This search is heartbreaking.
A Wyoming coroner has confirmed that remains found at a campground in the state are in fact those of Gabby Petito, 22, and that the manner of death is homicide, the FBI announced Tuesday.
“Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999,” the FBI Denver division said in a statement. “Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide.”
The official cause of death will remain pending until final autopsy results are in, according to the statement. Investigators are committed to making sure anyone involved in Petito’s death “is held accountable for their actions,” Michael Schneider, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Denver office, said Tuesday.
“Mr. Brian Laundrie has been named a person of interest,” Schneider said. “Anyone with information concerning Mr. Laundrie’s role in this matter or his current whereabouts should contact the FBI.”