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Tue Oct 12, 2021, 03:35 PM

Coroner: Gabby Petito strangled 3-4 weeks before found

Source: AP

By MEAD GRUVER

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cross-country traveler Gabby Petito was strangled, a Wyoming coroner announced Tuesday.

Petito, 22, died three to four weeks before her body was found Sept. 19 near an undeveloped camping area along the border of Grand Teton National Park in remote northern Wyoming, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue said in a news conference.

It wasn’t clear if the determination might lead to additional charges against Petito’s boyfriend and traveling partner, Brian Laundrie, who is considered a person of interest in her disappearance and remains unaccounted for.

Blue declined to say more about the autopsy or the case overall, saying he was prevented by Wyoming law that limits what coroners can release.



FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. Teton County Coroner Brent Blue is scheduled to announce the findings of Petito's autopsy at a news conference early Tuesday, Oct. 12. (The Moab Police Department via AP)


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Reply Coroner: Gabby Petito strangled 3-4 weeks before found (Original post)
Omaha Steve Oct 12 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 12 #1
Chin music Oct 12 #2
BigmanPigman Oct 12 #11
Grammy23 Oct 12 #3
COL Mustard Oct 12 #4
Mysterian Oct 12 #5
MyMission Oct 12 #15
colorado_ufo Oct 13 #17
maxsolomon Oct 12 #6
wnylib Oct 13 #19
eggplant Oct 13 #20
Ziggysmom Oct 12 #7
2naSalit Oct 12 #8
womanofthehills Oct 12 #9
muriel_volestrangler Oct 12 #10
BigmanPigman Oct 12 #12
FakeNoose Oct 14 #22
Joinfortmill Oct 12 #13
speaktruthtopower Oct 12 #14
Rorey Oct 13 #16
Sabuca Oct 13 #18
Manifestor_of_Light Oct 14 #21

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 03:50 PM

1. Another link:

Gabrielle Petito Died From Strangulation, Coroner Says

The 22-year-old’s remains were found last month in a national forest in Wyoming, the F.B.I. said. The police continue to search for her fiancé, Brian Laundrie.

By Alyssa Lukpat
Oct. 12, 2021, 3:36 p.m. ET

Gabrielle Petito, the Florida woman whose disappearance led to a wide-ranging investigation into her fiancé, who returned home without her from a cross-country trip before disappearing himself, died from strangulation, the authorities said on Tuesday.

Dr. Brent Blue, the Teton County, Wyo., coroner, did not disclose at a news briefing how Ms. Petito was strangled. He said her body had been outside for three to four weeks before it was found on Sept. 19 in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, in Wyoming.

The Teton County Coroner’s Office had determined on Sept. 21 that her death was a homicide, but Dr. Blue said on Tuesday that he did not know the exact day Ms. Petito died.

“There will not be an exact date of death on the death certificate,” he said.

Dr. Blue revealed little else about the condition of Ms. Petito’s body, though he said she was not pregnant at the time of her death. (Rumors had circulated that she was pregnant.) The authorities conducted a toxicology test on her body, which is being held at a local mortuary, but did not disclose the results. Dr. Blue directed further questions about the homicide to the F.B.I.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 06:10 PM

11. This picture was on Aug 12th.

She likely died on Aug. 27th, the same day that he flew into a rage at a local restaurant over the bill. Gabby cried and tried to apologize for him as he went into the establishment 4 times to yell at the staff. A few hours later she was dead by manual strangulation/throttling. That dude is psycho and probably in Mexico right now, thanks to his lying parents.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 04:13 PM

3. It just made me so sad to learn how she died.



Her last thoughts as she was murdered just break my heart. Knowing of the encounters with law enforcement within days before she died is even more frustrating. If any of them had been handled just a little bit different, she might be alive today. Very, very sad story.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 04:19 PM

4. I Know It Happens, And Happens Too Often....

But I don't think I'll ever understand the killing of an intimate partner. If you don't want to be with him/her anymore, just leave. If they make you that crazy, just leave. Don't ruin their life and yours, and everyone's life who cares about you (either one of you)...just leave.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 04:30 PM

5. It's usually a....

"If I can't have you, nobody will" type of thing.

The grief/anger of being dumped is too much for some emotionally insecure partners to control.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 10:43 PM

15. They call it a crime of passion

If there's no history of domestic abuse or mental illness. A defense ploy.

I agree with you. If they make you crazy, just leave. But that's often easier said than done.

I've known people who talked about suicide as a means of revenge, to make their partner suffer.
I don't get that either.



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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 04:44 AM

17. Sometimes it is just general insanity

and it just gets taken out on the person easiest and closest, usually someone who won't fight back.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 04:33 PM

6. You can bet there's more that is known.

There's likely DNA under her nails from the struggle.

We still don't know where the crime occurred (in the campground or elsewhere); only where her remains were found.

