Gabby Petito autopsy: Coroner to hold news conference on Tuesday

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue will hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss Gabby Petito’s autopsy, according to a press release.The press conference will be held via Zoom at 2:30 p.m. WESH will stream it live in the video player above.On Tuesday, Blue is expected to provide an update on Petito’s autopsy findings and briefly take questions from reporters. RELATED: Gabby Petito’s mother joins Twitter to call for justice: ‘Mama bear is getting angry’The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed on Sept. 19 human remains were found near Grand Teton National Park and matched the description of the missing 22-year-old North Port woman. An FBI spokesperson noted that full forensic identification had not yet been completed.Blue had ruled her death a homicide but did not disclose a cause of death, pending final autopsy results.Along with an identification, the medical examiner could also reveal the cause of death in the autopsy.“I think the coroner is going to release the official results, however, I will be very surprised if he releases the exact cause of death, the manner death, beyond a homicide,” Ex-FBI agent Jennifer Coffindaffer told Brian Entin of News Nation Now.Coffindaffer explained that authorities will typically withhold autopsy findings so they can be used to corroborate confessions in murder cases.“That is an ongoing investigation and those details are so crucial for the investigation,” Coffindaffer added. “Moreover, say that specific details are released —as an example, that she was strangled—and later, there are witnesses that say they thought they observed something perhaps, a strangulation. Did that come from this coroner’s report and specifics of that, or was it something they really saw? It is really important that those types of details are concealed in this type of case.”Petito’s body was found the week following her fiancée Brian Laundrie’s disappearance, with a coroner confirming the discovery on Sept. 21.RELATED: Could Brian Laundrie still be alive if he’s in Florida’s Carlton Reserve? Here’s what survival experts thinkLaundrie remains the only person of interest in Gabby Petito’s homicide case.The search for 23-year-old has been scaled down since the FBI took over, and is now being “targeted based on intelligence,” police said.Coffindaffer said information about Laundrie and his whereabouts likely won’t be discussed because Blue is solely responsible for conducing the autopsy and releasing information about the findings.

TETON COUNTY, Wyo. —

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue will hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss Gabby Petito’s autopsy, according to a press release.

The press conference will be held via Zoom at 2:30 p.m. WESH will stream it live in the video player above.

On Tuesday, Blue is expected to provide an update on Petito’s autopsy findings and briefly take questions from reporters.

RELATED: Gabby Petito’s mother joins Twitter to call for justice: ‘Mama bear is getting angry’

The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed on Sept. 19 human remains were found near Grand Teton National Park and matched the description of the missing 22-year-old North Port woman. An FBI spokesperson noted that full forensic identification had not yet been completed.

Blue had ruled her death a homicide but did not disclose a cause of death, pending final autopsy results.

Along with an identification, the medical examiner could also reveal the cause of death in the autopsy.

“I think the coroner is going to release the official results, however, I will be very surprised if he releases the exact cause of death, the manner death, beyond a homicide,” Ex-FBI agent Jennifer Coffindaffer told Brian Entin of News Nation Now.

Coffindaffer explained that authorities will typically withhold autopsy findings so they can be used to corroborate confessions in murder cases.

“That is an ongoing investigation and those details are so crucial for the investigation,” Coffindaffer added. “Moreover, say that specific details are released —as an example, that she was strangled—and later, there are witnesses that say they thought they observed something perhaps, a strangulation. Did that come from this coroner’s report and specifics of that, or was it something they really saw? It is really important that those types of details are concealed in this type of case.”

Petito’s body was found the week following her fiancée Brian Laundrie’s disappearance, with a coroner confirming the discovery on Sept. 21.

RELATED: Could Brian Laundrie still be alive if he’s in Florida’s Carlton Reserve? Here’s what survival experts think

Laundrie remains the only person of interest in Gabby Petito’s homicide case.

The search for 23-year-old has been scaled down since the FBI took over, and is now being “targeted based on intelligence,” police said.

Coffindaffer said information about Laundrie and his whereabouts likely won’t be discussed because Blue is solely responsible for conducing the autopsy and releasing information about the findings.

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