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Gabby Petito was strangled three to four weeks before she was found, coroner says

Moab Police Department via AP
This provided by police shows Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito talking to a police officer after officers pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021.

Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito died of strangulation three to four weeks before her body was found, the coroner said Tuesday.

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blualso said Petito's body was “outside in the wilderness” before her body was found in Teton, Wyoming, on Sept. 19, which would place her time of death in mid to late August.

Citing Wyoming state statute, Blue said no other information will be released about the autopsy, including photos. Blue also would not comment on whether it was manual strangulation or with an object.

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