By the time America learned that Gabby Petito was missing, she had been dead for weeks, according to the results of an autopsy released Tuesday.
Teton County, Wyoming, Coroner Dr. Brent Blue revealed the cause of death during a news conference.
“We hereby find the cause and manner of death to be: the cause, death by strangulation, and manner is homicide,” Blue said. “By Wyoming state statute, no other information will be released about the autopsy.”
He said the 22-year-old’s remains were in the Wyoming wilderness for three to four weeks before her body was found on Sept. 19. Her family reported her missing on Sept. 11, according to CNN, triggering a hunt for her that captivated the nation. The last confirmed sighting of Petito