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Gabby Petito's Crime Scene Showed 'No Signs Of Struggle,' Despite Coroner Revealing Cause Of Death As Strangulation

Oct. 13 2021, Published 5:20 p.m. ET

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Gabby Petito may not have struggled during her last few minutes on Earth, reveals a former prosecutor.

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According to Kurt Morgan, who observed video from the scene, there were "no signs of struggle" near Gabby's body.

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Source: @gabspetito/Instagram
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He gathered the information based on a video shot by KSL-TV, which showed an aerial view from a helicopter above. According to the outlet, a pair of hiking boots were found next to the 22-year-old vlogger's remains.

“This was quick. This was not sitting here for five or six hours, trying to figure out how to conceal a crime,” Morgan claims. He also points out that her body was above ground, not hidden or buried.

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“One of the things I’ve been seeing in this story is a history of these individuals getting into fights and she attacked him,” adds Morgan. “I don’t see that here. All I see is one individual who suffered the damage and no evidence of injury created by her.”

Gabby was on a cross-country road trip with her fiancé Brian Laundrie. He returned home to Florida in their van without her on September 1.

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Source: @gabspetito/Instagram

Gabby's family claims they attempted to reach Brian and his parents, Christopher and Roberta, multiple times looking for their daughter, but to no avail.

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They reported her missing on September 11. Gabby's body was found 8 days later. During the search for Gabby, Brian, who was named a person of interest in her disappearance, ended up missing, too.

Christopher and Roberta allege the last time they saw their son was September 13, but that wasn't always the case. At first, they claimed Brian went hiking at the Carlton Reserve on September 14 and never returned.

They announced he was missing on September 17.

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The FBI issued a warrant for Brian's arrest after discovering he used an "unauthorized" credit card to pull out $1,000 between August 30 and September 1.

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The last time Gabby was reportedly seen alive was August 27 at a restaurant in Wyoming. Eyewitnesses claim Brian was acting "angry" and "violent," and Gabby was "crying."

After the coroner released Gabby's cause of death, Brian's family released a statement.

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"Gabby Petito's death at such a young age is a tragedy," their attorney said on behalf of the Laundries. "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. At this time Brian is still missing and when he is located we will address the pending fraud charge against him."

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Source: @gabspetito/Instagram
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