During a Tuesday, Oct. 12 press conference, the Teton County Coroner’s Office revealed the 22-year-old influencer’s cause of death. According to officials, Petito died of strangulation. Her time of death is estimated to be three to four weeks before her body was found.
Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue also confirmed Petito was not pregnant.
It was close to a month ago, on Sept. 21, that the FBI confirmed Petito’s remains were found in Bridger-Teton National Forest. At the time, Petito’s manner of death was confirmed to be homicide.
The YouTube creator was first reported missing by her parents on Sept. 11 after her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, returned home to Florida alone following a cross-country road trip they took together. According to New York’s Suffolk County Police Department, Petito’s parents hadn’t spoken to her since late August, when she was traveling with Laundrie in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. And although Laundrie—and the couple’s campervan—made it back to his parents’ residence in Florida, Petito did not.