FBI officials in a press conference said the dead body found in Teton County, Wyoming on Sunday is “consistent with the description of” Gabby Petito, 22, who was reported missing.
“Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100% that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified of this discovery,” according to FBI Denver’s supervisory senior resident agent in Wyoming Charles Jones.
Jones said Petito’s cause of death has not yet been identified.
In a statement to CNN, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue said an autopsy is set for Tuesday.
Blue said that officials will use photographs, DNA or personal identification to verify identity.
A search around the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in Bridger-Teton National Forest was launched by the authorities this weekend to find the 22-year-old girl who has been reported missing on Sept. 11.
Brian Laundrie, Petito’s fiancé, is also subject to a search by authorities in Florida after his family claimed that they never saw him since last Tuesday. Authorities looked through a local nature reserve but no signs of Laundrie were detected yet.
The two embarked on a trip through multiple Western states before Petito went missing.
According to the police, Laundrie went back to North Port, Florida alone on Sept. 1. Later, the van the two have used in the travel was found at North Port, at a home Petito shared with her fiancé and his parents.
Officials have said that Laundire is not wanted for a crime. The North Port Police Department said several FBI agents and officers have searched an area this weekend but have “nothing to report” as of Sunday evening.
On Saturday, North Port police spokesperson Josh Taylor said Laundrie’s family said he was gone on Tuesday. He left with his backpack and said he was going to the reserve.
Taylor last week said the police went to Laundrie’s family home following the disappearance of Petito. Laundrei’s family refuses to provide information themselves.
Steven Bertolino, Laundrei’s family attorney, said on Friday that Laundrei’s locations “are currently unknown.”