Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #11

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  1. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    Missing woman disappears after road trip with boyfriend as mom reveals message to authorities

    Gabby Petito, 22, set out on a road trip with her boyfriend in a converted camper van in early July to tour National Parks, but she disappeared in late August and her family hasn't heard from her in more than two weeks. Now, her mother is pleading for help finding her daughter.

    Nicole Schmidt, Petito's mother, said that the last verbal conversation she had with her daughter was on Aug. 25.

    "I don't know if she left Grand Teton or not," Schmidt said. "I did receive a text from her on the 27th and the 30th, but I don't know if it was technically her or not, because it was just a text. I didn't verbally speak to her."


    The couple stopped in Grand Teton National Park on Aug. 25, Petito's last known location, before a planned trip to Yellowstone. They were traveling in a 2012 Ford white van that was converted into a camper.


    A spokesperson for the Jackson Police Department said that an "attempt to locate" call was recently filed for Petito. The Suffolk County Police Department is also investigating the case. Suffolk County PD declined to comment on Sunday.

    Petito is 5’5" and has blonde hair and blue eyes. She has a triangle tattoo with flowers on her left arm and a "Let it be" tattoo on her right arm.

    Anyone who has seen Gabby or has any information on the case should contact the Suffolk County Police Department at 1-800-220-8477.

    WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 8/25/21 *MEDIA MAPS TIMELINE No discussion*

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  2. Tiff23fr

    Tiff23fr Verified Expert - Cultural & Behavioral Dynamics Staff Member Moderator

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    Where we are at this time:
    -Brian Laundrie is officially named a POI by Law Enforcement
    -Awareness foundation is approved for discussion
    -Find Gabby FB page is not approved
    -Gabby is still missing and considered the victim in this case
    -Authorities have the van
    -LE was at the Laundrie home last night
    to talk with family - Protestors were at scene
    -FOX 13 has reached out to authorities and police confirmed that they have been in contact with the TikTok user, Miranda Baker. They say her story is "possibly credible."
    -Authorities are searching for BL who is now considered a missing person: current known search is at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park / Carlton Reserve
    -BL’s parents shared with LE they have not seen BL since Tuesday


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    MAR 17
    : IG Post- 1 yr anniversary
    JUL 2: GP announced her engagement to BL


    JUL 2
    : Van Life Road Trip Began for Gabby Petito and BL - GP is the owner of the van
    JUL 5: The couple stopped at Kansas' Monument Rocks
    JUL 8: Their next stop was Colorado Springs
    JUL 10: Petito updated her Instagram with photos of her walking at Grand Sand Dunes National Park
    JUL 16: Petito’s smiling in a photo from the couple’s next stop at Zion National Park
    JUL 20: Petito informed her Instagram followers that they were at Cedar Breaks
    JUL 21: The next stop was Bryce Canyon National Park
    JUL 26: Petito posted a photo relaxing in hot tub at Mystic Hot Springs
    JUL 30: The couple stopped at Canyonlands National Park Mesa Arch
    AUG 10
    : JF met Gabby and BL near Moab, Utah where they chatted about 40 min. JF and his gf then set off on a hike to the Delicate Arch. When they got back to the parking lot, Gabby and Laundrie were gone.
    AUG 12: The couple was at the organic store (Moonflower) from 9am to 3pm according to the police video - they were going to get water and showers - police report incident is at 4pm and the video is over an hour long of this incident. BL is taken to a hotel -Where does Gabby go for the night?

    AUG 12
    : The couple took a hike at Arches National Park - Believe the hike was august 9 and posted on aug 12
    AUG 12 Moab, UT PD police incident report - no criminal charges,respond to an incident involving BL and Gabrielle Petito
    AUG 12 Arches National Park - reservation only campsite (per PE) - Is this where Gabby stayed in her van/tent?

