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

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  1. wnk

    wnk Well-Known Member

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    Her very last Instagram pic??? Could it have been taken in Tetons?

    ETA: It definitely looks like it matches the decor in the Jenny Lake gift shop.

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  2. kittythehare

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    Thank you.
    I had not known!
    I hope I can retain this information for future use. (technophobe)
     
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    Good catch! And Gabby was wearing a hat like in the last photo of her most recent IG post (the "Happy Halloween" post).
     
  5. K9Kaos

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    Agree completely. I could see my 4 daughters just as upset, especially under the circumstances.
     
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  6. Bit of hope

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    In my mind the back of the van with stickers looked different.
     
  7. heli

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    Fox news has a video of B's mom in front of house..Can't get it to link
     
  8. JerseyGirl

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    Looks like the same pair she was wearing in Moab
     
  9. halfpintny

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    The police have the van and are processing it. Is it plausible to think that if the tent was NOT found in the van this information would be posted in the missing poster as an item for the public to look out for?
    Even if this information could be important to help find her?
     
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    But if you compare to bodycam footage it’s identical. Stickers added later
     
  12. RickshawFan

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    I have used a tarp for backpacking/kayaking for the last 15 years. I’ve used a tarp over my picnic table while car camping for, I dunno, 20 years. I do not use a blue tarp and won’t. My pieces are super lightweight and packable.
    You CAN use one of those blue things for sleeping under, and some people do, but they get bulky after you’ve used them once: they’re impossible to get back into a nice tidy package.
    There are a few things blue tarp users tend to forget when they’re going out imagining they’re going to use a blue tarp for a roof.
    1. They need a second blue tarp under them if they’re going to sleep
    2. They might need as much as 100 feet of rope.
    3. In order to stay dry, they need a COLOSSAL tarp over them. Picture rain coming down. Some of it goes a little bit on the diagonal. Boom! You’re wet if you have a small tarp.
    4. There’s no bug protection
    5. Unless you have standing trees (i.e. not merely sticks lying around) a tarp-roof is the most hellish thing to erect if you’re by yourself.
    6. A tarp sags. This gets really bad when it rains. It can sag right on top of you.
    7. If the trees are too far apart, you either have to climb high to tie the rope, or you have to know how to jury-rig a pole to prop the rope up. This takes experience.
    8. You usually need stakes as well.
    9. All this makes a blue tarp a horrible backpacking/camping sleeping solution unless you have multiple people.

    I went to a car camping campground near Lake George a couple of years ago. The upper canopy was festooned with rope from people hanging tarps and simply cutting the rope and not bothering to untie it. A ladder would have to be used by a cleanup crew to get that stuff down. Hundreds of trees, one tree at a time. Many people used big nails and hammered them into trees. All of this DESTROYS trees. I spent a couple of hours working to free trees at empty spots. I was absolutely appalled, not just for the selfishness at leaving debris in a camp site, but because campers were destroying living things. I suspect a lot of this goes on in the backcountry now that tarps have become a fad.
     
  13. GRT

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    That looks like a hat to keep the sun off your face and neck. Usually, it seems like older people wear hats like that, but maybe one of them wore it. Weird.
     
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    Publix is a grocery store. It HAS a pharmacy, but she likely just worked in the store.
     
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    OH this is an interesting thought! I wonder if the parents could talk? Or would they also need a lawyer?
     
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    It really doesn't say whether the van remained in that location after 6pm on August 27 and so the mystery deepens unless someone comes up with another clue
     
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    Possible the black and white shoes she wears sometimes? Hard to tell could be nothing
     

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    Have we heard from any Laundrie friends and family (besides the sister)? I think it's strange that at this point the press haven't talked to neighbors, friends, past neighbors and friends from New York, classmates from New York. Usually by now anyone even peripherally related to them would have been hounded by press and interview requests.
    Did I miss some interviews? Especially interested to hear from Long Islanders who used to work with, live next to, and/or attended high school. <modsnip>
     
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