National Forest Body 'consistent with description' of Gabby Petito found in Bridger-Teton

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 A body similar to the description of 22-year-old woman Gabby Petito, who went missing during a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend, was discovered in Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming.

The FBI Denver, the National Park Service and law enforcement made the announcement during a news conference in Grand Teton National Park on Sunday evening. FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Charles Jones said a full forensic identification was yet to be completed, but investigators informed Petito's parents.

The cause of death is also not known. Jones declined to comment further on the investigation.

Photo: A US park ranger vehicle drives into the Spread Creek area in Bridger-Teton National Forest, east of Grand Teton National Park, off US Highway 89 on September 19, 2021 in Wyoming.

Bridger-Teton National Forest is a U.S. forest in the Spread Creek area in Jammu. Park ranger vehicle drive...Read More

“We continue to collect information from anyone who used the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area between the dates of August 27 and August 30. Anyone who may have seen Gabby, or her boyfriend, or their vehicle in that area, Please share any new information with the FBI," Jones said.

"Your tireless work and determination helped bring Gabby to her parents' home," the statement read. "The family and I will always be grateful."

North Port Police tweeted that it would work with the FBI in its investigation.

"Our focus from the very beginning, along with the FBI and national partners, has been to bring him home," the department tweeted.

Photo: This screen grab from a video provided by the Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle Pettito speaking to an officer near the entrance to Arches National Park in Utah on August 12, 2021.

This screen grab from a video provided by the Moab Police Department Gabriele Petito T... read more

The Teton County coroner confirmed to ABC News Sunday afternoon that the agency had sent resources to a carcass found in the national forest. Further details were not disclosed.

The development followed the discovery of Petito's boyfriend Brian Laundry, who resurfaced in Florida.

Petito's parents reported him missing on September 11 after not speaking to him for two weeks.

ndry was named by police as a "person of interest" in Petito's disappearance. Laundry, 23, who returned home without Petito more than two weeks ago and refused to speak to police, has not been seen since Tuesday, according to law enforcement officials.

"The news about Gabby Petito is heartbreaking. The Laundry family prays for Gabby and her family," the Laundry family's attorney said in a statement Sunday evening.

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