Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #13

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  1. feralwriter

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

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    Smart thinking.
     
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  2. bambibones

    bambibones Well-Known Member

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    She couldn't have been working on her Vlog - no WiFi in dispersed campgrounds. That's what's so utterly self-contradictory about that part of his story.
     
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  3. shelbycat

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    I have wondered about this as well. At the Presser the North Port Police held a few days ago, they had several posters up…one of GP, one or two of the van, and one of just the tent.

    They did not mention the tent in the presser but it made me question whether the tent was recovered in the van.
     
  4. TotusTuus

    TotusTuus Well-Known Member

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    I agree with those who suspect this was a sudden break rather than anything premeditated. As for hiding her, she was so small. :( I could have picked her up and I'm an old woman. He could have carried her to a ravine or a crevice that was just enough off the beaten path to make her unnoticeable. How many times have hidden remains turned up in heavily-used state parks? There've been a couple of reports just in the last few weeks.
     
  5. JerseyGirl

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    I can’t imagine the battery she’d need for 3 days working on editing videos.

    They could barely keep their phones charged.
     
  6. distracted

    distracted Well-Known Member

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    I'm not discounting a push or a drowning or any other method for that matter. Nor am I making any judgement about an accidental or premeditated death.

    That said, as hard as it to hide a body, it's harder to carry or move one.

    I really believe he was just checking to make sure she was still hidden before he left town, knowing that he would not be able to do that again. I believe that what had transpired between them, happened earlier.
     
  7. ninvestigate

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    Don't disagree. But that plan isn't... a plan. You can't keep going and fueling up your van and buying granola on the thrill of beating someone down emotionally.

    If he wasn't a part of the social media stuff, then where did he expect to get money? It seemed to have already been so tight. This was not sustainable.

    And since we now know he wasn't an aspiring insta-star, and that was more her, then he was in this "van life" to really be in this "van life." I can see that being a huge difference of philosophy. Doing the van life to escape the mainstream (BL) vs. doing the van life to make a name for oneself in the mainstream (GP). I understand clearly why this could have intimidated and/or threatened him, IMO. So I'm with you.
     
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  8. willyengland

    willyengland Well-Known Member

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    You can work off-line on it and upload it later.
     
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    I find it hard to believe that he would grab a ride for an alibi. It's so random that he'd just hope someone would pick him up and remember him. I doubt he was doing that much planning ahead. MOO of course
     
  10. bambibones

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    Food isn't the big issue here - although he would definitely had less had he really been out for three days.

    But the sleeping bag, and a lack of a sleeping pad, really rules out his story. It was 35° that night.
     
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  11. shelbycat

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    not necessarily true. Lots of work can be done editing content and hours of videos and photographs into formats suitable for posting on SM without having internet access. I work in some crazy remote areas and am able to get a ton of work done without WiFi before I have to submit my work.
     
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    I think this simple explanation is most likely. Thanks!
     
  13. bambibones

    bambibones Well-Known Member

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    Excellent observation!
     
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    power banks, most of these van people like the jackery though i don't know what kinda van build they really had.
     
  15. Hyway

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    My supposition starts with the idea that they went off some distance to get a perfect Instagram sunset picture, not to close to be around a bunch of people but not so far that they couldn't get back before full dark. And then stuff went down hill fast. By the time he has carried her away from the spot and ditched her he has gotten himself lost. Might not have to go very far to get caught out after full dark and not be able to find your way back. Or heck maybe he just ran out into the wilderness after he realized what he did.
     
  16. NuttMegg

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    I doubt she would want to stay alone while he went out for several days. And I doubt he would want to spend nights alone in the woods with his tarp and Mr Griz. I agree with you 100% about not needing internet to do all that, just that I think it's a big lie in the 1st place.
     
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    See that part where Shep says "Listen you could compel him to talk have you thought of that?" (paraphrase) I was posting about this last night. Florida allows for investigative subpoenas. They should have dragged him in. Doesn't matter if he said nothing. At least they would have seen him and had eyes on him. They never did this. Instead they just took the attorney's word and never self-verified, and that was a huge mistake.

    At the end, Josh Taylor actually leaked something under Shep's direct questioning (I'm surprised he did this). He admitted they have no reason to believe Miranda TikTok's information is a hoax. (I bet he got in trouble for that, lol). Of course, we all pretty much knew it wasn't hoax already with the time stamped texts from her mother and the precise detail she provided.
     
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    Well, that would really be premeditated. :(
     
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    Could be, or over a cliff.
    SAR in these rugged parts are experts though....there might be signs, broken twigs, pushed over shrubs or whatnot. This guy had no equipment with him. He's not an experienced outdoorsman or mountain man. Nor hunter likely. He's a kid. I have confidence that SAR will find her, if they can determine the general area.
    At least I hope so.
     
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  20. ninvestigate

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    Right. Empty backpack when picked up from camping alone for a while, but a backpack full enough that it was secured with the waist-belt at the hip for a "day hike" last Tuesday in FL? Give me a break... (MOO!)
     
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