Petito family's lawyer confirms body found in Wyoming has been identified as Gabby Petito

Gabby Petito talks to the camera in her YouTube video. YouTube/Nomadic Statatik
Insider has learned that the body found in Wyoming's national forest was Gabby Petito's.

The body was autopsied Tuesday by the Teton County Coroner's Office.

The FBI and the Teton County Coroner's Office have yet to release the results of the autopsy.

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Insider was told Tuesday by the lawyer for the family that the body found in Wyoming's national forest was Gabby Petito's.

FBI agents announced Sunday that human remains found in Bridger-Teton National Forest were consistent with the 22-year-old missing.

Tuesday's autopsy was performed by the Teton County Coroner's Office.

Richard Stafford, the attorney representing Petito's family, said to Insider via text that Petito's remains were found near the border with Grand Teton National Park.

The FBI and the Teton County Coroner's Office have yet to release the results of the autopsy.

Stafford expressed gratitude to reporters earlier Tuesday for allowing the Schmidt and Petito families time to grieve.

Stafford stated, "We will make a statement when Gabby comes home."

This news comes as authorities including the FBI continue to search a vast Florida nature preserve for Petito's fiancée, Brian Laundrie. Laundrie is a person of interest in this case, who was reported missing by his family last Friday.

Authorities searched for Laundrie for several days in the sprawling Carlton Reserve of Sarasota County. His parents claimed that Laundrie, a 23-year-old North Port man, went on a hike a week back and never returned.

On Tuesday, Florida police announced for the first-time that the Petito case is now a criminal investigation.

"This is an FBI criminal investigation, and North Port Police will assist our federal partner in whatever way we can to bring the investigation to a conclusion," Josh Taylor, spokesperson for Florida's North Port Police Department said in a statement.

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Monday saw the FBI raid the North Port house where Petito and Laundrie lived together with Laundrie's parents.

Her family reported Petito missing in New York on September 11th, 10 days after Laundrie returned from a cross-country trip out West in the van they had been driving - but without Petito.

Laundrie quickly hired a lawyer after he returned home and refused to talk to authorities about the case which has gripped the country.

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