Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #4

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  1. Sundog

    Sundog Well-Known Member

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    The video shows two incredibly distressed individuals, and it is possible that they both show their distress in different ways. On the other hand, the issue of BL not talking to LE now is a different matter.
     
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  2. LietKynes

    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science."- Liet Kynes

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    bbm
    That sounds hopeful ?
    May be part of the reason they declared BL a poi so soon ?
    It seems like in other cases where we think it looks obvious ... that LE will hold back for a while.
    Imo
     
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  3. Mike in WNY

    Mike in WNY Well-Known Member

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    LOL. Truer words = never spoken. It can be a cool side-gig, but making any type of sustainable living at it (especially in the short term) is, well, dang near improbable.
     
  4. People on this site are so prolific at finding out every detail of a 'suspects' life. Where is the backstory on this guy? Could be enlightening. I assume it's against the site rules, however.
     
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  5. Rocky Mountain Hi

    Rocky Mountain Hi Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone noticed, that all this time, we've never found out his exact age? I recall in the beginning when the story first broke, it was stated that he was between 23 and 30. I remember it, becuase it seemed odd; her age was given as 22, but his was given as a fairly broad approximate range. If I've missed an update, please fill me in. But if there's a significant age difference between them, this could be conducive to him playing the older, smarter authority figure, perhaps sometimes talking down to her. She might have looked up to him, until the relationship hit rocky patches.

    We also don't know what her mother's statement, that they had a relationship in highschool, means exactly. Was she a freshman when he was a senior? We she a HS student though he was out of HS already, and they first met each other outside of the school context?

    It would be nice to have more basic background info, so we don't have to guess.

    I also feel, that her statement to Moab police, "I feel like I'm OCD" is very different from a confession that she's diagnosed as OCD "but unmedicated", as BL said. Why should she be medicated, if there's been no diagnosis? What did he say his mental health condition was, that he was also unmedicated for? If he's truly been diagnosed with something, maybe he's been trying to project onto her, that she has a condition, too, and has been trying to get her to believe it.

    "Feeling like" you're OCD is very different from knowing you have OCD, because your doctor evaluated you. And yet, this went down in the police report as both of them having a mental health condition they don't take meds for.

    Maybe it's just me, but I get the feeling of some sloppy police work happening here. it's good that the officer told them to separate until the next day to cool off, and didn't book Gabby for assault. But I have an uneasy feeling, that they were inattentive to other details, not really methodical in checking out facts (like car ownership), the basis of the altercation (he refused to give her the keys to her car, behaving as though he were going to abandon her), and recording a casual statement about "feeling like OCD" as if it were a diagnosed condition.
     
  6. Jurisprudence

    Jurisprudence Well-Known Member

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    Precisely.
     
  7. gliving

    gliving Woof

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    I imagine they had a bio friendly water container. ;) He doesn't like plastic or glass. Maybe stainless steel.
     
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  8. feralwriter

    feralwriter Pls. read THE GIFT OF FEAR. Trust your gut always.

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    Obviously here in Utah, at least, the shot to death newlyweds was and is big news. <modsnip: No link to substantiate>

    It's awful strange how coincidental these 2 cases are in time and physical proximity. I wanted to mention that G actually did drive, bc I saw a clip of him filming her as she drove. Whatever the case, I think most of us wouldn't just take a vehicle not registered to us then drive over 2k miles, apparently stranding the owner without the owner's explicit permission.

    I think he did do her harm, then drove the van all the way home to throw off the scent of his last known whereabouts. That way, when she's found, LE will have an even harder time proving his connection.

    Last, I was in a DV situation 30 years ago, and how we acted as a couple in public was far different from behind closed doors. I very much get a sugary sweet ''let's prove to the world how happy we are' vibe from their insta. It's just too too much, imho.

    There's no conceivable reason, were he innocent, he wouldn't at least say to her parents and LE where he saw her last. Most of us would be devastated if our loved one got lost in the wilderness. We'd do everything possible to stick around and search day and night. Not drive 2300 miles then hide out at Mom's with our tail between our legs. Shame.
     
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  9. Poedelini

    Poedelini Loss Of Innocence

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    Well he did not really came across in distress. Imo he was pretty casual and laughed alot.
     
