Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #7

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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.



    WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 8/25/21 *MEDIA MAPS TIMELINE No discussion*


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  2. Sillybilly

    Sillybilly Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    ADMIN NOTE:

    Brian Laundrie has been officially named by LE to be a POI in this case which is still a missing persons case at this time. He may be sleuthed.

    The Awareness Foundation is approved for discussion.

    The "Find Gabby" FB page is not approved at this time as there is still nothing on the page to indicate it is family run and nothing directly from the family indicating that they are involved in the Administration of the page.

    To speculate that the victim was involved in drugs or somehow responsible for her own disappearance is off limits as Not Victim Friendly. Negative speculation on a victim is not allowed. Such posts will be removed.

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    Suggestions of a publicity stunt while someone is missing is not victim friendly. Until LE suggests otherwise, Gabby is missing and WS will treat the missing persons case with the care and compassion a missing person deserves. Posts suggesting this is a stunt or hoax have been removed.
     
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    CocoChanel Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    To avoid having your post removed and risk losing posting privileges:

    - remember that Gabby, her family and her friends are considered VICTIMS, and protected by Websleuths’ victim-friendly policy
    - don’t post anything as fact without an MSM link.
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    Good Morning: Thread is Open

    A few guidelines this morning:
    -no discussing the fake Instagram or any other social media accounts that do not belong to Gabby or BL. When referencing an approved social media post, include the url link in your WS post.

    -do not sleuth BL’s parents, they have not been named POI’s and are only open for discussion related to what has been stated in MSM, and/or actions related specifically to this case

    Hoping for resolution today and wishing all our Posters a fabulous Friday.

    Best,
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    Tiff23fr Verified Expert - Cultural & Behavioral Dynamics Staff Member Moderator

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    Please stop bringing COVID into this discussion. There has been nothing reported to support such speculation and it derails the thread into off topic dialogue.
     
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  7. oviedo

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    yes, and if they stop giving all interviews - I think that may mean something
    JMO
     
  8. bambibones

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    This suggested dynamic seems plausible - but that's in spite of the fact that this wasn't their first trip together. Many of the pictures in the August 19 video were from at least one previous trip to the West Coast.
     
  9. justaparent

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    Calling her “Miss Petito” in the statement released by BL’s attorney isn’t just a slap in the face, it’s ignorant considering that it’s obvious they’ve been together for some time.

    It makes him/them appear completely cold and unfeeling — very detached. That’s not how you talk about someone who lives in your home and was supposedly a fiancé. It’s how you talk about a stranger.

    I cannot imagine that anyone thought “Miss Petito” was a term of respect. If the attorney came up with the wording it was bad advice (but BL or the family must have approved it).

    jmo
     
  10. Karen MacLeod

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    Very interesting theory Gardener, I like it
    I agree Harvath, I followed the Mollie case all the way through, I knew she was deceased, but I still felt bad for her family.....but glad they caught the dude
     
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    I thought I read early on that they had previously worked together at a Publix. Is that fact? If Gabby had traded in her car (I think it was a Nissan), to buy the van, wouldn't she need more money for that? Maybe Brian paid towards buying the van. Maybe he put money towards the renovation cost. Because the van was registered in her name, we are all treating it as hers, but they may have understood it to be theirs, together. JMO
     
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    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    During their cross-country trip, they stopped in Colorado along the way, one of those places being Slice420 in Old Colorado City.

    According to a Slice420 Facebook post, Petito stopped by the restaurant more than two months ago, around July 8, 2021.

    Here you can see the restaurant posted two pictures of Petito along with a message saying in part, "should we find that we have any information that may be relevant to this missing person investigation we will share that with law enforcement immediately."

    She also took a picture at Sweetwater a Flower Market back in August. The company posted on Facebook Friday, September 17, 2021 which read in part, "sharing in hopes others will contribute and share in helping Gabbys family find her."
    https://www.koaa.com/news/national-...ito-makes-multiple-stops-in-southern-colorado


    To see a timeline put together by KSTU of her travels through Utah, click here.
     
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    Oh great. Florida man is now getting into the vigilante justice act.
     
  14. Shellinaya

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    You are so right, IMO. There was a lot more to this relationship than we know, and from the dynamics we saw in the police stop I think there was a lot of mental cruelty on his part towards her. After the police asked him whether he took any medications and then asked if she took any he said, "she's craaaaaazy" and then laughed. He said that to a cop. You don't say things like that to cops when you want to protect someone. I think BL clearly has narcissistic personality disorder. I also think those Instgram posts on her account were written by him, especially the one that's all about him and his walking around barefoot all the time and how cool she thinks that is. We know for a fact that she did not think it was cool at all, made him dirty and it bothered her. We know that from the traffic stop and the remarks he made to the cops in the video about always being dirty and how it bothered her.

    And IF BL has narcissistic personality disorder, he's going to care only about himself, about self preservation, and that's why he's not talking. His own self preservation is more important than another person's life and safety. literally. IMO
     
  15. Best description I've seen so far!
     
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    Open question for any aviation folks in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana (or those familiar) ... Are air searches for missing hikers in Grand Teton NP common? Fixed wing or copter? And which agency typically carries those out? [For example, in my area Erie & Niagara County, NY, air searches are typically done by the respective sheriffs department with helicopters.] TIA.
     
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    His birthday can be seen on the notepad of the officer taking down his information in the body cam footage. He’s 23, about to be 24 in November. Born in 1997.
     
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    Now THAT is an interesting possibility: that the reason she stayed in the SLC hotel for all those days wasn't because she didn't like driving the van (which she said) but because he took the keys with him. That would be horrible, if true -

    The hotel was an "airport service" type. I assumed (and I'm hoping) that this was because the flight was planned and agreed-upon. I just don't know.
     
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  19. Herat

    Herat Way out West

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    I'd really like to know when it was decided he had to fly back to FL and how far in advance this decision was made.

    I think GP's Dad paid for the SLC hotel. Anything to get her into a safer and more comfortable place, out of the van so she doesn't have to be living alone and vulnerable in a van in a big city.

    I'm sure BL fully expected he would.

    As industrious and diligent as she was, she really needed protection and support and wasn't at the stage to be doing any of this trip alone.

    And Dad certainly knew that.
     
  20. Tippy Lynn

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    True. At least we saw PF in his truck with the baby a few times prior to his arrest.
     
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