Gabby Petito's Death Ruled a Homicide 2 Days After Body Found

The Teton County Coroner announced on Tuesday that Gabby Petito's manner of death was a homicide, just two days after her body was found.

"Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue's initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results," FBI Denver wrote in a tweet.

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results. pic.twitter.com/JoHenMZ9UU

— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) September 21, 2021

On Sunday, the FBI said a body was found in Wyoming's Spread Creek area that was "consistent" with the 22-year-old Petito.

"Earlier today, human remains were discovered, consistent with a description of Gabrielle 'Gabby' Petito. Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100 percent that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified of this discovery. The cause of death has not been determined at this time," Charles Jones, FBI Denver's supervisory senior resident agent, said at a press conference. "This is an active and ongoing investigation so we ask everyone maintain distance from law enforcement and personnel equipment."

Petito was first reported missing on September 11 by her parents but her last communication with her family occurred during the last week of August.

Petito and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, were on a cross-country road trip that left from Long Island, New York on July 2.

Ten days before Petito's family reported their daughter's disappearance, Laundrie traveled back to his parents' home in North Port, Florida, in the white 2012 Ford Transit van that the couple was riding in.

The North Port Police Department previously named Laundrie a person of interest in Petito's disappearance. However, on September 17, Laundrie's parents told the North Port Police Department that their son was also missing.

"The search for Brian Laundrie continues Sunday morning in the Carlton Reserve. A team of more than 50 looking for anything of note after his parents say this is where he went. We continue to corroborate all info in the search for him and Gabby," the North Port Police Department wrote in a tweet.

On Monday, the FBI in Tampa said they were executing a "court-authorized search warrant today at the Laundrie residence in North Port, Florida relevant to the Gabrielle 'Gabby' Petito investigation."

Prior to his disappearance, Laundrie refused to speak with police about Petito's disappearance, following advice from his attorney.

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A park ranger speaks with a colleague on the road to Spread Creek Campground on September 19, 2021 near Moran, Wyoming. Law enforcement searching the area for Gabby Petito found an unidentified body on Sunday. Natalie Behring/Getty