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Gabby Petito update – Body found in Wyoming where search is underway for missing YouTuber

AUTHORITIES in Wyoming have found a body in the area where the search for missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito has been underway.

Shortly after news of the body was announced, the FBI and National Park Services announced they will make a statement regarding the search later today.

"BREAKING: Body found where Gabby Petito search is underway in Wyoming, no confirmation of identity – Fox News confirms," Fox News correspondent and anchor Jacqui Heinrich said in a tweet.


The official FBI Denver Twitter account also posted about the case.

"#UPDATE: #FBIDenver, @NatlParkService & our law enforcement partners will provide an update in the investigation into Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito's disappearance at 4:00 PM MDT at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Grand Teton National Park. @GrandTetonNPS" said a tweet published Sunday evening.

According to Fox News Digital, search dogs participating in the search left around ten minutes after the coroner left the scene.

The vlogger, 22, had been traveling across America since July and was last seen on August 24 leaving a Utah hotel with Brian Laundrie.

They visited national parks and tourist attractions before she went missing.

While Petito's mother, Nicole Schmidt, revealed that she heard from her daughter on August 27 and 30, she told Fox News she is not sure if it was actually her as only text messages were exchanged.

"It was just a text. I did not verbally speak to her," she told the media outlet.

Read our Gabby Petito live blog for the very latest news and updates…

Following the unusual circumstances, Schmidt then reported her daughter missing on September 11 at around 6.55pm. 

Cops found their Ford Transit van in North Port, Florida, during the weekend of September 11 – when Gabby's parents reported her disappearance.

Laundrie returned to the state, hired an attorney, has not been heard from in some days, with North Port police searching  the Mabry Carlton Reserve for the missing man.

Laundrie has been very quiet about his fiancé's whereabouts and has refused to speak publicly about the situation and even hired an attorney since his arrival home.

While not much is known about Laundrie, he is known for being just as adventurous as his partner.

According to his Instagram bio, he is a "nature enthusiast," and his most recent pictures are from his cross-country travels.

His Instagram account also indicates that he is an artist as he has multiple pictures posted related to printmaking art.

Before her disappearance, Laundrie and Petito were working on documenting their journey on YouTube under the name "Nomadic Statik."

As the investigation continues, Laundrie reportedly remains a person of interest due to his suspicious behavior surrounding the disappearance.

On September 14, Laundrie issued a statement through his lawyer, saying: "This is an extremely difficult time for both the Petito family and the Laundrie family.

"I understand that a search has been organized for Miss Petito in or near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. On behalf of the Laundrie family it is our hope that the search for Miss Petito is successful and that Miss Petito is re-united with her family.

"On the advice of counsel the Laundrie family is remaining in the background at this juncture and will have no further comment."

In a shocking turn of events, Laundrie himself was then reported missing as the police report that he has not been seen for days.

“The attorney for the Laundrie family called FBI investigators Friday night, indicating the family would like to talk about the disappearance of their son. The family now claims that they have not seen Brian since Tuesday of this week,” Josh Taylor, a public information officer for the North Port Police said.

While Laundrie is still not wanted for a crime, Taylor went on to say that this is now a multiple missing persons investigation.

 

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