Gabby Petito’s Death Ruled a Homicide, F.B.I. Confirms

The search continues for Brian Laundrie, Ms. Petito’s fiance, who has been named a person of interest in the case.


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Human remains found in a national park in Wyoming were confirmed on Tuesday to be those of Gabrielle Petito, according to the F.B.I., which also said that the manner of death was determined to be homicide.

In a statement, the F.B.I. said that the remains found on Sunday were taken to the Teton County Coroner’s Office, where forensic examination confirmed Ms. Petito’s identity and manner of death. The specific cause of death was still pending final autopsy results, the agency said.

Michael Schneider, a special agent in charge with the F.B.I. in Denver, said in the statement that anyone with information about Brian Laundrie, Ms. Petito’s fiance, who had been named as a person of interest in the case, contact the agency.

“The F.B.I. and our partners remain dedicated to ensuring anyone responsible for or complicit in Ms. Petito’s death is held accountable for their actions,” Mr. Schneider said.

The F.B.I. on Tuesday also said that a forensic search of the camping area where Ms. Petito’s remains were found had concluded. The F.B.I. also asked that anyone who had been in the camping area from Aug. 27 to Aug. 30 contact the agency.

The remains were found in the area of the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area, located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest on the east boundary of Grand Teton National Park.

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