Ms Petito, 22, died three to 4 weeks earlier than her physique was discovered on September 19 close to an undeveloped tenting space alongside the border of Grand Teton Nationwide Park in distant northern Wyoming, Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue stated in a information convention yesterday.
It wasn’t clear if the willpower would possibly result in extra prices in opposition to Ms Petito’s boyfriend and travelling accomplice, Brian Laundrie, who is taken into account an individual of curiosity in her disappearance and stays unaccounted for.
Her physique has been turned over to a mortuary for cremation.
Ms Petito had been on a cross-country journey along with her boyfriend.
She was reported lacking on September 11 by her mother and father after she didn’t reply to calls and texts for a number of days whereas the couple visited parks within the West.
Ms Petito and Mr Laundrie posted on-line about their journey in a white Ford Transit van transformed right into a camper.
No prices had been filed, and no critical accidents had been reported.
Investigators have looked for Mr Laundrie in Florida and in addition searched his mother and father’ residence in North Port, about 56 kilometres south of Sarasota.
Federal officers in Wyoming final month charged Mr Laundrie with unauthorised use of a debit card, alleging he used a Capital One Financial institution card and somebody’s private identification quantity to make unauthorised withdrawals or prices price greater than $1360 ($US1000) through the interval through which Ms Petito went lacking.