U.S.|Officials successful Wyoming Credit Gabrielle Petito’s Case successful Finding Missing Man
After the wide sum of Ms. Petito’s disappearance, hunt teams recovered a assemblage fitting the statement of Robert Lowery, who went missing past period successful the aforesaid area.
Sept. 29, 2021Updated 11:41 a.m. ET
The wide attraction surrounding the lawsuit of Gabrielle Petito helped the authorities find a assemblage believed to beryllium a antheral who had been missing since past month, successful the aforesaid nationalist wood successful Wyoming wherever Ms. Petito’s remains were discovered, officials said.
Search teams connected Tuesday recovered the assemblage of a antheral fitting the statement of Robert Lowery successful Teton Pass, a heavy forested country successful Bridger-Teton National Forest successful Wyoming, according to Teton County Search and Rescue. The country is astir 17 miles from where Ms. Petito’s remains were found connected Sept. 19.
Mr. Lowery, 46, from Houston, was past seen connected Aug. 20. A origin of decease is nether investigation, officials said.
The Teton County Sheriff’s Office had been investigating Mr. Lowery’s disappearance and received tips implicit the play astir wherever helium mightiness person past been seen, the authorities said. Based connected the tips, hunt teams recovered a assemblage matching his statement adjacent Black Canyon Trail, a fashionable spot for hiking and upland biking.
Officials said the attraction connected Ms. Petito’s lawsuit “helped bring light” to that of Mr. Lowery, a begetter of 2 who had near Houston for Jackson Hole, Wyo., connected Aug. 19, according to KPRC 2, a Houston TV station.
The authorities said that Mr. Lowery had canceled his message earlier leaving Houston, The Jackson Hole News&Guide reported. Leigh Lowery, his sister, besides told the paper that helium had precocious acquired some a sleeping container and a tent, adding her member had nary camping experience.
Teton County Search and Rescue and Mr. Lowery’s household did not instantly instrumentality requests for remark connected Wednesday.
Ms. Petito, 22, was reported missing this period aft she did not instrumentality from a cross-country van travel with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. Her assemblage was aboriginal recovered successful the country of Grand Teton National Park, and the F.B.I. ruled her decease a homicide. Mr. Laundrie, whom the constabulary person called a “person of interest” successful the case, remains missing.
Ms. Petito’s disappearance has drawn wide media coverage, which some person criticized arsenic disproportionate, considering the deficiency of attraction fixed to hundreds of disappearances that don’t impact achromatic women.
Ms. Petito’s father, Joseph Petito, said successful a quality league connected Tuesday that societal media users had been “amazing” and “influential” successful his daughter’s case, and that the aforesaid level of attraction should beryllium fixed to everyone.
The authorities successful Wyoming are besides searching for Cian McLaughlin, who went missing successful Grand Teton National Park respective months ago.
The National Park Service said successful precocious June that Mr. McLaughlin, 27, had been seen connected a hiking way adjacent Taggart Lake connected June 8. The hiking destination of Mr. McLaughlin, who is believed to beryllium from Ireland, was not known.
An earlier missing persons study described Mr. McLaughlin arsenic past wearing a achromatic short-sleeve shirt, a reddish watch, shorts, a bucket chapeau and circular sunglasses, parkland officials said, adding helium had a noticeable tattoo connected his near forearm.
Search efforts for Mr. McLaughlin person included implicit 40 parkland staff, 5 hunt and rescue canine teams, members of Teton County Search and Rescue and the Teton Interagency Helicopter.