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FBI seeking information from campers at site where Gabby Petito’s body was found

A makeshift memorial near the home of Gabby Petito in Florida.
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The FBI is asking for information from campers at the site where missing woman Gabby Petitio’s body was found.

The agency said it is seeking information from anyone who used the Spread Creek Dispersed Campground area in the Bridger-Teton National Forest at Grand Teton National Park from Aug. 27-30, and who may have had contact with Petito or seen her vehicle.

Petito’s remains were found near the area on Sunday. Authorities said Tuesday that her manner of death was initially been determined to be a homicide. The final cause of death is pending. 

Authorities had been searching for Petito’s remains since she was reported missing on Sept. 11.

She was last seen in late August, while she and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, were taking a cross-country road trip together to visit national parks. Laundrie returned to North Port., Fla. on Sept. 1 with Petito’s 2012 Ford Transit van, which has since been confiscated by authorities.

Meanwhile, authorities are still looking for Laundrie, who has been named a person of interest in the case. Authorities executed a search warrant on the Florida home on Monday.

Laundrie initially refused to cooperate with the investigation. His family later said that their son went hiking in the Carlton Reserve last Tuesday and never came back.

The North Port Police Department searched Carlton and nearby lands on Tuesday, but came up with “nothing of note.” Agencies returned to the site Wednesday morning.


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