Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #17

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  1. PommyMommy

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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."

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    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.

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    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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    Tiff23fr Verified Expert - Cultural & Behavioral Dynamics Staff Member Moderator

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    A Body has been found in the area of the search for Gabby.

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    Please Read and Acknowledge


    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
    -Video of couple dash cam is approved


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    Compliments of @oviedo
    LAST UPDATED 10:30 AM EST SEPT. 19

    Snipping the timeline and working on it - specifically the cars in the driveway during Sept12-17

    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

    AUG 27
    - Gabby's uncle posts there was a snapchat Gabby sent a friend -heading to Yellowstone (in Dailymail article)
    AUG 27-a Van is seen in the side of the road and youtubers post it - MSM picks up the story - could be Gabbys
    In the video the lady says it was recorded Aug 27, 2021 at between 6:00 to 6:30 PM
    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 reported in MSM)
    B alleged that Laundrie had confessed to camping at an unregulated site in the National Park "in the middle of nowhere along Snake River."

    AUG 29 Elk hunters spot van

    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 we don’t know when) & is uncooperative with the investigation
    SEP 10:: Gabby’s mother texted BL and his mother, RL, trying to get in touch with Gabby, but neither replied. The family alerted the National Park Service.

    Sept 10- Gabbys Dad contacts LE?

    SEP 11: Gabby’s family report her missing 7 PM
    Sep 11: Van seized at the home of BL parents in NorthPort FL - FBI

    Sept12-15- working on which cars were in the driveway- camper, mustang, red vehicle

    Sep 14: BL family lawyer issues statement
    Note: a vehicle left driveway at 6:04pm

    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
    Parents admit driving the mustang back after finding it at the preserve
    Sept18- searches for Gabby and BL
    Sept 19- BL search planned
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    WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 8/25/21 *MEDIA MAPS TIMELINE No discussion*


    Elk hunters sighting
    Search intensifies for Gabby Petito; police respond to Laundrie home in Florida
    Reporter Brian Entin video he posted on Tuesday 9/14 at 6:04 pm and he said the parents had left an hour previously.

    https://twitter.com/brianentin/status/1437930287170822152?s=21

    Then video of them returning in a red truck.

    https://twitter.com/brianentin/status/1437932624534769668?s=21


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    • this reporter says that Brian’s family called police this morning and says he was last seen at the reserve by them and they came here on Tuesday and saw his mustang and drove it hom
    Updated with new YouTube video
     
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    Mod Note:
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    Future posts regarding mental health will be removed. The thread is simply moving too fast to bring in the various points of view and personal experiences in this area.

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    Gratitude:

    Gratitude to each of you, to the public, to people that went through videos from travel to help in the search for Gabby. The care and compassion of WS Members in seeking justice for victims is why I am here with you. You played a role in helping Gabby’s parents get this far. You sent prayers, you kept the story alive, and you did it with class. YOU HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT.

    Now - let’s find BL…

    Peace to Gabby’s Family and Peace to Each of You.

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    Paul wrote this song while thinking about his mother Mary, who died when he was a young boy. She comes to him as an Angel and begins to whisper to accept what cannot be changed ~ “Let it be” As the song evolves, her whisper changes into a message of hope for a better world perhaps symbolizing ~ “Let it happen”

    It occurred to me this morning, for the first time in an invested case, I never once thought we’d have a miracle to find Gabby alive. I think I was wrong and she lives on as the miracle of herself ~ sparking awareness to all that she ever was, ever hoped to be, all that ever she is and all that she always will be.
    RIP Gabby ❤️
     
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    I know the remains found are likely to be those of Gabby, but something tells me that they aren’t too. I don’t know, it always seems when big breaks like this happen it always comes with a turn for the worse. :(
     
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    North Port, FL police say they have no plans to "conduct a major search" at Carlton Reserve for Brian Laundrie today. That's where they focused the search over the weekend. The department also says all media interviews are on hold until further notice.

    https://twitter.com/BrianEntin/status/1439924697664266241
     
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    I think the FBI confirmed it was her, didn’t they? Later last night.

    EDIT: I’m making this up apparently! But I don’t think they would act as confident if there wasn’t some indication that was assuredly her.
     
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    Gabby Petito: Laundrie family releases statement after FBI report her body has been found

    So his car was found at Mabry Carlton Reserve in Venice. Haven't been there lately (which is an unbelievably good thing). He could be anywhere in that park as it has trails that go all the way up to Rt 72 in Myakka City. A lot of the trails in the Myakka Prairie are under water this time of year, too. It would be a challenge to find him in an area that covers 24,565 acres, and there is no shortage of underbrush where he could hide.

    That is, if he doesn't run into an alligator or adult feral hogs which will dine off him should he end up dead there.
     
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    My hope is he turned himself in and gave the family the closure they so desperately need
     
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    So any searches planned anywhere?
     
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    A thought about the new van stickers - maybe someone else added them.

    I read somewhere that it's a "thing" among vanlifers to add stickers to other people's vehicles, and that BL and GP were actually seen doing this to someone else's car. It was a rental car and the people who rented it were not happy about the "vandalism" - but that is where I read about adding stickers to other vehicles.

    Assuming that BL added the stickers is just that - an assumption. And it seems like it'd be the last thing on his mind to do, right? So maybe he didn't. Maybe other people added them.
     
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    We are saddened and heartbroken to learn that Gabby has been found deceased. Our focus from the start, along with the FBI, and national partners, has been to bring her home. We will continue to work with the FBI in the search for more answers.
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    Perhaps they've been in contact with him or the family is being more cooperative and they have reason to believe he will be turning himself in soon.
     
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