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The Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue, is due to discuss the ruling on 22-year-old Gabby Petito’s autopsy on Tuesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, a private investigator has suggested Ms Petito may have been asphyxiated. He came to this conclusion having seen a bodycam video with Utah police, involving Ms Petito and Brian Laundrie.
The parents of Mr Laundrie have been filmed clearing away discarded items left behind by protesters outside their home.
Chris and Roberta Laundrie were spotted on Sunday evening moving white laundry bins that had been left there. A poster with an image of Gabby Petito was also reportedly moved.
A police manhunt for Mr Laundrie remains without leads after a Florida nature reserve was searched, and there is only a 50 per cent chance the missing man is still alive, police have said.
Josh Taylor, the North Port police spokesperson, told CNN that nothing significant linked to Mr Laundrie has been found in the Carlton Reserve, but searches will continue until police receive more information.
It comes as a bounty hunter involved in the search said he was withdrawing from the operation after suffering an ankle injury.
Gabby Petito memorial in Florida has been completely removed
The memorial for Gabby Petito outside the North Port, Florida City Hall has been fully removed by city workers.
The items at the memorial were collected and sent to Ms Petito’s family. The city decided to remove the memorial to prevent the items left by mourners from suffering weather damage.
A permanent steel bench honouring Ms Petito will eventually stand in the location where the memorial was situated.
Graig Graziosi12 October 2021 17:55
Teton County coroner’s press conference apparently not connected to Brian Laundrie charges
Speculation the Teton County Coroner’s Office press conference today will come alongside a break in the search for Brian Laundrie – either in the form of new charges or his capture – appears to be wrong.
The US Attorney’s Office in Wyoming reportedly said the press conference was not connected to its office and “our office is not commenting on the case.”
Graig Graziosi12 October 2021 17:10
Kidnapping threats made against Brian Laundrie’s sister
Police reports obtained by WFLA in Tampa show that in mid to late September, after Gabby Petito’s disappearance made national headlines, Brian Laundrie’s sister Cassie faced kidnapping threats.
Ms Laundrie’s husband, James, told deputies in Manatee County that “random people” had been calling he and his wife, making threats including “killing his family and kidnapping his kids.”
Deputies visited the house numerous times in September and early October to check in on the Laundries.
Graig Graziosi12 October 2021 16:33
It has been two months since witnesses saw Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie having a fight in Moab City, Utah.
That fight would result in troubling police body camera footage showing the toxic state of the young couple’s relationship.
The Independent’s Bevan Hurley’s examines the 911 calls made by witnesses to their fight in the story below…
Graig Graziosi12 October 2021 15:34
City of North Port tears down Gabby Petito memorial
Just a little over a month has passed since Gabby Petito was reported missing, and during that time a large, makeshift memorial for her grew on the lawn outside the North Port City Hall in Florida.
The memorial included cards, drawings, photos, stuffed animals and religious iconography all remembering Ms Petito.
City workers removed those items today, boxing them up to ship to Ms Petito’s family. The items were removed to prevent them from suffering weather damage.
Graig Graziosi12 October 2021 15:03
A timeline of Gabby Petito’s death
See below for a timeline of events so far:
Eleanor Sly12 October 2021 14:05
Wyoming coroner to give update on Gabby Petito autopsy
The Wyoming coroner who performed the autopsy on Gabby Petito will hold a virtual news conference to discuss her post-mortem results, officials said on Monday.
Dr Brent Blue, the coroner of Teton County will speak with reporters via Zoom on Tuesday at 12.30pm and is expected to include a cause of death, nearly a month after her body was found in Wyoming.
While the coroner had ruled Petito’s death a homicide, the details about the circumstances of her death were not disclosed to the public.
Namita Singh has more:
Eleanor Sly12 October 2021 13:40
Ex-FBI agent says that it’s likely no new information will be released in press conference
A former FBI agent, Jennifer Coffindaffer, told Brian Entin of News Nation Now that she did not expect details of Gabby Petito’s death to be released after the autopsy.
She said: “Those details are so crucial for the investigation.
“Moreover, say that specific details are released as an example that she was strangled, and later there are witnesses that say they thought they observed perhaps like strangulation – did that come from the coroner’s report and the specifics of that?
“Or was it something they really saw? So, It is very important that those kinds of details are concealed in this type of case.”
Ms Coffindaffer added: “Even in the case of a situation where a killer actually confesses.
“Those details are very important for corroborating their confession.
“Those are typically not released, I would be surprised if any new details come out.”
Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue will speak to the media about Ms Petito’s autopsy findings at 12:30pm local time.
Eleanor Sly12 October 2021 13:07
Q and A session to follow coroner’s report
At 12:30pm local time on Tuesday, the Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue will discuss the ruling on 22-year-old Ms Petito’s autopsy. This will be followed by a brief question-and-answer session, reports CNN.
Dr Blue previously ruled that Ms Petito’s manner of death was a homicide in his initial findings. However, according to the FBI, the official cause of death remained pending further autopsy results.
Meanwhile, talking about his daughter Gabby, Joseph Petito called on people to use his daughter’s adventurous spirit as an inspiration.
He said: “I want you to be inspired by Gabby, that’s what we’re looking for.
“If there’s a trip that you guys want to take, take it now. Do it now while you’ve got the time.”
Eleanor Sly12 October 2021 12:29
Gabby Petito: Everything we know about YouTuber’s murder on ‘dream’ road trip
Gabby Petito, 22, the US social media star who went missing in late August during a “dream” cross-country road trip from New York to Oregon with her fiance, Brian Laundrie, 23, has been officially declared the victim of a “homicide” after her body was found in a Wyoming national park on 19 September.
Authorities confirmed two days later that the human remains they found in Grand Teton National Park belonged to Ms Petito.
In a statement, the FBI said an initial determination by Teton County coroner Dr Brent Blue found that the woman had been murdered but an exact cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
Read more here:
Eleanor Sly12 October 2021 11:35