Gabby Petito's body likely found as police search wilderness for fiancé
As Gabby Petito's family mourns, the search is still on for her fiancé, Brian Laundrie.
What happened: After two days of police and FBI agents scouring Sarasota County for Laundrie, federal agents in Denver announced that a body consistent with the description of 22-year-old Petito was found in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest on Sunday.
- Police will now go through a full forensic identification to confirm the remains and the cause of death.
Why it matters: Laundrie is the last known person to have seen Petito, and recently became a person of interest in her disappearance.
- Laundrie's parents said he left their house Tuesday with hiking gear. He hasn't been seen since.
- North Port Police Department spokesman Josh Taylor told WFLA that Laundrie could be in danger.
Flashback: Petito had been missing for weeks since the couple took a road trip through Western national parks, as cataloged on Petito's social media.
- A Moab, Utah, police report details a mid-August altercation between the two, WTSP reports.
- WFLA has a police body cam video showing the couple admitting to fighting the night before.
- Laundrie returned to North Port in the van Petito owns 10 days before her parents reported her missing on Sept. 11.
Where they're looking: Police have searched 200 acres around the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park and the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve. North Port Police, FBI and Florida Fish and Wildlife officials searched the Creek Park again Sunday.
"We’ve got drones in the air, bloodhounds, K-9s, four-wheelers, side by sides … it’s very wet."— North Port Police Department spokesman Josh Taylor to WFLA
Point of intrigue: A TikToker claims she picked up Laundrie hitchhiking alone in Wyoming around the time Petito was last seen, per the New York Post.
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