Laundrie family attorney releases statement after Gabby Petito’s cause of death revealed
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - The attorney for the Laundrie family has released a statement following the press conference by the Teton County coroner’s office.
Dr. Brent Blue, Teton County Coroner says that Gabby Petito’s death is considered a homicide by strangulation. Gabby went missing last month on a cross country road trip with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, who is the only person of interest in her death.
A federal warrant has been issued for Laundrie, but he is only wanted for fraud related to unauthorized use of a debit card. Brian has not been seen in nearly a month. His parents told investigators he went for a hike at Carlton Reserve, which remains closed to the public.
Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino released the following statement to the media, “Gabby Petito’s death at such a young age is a tragedy. While Brian Laundrie is currently charged with the unauthorized use of a debit card belonging to Gabby, Brian is only considered a person of interest in relation to Gabby Petito’s demise. At this time Brian is still missing and when he is located we will address the fraud charge pending against him.”
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