The FBI has contacted Gabby Petito’s family following the discovery of human remains in Bridger-Teton National Forest. According to statements made by the FBI the body matches the descriptions of Gabby Petito.
“Earlier today human remains were discovered, consistent with the description of Gabrielle (Gabby) Petito,” said FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charles Jones.
The cause of death has not been determined at this time.
“I am making a personal request to members of the press and news media to refrain from contacting the Schmidt and Petito family,” lawyer Richard Benson Stafford said in a statement Sunday. Due to today’s developments, we are asking the press and news media to have some decorum and sensitivity for Gabby’s family and allow them to grieve. I will be in contact with you when Gabby’s family is ready to make a public statement.”
“I would also like to personally thank the FBI, the Suffolk County Police Department, the North Port Police Department and especially the Grant Teton Search and Rescue team,” the statement continued. “Your tireless work and determination helped bring Gabby home to her parents. The family and I will be forever grateful.”
We will update this story as more information becomes available.