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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.