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Gabby Petito’s family speak for first time after body found in Wyoming & say they will be ‘forever grateful’ for help


GABBY Petito’s family released a statement via their lawyer after FBI officials announced a body found in Grand Teton National Park appears to be that of the missing young woman.

“We are asking the press and news media to have some decorum and sensitivity for Gabby’s family and allow them to grieve,” the statement from attorney Richard Benson Stafford reads.

Gabby’s parents, Nicole Schmidt and Joseph Petito, at a press conference last week
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“I will be in contact with you when Gabby’s family is ready to make a public statement.”

Stafford thanked the FBI, the Suffolk County Police Department, and the North Port Police Department, with a special message of gratitude for the Grand Teton Search and Rescue Team.

“Your tireless work and determination helped bring Gabby home to her parents,” Stafford wrote. “The family and I will be forever grateful.”

A cause of death has not been released.

Brian Laundrie’s family also made a statement via their attorney.

“The news about Gabby Petito is heartbreaking,” the statement reads.

The brief statement also said that “The Laundrie family prays for Gabby and her family.”

Brian Laundrie’s location is still unknown.

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