Gabby Petito post-mortem: Forensic pathologist calls lack of information from coroner ‘fairly disappointing’
Forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht says Teton County, Wyoming, coroner Brent Blue’s temporary Tuesday press convention discussing Gabby Petito’s trigger of demise was “quite disappointing,” citing a lack of information shared with the general public.
Blue earlier this week introduced that Petito died from handbook strangulation, weeks after the FBI situated the 22-year-old’s stays at Bridger-Teton National Forest, north of Jackson Hole on Sept. 19.
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“I found the [press] conference by the coroner’s office there to be quite disappointing. I don’t know why, frankly, he conducted a news conference at all,” Wecht mentioned. Wecht mentioned there have been solely two necessary particulars Blue introduced: the trigger of demise as strangulation and the willpower that Petito’s stays had been found three to 4 weeks after she died.
“Well, three to four weeks is no surprise because that was the period of time she was missing,” mentioned Wecht, who additionally criticized the Warren Commission’s findings after former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. “Strangulation is a diagnosis that requires some anatomical, pathological question, and every question he was asked, he said he could not answer … or [was] not permitted to answer. I don’t know why he held that conference.”
Wecht added that Blue operates “a separate, independent office” and is a forensic scientist that isn’t half of any legislation enforcement company or workplace. Blue rapidly recognized Petito and dominated her method of demise as murder two days after the FBI found her stays.
“I am puzzled by the diagnosis of strangulation because that must mean that it was manual strangulation with some fracture of the hyoid bone or the thyroid cartilage, and he didn’t tell us that, so we’ll have to wait until somebody — Laundrie, specifically — is found, arrested and charged. … And then … we’ll come to learn what those findings were.”
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Petito’s dad and mom reported her lacking eight days earlier than her stays had been found. The 22-year-old was touring cross nation in a Ford transit van along with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, when she went lacking.
Before her disappearance, Petito and Laundrie had been recorded on Aug. 12 in Moab, Utah, police bodycam footage following an incident by which Petito takes blame for hitting Laundrie. Though she instructed police that Laundrie grabbed her face. In an announcement given to Moab police concerning the identical incident, a witness describes a male hitting and slapping Petito.
issued an arrest warrant for Laundrie, accusing him of financial institution card fraud. Authorities alleged on the time that he used an unidentified individual’s Capital One card and the private identification quantity to cost or withdraw over $1,000 between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, a interval when Petito was lacking.
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