far from Laundrie's family home.

"May she rest in peace," Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino said in a statement reacting to news of Petito.

The FBI continues to seek information about the homicide. Anyone can submit helpful information to submit to the FBI at http://tips.fbi.gov, 1-800-CALL-FBI or 303-629-7171.                                                                                                SEE FBI TWEET     ;    https://www.foxnews.com/us/gabby-petito-remains-confirmed

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Missing fiancé of Gabby Petito wanted for taking $1K from bank account after her death


by Hayley Crombleholme & Staff, KUTV

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The Moab Police Department released the body camera footage of the incident involving Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie on Sept. 16, 2021. (Photo: Moab Police Department)
 
The Moab Police Department released the body camera footage of the incident involving Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie on Sept. 16, 2021. (Photo: Moab Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — The fiancé of a woman whose body was found one month after she was reported missing was indicted for taking a total of at least $1,000 from multiple bank accounts following her death.

According to the indictment filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of Wyoming, Brian Laundrie, 23, "knowingly and with intent to defraud," used at least one "unauthorized access devices," to pull funds from two accounts using a personal identification number.

The indictment says Laundrie withdrew the cash sometime between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. This timeline of events regarding the couple's road trip explains more about the events leading up to Petito's disappearance.

“If you look at what the bureau, the FBI was trying to do here, they want a reason to hold him,” said Jack Rice, a criminal defense attorney, former prosecutor and former federal agent.

Rice said the charges might seem small given the circumstances, but Laundrie can now be put under arrest if he is found by any law enforcement agency.

“The benefit of a warrant is that it goes nationwide, meaning it’s not just about the FBI arresting somebody, it’s actually any law enforcement personnel who comes upon that person," he said. "They want as many hands and as many boots on the ground as they can possibly get.”

Greg Rogers, a retired FBI agent who lives in Sandy, is confident they’ll find him.

“If he’s still alive, we’re going to catch him” Rogers said.

Rogers said when Laundrie was just a person of interest, law enforcement wouldn’t be able to hold him. Now, Rogers said anyone helping him could face serious consequences.

“They’re going to get charged for aiding and abetting and harboring a fugitive and all that," he said. "There’s a federal indictment, so he’s now a fugitive. They could get in a lot of trouble for that.”

Rice said attorneys and law enforcement are often still building other cases when they bring forward lesser charges, but in this case, use of a debit card could come with considerable consequences.

“This isn’t just a fine. You could go to jail, or technically even prison for something like this," Rice said. "But, lets be honest. This isn’t about credit cards. This is about finding this man, trying to determine if he is responsible for the death of a young woman. And that’s what the bureau is using right now.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Laundrie was on a cross-country road trip with Gabby Petito, 22, shortly before she was reported missing.

He returned home to Florida Sept. 1, Petito's family filed a missing persons report September 11.

She was last seen in Ogden, Utah at a local hotel.

Laundrie's left his parents home in Florida shortly after returning from the trip without Petito.

Investigators entered their fifth day of searching for Laundrie at the Carlton Reserve park nearby.

New documents filed by the U.S. Department of Justice show an arrest warrant was issued for Laundrie Wednesday.


"While this warrant allows law enforcement to arrest Mr. Laundrie, the FBI and our partners across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Ms. Petito's homicide," a press release published by the USDOJ explains.                                SEE VIDEOS, FBI TWEET    ;    https://wjactv.com/news/nation-world/gabby-petitos-missing-fianc-brian-laundrie-indicted-for-activities-following-her-death

 
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Coroner: Gabby Petito strangled, died 3-4 weeks before found


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Teton County, Wyoming coroner to announce ruling on Gabby Petito autopsy Tuesday. (Photo: gabspetito/Instagram via CNN Newsource)
 
 
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Teton County, Wyoming coroner to announce ruling on Gabby Petito autopsy Tuesday. (Photo: gabspetito/Instagram via CNN Newsource)

TETON COUNTY, Wyo. (SBG) — Gabby Petito died by strangulation and her death is being ruled a homicide, according to a coroner's report delivered Tuesday.

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Coroner: Gabby Petito died by strangulation, death ruled a homicide. (CNN Newsource)

Dr. Brent Blue said based on further autopsy results, he could confirm Petito's body was left outside for three to four weeks.

During the virtual news conference Tuesday afternoon, reporters peppered Blue with several questions via a Zoom call. When one reporter asked about toxicology results, Blue said he could not release toxicology results.

He said little more about Petito’s physical condition — including whether she may have been strangled directly by somebody’s hands, a rope or some other item — but noted when asked that she wasn’t pregnant.

“Nothing is obvious in a case like this,” he said.

Petito's parents reported her missing Sept. 11 after she didn't respond to any of their calls or texts over a period of several days while she was visiting parks with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie.

Petito had gained a social media following, detailing her excursion in the West in a white Ford Transit van converted into a camper. Her case has led to renewed calls for people to pay greater attention to cases involving missing Indigenous women and other people of color, with some commentators describing the intense coverage of her disappearance as “missing white woman syndrome.”

Laundrie and Petito got into a physical altercation Aug. 12 in Moab, Utah, that led to a police stop. That stop ended with police separating the pair for the night. No charges were filed, and no serious injuries were reported.

Petito's remains were recovered in a remote area of northwestern Wyoming on Sept. 18, near the place she was last spotted with a now-missing Laundrie.

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Teton County, Wyoming coroner to announce ruling on Gabby Petito autopsy Tuesday. (Photo: gabspetito/Instagram via CNN Newsource)

Laundrie was last seen Sept. 13, according to his family. While he has not been directly linked to Petito's death, authorities said they do want to question him. Federal officials filed an arrest warrant against Laundrie, saying he illegally used someone's debit card, alleging he used a Capital One Bank card and someone’s personal identification number to make unauthorized withdrawals or charges worth more than $1,000 around the time Petito went missing.

They did not say who the card belonged to.

Asked about the coroner’s determination, the attorney for the Laundrie family, Steven Bertolino, in a statement noted his client only faces the fraud charge in the case.

“At this time Brian is still missing and when he is located we will address the fraud charge pending against him,” Bertolino said.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The Associated Press contributed to this report.                               SEE PICTURES, VIDEO REPORTS    ; https://wjactv.com/news/nation-world/gabby-petitos-autopsy-results-expected-tuesday

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