Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #38

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  1. Mandala

    Mandala Active Member

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    I wonder when they will release that information. There is so much we don’t know that the FBI can’t disclose.
     


  2. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    A full sibling's DNA is a closer match than one from either parent.
     
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  3. customCF

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    My guess. They will never actually release that particular bit of info. Or some other stuff.
     
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  4. RickshawFan

    RickshawFan Verified Outdoor Recreation Specialist

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    There are shelters, privies, and water sources every 7 miles or so on the AT . You can do the whole thing with zero survival skills. Some hikers spend every other night in a motel; others have their stuff driven from road crossing to road crossing, so they only ever take a day pack.
     
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    Yes. If I find it, I will put it here and in the media thread. I thought MassGuy posted it, but I will try the keywords the other poster, jjonez suggested.
     
  6. Panda1989

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    Regarding the FBI visit, they most likely have TONS of DNA evidence from the van on BL and GB....they really wouldn't need his parents' for reason to match with his. I'm betting they want the parents' DNA because maybe they found them to be wayyyyy more involved than we all know.
     
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    I don't get that, either. The town is named Jackson, but the valley it sits in is Jackson Hole, and a lot of businesses are named "Jackson Hole _______". The "Merry Piglets" Tex Mex restaurant where a manager reported the couple were involved in a commotion was in Jackson, and so maybe he was afraid of being recognized if he went back there...but then why ask to be taken there?

    I suspect he may have been half out of his mind at that point, having just murdered his girlfriend and left her in the boonies. But...he was apparently clean and combed, so that makes it sound like he first went somewhere to shower and humanize???

    Curiouser, and curiouser!
     
  8. Panda1989

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    Regarding the FBI visit, they most likely have TONS of DNA evidence from the van on BL and GB....they really wouldn't need his parents' for reason to match with his. I'm betting they want the parents' DNA because maybe they found them to be wayyyyy more involved than we all know.
     
  9. Estelle

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    I just looked up how BL would have flown back home - Jackson to Tampa and it costs one way from $258. I think the alibi idea is what he was up to but also finding a shower.
     
  10. kittythehare

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    They weren't there long enough to collect DNA samples.
     
  11. UrsulaWrenn

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    Yeah; I thought it was to be their "grand adventure" before they got married and went back to whatever work they would be doing. It was essentially a way to have a great time & have it paid for via the blog/vlog platform. My parents did something similar way back in the stone age, so it's just a new twist on an old rite of passage.
     
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    I personally do not think he originally planned to take the van. I think he was going to leave Gabby either in the van or outside where she was found. At some point decided to take the van and leave very little behind.
     
  13. lightwing

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    Well that's an intriguing comment. My highest bets were on strangulation with his bare hands, as the only method so far with some indicative evidence behind it. But you foreshadow something much worse.. Agreed with TheGardener that what we find out has the potential to tell us a lot more.
     
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  14. Panda1989

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    Isn't that what the news reported? An envelope was handed to them and also an item(s) were taken for collection of DNA. Either way, I was replying to the questioning of it on here about the collection of parents' and siblings' DNA being to confirm Brian's. Which they do not need any family member's at this point, because they have a van full of his.
     
  15. Trooper

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    What would be the silliest thing a murderer would do? why, he would appropriate the van they both were driving around in , and for reasons that at this point defy any rationale whatsoever, drive that van from Jackson , Wyoming, to Orlando Florida. 2500 approx.. miles, not klms.. about 3800 klms..

    He wasn't going back to a job, or a spare girlfriend, or an inheritance, or a previous appointment, arrangement, a job interview, whatever. He had not finished the journey , there was plenty more of the USA to hoot around in.

    Mile after mile, exposed on the freeways and highways, getting meals, using facilities, obtaining fuel.. using the bank..

    How did he intend to explain the absence of Gabby ? and his apparent ownership of the van? and why had she turned the van over to him? where was she?.. He must have figured it out that these questions would be asked, and had to be answered, surely?? He is 24, not 14.
     
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    A dud and a downer.
     
  17. kittythehare

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    Did he stop at any carwashes en route home?
    Is there evidence the interior has been cleaned with chemicals?
    'cos that's the only good reason to take the van home, isn't it? To get help cleaning it up? But he could just as easily have put a match to it and flown home and nobody would have been any the wiser for ages.
    I'm not getting the rationale for going home and bringing the van, their home, registered to Gabby.
    And it just sat there as if nothing had ever happened.
    It must be so very disturbing for all the neighbours.
     
  18. jtfolden

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    That seems unlikely. Also, they’d have to be able to confirm Brian’s DNA before they could match it to anything in the van or anywhere else.
     
  19. Panda1989

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    Well they have GP DNA from van, and can confirm hers. Process of elimination would show the other DNA all over Van is his......I'm sure personal items were left behind. Toothbrushes, razors, etc....
     
  20. customCF

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    I have a feeling that the van was mostly empty (Gabby's stuff) when LE got their hands on it. MOO
     
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