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Brian Laundrie’s lawyer calls Gabby Petito’s death a ‘tragedy’ after coroner says she was strangled
Brian Laundrie’s lawyer, Steven Bertolino, referred to as Gabby Petito’s death a “tragedy” on Tuesday after Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue stated that her murder was brought on by “manual strangulation.”

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Petito’s stays had been discovered on Sept. 19 in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest about three to 4 weeks after she was killed, Dr. Blue stated. 

Her former fiancé, Brian Laundrie, returned house to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1 in Gabby’s white van and disappeared on Sept. 13. He is a particular person of curiosity in Gabby’s death and is needed for alleged debit card fraud. 

“Gabby Petito’s death at such a young age is a tragedy,” Bertolino advised Fox News on Tuesday. 

“While Brian Laundrie is currently charged with the unauthorized use of a debit card belonging to Gabby, Brian is only considered a person of interest in relation to Gabby Petito’s demise,” he continued. “At this time Brian is still missing and when he is located we will address the pending fraud charge against him.”

Gabby’s mom, Nichole Schmidt, rebuffed Bertolino’s feedback on Tuesday. 

“His words are garbage,” she advised WFLA. “Keep talking.”

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