Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #61

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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 updated timeline that they have not seen BL since Sept. 13

-Mustang has been towed and returned
-Autopsy determines homicide


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Speculation this afternoon’s coroner press conference might be in conjunction with the feds appears to be wrong. US Attorney’s Office in Wyoming says “this is not our press conference and our office is not commenting on the case.”

What this means is the Teton County coroner is having his own press conference on the autopsy and the FBI and US Attorney will not be part of it. We still don’t know how much the coroner will reveal. Remember this is an FBI investigation.

https://twitter.com/BrianEntin/status/1447950090086363138
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Forgive me, since I'm sure this was answered pages and pages ago...but was the Spread Creek dry in August/September? Was there any water flowing, and if so, how much? Ankle deep? Knee deep? I feel like I've seen references to the potential of both dry conditions and flowing water.
 

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You may well be right, but if so, what a pile of self-aggrandizing and grandstanding!

They sent out an official release announcing the press conference, and if they plan on not releasing the COD, they could just as easily have sent out an official release stating they completed the autopsy and that the FBI now had control.

I wonder if they are doing this very publicly because there is a tremendous amount of interest in Gabby’s case? As someone else mentioned, they can now say the report is being handed over to the FBI/someone else and maybe finish their part in it for now, giving their offices a relief from what’s likely been never ending questions.

They know exactly what can and cannot be released to the public.

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I have wondered if, after the incident at the Merry Piglets on 8/27 where GP apologized to staff after BL repeatedly and angrily confronted them, BL decided to retaliate against GP for undermining him by locking GP out of the van for the night. And if so, maybe with a tent and sleeping bag and floor mat and firewood and matches and maybe not.

Typical minimum temperature on 8/27 for nearby Moose, WY is around 39 degrees F. I keep my refrigerator at 38 degrees F.

If GP were forced to camp outside throughout the night without adequate gear and provisions (ETA: or knowledge to use them) to keep herself warm in those temperatures, she may have succumbed to hypothermia. If she became wet in that creek, that would be even more likely.

If GP were suffering the effects of hypothermia and she had her phone with her, that could explain the odd text to GP's mother about Stan. If suffering the effects of hypothermia, GP may have been hallucinating that her grandfather was sending texts to her.

I'm very curious what time of day that text was sent and what the temperature would have been in that area around that time.

If such a scenario were to have happened, what would be the likely charges against the person who put GP in that position - locking her out of her van to cope with the elements on such a cold night and without adequate provisions?
 

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You're right, there is. And it's easy for me to say "her father was so supportive of her, she could have just called him and he would have come to get her," but I know that life isn't that easy. I could say anything but it wasn't me in the situation and I'm not 22 years old engaged to someone that is supposed to be the love of my life.

I just wish so much for her that she could still be with us. It's so heartbreaking.

I absolutely think her family would have rescued her. But (this isn’t my situation but I have observed it a few times in the lives of friends) sometimes people don’t feel worthy of rescue - it’s something along the lines of: “I got myself into this mess, people expect me to get myself out.” So just to anyone who feels afraid to reach out in life —> there is no better way to honor a friend or someone else who loves you than to ask for their help. You are worthy of it and the people who love you want the chance to help you!
 

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I have wondered if, after the incident at the Merry Piglets on 8/27 where GP apologized to staff after BL repeatedly and angrily confronted them, BL decided to retaliate against GP for undermining him by locking GP out of the van for the night. And if so, maybe with a tent and sleeping bag and floor mat and firewood and matches and maybe not.

Typical minimum temperature on 8/27 for nearby Moose, WY is around 39 degrees F. I keep my refrigerator at 38 degrees F.

If GP were forced to camp outside throughout the night without adequate gear and provisions to keep herself warm in those temperatures, she may have succumbed to hypothermia. If she became wet in that creek, that would be even more likely.

If GP were suffering the effects of hypothermia and she had her phone with her, that could explain the odd text to GP's mother about Stan. If suffering the effects of hypothermia, GP may have been hallucinating that her grandfather was sending texts to her.

I'm very curious what time of day that text was sent and what the temperature would have been in that area around that time.

If such a scenario were to have happened, what would be the likely charges against the person who put GP in that position - locking her out of her van to cope with the elements on such a cold night and without adequate provisions?
I don't think her death would have been classified as a homicide in that case?
 
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