Human remains recovered near Grand Teton National Park are “consistent with the description” of missing 22-year-old Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, the FBI released in a statement on Sunday. The body has not yet been identified, and a cause of death has not been determined.
The #FBIDenver Field Office and its Wyoming Resident Agencies, in coordination with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Teton County Sheriff’s Office & Jackson Police Department, have been conducting ground surveys at the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area. pic.twitter.com/95HjWcEuDU
— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) September 19, 2021
“The FBI and our partners extend our heartfelt condolences to Gabby’s family and loved ones,” FBI spokesperson Courtney Bernal said. “This is an incredibly difficult time for them, and our thoughts are with them as they mourn the loss of their daughter.”
Petito was traveling with her fiance, 23-year-old Brian Laundrie of North Port, Florida on a cross-country sightseeing trip when she disappeared. Petito maintained contact with her family throughout the trip and regularly posted on social media, North Port Police said. Her last known contact with her family was in late August.
On Sept. 1, Laundrie returned to Florida alone. Petito’s family filed a missing persons report on Sept. 11.
Laundrie is a person of interest in the case, and Florida authorities are currently conducting a search of Carlton Reserve, where they believe he is hiding.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.