Gabby Petito Cause of Death & Final Autopsy Report
By Gabby Petito cause of death and the results of his final autopsy were revealed at a press conference today with Teton County Medical Examiner Dr. Brent Blue. He provided an update on the case at 12:30 p.m. MT on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, and said Petito died of strangulation.
WESH 2 News reported Blue was expected to provide new information on Petito’s final autopsy and answer brief questions from reporters.
However, former FBI agent Jennifer Coffindaffer told Brian Entin of News Nation Now before the press conference I expected the details to be limited.
“I think the coroner is going to release the official results, however, I would be very surprised if he reveals the exact cause of death, the way he died, other than a homicide,” Coffindaffer told the news outlet.
Petito was reported missing on September 11, 2021, 10 days after her fiancé, Brian laundrieThe 23-year-old returned from a road trip without her. The remains of the 22-year-old Van Life blogger were found on Sunday, September 19, 2021, in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Officials are conducting a search for Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve, a swampy nature preserve in Florida.
An arrest warrant was issued for Laundrie on Thursday, September 23, 2021, related to accusations from the Wyoming federal court regarding the use of “unauthorized devices” after Petito’s death. according to NBC News. Officials told NBC that the arrest warrant is related to allegations that he used a debit card that he was not allowed to use, and is not directly related to Petito’s death.
Petito’s dad, Joseph Petito, said his daughter’s Instagram page is all he has left of her
Gabby Petito’s father, Joseph Petito, told the PEOPLE cried when your daughter’s Instagram page was briefly removed. Although she was quickly restored, she said her account was the only thing she had left of her little girl. At the time of the interview with PEOPLE, Petito’s body had not yet been found.
“I cried for about 10 minutes,” said Joseph Petito after the page was removed. “I am not naive about how these stories tend to end. So if it ends that way, and that’s a big yes, those photos were all I had left. ”
Joseph Petito described his daughter as “amazing” in his interview with PEOPLE.
“She is so artistic. She is an amazing artist. He loves to draw. She has a great eye for decoration … She’s that flower girl kind of personality. The old soul, you know? TOLD PEOPLE.
He added: “If Woodstock was still going, she would still be there, man. She’s a 60s hippie, okay? He’s a Beatles fan, round glasses … a free spirit. ”
“This is not how you raise a child. You raise your children to stand up and acknowledge your mistakes, ”said Joseph Petito of Dr. Phil. “As a man, that’s what I do. Father to father, he should be doing that too. And I’m sorry, I understand protecting your son and all those other things, but in my opinion, you are a coward. ”
Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, told investigators that the latest text messages she received from her daughter’s phone raised suspicions
Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, told investigators that the latest text message she received from her daughter’s phone made her suspicious, especially in hindsight. according to WFLA. Schmidt told authorities that a text message dated August 27, 2021 was one of the last he received. That was also the day the witnesses said they saw Petito and Laundrie in a discussion at The Merry Piglets restaurant.
“Can you help Stan? I keep getting his voicemails and missed calls,” the text read, according to a search warrant reviewed by WFLA.
Schmidt said that Stan is Gabby Petito’s grandfather, but that Petito never referred to his grandfather by his first name.
His social media activity ceased on August 25, 2021, two days before his mother received the text message referring to “Stan.”