The FBI announced during a press conference that human remains found near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming match those of 22-year old lifestyle blogger Gabby Petito.
Petito mysteriously vanished while on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie.
“On behalf of the FBI personnel and our partners, I would like to extend sincere and heartfelt condolences to Gabby’s family,” FBI agent Charles Jones said. “As every parent can imagine, this is a challenging time for the family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”
The cause of death has not yet been determined, though Jones offered his heartfelt condolences to the Petito family.
The body was found earlier Sunday near Grand Teton National Park, the last place Petito was seen.
Petito was near the end of a “van life” cross-country road trip with Laundrie when she went missing.
Her 23-year-old fiancé raised speculation about his involvement in Petito’s disappearance when he returned to his parent’s home in Florida on Sept. 1 without her.
Police said Laundrie was not willing to talk with investigators about Petito’s disappearance. He has since vanished himself, with the FBI launching an investigation into his whereabouts on Friday.