  10. citizen_sleuth

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    Moonflower. The same store where Kylen Schulte worked.
     
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  11. Jurisprudence

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    I too believe a lawyer would - unless that lawyer knows something in confidence or believes his client is not being truthful with him (in which case it is the lawyer's duty to zealously represent and defend his client).
     
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    These are great questions. Much speculation about arranging a moving company or getting friends to help move their stuff. But according to the Sarasota county property appraiser website, the Laundrie’s house has 1,448 sqft of living area. Www.sc-pa.com/propertysearch/parcel/details/0980036714
    Those Florida homes have no basements and storage is tight.
    GP & BL couldn’t have had much in storage if it could all be stored at the Laundries. I’m speculating their stuff consisted of clothes, personal items, etc. I can’t imagine they’d have room to store furniture. So the fact he was summoned home to move their stuff doesn’t wash, IMO. And it wouldn’t take 5 days - probably no even 5 hours. Just MOO
     
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    Do you have a citations to any mandatory disclosure laws that obligate attorneys to report information learned from a client in the course of representing the client when the client does not authorize the disclosure of that information?
     
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    I have been following this case only in msm and haven't read very many posts here so I am not sure if this was anyone elses observation.

    I just listened to (deliberately, not watched) the entire bodycam footage and it really seemed to me that the officer(s) were convinced by BL's very, very calm demeanor that he was in no way the aggressor in the situation. The officers seemed to do whatever possible to help him out (ie:by getting him a hotel,) one officer even said, "don't feel like you are making anybody do anything extra....." around 34 min mark.

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    It kind of caught me off guard by how much the officers seemed to want to help them resolve the situation without arresting G.P.

    Just a feeling I have is that a man who can 'control' how the officers behave towards him (friendly, helpful, even to the point of an officer confiding about his own spouses' mental health challenges) during a 'domestic' situation such as the one that occurred, may be very capable of extremely maniupulative behaviours that nobody could ever see as possible.

    I am not challenging the way the officers handled the case, but am merely pointing out that B.L.'s affible demeanor may have tipped the scales heavily in favour of them not pressing any DV charges against G.P., mostly because of how B.L. handled the entire situation with his attitude.

    Sadly, my gut is telling me that G.P. may have been a victim (of more than disappearing) far longer than anyone could have imagined.

    JMO
     
  16. I think he called Mommy and Daddy crying <modsnip> and they orchestrated his next moves.
     
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  17. pittie_mcclure

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    There is absolutely no evidence besides speculation that Gabby was in an incredibly abusive relationship where she was meek and quiet and weak and BL was all powerful and manipulating and controlling her. even family members on both sides attest to their relationship not showing signs of abuse or trouble.

    she bought the van. She decorated it. She chose to start blogging. She chose to go on this trip. She admitted to assaulting him. She admitted to having OCD and anxiety. She admitted all of this. None of that is an assumption. Everything else is PURE conjecture. She also complains about his behaviors in the police video. She doesn’t take 100% of the blame. She talks about how he doesn’t support her and gets frustrated with her anxiety and OCD. Admitting you are struggling is NOT a sign of abuse. I don’t get why people think it is.

    getting sad seeing the assumption that women are perpetual victims. We are not. GP was struggling but she was also badas* She’s an adventurer and a hiker and does things far from home. That’s bravery. Give her some credit. I hope she’s found and brought home. She deserves that.


    really? Sounds like you are making excuses. There is no proof she was fighting back. She admitted to punching him in the arm while he was driving. Wouldn’t she have marks on her face if he was driving and hitting her and she punched him as defense? This is a slippery slope. Physical abuse is physical abuse, period. It’s NEVER ok. Women can abuse men and men often don’t report it or talk about it because of comments like this. Sounds more like they were both toxic and harmful to one another.
     
  18. MuddyTires

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    I've seen a couple times here that he flew back, but I don't see that in any news reports saying that. Could someone please send me a link to one? Thanks!
     
  19. Jurisprudence

    Jurisprudence Well-Known Member

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    I bet. I've been there. And, I never felt like I'd ever been in a safer (or more beautiful) place.
     
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    i would be so upset if i started a cross country road trip and my traveling partner decided to start a blog and document everything. I would hate it. Does that make me suspicious?
     
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