BREAKING: Teton County coroner rules Petito death a homicide

UPDATE: Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m.: The FBI says a county coroner has confirmed that human remains found in BTNF are those of 22-year-old Gabby Petito.

Teton County Coroner Brent Blue determined Petito’s manner of death a homicide, but did not disclose a cause of death pending final autopsy results, officials said Tuesday.

Petito’s body was found Sunday near an undeveloped camping area that’s surrounded by woodlands and brush, located about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Jackson.

UPDATE: Sept. 19, 4:15 p.m.: The FBI has confirmed that the body found in BTNF is consistent with descriptions of Gabby Petito.

“Earlier today human remains were discovered, consistent with the description of Gabrielle (Gabby) Petito,” said FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charles Jones.

“Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100% that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified of this discovery.”

The cause of death has not been determined at this time.

Jones added that the vicinity around Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area will remain closed as this is an ongoing investigation.


MOOSE, Wyo. — A body has been found in the area where officials have been searching for Gabby Petito.

Teton County Coroner Brent Blue has arrived in the Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF), Fox News Digital confirmed.

Fox News Digital also confirmed that about ten minutes after the Blue arrived on the scene, search dogs participating in the search left the search area.

FBI Denver announced that an update in the investigation of Gabby Petito’s disappearance will be delivered at 4 p.m. today.

This is a developing story and Buckrail will provide updates as we receive them.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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