Body Found After Extensive Search for Missing Woman

Body Found After Extensive Search for Missing Woman

( – Americans sat riveted to their televisions over the past week hoping for some good news about Gabby Petito, who failed to return from a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie. Her parents reported her missing on September 11, and authorities began searching for her. Sadly, law enforcement officials have reported they found a body matching her description.

On Sunday, September 19, FBI agents and local law enforcement officials announced they found a body in a remote portion of Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest. However, forensic experts have yet to identify the remains formally.

A travel blogger named Jen Bethune provided critical information to authorities after discovering footage of Petito’s van in a clip she recently shot while traveling in Wyoming. A fan of her blog tagged her in a story about Petito’s disappearance, and she remembered seeing the van on her trip.

Bethune told Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt the van stood out in her memory because she lived in Florida, and the vehicle carried the familiar Sunshine State license plates. She contacted Petito’s mother and turned the footage over to law enforcement officials, which sparked the search at Bridger-Teton National Forest.

It remains unclear when medical experts will identify the body. In the meantime, law enforcement officials are seeking Laundrie for questioning. He recently disappeared, and conflicting rumors are currently circulating regarding his whereabouts.

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