Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #47

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  1. Roselle65

    Roselle65 Well-Known Member

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    I was also wondering where are his parent's friends? I haven't seen any reports that they are stopping by to comfort the parents.
     
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    Runswithscissorz Well-Known Member

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    Geez. I’m old. And slow.
    And by the time I read how to do it you had done it with some sort of archive sorcery. And it took so long to load I can’t delete lol
    So anywho, thanks!
     
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  3. JayWill

    JayWill On Time Out

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    Yes, that was weeks ago and it was determined it was not him.
     
  4. sorrell skye

    sorrell skye Former Member

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    Is it any wonder that poor Gabby melted in defeat when the officer approached her and questioned her during the incident?

    IMO <modsnip>

    This scenario is not uncommon for many female victims of intimate partner violence.
     
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  5. redfishingirl

    redfishingirl Well-Known Member

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    I used to live very close to Myakkahatchee Creek Park where the Mustang was parked. It is a residential area, but most of the lots are 5 acres or more between Estates Dr and Tropicaire Blvd. Many of them are completely vacant, and he could have easily walked up a street and slipped into a vacant lot and could be there the whole time. Just my pure speculation, he could be in the area of the park but not actually IN the reserve.
    Google Maps
     
  6. Alethea

    Alethea Verified Attorney

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    I have a hard time attributing the sins of BL and even his parents to a married mother of 2 with her own life that lived 40 miles away and has not been charged with a crime. LE has not said she is not cooperating. She said in her interview that she spoke to LE as soon as they called her - she called them back from Disney. We haven't seen any statement from LE that she is not cooperating or is involved in any way.

    I don't know what everyone else's families look like but in mine, I don't know what my brother does every day. We both have our own families. We text good morning every couple of days but that's it. If my brother told me him and his partner broke up, I would probably text back "I'm so sorry" and literally not think about it again. I'd feel sad for him but I have my own family and my own business and my own life. I'm sure he would feel exactly the same.

    So to think that CL, a married mother of two, spent a lot of time investigating her little brother's situation before the police even got involved is just bizarre to me.

    I get that everyone wishes something different happened. That Gabby never went on the trip. That they broke up in Utah. That BL's parents called the cops on 9/1. That the police took the missing persons report seriously on 9/10 and insisted on seeing BL. That the cops used surveillance on BL so he was never allowed to escape. That everyone who assisted in any way is charged with applicable crimes.

    But I just can't see the picking apart of someone, CL, who has her own life and there has been not one suggestion by LE that she did anything wrong. If she's arrested I will happily join in the sleuthing and criticism but until then I think it is wildly inappropriate and irresponsible, IMO.

    When there's no news, sometimes it is time to take a break or research a different case. Otherwise it quickly turns into a mob against innocents. It happens time and time again.
     
  7. Bordeaux

    Bordeaux Well-Known Member

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    ^— This! It’s very odd that there is ZERO community, family, neighborhood support for the Laundries.
     
  8. Sassafrass

    Sassafrass Well-Known Member

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    I hear you & understand what you're saying.

    But their relationship pattern is almost unavoidably relevant if "finding BL [is part of] Justice for Gabby," isn't it? I have to think that it's a part of the analysis by LE in their hunt approach (and it also seems relevant in the context of assessing the approach and actions taken during the stop in Moab; if police misread the situation, they may or may not have missed good opportunities or wound up with a different outcome. And if that's accurate, then sorting out what/if there was a DV situation could very much play a part in the ultimate legal/justice outcome of the case.)

    (Also, in the broader scheme of things, there just doesn't seem to be that much right now other than (actual) sightings and leads that could actually get things closer to justice, I don't think...though I'd love to hear a different perspective!)
     
  9. JudgeJudi

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    It seems that the relationship took a turn for the worse on 12 August with the incident outside the Moonflower.

    BL was in Florida between Aug. 17-23. IMO it’s more than a little suspicious that he returned half way through their planned 4 month trip to help his father move things into or out of the storage unit. His parents knew about the trip well in advance, so why would he ask him to return when he could have done it himself over the course of days or weeks.

    Gabby regularly posted her family of their whereabouts but the updates started becoming less frequent in mid-August.

    On Aug. 25 the following happened:

    Her mother had her last verbal contact with Gabby.
    BL had the full-blown argument with staff at the Merry Piglets.
    Her mom received the strange text and became concerned for Gabby’s safety.
    Her phone was no longer operational after this date.

    On Sept. 1 BL returned home with the van but not with Gabby.

    Looking back, there were signs that a storm was brewing.
     
  10. bluwaters

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    This has bothered me.
    Who exactly did Gabby call from the back seat of the police car?
    What did she say?
    Did she really call any of her parents?
    If she did, they have not revealed it.
    Why?
    I can't imagine her parents not immediately going to her and trying to get Gabby out of this toxic relationship.
     
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    From what I saw, they convinced themselves she was the aggressor. It seemed to me like BL just ran with it so as not to get in trouble.
     
  12. Bordeaux

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    We are just rehashing small details over and over with very little new developments.

    Anyone else bored, frustrated and restless by the status and pace of this case?
     
  13. moonlessnight

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    the fact is, BL hit Gabby and there were red flags everywhere that he did more than that. I think the point is, BL is an abuser and Gabby was stuck on the road exposed to his abuse.

     
  14. SouthAussie

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    I suspect that is inaccurate. Thinking of a couple of probable examples .... imo

    There was an argument on the street between a bullhorner and a neighbour, who appeared empathetic to the Laundries.

    There has been flowers arrive at the home that were "for the Laundries" according to the delivery person.

    (Links previously posted)
     
  15. cady

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    Randi Kaye is a reliable reporter as far as I know. As is AC. jmo
     
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    well, someone subject to abuse has suffered a campaign to make them believe they are always wrong and at fault, and that the abuser will always be believed and no one will believe or side with the victim. So regardless of who approached her, she may have assumed they already believed BL and took his side and she had to be apologetic and self-blaming.

     
  17. SouthAussie

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    Yes, it bothers me, too.
     
  18. incognitus

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    Very well said. Plus, the evidence for CL lying is not very solid the first place, IMO. See #196
     
  19. JudgeJudi

    JudgeJudi Well-Known Member

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    On Wednesday afternoon, BL’s father walked outside for the first time since Tuesday morning as protesters and media continued to wait outside their home for answers. He cracked open his front door to pick up a box of Dunkin Donuts, other boxes and flowers that had been delivered to his home earlier that day.

    Delivery services including FedEx, Amazon, local florists and food delivery apps like GrubHub continue to leave things at their front door as they wait inside for hours on end.

    Brian Laundrie's dad receives Dunkin Donuts, other packages outside house as America hunts son

    Unless a person telephoned in advance to say they were sending food, and what it was, all of it should have been tossed in the garbage bin. They’re not exactly the most liked parents on the planet right now and the food could have been laced with anything.
     
  20. JayWill

    JayWill On Time Out

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    I think that maybe she had started to call her mother but stopped it when LE came over to question her.
     
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