Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #15

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  1. Twinbabyg

    Twinbabyg Well-Known Member

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    I get so involved with these cases and every time one ends like this, my heart breaks and I can't help but feel the overwhelming sadness that the family must feel. I had a very close family friend who was murdered a few years ago. I never realized until then how important it is to "have them home". There is peace in having their body and a place to go and mourn. They will have their daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend home. Very soon. This gives me great peace and comfort for them.
     


  2. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Well hell, it's been hot and she's been missing for over 19 days. Horrific.
     
  3. x_files

    x_files Well-Known Member

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    Raised to think of themselves first and foremost.
    CW's parents were a piece of work, from what I recall.

     
  4. bammab

    bammab Former Member

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    Who else was with them? According to this thread they see two people digging, one person shutting the back doors and two people in the front seats.
     
  5. bestill

    bestill It's a Disney Day for SC Inmate 00378074

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    Let's not forget that Gabby's mom was frantically trying to get in touch with Gabby, Brian and his family to see if something had happened to both of them, not just Gabby.
    Let's also not forget that no one from Brian's family has had the courtesy of responding to the Petito family about anything that they may or may not know.
    Let's not forget the first response to LE knocking on their door was passing their attorney's contact information on and shutting the door.
    Let's also not forget that the Laundrie's have Gabby's personal things and they haven't even offered them to the family.
    Let's also not forget that Brian left last Tuesday, they didn't report him missing until Friday and even then did not tell LE about picking their car up from the Preserve on Tuesday night - less than forthcoming.

    I am waiting a search warrant and them to be ushered in for questioning. To any attorney's on site what are they facing?
     
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  6. citizen_sleuth

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    I’m sorry, as much as I appreciate the diversity of viewpoints on this case and understand giving Brian the benefit of the doubt, I’m going to be completely frank—her body was found less than 1000ft from where the van was parked. It appeared (although it’s unconfirmed) that she was buried. Her fiancé, the last person to see her alive, took off in her car and did absolutely nothing to help find her or even indicate he cared about the fact she was missing. Then, after GPs family reports her missing and LE comes knocking on his door, he runs away.

    Gabby is the one whose body was found in the wilderness. The one whose family spent weeks in a traumatic limbo as the one person who could provide answers about their daughters whereabouts hid under his parents’ wings. Brian is not the victim, Gabby is.

    What we saw in the body cam footage was a moment of crisis for both of them. We don’t see what went on when cameras weren’t rolling, which, I suspect, was the driving factor in whatever transpired. Up until her body was discovered, I could understand the suicide or accident theory to explain away BL’s guilty-looking behavior, but at this point I think it’s clear BL was involved in her death. IMO, she was murdered, but at the very least I believe he put her in grave physical danger.
     
  7. penguinface

    penguinface Well-Known Member

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    Even though Gabby only got to edit and post her first Youtube video (and I do wonder about the conspicuous absence of footage from between the start of their journey in Florida and NY until they got way out west… someone who “doesn’t think she can do it” might well have deleted it IMO,) I’m so glad that she got to make and share it with us all.

    As she was an enthusiast of true crime podcasts, I’d like to think that she’d be super proud of herself (and rightly so,) for breaking through Brian’s naysaying and getting that one video done which, in no small way when you think about it, helped to solve the mystery of her own disappearance.

    Rest in peace, Gabby.
     
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  8. Lillymac

    Lillymac Well-Known Member

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    I watched their YouTube and they shared that 7 years ago they lost their son in an auto accident. Their finding the van and filming it was no accident. They were sent by angels. Bless them!!
     
  9. lowes123

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    At the very minimum, can’t they bring Brian in on failure to report a death? If they can find him. RIP Gabby!
     
  10. Freth

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    I thought of this—that he might've buried her there with the hopes of the water washing the evidence away. Although, she was well on the shore and the spot was picked with care, which shows that he may have had some remorse. The location, as seen from a distance via helicopter, is almost a perfect "memorial" spot with trees.
     
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  11. Quill

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    I totally see him as the type to snap and kill her. He was completely acting to those officers. I saw it immediately. He could talk his way out of anything except with people who have seen his type in action. He was a possessive, jealous, unstable young man. She was upset because she was in love with an abuser. There is absolutely not one shred of evidence to suggest that G committed suicide. Not one.

     
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    kittythehare Well-Known Member

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    At least three dogs!
    How cool is that?

    Social media is often evil but occasionally it gets the job done.
    Bless them for going through that footage again.
     
  13. Loveallmyhorsesdogsandcats

    Loveallmyhorsesdogsandcats Well-Known Member

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    No on
    No one knows if he is grieving thus my question why you stated he was. He and his family refused to communicate with GP’s family long before LE was involved. They reached 0ut to the Laundries for 10 days asking where Gabby was with all communications being ignored, I would not call that not being receptive. They went to LE because they could not get BL or his family to respond. Lawyering up does not equate to grieving, I know of plenty of murderers who have lawyers and zero grief. I don’t think it takes experience to have care, concern, compassion for a missing you woman and her family and to behave in such a way that helps try to bring her home.
     
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    The Stickers…

    Seems most likely they were added either after she was dead or after he took off with the van… but why???

    Might seem like an irrelevant point. I thought so at first too but since she had OCD (and had decorated the van) I think she would be the one to put the stickers on and decide where they go. IMO if he left her alive and expected her to come home, he did it to look like he had fun without her and piss her off for decorating “her” van. If he killed her maybe they have a more sinister meaning or perhaps no meaning at.

    Since I’m kind of new here… at least posting wise. Can someone post the van’s stickers as of the recent youtube video and the stickers when the car was impounded. In the meantime, I will learn how to.
     
  15. Alethea

    Alethea Verified Attorney

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    I can't with CM tonight. Going over the Utah footage seems really grim when we just learned what happened to the poor girl. There's nothing anyone can do to change what happened after the traffic stop. I wish they focused on the great parts of her life right now.
     
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    AZDesertGal New Member

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  17. JaneEyre

    JaneEyre Kindness matters - always

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    WS may be slow tonight, but the ignore button is a fantastic feature that makes it go much more quickly!

    Ultimately, I am glad they found her, although I did try to hold out some hope that she was alive somewhere.
     
  18. MysteryMama

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    They showed this live? Wow. I did hear JB say let me make sure we don't show anything we're not supposed to show or something like that.
     
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    I need to issue an apology. I jumped the gun and don't want anyone else making my mistake. When I watched the aerial footage, I was very focused on the tent. I missed that the officers were actually standing tightly around the body to obscure it from aerial view while they got the tent ready.

    So I retract my assertion that Gabby's body was likely buried or partly buried.

    We should not rule out other causes of death.

    I'm sorry if my previous posts contributed to any confusion or mistaken assumptions.
     
  20. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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