Gabby Petito: Body of Missing Influencer Believed to Have Been Found

Gabby Petito: Body of Missing Influencer Believed to Have Been Found

  • The remains of an unidentified body have been described as consistent with the description of missing social media influencer, Gabby Petito
  • The 22-year-old went missing following a nearly 3-month long road trip with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie
  • While Laundrie, who's been missing since Tuesday, is a person of interest, he has not officially been named a suspect in the case

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The case of missing social media influencer, Gabby Petito took a tragic turn on Sunday when police found human remains "consistent with the description of Petito."

Gabby Petito: Body of Missing Influencer Believed to Have Been Found, SA Reacts
The body of the missing social media influencer Gabby Petito is suspected to have been found. Images: @gabspetito/Instagram
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The 22-year-old had been travelling with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie when she was first reported missing. On September 1st, Laundrie returned to his home in Flordia without Petiti, police officials say. The pair had embarked on a lengthy road trip through several western states, CNN reports.

Police are working hard to determine whether this discovery could answer questions regarding what happened to the influencer but so far Laundrie has not been named a suspect in the case.

"It is important to note that while Brian is a person of interest in Gabby's disappearance, he is not wanted for a crime," the North Port Police Department said in a statement on Sept. 17 E! News reports.

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Speaking with the publication, Coroner Dr Brent Blue says an autopsy is expected to take place on Tuesday, Sept 21. It's hoped photographs, personal identification or DNA evidence will help identify the remains.

Authorities are also now looking for Laundrie who family said has not been seen since last Tuesday.

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In related news, previously reported that Doctor Ayanda Dlamini's family began to panic when she booked off work shortly after attending an interview in Chatsworth.

Her cell phone had been turned off and she was had been seen driving between Ballito and Verulam over the weekend with a man at the wheel. Reports also indicate that she was in the car with another male in the back seat according to Reaction Unit South Africa.

Her family received a call from a man using her cellphone stating that she had booked into a lodge in Esnembe, KZN.

They contacted the police when they were unable to locate her. IOL has since reported that she had been found. Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala confirmed that she had been reunited with her family.

However, her disappearance is still being investigated.


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