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Gabby Petito's cause of death finally announced

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Almost one month after Gabby Petito’s body was discovered, a coroner in the US state of Wyoming has revealed her cause of death.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tenon County Coroner Dr Brett Blue released a memo on Tuesday, listing Gabby’s cause of death as homicide and the cause as, "Death by manual strangulation/throttling."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"Our initial determination is the body was in the wilderness for three to four weeks" before she was found, Blue told reporters, which would place her time of death in mid to late August.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The coroner believes that Gabby’s manner of death is consistent with a tragic end to a domestic violence relationship. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This is only one of many deaths around the country of people who are involved in domestic violence and it’s unfortunate that these other deaths do not get as much coverage as this one," Blue said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Gabby’s story has gripped the world, after her and her </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">fiancée</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Brian were travelling around the United States on their ‘van life’ road trip, and </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">chronicling their adventures on social media. </span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A few weeks into their trip, </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">Gabby’s body was found</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in the Grand Teton National Park on September 19th.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Brian returned to his parent’s home in North Port, Florida on September 1st without Gabby, and Gabby was officially reported missing 10 days later. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Brian is still at large, as the ruling of Gabby’s autopsy motivates police further to find her fiancée. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">North Port Police Department have made a major breakthrough in the search for Brian, as they have located a small campsite close to his family’s home. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Brian is now the</span> <a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">subject of a federal warrant</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">as a key person of interest in Gabby's case, as well as for unauthorised use of another person’s debit card.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can watch the Teton County Coroner’s full statement on Gabby’s autopsy here:</span></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><em>Image credits: Instagram @gabspetito</em></p>


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