Robert Lowery, lacking Texas dad present in identical forest as Gabby Petito, died of suicide, coroner finds

Robert “Bob” Lowery, a Texas father who vanished in a Wyoming nationwide forest, died of suicide, a coroner mentioned Wednesday.

Lowery, 46, went lacking after flying to Jackson Gap on Aug. 19 and utilizing a ride-sharing automobile service to Wilson, a city close to a number of nationwide forest trailheads. His physique was correctly recognized and the reason for demise was confirmed to be suicide, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue mentioned Wednesday.

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Leigh Lowery, his sister, informed “Dateline” that he resigned from his actual property job and was occurring varied tenting journeys earlier than beginning a brand new job. His household grew frightened after he stopped contacting his two minor kids.

Lowery’s stays had been discovered on Sept. 28 in Bridger-Teton Nationwide Forest, the identical forest the place authorities discovered Gabby Petito’s physique on Sept. 19. Volunteer rescue groups with a canine discovered a set of stays and a black Nike duffle bag on a steep, wooded slope, the Teton County Search and Rescue mentioned on the time.

Petito’s disappearance, coated by nationwide information shops, helped spotlight Lowery’s case, authorities beforehand mentioned. At the least two folks contacted police with new details about the final place he was presumably seen the weekend earlier than his physique was discovered.

“The brand new info put Lowery on the Black Canyon Path, sporting a black baseball cap with a gold P, and carrying a black duffle bag with the Nike emblem,” authorities mentioned.

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