Searchers: Petito news leads to man’s body in unrelated case

Mgn 1280x720 60421b00 YsaanJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in western Wyoming say news coverage of a woman found dead helped searchers find a man’s body in an unrelated case.

Teton County Search & Rescue officials say the body found Tuesday in the Teton Pass area matches the description of 46-year-old Robert Lowery, of Houston, who went missing Aug. 20.

The body of 22-year-old Gabby Petito was found Sept. 11 near Grand Teton National Park.

She’d gone missing on a road trip with her boyfriend. Investigators say news coverage of Petito that mentioned Lowery prompted tips about Lowery.

Lowery’s sister tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide he was “a sweet, sweet kid.”

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