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Crime: Body Found in Wyoming Confirmed to Be Missing 22-Year-Old Gabby Petito, Who Died by Homicide

Gabby Petito Has Been Missing for 6 Days: What We Know

  Gabby Petito Has Been Missing for 6 Days: What We Know Petito's family has continued to urge her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, to come forward with any information after he returned home to Florida without Petito.Petito and Laundrie departed from Long Island, New York (where Petitio is originally from) on July 2 to travel cross-country in her white 2012 Ford Transit van. Social media posts from Petito showed that the van was outfitted as a camper.

On Tuesday, authorities announced that the body found in Grand Teton National Park over the weekend has been positively identified as 22-year-old Gabby Petito, who was last heard from in late August during a cross-country road trip with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie.

a young girl smiling next to a fence: Gabby Petito Instagram © Provided by People Gabby Petito Instagram

According to a tweet by the FBI's Denver field office, Petito died by homicide.

Petito was reported missing on Sept. 11 — 10 days after Laundrie quietly returned to his parents' Florida home without her — prompting a search through the Wyoming wilderness where authorities believe she was last seen.

Search for Gabby Petito boyfriend continues after body found

  Search for Gabby Petito boyfriend continues after body found MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities said a body discovered in northern Wyoming was believed to be that of a 22-year-old woman who disappeared while on a cross-country trek with a boyfriend now the subject of an intense search in a Florida nature preserve. The FBI said the body of Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito was found Sunday by law enforcement agents who spent the weekend searching camp sites on the eastern border of Grand Teton National Park. The causeThe FBI said the body of Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito was found Sunday by law enforcement agents who spent the weekend searching camp sites on the eastern border of Grand Teton National Park.

During the search, unusual details about the case continued to emerge, turning one family's nightmare into a nationwide demand for answers.

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a man and a woman standing in front of a mountain: Find Gabby/Facebook Gabby Petito, Brian Laundrie © Provided by People Find Gabby/Facebook Gabby Petito, Brian Laundrie

Soon after Petito's disappearance first garnered attention, authorities in Utah revealed that a couple of weeks before her last conversation with family — while Petito and Laundrie were traveling through Moab — officers received a 911 call reporting a domestic dispute that involved the couple.

a young girl smiling next to a fence: The body found in Grand Teton National Park on Sunday has been identified as Gabby Petito, the New York woman who vanished during a cross-country road trip with her fiancé © Gabby Petito Instagram The body found in Grand Teton National Park on Sunday has been identified as Gabby Petito, the New York woman who vanished during a cross-country road trip with her fiancé

Officers located them and pulled their van over to investigate. Their emotional interaction with police, which ended with the couple being asked to separate for the night and get some space from one another, can be seen in body camera footage released to the public.

Remains of Gabby Petito believed to be found; search underway for boyfriend Brian Laundrie: What we know

  Remains of Gabby Petito believed to be found; search underway for boyfriend Brian Laundrie: What we know Authorities in at least two states were working Monday to solve the mystery of Gabby Petito, hours after the FBI announced that remains were found.Petito and boyfriend Brian Laundrie, 23, had been high school sweethearts on Long Island, New York. Laundrie's parents later moved to North Port, Florida, and Petito and Laundrie were living with them when they began their cross-country expedition.

RELATED: Utah Police Release Body Camera Video of Gabby Petito and Fiancé 2 Weeks Before Her Disappearance

Once Petito was reported missing, Florida police tried interviewing Laundrie and his family, but allege that they refused to cooperate and instead directed authorities to their attorney, who instructed their clients not to talk.

Laundrie was named a person of interest in Petito's disappearance.

On Sept. 17, the Laundrie family spoke with FBI for the first time — but instead of getting answers about Petito's disappearance, investigators were informed that Laundrie himself had now gone missing. His parents said he hadn't been home since he left for a hike on Sept. 14.

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On Sunday, the FBI held a press conference, where they announced that human remains had been found in Grand Teton National Park that were "consistent with the description" of Petito.

Gabby Petito Timeline: What We Know So Far

  Gabby Petito Timeline: What We Know So Far The 22-year-old vlogger went missing following a cross-country trip with boyfriend Brian Laundrie, who later returned home alone.Laundrie returned home from the trip alone at the start of September and was last seen around mid-September.

Despite saying they would need to conduct a forensic analysis before confirming it was her, they offered their condolences to Petito's family and asked that they be given space to mourn.

On Sept. 15, Petito's father, Joseph, spoke with PEOPLE about his daughter, calling her a "free spirit" who would've gone to the 1969 Woodstock Festival if she could.

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"She's so artistic. She's an amazing artist. She loves to draw. She has a great eye with decorating," Joseph said. "She's that flower child type of personality. The old soul, you know?"

Brian Laundrie search: Timeline of events since he returned to Florida becomes clearer .
Reports that Brian Laundrie camped with his family this month before Gabby Petito was reported missing appear to clarify a timeline of his movements after he returned to Florida without his fiancée, who eventually was found dead in Wyoming. © From gabspetito/Instagram Brian Laundrie is pictured in a post on Gabby Petito's Instagram account on February 14, 2021. The Laundrie family stayed at a Florida campground dozens of miles from their North Port home between September 6 and 8, officials said, days before Petito's family reported her missing after the couple were on a cross-country van trip.

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