The young American Gabby Petito, who shared social networks his journey from the west of the United States with his boyfriend and whose mysterious disappearance shocked to the United States, was a victim of a homicide, the FBI said on Tuesday.
The initial analysis of the forensic doctor in charge of examining the body found on Sunday in the state of Wyoming is that the corpse is that of Petito, and "The initial determination of the form of death is homicide," according to an FBI statement.
The federal police clarified, however, that "the cause of death is still pending the final results of autopsy".
The authorities initiated a massive search of Petito, 22, when his family reported her missing on September 11, after embarking on a road trip with her fiancé.
Petito's parents recently communicated with her when the couple, who traveled in a rolling house, was in the Grand Teton National Park area, located in Wyoming, south of Yellowstone.
The groom was actively sought by the police on Tuesday, which raided the eve the house of his parents, where the couple also lived. More than two weeks ago, Laundrie returned only to this North Port, Florida house, with the truck of his girlfriend.
Laundrie, who was declared "person of interest" in the case, refused to cooperate with the police before disappearing.
The case continued to generate great interest in the United States on Tuesday.
The search for the young man by the police, which takes place in a swampy reserve in Florida, is complicated by the presence of snakes and alligators, announced on Tuesday the North Port police, in charge of the research with the FBI.Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 14:53