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Gabby Petito died from strangulation.
Her remains were out in the Wyoming wilderness for three to four weeks, authorities say.
Petito was just 22 years old.
The autopsy briefing did not rule out rumors that Petito had been pregnant at the time of her death.
These details of the autopsy were released following a briefing by Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue.
“We hereby find the cause and manner of death to be, the cause, death by strangulation, and manner is homicide,” Blue said.
“By Wyoming state statute, no other information will be released about the autopsy,” he added.
The FBI uncovered her remains weeks ago in Wyoming.
Fugitive Brian Laundrie, who was the former fiance of Petito, has been identified as a person of interest.
Laundrie is the only person of interest publicly identified in connection with her death, Fox News notes.
He hasn’t been seen since Sept. 13th. A federal warrant has been issued for Laundrie over alleged bank card fraud.
The couple dated after attending high school together.
They lived with Laundrie’s parents in Florida. They embarked on a cross-country journey in June.
On Aug. 12, witnesses called police on the couple in Moab, Utah, after allegedly seeing Laundrie slapping and hitting Petito.
This allegedly occurred outside an organic grocer just off Main Street. No charges were filed.
Police told them to split up overnight and they drove Laundrie to a hotel.
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The FBI’s Denver Field Office is leading the investigation into Petito’s slaying.
Blue declined to go into greater detail about the autopsy findings, citing Wyoming law.
Pat Diaz, a longtime Miami-Dade homicide detective, said the examiner likely reached the strangulation conclusion due to a broken hyoid, which he said could only be seen through an X-ray due to the body’s expected state of decomposition.
As of Friday, Petito’s remains were still being held in Wyoming, and Dr. Blue said the family was making arrangements for her return home.
“Bringing her home is the family’s top priority,” the attorney for her parents, Richard Stafford, told Fox News.
Authorities found Petito’s body near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on Sept. 19, near where a travel-blogging couple saw the Petito’s 2012 Ford Transit van parked in late August.
The discovery came eight days after her mother reported her missing on Long Island, New York, and 18 days after her fiance, Brian Laundrie, returned home to Florida without her.
“Gabby Petito’s death at such a young age is a tragedy,” Laundrie’s attorney, Steve Bertolino, said in a statement Tuesday. “While Brian Laundrie is currently charged with the unauthorized use of a debit card belonging to Gabby, Brian is only considered a person of interest in relation to Gabby Petito’s demise. At this time Brian is still missing and when he is located we will address the pending fraud charge against him.”