    AUG 13
    : BF posted an Instagram photo from their next destination in Moab
    AUG 17: BL returns to Florida via airplane to move their things out of storage returns Aug 23 -Some reports say he moved stuff into storage and some say out of storage

    AUG 19: YouTube travel video posted
    AUG 21: Gabbys dad orders Uber eats
    AUG 21: Gabby told her Dad on FaceTime that they had lost power during a stop in Salt Lake City.
    AUG 23: BL returns from Florida trip via airplane (Where was the van parked?)
    AUG 24: The couple were seen checking out of a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah
    AUG 25: Petito’s family spoke to her for the last time over the phone and she said she was in Grand Teton National Park
    Last phone call between Gabby & her mom, Nicole Schmidt. Last Instagram post from Monarch Wall in Ogden, Utah.
    AUG 25 - Couple spots van at 5pm at Jenny Lake - alerts LE 9/17 they saw it (this is new information for the timeline)
    AUG 27
    - Gabby's uncle posts there was a snapchat Gabby sent a friend -heading to Yellowstone (in Dailymail article)
    AUG 27 & 30: text messages from Gabby’s phone sent to mom
    After August 30th, Gabby’s parents weren’t able to get in contact with Gabby or her fiance. Her fiance’s mother also was not responding to any phone calls.”
    AUG 29- BL is picked up at 5:30pm while hiking alone in Grand Teton (tiktok)

    AUG 30: Text from Gabby to Mom - No service in Yosemite
    August 31: A new list titled “Self-Consumption” appeared on the couple’s Spotify
    SEP 1: BL returns home to FL alone, retains an attorney & is uncooperative with the investigation
    SEP 10:: Gabby’s mother texted Brian and his mother, Roberta, trying to get in touch with Gabby, but neither replied The family alerted the National Park Service.
    Sept 10-? Discovery of her Van
    SEP 11: Gabby’s family report her missing 7 PM
    Sep 11: Van seized at the home of BL parents in NorthPort FL - FBI
    Sep 14: BL family lawyer issues statement
    Sept 15: NorthPort police names BL as Person of Interest
    Sept 15: Gabby's family issues another statement
    Sep 15- Northport police chief asks BL lawyer to assist in finding Gabby
    Sep 17 - FBI takes over search in WY (GTNP =Grand Teton National Park)
    Sept 17- BL family asks police to come to their home
    Sept 17- LE at BL home - he is declared missing by his parents as of Tuesday

    September 1: POI BL is in Florida (we don't yet know when he left with her van to drive home to his parents house where he remains)

    4 songs were added to the playlist "Mtn tops," on an account Gabby Petito appears to share with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie: Many of the songs, collected on an account she appeared to share with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, focus on love and heartache.
    "Your woman is your angel, is your left side, is your whole life; easily the most beautiful thing in the world," one song, Matt Berry’s "Woman," begins. "She'll soothe you; she'll accuse you; she'll confuse you; she'll lose you but always be the best friend you have in the world."

    Another song, "Take My Hand," is about picking up a stranger at a bar. "The Badger’s Wake" is about a badger decomposing underground.

    Mother of missing Gabby Petito says boyfriend and his family IGNORED her desperate texts | Daily Mail Online

    Missing woman's haunting songs on Spotify account may provide answers

    WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 8/25/21 *MEDIA MAPS TIMELINE No discussion*
    ETA discovery of the van by Gabbys dad on person is questionable- he may have driven by and called LE (need to research this)
  3. AC's Grandma

    AC's Grandma Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if the police have searched the storage facility where BL and his father went and cleared it out when he flew home. Did they look at the security footage to see what occurred there? If not, they need to do it now!
    I know people have said he wouldn't have driven back here with her body but anything is possible and if so, would he place her there? Could she have been alive for part of the trip he drove back to FL or dead in the back of the van? I think anything is possible in this case.
  4. Hyway

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    There are a lot of conversation idioms in this video that people are taking extremely literal. They asked if he had any money for a motel. As a vanlifer without an income stream they probably did have money but had it all accounted for future purchases - food, gas, park fees (if any), etc. So I can easily see him thinking, "no we don't have any money for a motel. I'll just camp out." and so just answered the cops actual question.

