The 22-year-old disappeared while on a cross-country caravan trip with her boyfriend
Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, the American influencer who disappeared while traveling with her boyfriend, died of strangulation, according to the autopsy, authorities reported Tuesday.
“The cause of death is strangulation, in that way, it is homicide,” said Dr. Brent Blue, at a press conference in Wyoming, where the body of the 22-year-old was found.
Gabby Petito quit her job and traveled across the United States in July in a van with her 23-year-old boyfriend Brian Laundrie. The influencer shared her journey in idyllic posts on Instagram. Petito had not been seen since her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, returned home alone after a month-long trip across the country.
The disappearance of the influencer shocked the United States.