The search for the friend of the killed 22-year-old Gabby Petito is complete: body parts found in the US state of Florida have been identified as his human remains. This was determined with the help of a dental examination, the FBI said yesterday.
The remains were found on Wednesday in a nature reserve. Investigators also found a laptop and backpack that belonged to the 23-year-old.
In the Petito case he was not explicitly considered a suspect, the police classified him as a “person of interest”. Petito had not returned from a trip to the United States with her boyfriend that summer. The case is attracting attention both in the US and internationally – not least because the Florida couple shared numerous pictures and videos from their trip on social networks.
After an intensive search, Petito’s body was finally found in September in the state of Wyoming. The couple had traveled there as part of their USA road trip. According to the coroner, the young woman was strangled.
Petito’s boyfriend had returned from traveling with the 22-year-old in September alone. A short time later, his parents reported him missing. The police have been looking for the man since then.