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NORTH PORT, FL - SEPTEMBER 20: A makeshift memorial dedicated to missing woman Gabby Petito is located near City Hall on September 20, 2021 in North Port, Florida. A body has been found by authorities in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming that fits the description of Petito, who went missing while on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

Brian Laundrie’s dad tears down protest sign

Brian Laundrie’s father momentarily came out of hiding to tear down a protest sign from his front lawn. Photos from Saturday show Chris Laundrie ripping down a sign on his Florida home that read “What if this happened to Cassie?” implying his inaction or the possibility he helped his son evade authorities.






FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. Teton County Coroner Brent Blue is scheduled to announce the findings of Petito's autopsy at a news conference early Tuesday, Oct. 12. (The Moab Police Department via AP)

Coroner: Petito cause of death is strangulation

The Teton County coroner said Gabby Petito’s cause of death was strangulation, while maintaining the manner of her death was a homicide. Coroner Brent Blue made the announcement in a press conference on Tuesday, in which he estimated the strangulation took place three to four weeks before her body was found.



Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis arrives at a news conference, near the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Gov. DeSantis announces a $9.4M in new funding for Fla. city

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced a new push to support infrastructure, education and job growth in the Sunshine State. In a press conference in Winter Haven, Florida on Monday, the Republican governor announced the city would receive $9.4 million in new funding amid it’s rapid population growth.