Nancy Grace claims cops know how Gabby Petito died, they’re just shaping their case
Legal commentator Nancy Grace has expressed her point of view over the probe going on in the Gabby Petito case. The 61-year-old said that investigators know the YouTuber's cause of death, but they are shaping their case “beyond a reasonable doubt”. Speaking on ‘The Faulkner Focus’ on Fox, Grace claimed: “They know the cause of death, because they immediately said, this is a homicide. They know right now what the cause of death was.”
Gabby was on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie that began at the beginning of July. While 23-year-old Brian Laundrie returned home on September 1, the young woman did not. He did not tell anyone about her whereabouts and when Gabby’s parents reported her missing on September 11, he refused to talk to investigators and instead hired a lawyer.
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However, since September 14, no one has seen Brian. His parents contacted authorities on September 17, two days after their son was declared a person of interest in the case and said that they last saw him three days ago when he was leaving for a hike. But in the most tragic turn of events, a body matching the details of Gabby was found in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Park on September 19. On September 21, her remains were officially identified and her death was ruled as a homicide.
In a statement, the Denver office of the FBI said, “Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results.”
It has been said that the authorities will now be working towards finding how Gabby’s body got to the location where it was found. The van in which Gabby and Brian were traveling was found by a travel blogger on the side of the road in the remote camping area, where the young woman’s remains were discovered alongside a flip flop and a hat on the dashboard — similar to the one seen by Utah police when they stopped the pair after a 911 call related to domestic violence.
Grace noted, “You’ve got the van. You’ve got brush. You got a creek. And then on the other side of the creek, you’ve got Gabby dead by a log. I’m sure they’re trying to determine, was she dragged over there?” She also went on to comment on Brian’s parents, who apparently tried to save their son from the probe. She added: “I think that the parents started by doing whatever they could to protect Brian Laundrie. But when Gabby is found dead… it’s no longer just protecting your son. They are part of it now.”
Grace then went on to doubt the police over Brian’s disappearance. She claimed, “If I can stand on the sidewalk and watch his [Brain’s] house, so can the cops. I hate to pile on the cops, but where in the hay were they when Laundrie just walks out of the house?”