Body found in Wyoming national park believed to be Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito


GRAND TETON, Wyo. – Authorities say the body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be missing 22-year-old Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito.

Officials discovered the body in the search for Petito in Grand Teton Nation Park in northwestern Wyoming on Sunday.

Human remains discovered were “consistent with the description of Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito,” said FBI Denver Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Charles Jones.

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

The FBI said the body was found by law enforcement agents who had spent the past two days searching campgrounds on the east boundary of the park.

On Saturday, multiple agencies joined the search effort focused on Grand Teton including the National Park Service, Teton County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Police Department, the FBI Denver Field Office, and Wyoming Resident Agencies.

Petito was last believed to have been in Grand Teton National Park before her disappearance in late August. She was traveling in a van with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, throughout the western U.S. and was last known to be traveling through Utah and Wyoming.

Currently, both Petito and Laundrie are being treated as missing person cases, with Laundrie disappearing earlier this week on Tuesday.

Authorities are still searching for Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve in North Port, Florida as of Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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