The Teton County Coroner released Gabby Petito's body for cremation

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Gabby Petito on her YouTube channel Nomadic Statik
Gabby Petito speaks to the camera in her only YouTube upload YouTube/Nomadic Statik

The Teton County Coroner confirmed to Insider that he has released Gabby Petito's body to a local mortuary. According to a reporter from local news station WPBF, Petito will be cremated.

Fox News reported that Petito's parents headed to Wyoming on Wednesday to retrieve Petito's remains, and will fly back to New York with her ashes this weekend.

Yesterday, the coroner had said that Petito's "remains have been returned to the mortuary here and the mortuary is dealing with the family at this time," referring to a mortuary in Jackson, Wyoming.

Coroner Dr. Brent Blue had determined on Tuesday that Petito died of "manual strangulation/throttling," and that her body was likely left unattended for three to four weeks after she died.

Insider reached out to the Petito family's attorney Richard B. Stafford for comment.

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