The forensic examination showed that the death of American blogger Gabby Petito was violent, she was strangled. It was reported by CNN on Tuesday, October 12.
The body of a 22-year-old American woman was found on September 19 near Grand Teton National Park in Teton County, Wyoming. The coroner’s report said the murder occurred three to four weeks earlier.
The prime suspect in the case is the girl’s fiancé, 23-year-old Brian Landry, who is now a wanted man.
In July, the couple went on a trip to the national parks of Western America from New York in a converted van. The young people regularly shared their experiences on their Instagram and YouTube blogs. Their trip was supposed to last about four months, but as early as September 1, Brian Landry returned home alone to Florida. On September 11, Gabby Petito’s family reported her missing; they had not heard from the girl since late August.
After that, Internet users organized a search for the missing traveler to help police. In addition, subscribers noticed that the missing girl’s Instagram posts had been edited, probably by her fiancé, to cover their tracks. The girl was soon found dead.
Prior to the discovery of Petito’s body, her fiancé was being treated as an “interested party” in the case, so he was not detained by the police. Landry himself, according to his relatives, left the house in mid-September with a backpack and never returned. Law enforcement officers are now looking for him.
The rift between Petito and her fiancé was reported by witnesses back in August. So, on August 12, a passerby saw a serious altercation and reported to the police that the guy was beating the girl. After the police arrived, the couple were advised to be apart and took Landry to a hotel, leaving Petito in their trailer, but the couple got back together in the morning. The girl cited her obsessive-compulsive disorder, which caused her to have constant anxious thoughts, as the reason for the quarrel.