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Gabby Petito’s body found in search of missing ‘Van Life’ blogger


Law enforcement said human remains found near Grand Teton National Park match Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old lifestyle blogger, who recently went missing on a van trip with her fiance, Brian Laundrie.

The FBI announced the tragic discovery at a press conference Sunday afternoon, ending multi-agency search efforts that have drawn attention across the country.

“On behalf of FBI staff and our partners, I want to express my sincere and sincere condolences to Gabby’s family,” said FBI Agent Charles Jones. “As any parent can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. “

Jones said the cause of death has not yet been determined. He also said authorities had not fully identified the body, although he offered his condolences to Petito’s family.

“Full forensic identification was not done to 100% confirm that we found Gabby. The cause of death has not yet been determined. We appreciate your continued support and patience throughout this process, ”Jones said.

The body was found earlier Sunday in Grand Teton National Park, which was the last place Petito was seen. It was first reported by Fox News on Sunday, citing a local coroner. Teton County Coroner also confirmed to BuzzFeed News that a body was found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Petito was near the end of a road trip with Laundrie when she disappeared. Her 23-year-old fiance has been speculating about his involvement in Petito’s disappearance when he returned home to his parents in Florida on September 1 without her.

Police said Laundrie was unwilling to speak with investigators about Petito’s disappearance. He has since disappeared, with the FBI launching an investigation on Friday to find out his whereabouts.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.