Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #42

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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.



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  2. Tiff23fr

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    Where we are at this time:
    -A FEDERAL ARREST WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR BRIAN RELATED TO DEBIT/CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GABBY.

    -Dog the Bounty Hunter has joined the search
    -Deer Cam individual has been identified and IS NOT BRIAN
    -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 and returned
    -Autopsy determines homicide


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    Good Morning!

    What will today hold in the journey toward justice for Gabby and the apprehension of POI Brian?

    A Few Reminders from Yesterdays Wild Ride:

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  6. Nocturnal19

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    Timeline according to SB:

    Sept 1-3: Reserved De Soto trip cancelled
    Sept 6: Laundrie family goes to De Soto campground
    Sept 7: Laundrie family leaves De Soto campground

    Weekend
    Sept 11: GP filed as missing person
    Sept 11, 12: Laundrie family goes to “other places” (plural!) on “different dates” this weekend.

    Sept 13: SB last spoke with Brian
    Sept 14: BL leaves for a hike at Carlton, leaving his phone and wallet behind
    Sept 14: SB statement “Laundrie family is remaining in the background” of search for GP
    Sept 15: Parents go to reserve, find parking warning note, do nothing
    Sept 16th: Parents go to reserve, access vehicle and drive it home.
    Sept 17th: Parents report BL missing
     
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  7. Good start. Let's keep searching. If they were there, there's got to be a picture.
    On a side note, this park is getting a lot of free advertisement.
     
  8. Jettson

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    Let's assume your son had just told you some version of the truth that he had killed Gabby. Most likely his version involves a scenario of self defense. You know he's in very serious trouble. You've retained a lawyer for him and the lawyer has advised you to say nothing to no one. I'm curious as to what exactly you would say to the frantic parents when you return their call?
     
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    Could he have been filming the footage? Or was it a selfie?
     
  10. LinasK

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    Not to me it isn't. The fake text on Aug. 30th from her phone to her mother implying that she was in Yosemite, CA when in fact she was already dead blows it out of the water that Brian knew she was dead. He then proceeded to use her van and credit cards. Innocent people don't act that way.
     
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    From what I saw, the media seemed to start gathering around their house that Monday the 13th and Tuesday. I was looking at footage and couldn't really see anything indicating they'd been there before then, which might make sense because Gabby was just reported missing that Friday/Saturday.

    Unless I missed it, I didn't see the mustang in outside footage until the 15th. Maybe it was in the garage, but that garage looked pretty full, and anytime we've seen the car, it's been in the driveway.

    So if the media never filmed the car outside in the driveway, it could have been already at the reserve -- which would make sense for an "abandoned vehicle report" to be made on it. It has to be there at least one day, right, for that kind of report? And that report is dated 9/14 at 242pm. I assume that's the time the cop decided it was abandoned and in the redacted report, it might say when the car was first spotted. IDK. We will see.
     
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  12. Love Never Fails

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    Totally different scenarios. Btw, I never thought her brother was guilty. There were many who didn’t think so,
    You mean in the spirit GP is dead and they should be grieving? Or at least acting like they are?

    Of course not. You mean their son killed her and they don’t want to be reminded of that. They want to just move along, let Brian come home and everything is fine.

    Except it’s not.
     
  13. WellThen

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    I guess it's possible Brian is not involved. It's probably equally possible that "a group of individuals from a small foreign faction" killed Gabby.

    just my opinion
     
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    Yeah I get the whole media thing, no one should ever do that as they are wolves *IMO. But what legit lawyer would give them advice, that may implicate the client, into a harboring a POI, if that is the case? It totally doesn't make sense to me. But again, i'm no lawyer and it's all just MOO. So, I just think the lawyer may be in over his head and should actually recommend to the family a secondary legal counsel...(*is there such a thing) ? To me it's like in my field, sure i can cut that mole off, but wait...now you want me to remove that big old brain tumor , and I do it, because we go way back.
    I'm in over my head, and i need to disclose that, and work too find someone more qualified to help you. Again, MOO.
     
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    Keyedin Verified Paralegal

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    In federal cases, attorneys can apply for what’s called pro hac vice admission. They need a local sponsoring attorney and there’s some other rules with it, but short answer, yes, it’s possible.
     
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    dacjess Where is Summer

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    I take your point here and appreciate it. I just have trouble when people comment about what Gabby would want done on her behalf. We have no idea. I would venture to guess she would not want to be murdered. Maybe she would want a raging mob. Maybe she would want a quiet protest. We have no idea and no way of knowing. Out of respect to Gabby, IMO we can all state our opinions but we can’t really claim to know what hers would be just from the beautiful pictures we’ve seen. She was robbed of the chance to have her own thoughts and feelings. I like to consider myself a nice person, but I’m not sure I’m above feeling pleasure about a family I lived with who has publicly ignored me receiving flowers. JMO.
     
  17. ohioexpat63

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    I'm thinking if a gator killed BL wouldn't we at least find a backpack, tent, or some sort of other human debris associated with Brian?

    Unlike the crocs we see on NatGeo during the zebra/wildebeest migration, gators are normally better fed and generally shy away from grown humans. Of course they will protect their young and will attack when food source is scarce. There are always exceptions to the rules. Moo jmo
     
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    I seriously doubt this guy could or would represent the parents in court even IF they are charged with something. (Knowing what we know now I don't think they will be.) So I don't think planning on an appeal based on ineffective counsel is likely. I think they just don't know local criminal law attorneys. And they are comfortable with him or were when this all started. I agree though the attorney should know he's in over his head.
    JMO
     
  19. JaneEyre

    JaneEyre Kindness matters - always

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    Ha! Guess we know the answer to that one.
     
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    brilliant point!!!
     
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