A body matching the description of Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old woman who went missing while on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend, was discovered in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming.
A body matching the description of Gabby Petito has been discovered in the Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Denver FBI, National Park Service and law enforcement made the announcement during a news conference Sunday night in Grand Teton National Park.
Charles Jones, senior resident agent with the FBI, said a full forensic identification has not yet been completed, but investigators notified Petito’s parents.
The cause of death also has not been determined. Jones declined to comment further on the investigation.
“We are continuing to seek information on anyone who used the Spread Creek dispersed camping area between the dates of Aug. 27 and Aug. 30. Anyone who may have had contact with Gabby or her boyfriend or who may have seen her vehicle in that area, please share any new information with the FBI,” Jones said.
North Port police tweeted that they will work with the FBI in their investigation.
The Teton County coroner confirmed Sunday afternoon that the agency sent resources to a body found in the national forest.
The development came as the search for Brian Laundrie, Petito’s boyfriend, resumed in Florida. Petito’s parents reported her missing on Sept. 11 after not speaking to her for two weeks.
Police had named Laundrie as a “person of interest” in Petito’s disappearance. Laundrie, 23, who returned home more than two weeks ago without Petito and has refused to speak to police, has not been seen since Tuesday.