Las Vegas Review-Journal

■ A body found in Wyoming is believed to be that of missing woman Gabrielle Petito.


MOOSE, Wyo. — Authoritie­s say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. The FBI said the body was found by law enforcemen­t agents who had spent the past two days searching campground­s.

The cause of death has not yet been determined, said FBI Supervisor­y Special Agent Charles Jones.

“Full forensic identifica­tion has not been completed to confirm 100 percent that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified,” Jones said.

An attorney who has been acting as a spokesman for Petito family asked in a statement that the family be given room to grieve. Attorney Richard Benson Stafford indicated that the family would make a public statement at a later date.

An undevelope­d camping area on the east side of Grand Teton bordering national forest land will remain closed until further notice while the investigat­ion continues, Jones said.

Jones said investigat­ors are still seeking informatio­n from anyone who may have seen Petito or Brian Laundrie around some camping sites located on Grand Teton National Park’s eastern boundary.

Petito and her boyfriend, Laundrie, left in July on a cross-country trek in a van to visit national parks in the U.S. West. Laundrie has been identified as a person of interest in the case.

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