Friends of 22-year-old Gabby Petito reveal that they are heartbroken to learn what happened to their beloved friend after the official cause of her death was confirmed.
“It turns my stomach”, Alyssa Chen saying People in a new interview published on Wednesday, October 13, following the news that Petito’s death was determined to be murder by strangulation. “I wonder what was going through his mind, knowing that he was probably about to die. She must have been very scared. ”
Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue told a news conference on Tuesday, October 12, that the exact date of Petito’s death was difficult to pin down, but explained that it was approximately “three or four weeks from the time body found “in Wyoming.
Petito was first reported missing on September 11 after she embarked on a trip across the country with her fiancé. Brian laundrie, during the summer to document his adventures in “life in a van.” Laundrie, 23, who is named a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance, has refused to speak to police and is now missing.
“If Brian strangled her, I hope she burns in hell,” Petito’s friend said. Ben matula, who also knew Laundrie, said People. “That’s all I have to say.”
Laundrie has not been charged with any involvement in Petito’s murder, however police are actively looking for him at this time for questioning. He has not been located despite extensive searches at a Florida wildlife preserve, where he is said to have hiked the day he disappeared after a camping trip with his parents. Cristobal other Roberta Laundrie.
“Following further communication with the FBI and confirmation that the Mustang was at Laundrie’s residence on Wednesday, September 15, we now believe that the day Brian left to walk the reservation was Monday, September 13,” he said. Laundrie’s family lawyer. Steven Bertolino, previously said In contact in a sentence.
As his friends and family mourn the loss of Petito, Chen says he still hopes that justice will be served for his close friend.
“Whoever did this, be it Brian or someone else, must pay for what they did,” Chen told the outlet. “She didn’t deserve it that way.”