Coroner confirms a body was found in Bridger-Teton National Forest, but no further details have been released
A body has been found in the Wyoming area where the Gabby Petito search is underway, but no identity has been confirmed yet.
Fox News Digital reports that a coroner has arrived in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and that dogs participating in the search then left the area.
“I can confirm that the coroners officer was dispatched by a deputy coroner on the scene to recover a body that was found in the forest,” Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue said, berigte News.com.
Authorities have not yet confirmed whether the body is male or female or whether it is the 22-year-old woman, who disappeared late last month while travelling with her fiancé.
Police are yet to comment on the situation, while the FBI have said they and law enforcement partners will provide an update in the investigation of Ms Petito’s disappearance at 4:00 PM MDT at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Grand Teton National Park.
Gabby Petito has not been seen since August 24, when she checked out of a hotel room in Utah. She spoke to her mother the following day to tell her that she and her fiancé Brian Laundrie would be continuing their road trip together and their next stop was Grand Teton National Park.
Since then there have been no confirmed sightings of Ms Petito. Her fiancé Brian Laundrie, who returned home without her on September 1, has since also gone missing. A major search is also underway for him in Florida’s Carlton Reserve.
Gabby Petito is one of three people who disappeared near Grand Teton Park this summer. Cian McLaughlin, 27, was reported missing in June after going hiking in the area, while Robert Lowery, 46, who is also still missing, is laas gesien op 19 August at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village.