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AFTER a long and ...exacting... autopsy process, officials revealed today that Gabby Petito died by ...strangulation,... and her body was left near a Wyoming campground for three to 4 weeks.

The results come after a long wait for results, after officials had only disclosed initially that her manner of death had been ruled a homicide.

KSL News RadioGabby's body was found near a Wyoming campground '/ '

ZoomOfficials revealed Gabby's manner of death on Tuesday '/ '

Gabby was last seen on August 27

While the results confirm some theories and rule out others, questions still remain in the case that has captivated the internet for over a month.

Here are the four major revelations of the autopsy results, and what they still leave up for debate.


After a prolonged autopsy process, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed during a press conference that Gabby died by ...manual strangulation....

Officials had previously only ruled her death a homicide, and spent additional time on the autopsy to be ...exacting... in their full examiniation.

...We hereby find the cause and manner of death to be, the cause, death by strangulation, and manner is homicide,... Blue said.

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...By Wyoming state statute, no other information will be released about the autopsy....

Questions still remain about what the autopsy reveals of Gabby's final moments, such as whether bruises were found that could indicate a struggle.

Read our Gabby Petito live blog for the very latest news and updates...


The autopsy confirmed that Gabby's body was left in the wilderness near the Spread Creek campground in Grand Teton National Park for three to four weeks before she was found.

Authorities found the body on September 19, placing the date of the murder around the last week of August, shortly after the vlogger was last seen on August 27.

...All I can really comment on is is that her body was outside in the wilderness for three to four weeks,... Blue announced.

Officials have not yet confirmed if the body was buried or left above ground.


In a revelation that could be crucial to the direction of the case, Blue announced that DNA samples had been taken from Gabby's body.

According to CNN correspondent Jean Casarez, the samples could prove essential in identifying the 22-year-old's murderer.

...Prosecutors are very interested in DNA because DNA — foreign DNA on her, meaning not her own DNA, can be critically important, and there are things called defensive strikes, defensive wounds, and they look under the nails to see if there is any foreign DNA,... Casarez said.

...If there was anything that could show a perpetrator…was committing an act against her, that DNA could be used... in a criminal case.

Casarez continued that DNA is ...the thing that your investigators are really going to use to build an airtight case against the person who killed her....


Despite the theory's persistence among online sleuths, Gabby's autopsy revealed that the 22-year-old was not pregnant at the time of her death.

The rumor was launched after a Pinterest board Gabby had put together titled ...Oh Baby... was uncovered.

The board, which Gabby had shared with Brian Laundrie's mother Roberta, featured baby outfits and snaps of toddlers frolicking on the beach.

Another possible clue to the theory came in the form of an object resembling a ...sonogram... that may have been found near Gabby's van in Grand Teton Park, where her body was later found.

In the aftermath of her disappearance, some Wyoming travelers claimed they saw the vlogger's characteristic white van parked by the side of the road.

One online sleuth shared an image taken from a video posted by travel bloggers Jenn and Kyle Bethune, proposing that an item on the road was a ...sonogram... lying near Gabby's vehicle.

It remains unclear of a ...sonogram... was spotted, but the release of the autopsy results has firmly put the theory of Gabby's pregnancy to rest.

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Social Media - Refer to sourceGabby was reported missing on September 11 '/ '

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