Authorities in Teton County, Wyoming, are set to release the final autopsy report on 22-year-old Gabby Petito Tuesday afternoon, likely shedding more light on what led to her body being found in a remote area of Wyoming last month–here’s what to expect.
Petito’s death has already been ruled a homicide, but the coroner’s report on Tuesday is expected to also include the cause of death.
The report will likely reveal more details on the specific injury or injuries that led to her death, which have not been publicly released up to this point, and might also pinpoint exactly when Petitio died, which has been another unknown.
Petito was reported missing on September 11, but she last spoke with her family on August 24 and last posted on Instagram the following day.
Her body was found on September 19 near the Bridger-Teton National Forest in a remote area of western Wyoming.
What To Watch For
Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue will present his findings at a 12:30 p.m. Mountain time news conference on Tuesday (2:30 p.m. Eastern time).
What We Don’t Know
It’s unclear where Petito’s boyfriend, 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, is. Laundrie was reported missing on September 17—just over two weeks after he returned home to Florida alone following what was supposed to be a four-month cross-country road trip with Petito. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Laundrie on September 23, alleging he committed felony debit card fraud in Wyoming after Petito’s death.
Petito’s disappearance and the circumstances behind her death have led to widespread national interest in the case, with Laundrie’s subsequent disappearance bringing even more attention. The couple set out from New York in a van on July 2 on a cross-country roadtrip, which they were documenting on YouTube and Instagram accounts that had thousands of followers. At one point during the trip, police responded to a domestic incident between the two in Moab, Utah, after a 911 caller said he saw a man hitting a woman. An officer interviewing Petito at the scene noted she wasn’t able to “compose a sentence without needing to wipe away tears” while he talked to her. Petito claimed she was suffering a mental health crisis and no charges were filed. The couple was later sighted on August 27 at a restaurant in Jackson, Wyoming, where Laundrie appeared angry and Petito was in tears. Petito’s body was found in a remote camping area on September 19, after the van Petito and Laundrie were traveling in appeared to be spotted in a video of the area.