Florida search for Gabby Petito’s boyfriend suspended

Missing Traveler

In this photo provided by North Port Police Department, law enforcement officials conduct a search of the vast Carlton Reserve in the Sarasota, Fla., area for Brian Laundrie on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Laundrie is a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. (North Port Police Department via AP)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have halted their search in a wooded preserve for a Florida man following the apparent discovery of his girlfriend’s body in Wyoming after she went missing on a cross country trip.

Officials in North Port, Florida, said Monday the search of the Carlton Preserve for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie is on hold.

In Wyoming, an FBI agent says a body discovered Sunday is believed to be Laundrie’s girlfriend Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. The cause of death hasn’t yet been determined.

Petito and Laundrie left in July on a cross-country trek in a converted van but Laundrie returned to Florida alone Sept. 1.

He’s been named a person of interest.

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