Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #55

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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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    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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    Brian Entin on Twitter
    This is the North Port PD abandoned vehicle report related to the Mustang at the Carlton Reserve. Everything is blacked out because of the open investigation. But the time stamp is still there: 9-14-21 2:42pm
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    1:01 PM · Oct 6, 2021·Twitter Web App

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    1/2 Laundrie attorney Mr. Bertolino says Chris Laundrie was asked to help police in search at the reserve today. Full Bertolino statement: "Chris Laundrie was asked to assist law enforcement in their search for Brian at the preserve today. Since the preserve has been closed...
    8:01 PM · Oct 6, 2021·Twitter Web App

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    2/2 ...to the public Chris has not been able to look for Brian in the only place Chris and Roberta believe Brian may be. Unfortunately North Port police had to postpone Chris’ involvement but Chris and Roberta are hopeful there will be another opportunity to assist."
    8:01 PM · Oct 6, 2021·Twitter Web App

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    North Port police spokesman Josh Taylor disputes this claim from Bertolino. "In no world would we ask or have any actions like that," he said, deferring further questions to the FBI.
    8:48 PM · Oct 6, 2021·Twitter Web App

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    "In no world would we be the agency asking the family to help search in an FBI led investigation," Taylor says.
    8:54 PM · Oct 6, 2021·Twitter Web App

    Brian Entin on Twitter (Video includes atty Bertolino's text to NewsNation)
    Our latest report. Christopher Laundrie was asked by police to assist in the search, attorney says. Plus we look more closely at the fixed wing drone spotted at the reserve today -- what sort of technology on it is helping with the manhunt?
    9:30 PM · Oct 6, 2021·Twitter Media Studio

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    Taylor declines to discuss whether NPPD invited Chris to search prior to FBI involvement.
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    And Laundrie attorney adds “Perhaps a liaison to FBI, but my statement is correct.”
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    9:42 PM · Oct 6, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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    Breaking news: Law enforcement says it found remnants of recently used campsite at Carlton Preserve in the search for Brian Laundrie
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    OCT 6, 2021
    Brian Laundrie: Remnants of recently used campsite found at the Florida reserve that has been focus of search, source says - CNN
    Police searching for Brian Laundrie have found the remnants of a campsite that appeared to have been recently used at the Florida reserve that has been the focus on efforts to find him, a source close to the family told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Wednesday.

    Earlier, law enforcement had asked his father to show them trails that his son was known to have used, but then told him that because of the discovery, they wanted to search the area alone.

    [...]

    CNN asked Bertolino whether Brian's parents believe he's in the reserve or another area. "No, they don't believe he's in another area. They believe he is in the preserve," Bertolino said.

    Also Wednesday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office was asked to help in the search for Laundrie at the reserve. Aerial video recorded above the Carlton Reserve showed police vehicles in the area.

    Bertolino confirmed to CNN that authorities are communicating with him about any developments.

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    "Upon further communication with the FBI and confirmation of the Mustang being at the Laundrie residence on Wednesday September 15, we now believe the day Brian left to hike in the preserve was Monday September 13."

    North Port police confirmed Wednesday that an abandoned vehicle notice was placed on a Ford Mustang belonging to the Laundrie family outside the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on September 14.

    Bertolino told CNN that Laundrie's father, Chris, went to look for him on the night of September 13 when he didn't return from the park.

    The next day, on September 14, both of Brian's parents returned to the area to look for Brian and saw the citation on the car, Bertolino said.

    The parents returned again the next day, September 15, to retrieve the vehicle.

    @oviedo
     
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    Anderson Cooper replay now. Retired acting police commissioner talking about the time that has elapsed. There's a risk the trail goes cold after all this time. I hope they have a lot that we do not yet know. MOO
     
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    Yes, it's possible to send texts from my computer as though they're coming from my phone number. You wouldn't know if they were coming from my phone or my computer or my ipad. The phone screen is much too small for me, so I actually send MOST of my texts from a laptop
    I just verified. In Message preferences, you just enter the number you want to make it look like you're calling from. EZPZ
     
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    The Apple Watch can function as a remote control for the iPhone but IMO it would be unlikely in this case because it is a multi-step process.

    Use Camera Remote and timer on Apple Watch
     
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    I can't catch up. I'm playing wack-a-mole with pages & posts.
    My eyes are so tired... They physically hurt from reading so much.

    Does anyone have a link to Dr. Phil?
     
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    Holy crap, am I crazy for feeling excited/ hopeful regarding this discovery?!


    (Not sure if quotes carried over from last thread since I'm posting from my phone)
     
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    He's really something, that Bertolino. MOO

    "This is how North Port Police responded to us: The FBI is the lead. The NPPD, would not be making these decisions and actions. The FBI would have to answer if that was true."

    https://twitter.com/BrianEntin/status/1445925440267378688
     
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    "I think she was of average height and weight for her age, and that Brian was on the slight side. If you have a link otherwise, I'm happy to be corrected. If she died as a result of an attack by him, I think it was the result of an unfortunate fall or similar."

    not sure how to carry over a quote...

    Gabby is not average, she's tiny. And Brian is 60 lbs heavier, with quite large hands IMO. He could easily have killed her and carried her around. He is average, she is well below the average size of a woman, IMO. Also, if it were an accident Brian wouldn't be running...also, nowhere to fall from, where she was found. It was flat and sandy.
     
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    I've done this a bunch of times now and was going to quit beating it into oblivion, but since you asked.

    While I personally believe the coming home was a cooling off period, it is also economically feasible if they were planning to continue their trip into an extended vanlife tour of the West Coast. They also could have wanted some stuff they left in storage that they didn't need for a 4 month trip but would for a year long trip. and/or they wanted to exchange out some stuff from what they had in the van to storage. He did give away one of his skateboards and maybe the guitar was taking up too much space. Add it all up together and you can make it make sense. Or maybe, he forgot to remove the storage key from his keyring and no one else could get into it.

    I also follow other vanlife and boatlife channels and have seen quite a few times where one or both of the people fly home for differing reasons mid trip.
     
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    I ruled out the Apple Watch. But when the poster above me suggested that he snatched her cell phone and hit her with it, I instantly saw my theory fit to that. Jmo
     
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    I don't believe anything panned out from that. FBI didn't even go. They delegated it to local LE from what I understand. Not 100% sure. MOO. Someone please jump in if anything came of that campfire. Thx.
     
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    Hearing her stepdad talking about how he laid the cross and how they told her how her body was made me cry
     
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    IMHO, with nearly 4 full days lead time, the trail was cold before they started searching. He could be anywhere. He could have hitchhiked, hopped a bus or a train, gone to a big city and found an abandoned building to hide out in... so many possibilities. I would not bet the rent that he is still in Carlton Reserve.
     
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    Me too
     
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