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Gabby Petito autopsy results to be released Tuesday

Gabby Petito, seen on a still image from

Gabby Petito, seen on a still image from a video posted on the YouTube channel "Nomadic Statik." Credit: Nomadic Statik via YouTube

The Wyoming coroner who performed the autopsy on Gabby Petito, the Blue Point native whose body was found in a national forest last month after she was reported missing from a cross-country road trip with her fiance, will hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss the results.

Dr. Brent Blue, the Teton County coroner, will speak to reporters via Zoom at 2:30 p.m., according to a news release from his office.

Petito’s death has been ruled a homicide, according to the FBI. But the autopsy results, including her cause of death, have not yet been made public.

Richard Stafford, the attorney for Petito’s family, did not respond to a message seeking comment Monday.

The remains of Petito, 22, were found Sept. 19 in Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming following an extensive search.

Petito and her then-fiance Brian Laundrie, who has since been named a "person of interest" in her homicide, went on a cross-country road trip in July, with planned stops at several national parks. Petito stopped communicating with her family in late August, police have said, and Laundrie returned to his Florida home alone in Petito’s van on Sept. 1.

Laundrie, 23, refused to speak to investigators after Petito’s parents reported her missing on Sept. 11, and days later went missing himself after allegedly telling his parents he was going hiking in a wildlife reserve near his Florida home, according to police. Law enforcement has conducted several searches of the reserve, and has not located Laundrie.

Laundrie is wanted by authorities on an arrest warrant for alleged credit card fraud committed after Petito’s homicide, according to the FBI.

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