GABBY Petito’s body was found next to a pair of hiking shoes, hinting that the crime scene was covered up quickly, an expert says.
A coroner revealed that Gabby was killed by strangulation at a press conference on Tuesday as the manhunt for her fiance Brian Laundrie continues.
The crime scene where Gabby Petito’s body was found appeared to have been covered up ‘quickly’, according to a longtime prosecutorCredit: Social Media – Refer to source
Gabby’s body was discovered in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park on September 19. Investigators are pictured above at the sceneCredit: KSL 5
The announcement came nearly four weeks after her remains were found in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park on September 19.
KSL filmed aerial video of the crime scene on the day of the discovery which showed the slain 22-year-old hiker’s body near a pair of discarded hiking shoes.
The video was not released publicly but was reviewed by Kurt Morgan, a longtime Salt Lake County prosecutor who has surveyed the scene of numerous homicides.
Morgan said the footage indicated that whoever discarded Gabby’s body there did so with haste.
“This was quick,” he told KSL. “This was not sitting here for five or six hours, trying to figure out how to conceal a crime.”
Morgan also said it was unusual that there were no obvious signs of a struggle on the ground.
“One of the things I’ve been seeing in this story is a history of these individuals getting into fights and she attacked him,” he explained.
“I don’t see that here. All I see is one individual who suffered the damage and no evidence of injury created by her.”
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A stone cross is seen at the site where Gabby’s body was foundCredit: FOX 13
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