Breaking: Gabby Petito Died of Strangulation

On Tuesday, an autopsy report confirmed that the 22-year old died from strangulation.
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Although her cause of death was previously ruled homicide, no additional details were provided due to the waiting for the coroners report almost a month earlier.

The latest developments were announced Tuesday afternoon by Dr. Brent Blue. He is the Coroner for Teton County in Wyoming. Petitos body was found following her cross-country road trip with Brian Laundrie, who had been financing her.

Related: Brian Laundrie still missing as Gabby Petito's death is pronounced a Homicide

Laundrie has been missing for almost a month. He is wanted as a person-of-interest in Petitos' death.

Blue stated in a news conference that we consider all possible causes of death when trying to determine the cause. We determined that the body had been in the wilderness for three to four weeks.

Wyoming's autopsy reports are not publicly available so that more details about Petitos death or strangulation can be provided.

Steven Bertolino (the attorney for the Laundrie families) made a statement about Tuesday's news.

Gabby Petitos tragic death at such an early age is a tragedy. Brian Laundrie is currently being charged with the unauthorised use of Gabby's debit card. However, Brian is only considered to be a person of concern in connection to Gabby Petitos death. Brian is currently missing. We will pursue the fraud charge against him when he is found.

Petitos' death certificate is not yet complete.

This is an ongoing story.

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