Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #12

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  1. Seabunny

    Seabunny Well-Known Member

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    Chuck Palahniuk is a great writer and I think maybe his novels are even assigned reading in school. Nothing wrong with reading and liking his novels, nothing wrong with being bald or walking around barefoot in the wilderness either.

    …and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be an influencer and making a living doing it. It sounds like a dream job, but also hard as hell. I know of several people whose mental health was negatively impacted by it. It has to be approached as a business with a business model and clear work boundaries and not a lifestyle that you can’t escape from.

    Lastly, having a mental illness doesn’t make you a murderer and being emotional doesn’t make you crazy.
     
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  2. RickshawFan

    RickshawFan Verified Outdoor Recreation Specialist

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    They are campsite numbers. Those triangles are how backcountry campsites are indicated on maps. There is probably some batch name for them; you've already suggested "east" and "west".
     
  3. StarrChance

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    Help me out here, I’m trying to think of BL parents end game, he cannot be on the lam forever. The best I can think of is getting him to a country without extradition?
    Regardless, the way things are looking to me they seem to treading a thin line with the law atm!
     
  4. Herat

    Herat Way out West

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    I agree with the general outline, but I don't think they went to Yellowstone.

    I recall there is a purported sighting in Jenny Lake, GTNP parking lot. I think they were only in GTNP. Hanging around in off-the-beaten trail areas where "something" occurred.

    I think he bailed from the ride because Miranda & BF turned off of Highway 287 to Teton Park Road to get to Jackson. This was taking farther from where the van was parked at Spread Creek, and he had intended to get off closer to Highway 191 so he could walk up Spread Creek Road and get to the van to return home.

    Remember they picked him up about 5:45 in Coulter Bay and he probably wanted to get back to the van before dark, and leave under the cover of darkness. Even then, walking from Jackson Dam to the campground would likely take 2.5 hours and he would arrive after sunset, with the dark coming on. He never intended to hitchhike all the way to Jackson Hole, IMHO. He needed to get back to that van before her parents and friends started to get suspicious about the lack of contact.
     
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    My husband sure does. LOL
     
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  6. officer'swife 2010

    officer'swife 2010 Well-Known Member

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    Yes! It’s hard traveling anyways and they were together 24/7…from what I’ve read he wasn’t the most clean person so maybe it started from that
     
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  7. Jurisprudence

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    Yes. This would be right and I have to correct my posts. The TikTokers were not going North. I have to go correct that. But, BL "freaked out" when he discovered they were going to Jackson Hole and now they are searching Spread Creek which is EAST. BL was moving away from there. And, given his reaction, there was a specific reason for it.
     
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  8. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    I'm curious why the tiktok person, who picked up a hitchhiker in the area where Gabbie last spoke with her mother, is taken seriously.

    I'm sure that tiktok picked up a hitchhiker, but does she have a photo or something to prove that the hitchhiker is related to Gabby's disappearance? We know that she reported the info to FBI, and then she reported it to the media, but does it really fit with what we know about Gabby and fiance wanting to remain close to the van? Gabby did not want fiance to drive away in the van without her, even though she should have expected that he'd be back soon - after they'd cooled off from the disagreement.

    Why would they park the van and hike 10 miles to a campsite? The tiktok person claims that they picked up a hitchhiker who was heading to Jackson, but when she mentioned that they were driving to Jackson Hole, he panicked and demanded that they let him out of the van. Most importantly, is it believable that they parked the van and hiked 10 miles to camping spot?

    What's the story - that they did not park the van at Jackson Hole, but farther away?

    "He approached us asking for a ride because he needed to go to Jackson and we were going to Jackson that night. So I said, you know, 'Hop in,' and he hopped in the back of my Jeep," Baker said. "He offered to pay us like $200 to give him a ride like 10 miles. So, that was kind of weird."​

    https://www.fox13now.com/news/local...-laundrie-hiking-in-grand-teton-national-park
     
  9. Vegasgrl

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    Florida Panthers are beautiful and sadly endangered. In south Florida the state builds tunnels to give them safe access under busy roads so they can safely navigate to the other side of their habitat. But, many are lost to increasing traffic/development. There are less than 250 total. The ones spotted where I lived were almost always in trees. They're about 5 feet long plus tail. And carnivores, of course.
     
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  10. IzzyBlanche

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    A good deal of my day job consists of very tedious work. I alleviate the boredom while I'm doing it by listening to every true crime podcast I can get my hands on.

    If that were evidence against my character...I'd be in the slammer toot sweet if anything happened to Mr. Izzy.
     
  11. smucklecrumble

    smucklecrumble Well-Known Member

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    Sadly this is what I think happened too.
     
  12. Seni

    Seni Well-Known Member

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    Well done you¡¡

    I teach Eng Lit in my spare time. Short crime stories capture a lot of attention and imagination.
     
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    Ok, so a map I observed of all the timeline that has a dot on California was only presumed based on the context of the message and not by gps location ? ok, Then the WY focus would make sense.

    I only suggested that because it would seem impossible for the van to be in California on Sept 30th and arrive in Florida by Sept 1st. For that to be true then Gabby's phone would have to be separated from the van. In what circumstances could that occur ?

    The assumption is that the California ref. is inconsequential and the current focus around the lake area is due to validated information. Can we assume that there is a strong indication that Gabby's personal items or by witness report was identified in the current focus area ?
     
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  14. IzzyBlanche

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    LOL so far. I've never been arrested in my life for anything and I'm rapidly approaching uh NM
     
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    I think he started to strangle her, then possibly beat her to death. Maybe with rocks, maybe with his bear hands.
    Jeez, I can't even think about it. Poor Gabby.
     
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  16. BigCityAccountant

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    I’m sure they are n
    I took those for camp sites…what gives you the impression that it’s cell phone pings?

    TIA
     
  17. milkshakedonkey

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    I’m not caught up so this may be addressed already. She has a Transit Connect. Very different from a regular Transit.
     
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  18. feralwriter

    feralwriter Pls. read THE GIFT OF FEAR. Trust your gut always.

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    YEP.
     
  19. Hope4More

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    Given that her parents don't have their daughter, don't know where she is or what happened to her, but know that Brian does know but has refused to say, and that his parents have abetted & joined in that silence, sad for sure isn't my primary emotion here....
     
  20. HogWild79

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    He does seem a little obsessed with Fight Club and that doesn't seem to match the whole VanLife lifestyle. Living off the grid, living without material possessions. I think he is the type of guy to pull a Chris McCandless "Into the Wild" kind of thing. But maybe, Gabby was also into that kind of thing too deep down, which is perhaps why she hasn't been seen in three weeks. She could be on the Pacific Crest Trail, doing a Cheryl Strayed sort of thing.
     
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