- Oct 24, 2009
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I think Gabby could have had help if she wanted it.She didn't commit suicide. Her manner of death is homicide. I suppose someone other than BL could have murdered her, but that would be a huge and wild coincidence. Also it's a campground where other people would probably have heard screams - if it was someone else who surprised her and killed her. If BL killed her, it likely came about in a DV situation where she may not have screamed. Especially if it was a situation where he knocked her out or strangled her.
What a terrible situation. I hope people, women especially, in toxic relationships learn something from this crime. I hope LE eventually tells us what kind of help women suffering from DV on a trip like this in a remote area can find and take advantage of. Gabby probably felt like, "what are my options? Where can I go? Maybe things will be OK tomorrow." No one seemed to prioritize helping her. Separating them was not the same as helping her.
Her father said to Dr Phil he would have flown out in a minute. Her step father did fly out there immediately when they found Gabby was missing to have what he called a family presence there.
Gabby thought she could handle it and everything would be ok. She never wanted to give up on her dream.