Gabby Petito’s body was delivered by a coroner in Wyoming Thursday to a local morgue for cremation.
Teton County Coroner Brent Blue had said a day earlier that Petito was killed by manual strangulation and that she had died three to four weeks before her body was found on September 19.
However, the coroner cited Wyoming law and said other details of the autopsy could not be released to the public.
Petito’s father, Joseph Petito, traveled to Wyoming on Wednesday to collect his daughter’s ashes and bring them back to Long Island, New York.
The coroner also turned over DNA to police for the investigation of his murder, according to local news network WPBF 25.
Petito’s fiancé, Brian Laundrie, remains a “person of interest” in the case as the police hunt for him continues. Laundrie had disappeared on September 17, weeks after returning to Florida without Petito.
It’s unclear how strong the DNA evidence recovered from the body will be, given that Petito’s remains had been exposed to the elements for a long time, state attorney Dave Aronberg said according to WPBF 25.
Meanwhile, another day of police searches of Florida’s 25,000-acre Carlton Reservation, the last place Laundrie was believed to be, ended Wednesday with no results.
Officials said there was a 50 percent chance Laundrie was alive.
Josh Taylor, a North Port police spokesman, told CNN that the police search would continue despite the fact that no significant link to Laundrie was found in the nature preserve.
Laundrie initially refused to cooperate with investigators, although his father Chris has joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in their search of the Carlton Reserve.
On Wednesday, Laundrie’s father was seen in a Fox News video uploaded to Twitter, mowing the lawn and ignoring questions from reporters.