The lawyer for the parents of Gabby Petito said Tuesday that they will make a statement “when Gabby is home” — a possible reference to her suspected remains, which were found in Wyoming on Sunday.
Teton County Coroner Brent Blue had scheduled an autopsy on the body Tuesday but has not officially identified the remains — nor revealed a cause of death.
Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, is reportedly in Wyoming with her husband, James.
“I want to personally thank the press and news media for giving the Petito and Schmidt family time to grieve,” lawyer Richard Stafford said in a statement. “We will be making a statement when Gabby is home.”
An unidentified man was seen weeping outside the coroner’s office Tuesday, but it was unclear whether he was connected to the case.
Petito, 22, went missing late last month while on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie.
Laundrie, 23, returned home alone Sept. 1, lawyered up and has since disappeared — and is now the subject of a massive search near his North Port, Fla., home.
On Sunday, an FBI-led search at the Bridger-Teton National Forest recovered a body “consistent” with Petito’s description.