Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #23

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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."


    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.


    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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    Where we are at this time:
    -Brian Laundrie is officially named a POI by Law Enforcement
    -Awareness foundation is approved for discussion
    -Authorities have the van

    -FBI has searched the Laundrie home
    -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

    -Mustang has been towed
    -Autopsy determines homocide
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    MAR 17: IG Post- 1 yr anniversary
    JUL 2: GP announced her engagement to BL


    JUL 2: Van Life Road Trip Began for Gabby Petito and BL - GP is the owner of the van
    JUL 5: The couple stopped at Kansas' Monument Rocks
    JUL 8: Their next stop was Colorado Springs
    JUL 10: Petito updated her Instagram with photos of her walking at Grand Sand Dunes National Park
    JUL 16: Petito’s smiling in a photo from the couple’s next stop at Zion National Park
    JUL 20: Petito informed her Instagram followers that they were at Cedar Breaks
    JUL 21: The next stop was Bryce Canyon National Park
    JUL 26: Petito posted a photo relaxing in hot tub at Mystic Hot Springs
    JUL 30: The couple stopped at Canyonlands National Park Mesa Arch
    AUG 10: JF met Gabby and BL near Moab, Utah where they chatted about 40 min. JF and his gf then set off on a hike to the Delicate Arch. When they got back to the parking lot, Gabby and Laundrie were gone.
    AUG 12: The couple was at the organic store (Moonflower) from 9am to 3pm according to the police video - they were going to get water and showers - police report incident is at 4pm and the video is over an hour long of this incident. BL is taken to a hotel -Where does Gabby go for the night?

    AUG 12: The couple took a hike at Arches National Park - Believe the hike was august 9 and posted on aug 12
    AUG 12 Moab, UT PD police incident report - no criminal charges,respond to an incident involving BL and Gabrielle Petito
    AUG 12 Arches National Park - reservation only campsite (per PE) - Is this where Gabby stayed in her van/tent?

    AUG 13: BF posted an Instagram photo from their next destination in Moab
    AUG 17: BL returns to Florida via airplane to move their things out of storage returns Aug 23 -Some reports say he moved stuff into storage and some say out of storage (source - handwritten note by Gabbys uncle)

    AUG 19: YouTube travel video posted by Gabby
    AUG 21: Gabbys dad orders Uber eats delivered to hotel
    AUG 21: Gabby told her Dad on FaceTime that they had lost power during a stop in Salt Lake City.
    AUG 23: BL returns from Florida trip via airplane (Where was the van parked?)
    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." Note - this is not confirmed

    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 according to his parents, (retains an attorney we don’t know when) & is uncooperative with the investigation
    Sept 2 -9: ?
    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- searches for Gabby and BL planned

    Sept 19 - FBI press conference - offers condolences to Gabby's family - body found believed to be Gabby
    Found near where the van bloggers video showed the van parked on August 27 (6-6:3opm)
    Sept 20- Search Warrant Served at home of BL parents by FBI
    Sept 21 - autopsy of Gabby at 1pm
    sept 21- search resumes for BL

    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.

    Then video of them returning in a red truck.

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    Miranda Baker - Alleged to pick BL up Hitchhiking
    Van Witness Video #2
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  3. Tiff23fr

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    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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    We are starting to loose focus that this thread is about Gabby and the current search for Brian.

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    Tiff23fr Verified Expert - Cultural & Behavioral Dynamics Staff Member Moderator

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    Gabby's father is a victim. He is NOT considered a POI. He is indeed a grieving parent at this time. Do not continue with any negative speculation in regards to her father.

    Thread will remain closed for 45mins - an hour. If there is *ACTIVE BREAKING NEWS* please alert on this post to get the attention of a Mod.

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    MOO I think when people say "You have to be ... to do ..." what they should be saying is "I have to be ... ", because there is never one way to do anything. I think there should be a rule similar to MOO to handle this :)
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    The preliminary autopsy seems to confirm what most of us suspected the moment we heard about the guy who went on an extended road trip with his girlfriend and came home alone …

    I’m glad they were able to find Gabby and hope they find BL alive so he can answer questions and face the consequences.
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    I am wondering if the father was sending a coded message to Brian.
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    Well, to add to that which others have proffered, they say this when they can be fairly assured it isn't a suicide; i.e., that people could not self-inflict these wounds.

    I don't think they can't *eat*; but I do question them wanting to stroll outside by themselves to do so.

    If it were me, I'd probably opt for a Peapod-esque food delivery service to make a big drop instead.

    MSN and Yahoo! have been aggregating junk from any old source for quite some time ago.

    We probably should rethink them as MSM, considering they freely admit they yanked that particular article from "content provider" "YourTango".
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    Those "ultrasound pics" are clearly forest service signs indicating no camping, no hiking, etc. I tire of media jumping to pregnancy theories every time a young lady is killed. It's just a grasp for a sensational headline.
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    My son brought up a thought. Perhaps BL went south to the Everglades and then to the keys. A hike is estimated at 39 hrs., and he could have utilized the Tamiami Trail. If he left early Tuesday, and not reported missing until Friday evening, he had more than enough time to land in the Everglades and then to the keys. This is pure speculation. I just thought my son's angle was interesting and wanted to share it.
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    My heart breaks for the family of GP. As I had watched that long bodycam video of when GP and BL were pulled over, my analysis of BL’s demeanor made me suspicious and sadly it turned out to be true.
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    Something was said about police leaving a note to remove the car. My question is -how did they know about the note?
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    Authorities Confirm Gabby Petito's Remains Have Been Found And She Died From Homicide

    Joseph Petito said he wants Laundrie to be held accountable for whatever part he played in his daughter's disappearance, along with his family for protecting him.

    "I hope they get what's coming, and that includes his folks," Joseph Petito said. "Because I'll tell you, right now, they are just as complicit, in my book."


    The FBI confirms that the body discovered at a Wyoming national park was that of 22-year-old Gabby Petito whose boyfriend is wanted for questioning. The local coroner says the manner of death was homicide.
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    MassGuy, just want to say thanks for your insight and for often clarifying things to a point where I say "oh yeah that makes sense" to myself . Appreciate you disabusing wild or emotional notions with facts.
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    This guy looks a little bigger. Look at his arms, much larger. Baker is very close to I-10. It is also close to Alabama.
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