(AP) — Authorities say a body discovered in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito.
The FBI says the body was found yesterday by law enforcement agents who had spent the past two days searching campgrounds.
Supervisory Special Agent Charles Jones says the cause of death hasn’t yet been determined — and that there still needs to be a “full forensic identification to confirm 100%” that the body found is Petito, but her family has been notified.
Jones says investigators are still seeking information from anyone who may have seen Petito or boyfriend Brian Laundrie around camping sites located on Grand Teton National Park’s eastern boundary — the same site that was the subject of law enforcement search efforts over the weekend.
Petito and Laundrie left in July on a cross-country trek in a converted van to visit national parks in the U.S. West. Police said Laundrie was alone when he drove the van back to his parents’ home in North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1.
Laundrie has been identified as a person of interest in the case. He was last seen Tuesday by family members in Florida.
Authorities are searching for him in a wildlife reserve in Sarasota County, Florida.
Photo: U.S. Park Ranger officials block vehicle access in the Spread Creek area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, just east of Grand Teton National Park off U.S. Highway 89, in Wyoming. Authorities say a body discovered 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. (AP Photo/Amber Baesler)