Cause Of Death For Gabby Petito

The Cause Of Death For Gabby Petito Was Listed As “Throttling” , What Does That Mean?

The coroner who conducted the autopsy on Gabby Petito clarified what it means when they say she died from “manual strangulation/throttling” a day after the news broke. According to Teton County, Wyoming’s coroner, “throwing” often indicates that it was done using human hands as opposed to an instrument.

There is no definitive cause of death for Petito, who passed away on August 25 while on a cross-country car trip with her lover Brian Laundrie. Christopher Laundrie, Brian’s dad, left the house on a Wednesday to mow the grass, but he ignored Brian Entin, a reporter for NewsNation when he asked him a few questions.

On Wednesday, Steve Bertolino, the Laundries’ attorney, issued a statement through text message in which he called Petito’s death tragic but reiterated his client Brian Laundrie’s status as only a person of interest in the case. The autopsy results for Gabby Petito have been released about a month after her death was discovered.

The coroner in Wyoming concluded that she was strangled to death. In the official documents, the manner of death was classified as “strangulating/throwing,” but what does this actually mean? Examine the results of the autopsy she had performed.

What Is ‘Throttling’?

Throttling refers to the act of forcibly squeezing something until it stops breathing. The victim is strangled to death using the killer’s bare hands, fingers, knee, or another blunt instrument.

Compressing the front and side of the neck and blocking the airways is a typical form of homicide that results in death by asphyxiation. A secondary effect is reduced blood supply to the neck.

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Gabby Petito’s Autopsy Results Explored

The official autopsy results for Gabby Petito were made public on Tuesday (October 12) by Teton County, Wyoming Coroner Brent Blue. Her manner of death was determined to be a homicide and the cause of death was determined to be “manual strangulation/ throttling.”

Gabby Petito

So, it was definitely not an animal or a machine that strangled and killed Gabby; it was a human being. The toxicology results and the method of death were not made public by the coroner. He did mention, though, that she was not carrying a child when she passed away.

Her Body Had Been There for Weeks

On September 19th, Gabby‘s body was discovered in a wooded area in Wyoming. Her body was discovered in Grand Teton National Park, where she and her fiance Brian Laundrie had been camping. According to the coroner, her body lay “outside in the wilderness for three to four weeks” before being discovered. The end of August is a plausible time frame for her murder.

Gabby Petito

Unfortunately, as of this writing, we have no idea who murdered her. Blue did not want to say whether or not he thought Brian Laundrie was involved. “We are solely concerned with cause and manner of death,” he said in a Tuesday online news conference. It is up to the police to determine who committed the murder.

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