I don't think Laundrie is going to show up alive.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 09:12 AM

19. Just wondering why you think that

Laundrie will not show up alive. Since he drove her van home, we know that it was not a double murder by a third party.

If he was her killer, and it looks like he was, I think he might not be found at all. I think he left the country.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 09:40 AM

20. not showing up alive qualifies as not found at all.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 04:33 PM

7. Her light went out way too soon 😢. RIP sweetie

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 05:30 PM

8. So...

My speculation about some of the things that were said include the word "remains" which they have used since she was found. That word is usually the term used when a body is not intact when found. From what I have heard in recent weeks is that time of death cannot be determined because of the condition of her remains when found. A shallow grave in the woods in these parts at this time of year will inevitably attract and be dug up by any number of carnivores in the first day or two which is what I suspect happened. I have herd chatter that the body was in really bad condition when found, as in not all in one piece, and not dismembered by animals... or so the rumor goes. That would cause the authorities to avoid disclosing details of that sort. Only if the family wants those details released will they be disclosed anytime soon.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 05:40 PM

9. Sounds like Brian is/was a big time psychopath

Neighbors said when he returned to his parents house he mowed their lawn and went biking around the neighborhood with his mom - like nothing happened.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 05:44 PM

10. This timing must have been the assumption - it's less precise than when she was last seen

Petito was last seen on Aug. 30 in Grand Teton National Park during a cross-country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, who returned to Florida alone on Sept. 1.

https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2021/10/11/coroner-to-discuss-gabby-petito-autopsy-ruling-tuesday

So this just rules out her dying after Laundrie returned to Florida. I think everyone had assumed she died when he was there.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 06:24 PM

12. She was last seen on Aug 27th at the restaurant.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/witnesses-tell-of-huge-fight-on-last-day-gabby-petito-was-seen-alive/UQK2T2MZ5E7IZ7GVEHI7GVSCEA/

He had returned from FL on Aug 23 after flying home for a week to move her stuff in a storage locker that his father had her stuff stored in. That trip is suspicious since the couple was broke but they suddenly, in the middle of their trip, had to separate and she stayed at a hotel in Utah and asked her dad to order Ubereats for her and they worked on her blog over the phone while Brian was gone and it was peaceful to work. Why spend all that money on a hotel for a week and a round trip plane ticket for a $75 a month storage locker? The parents of both Gabby and Brian have helped them out financially often.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 04:19 PM

22. Someone posted on Facebook that they drove past her van, which was parked and empty

The photo of the van was on Facebook or Instagram, but she's not in the vehicle. For all anyone knows Gabby Petito might have already been dead. I believe the date was late August - the 28th or 29th. Gabby's final posting was that Brian went fishing on his own, and she's posting her vacation stories on the website for the day.

On August 30th Laundrie told his family he was driving home alone, because Gabby "decided" to stay in Teton. She wasn't in the vehicle with Laundrie as he drove home. Perhaps another woman might have been in the van, such as a hitchhiker? I don't know. It wasn't Gabby, that is known for sure. She must have been killed before August 30th.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 07:52 PM

13. So sad.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 08:31 PM

14. Hope they catch him soon..

so the family can have some closure.

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Response to speaktruthtopower (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 04:41 AM

16. I hope those who have aided him are also held accountable NT

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 05:03 AM

18. That boyfriend of hers could have committed suicide

 

Who knows.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 03:06 PM

21. Choking a woman is a red flag for abuse.

Strangulation
https://becoming-radfem.tumblr.com/post/614926656838221824/choking-is-a-proven-way-to-show-affection-and-true


strangulation (which is what this is) causes internal injuries, brain damage, respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, and death even weeks after the abuse.


it’s a common form of male violence against Women and more than 65% of victims of intimate partner violence will experience near-fatal choking. it is often the “last step” of male abuse before murder and the risk of a victim being murdered by her abuser increases dramatically once he has strangled her.



Jugular veins collapse under 4.4 pounds of pressure. Carotid arteries collapse under 5.5 to 22 pounds of pressure. The vertebral arteries will collapse under 18 to 66 pounds of pressure. The collapse of each of these vital structures can lead to immediate death, as well as delayed complications.


An average male grip strength is around 88lbs.


Compression of the jugular veins results in acute death by causing cerebral hypoxia. Direct compression of the carotid arteries also leads to decrease or loss of cerebral blood flow and brain death. Direct pressure on the carotid sinuses causes a drop in blood pressure, bradycardia, and other arrhythmias. Consequences are anoxic and hypoxic brain injury death.


There can be long-term consequences of strangulation injuries due to vascular compromise as well. Long-term anoxic brain injury, thrombotic stroke, dissection, and aneurysm of vessels can all cause significant morbidity.


Strangulation can lead to death days or even weeks after the attack. It can cause heart attacks, brain damage, miscarriage, one-sided weakness, seizures and more. In 50% of cases, this level of damage is reached without leaving any marks.

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