Gabby Petito's cause of death was strangulation, a Wyoming coroner said Tuesday, as the nationwide manhunt persisted for the Long Island woman's missing fiancé. Petito's remains were found on Sept. 19 at the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area campground in Bridger-Teton National Forest. Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue had previously ruled it a homicide. But the 22-year-old's official cause of death wasn't disclosed until Tuesday, though Blue did not reveal any other details. Petito and Laundrie were on a cross-country road trip, chronicling their travels on social media, before he returned to his parents' home in North Port, Florida, arriving there on Sept. 1 without his fiancée, police said. The woman's family reported her missing on Sept. 11 and Laundrie himself soon vanished as well. Laundrie’s family told investigators he had gone hiking on Sept. 14 in the Carlton Reserve in Florida and never returned. Law enforcement searched the 25,000-acre wildlife refuge multiple times looking for him. There have been numerous reported sightings of Laundrie up and down the East Coast since. Police have thus far onl . . . read the full article here.
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FAC: the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area
LOC: North Port, the East Coast
DATE: Petito, Aug. 12, Sept. 1, Tuesday, Sept. 11, Sept. 14, Sept. 19, last month, 22-year-old
NORP: Native American