    The same thing with the phone. He said he didn't have a cell phone. He could have meant I don't have it with me. Or that he has a block of plastic that people would call a phone, but he never uses it and/or it doesn't a plan, so in his mind he doesn't have a cellphone. GP did say he is very bad at keeping it charged. I mean, in the video he had to hunt down a charger to go with the phone that was stuffed down somewhere.
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  5. whitelilac

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    Personally, I don't believe he is in the reserve. Living in Florida he knows it's miserable in there, with the mosquitos, humidity, and alligators. He's not a tourist. This guy is not resourceful or a survivalist by nature imo, he wouldn't last a night in there, alligators and all.

    Unless he was not planning on coming back, with a rope in his backpack, I think this location was planned a ruse. Parents "finding the car" and driving it back the same day is off too. How was he supposed to get back if the car was taken away?

    Brian is elsewhere, maybe hiding in plain sight in a big city, with a wad of cash his parents gave him, or off to some barefoot commune who knows where.
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  6. dtowndetective411

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    Still really weird they would *drive his car back home* if they were worried about his safety. Especially if he had left the house Tuesday, AND they found the car Tuesday, AND didn't say anything to the police until Friday.
  7. sarx

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    Ok, so not sure where the original acreage came from, but it was very inaccurate so just disregard my original comment that I can no longer edit or delete lol.
  8. MsBetsy

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    Well, that's what I mean. The information they gave to police in order to find BL is probably true. But they were very careful about revealing any information in relation to Gabby, since they consulted the attorney before reporting their son missing.

    They must know the trouble they would be in if they intentionally mislead investigators in finding their son. I don't see them risking that. I don't think their attorney would let them do that, either. IMO
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  9. grammieto5

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    OH, that's great! Maybe she can find the one who murdered her daughter.
  10. Alethea

    Alethea Verified Attorney

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    Yes, the NPPD spokesperson confirmed it was FBI at their house last night. Lying to a federal agent is a felony under 18 USC 1001. 5 years in prison and the feds are not shy about prosecuting this.
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  13. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    No. It’s not that simple. First, to be released on one’s own recognizance, it usually has to be a petty crime and domestic violence may not be considered a petty crime, even if she was charged with misdemeanor DV.

    She may have been able to easily make bail, but there would be no traveling on with Laundrie. She would’ve had to show up for future hearings. She would’ve very likely been given conditions for bail such as no contact with him. She may have had travel restricted to the state she was in and/or her home state.

    Most states don’t play with DV.
  14. katydid23

    katydid23 Well-Known Member

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    Are they serious?
    They still don't believe it is a crime? :rolleyes:
  15. ArmChairDet

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    I agree. They really haven't said anything, except talk to his lawyer.

    I don't want to defend the parents, however, they may be in total anguish about the whole situation. I am sure the lawyer told everyone - talk to no-one, to take away any judgment call and mistakes.

    I wonder if they may finally crack and have to talk.
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    i keep a lot of old phones just for storage, apps, being rough with etc in situations i don't want to break my actual working phone lol
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  17. CrimeDawg123

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    Honestly at this point, I am not convinced he was ever in North Point recently. I don't believe this family one bit.
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    Yeah, among other things. I kind of feel like NP Police was just sitting there waiting to talk to Brian rather than actively investigation, as they appear to be now. imo.
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  19. aim4thestars

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    There is absolutely no indication of a traumatic death, and all signs point to some kind of environmental/toxic anomaly. No relation.
  20. Coquette

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    My best guess at the moment is that IF what the Laundrie's have told LE is true, they realized on Friday that Brian had taken the gun out of its case that was stored in his car, and that created a sense of urgency. I noticed that Josh Marshall, the Spokesperson for the NPPD, said he 'could not speak to that' when asked if BL owned a gun. They would certainly know that information.

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