Intense Gabby Petito search leads to apparent discovery of another body

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The coverage of the Gabby Petito case has led to the apparent discovery of another body, it has been reported.

YouTuber Gabby, 22, went missing last month during a cross-country trip in the US with her fiancé Brian Laundrie.

Her body was discovered in Wyoming on September 18 and there is now a huge manhunt underway to locate Laundrie, 23, who is the prime suspect.

But the intense coverage has seemingly brought closure to the family of a man from Texas who went missing in Wyoming in August, the New York Post reports.

The last trace of Robert Lowery, 46, was reportedly a ping from his cellphone in the city of Jackson.

Mr Lowery was last seen on video at a restaurant in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village on August 19.

Remains matching his description were discovered near the Black Canyon Trail at the base of Teton Pass on Tuesday, Houston's KPRC-TV reported.

Sheriff Deputy Chad Sachse said the coverage into Gabby's case led tipsters to provide new information about Mr Lowery, who went missing 40 miles from where the tragic YouTuber's body was found.

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Mr Lowery's family said: "Bob has been a wonderful father, son, brother and friend.

"Our family wants to thank the news media and others involved in the search for our privacy at this difficult time.

“The Teton County Sheriff’s Office informed our family this afternoon that the Search and Rescue Team located a body that fits the description of our son, Robert ‘Bob’ Lowery near Black Canyon Trail. We await the Teton County, WY coroner’s report.

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"At this time, we especially want to thank Teton County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Sachse and his department for all of their work during this month that Bob has been missing.

"We also appreciate the search today by Teton County Search and Rescue volunteer teams and the care and concern demonstrated by so many in the Jackson Hole news media and community."

The authorities don't believe the two cases are connected.

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A couple who camped beside the Laundrie family days after Gabby is believed to have died say they may have captured Brian Laundrie in a selfie.

Laundrie arrived at the Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County, Florida, with parents Christopher and Roberta on September 6. .

Fort Myers couple Marci and Kenny Newsom told NBC2 they checked into the campsite on the same day and stayed just metres from the Laundries in the neighbouring site.

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