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

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  1. scoodyboo

    scoodyboo Well-Known Member

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    In her third video, Baker shows a photo of the spot at Colter Bay where she says they picked him up. There are showers there so he could've taken one there.
     
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  2. Dtronic2

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    In this case, if she was in any kind of facility, that would be reported to the FBI.

    And it would be reported she was found and the search stopped. No other details.
     
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  3. Arkay

    Arkay Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. But mainly I can't comprehend the timeline here. On the 29th he didn't have the van, as he was hitchhiking, but he eventually had the van and was able to get home to Florida two days later? Also so flush that he offered $200 for a ten-minute ride?

    The woman who reported this strikes me as credible, but it's possible she was mistaken in her identification of him as BL.
     
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    This needs to be repeated...re: Jackson/Jackson Hole.
    Likely a very good explanation.
     
  5. wary

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    Do we have any source saying that his phone was only for texting, or is it just something that people here speculated? I don’t remember any source.
     
  6. builder

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    wow, the new video of the couple picking up BL and traveling south with him sheds new light but I dont know how it helps? Maybe he did think they were headed 200 miles south to Jackson ID, and panicked when she said JH instead. so was he trying to get as far south as possible? did she kick him out of the van? doesnt make sense if she doesnt like to drive it, then again this is a whole crazy timeline to follow. JMO
    I hope she is found alive.
     
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    https://www.fox13now.com/news/local...-laundrie-hiking-in-grand-teton-national-park

    Just reposting the link because the thread is moving so fast!

    Well, that is a whopper!

    If that is all true and we believe what BL told the people who picked him up that he was camping for several days alone, that means the last sighting of them together could have possibly been the 8/26, maybe 8/27. Did something happen to her, and BL took off to appear to alibi himself? I am more curious now what the text Gabby's mother received on the 27th said. If BL did send the texts on the 27th and the 30th, that does not give him much time to arrive back to Florida; he would have had to drive straight through and even then wouldn't have arrived until way late on 9/1.

    All in all, I am glad so many people are coming forward with information and tips; it is helping even more to firm up the timelines.
     
  8. Shellinaya

    Shellinaya Former Member

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    VERY good advice. Thank you. Women should also be trained to recognize the signs of a mental/emotional abuser and what to do in that situation too. Often women who are victims in these situations just don't know what to do and get frustrated because they are being gaslighted.
    Women need more training in this world. This is not a world where it's safe to travel around with a man without being equipped with self defense knowledge, including mental self defense. IMO

    It does upset me to see that people still think Gabby was seriously mentally ill in some way. There is NO evidence of that. Anxiety is a daily condition millions of people live with without medication. America is an over-medicated society IMHO and take pills for every little thing when it's not necessarily necessary. IMO even general anxiety and panic attacks can be controlled with a variety of methods (I speak from personal experience).There are things people can do to teach themselves how to deal with it without taking pills. In fact, if you go to a psychologist that is their preferred method. (again my personal experience). Being in a volatile relationship would blow all coping mechanisms to h*** especially when the boyfriend seems to take some enjoyment from irritating her and making things worse as BL has shown in his LE convo.

    Bottom line: We just have no evidence that Gabby has or had a diagnosed mental condition. I think it's a red herring to think she's in a facility somewhere.
     
  9. NuttMegg

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    IIRC that's exactly what Hacking did so he wouldn't have to talk to LE after murdering Lori. Then his brother(s) came to talk him into dealing with it.
     
  10. sunrider

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    I’ve been thinking the same thing. During the presser, LE said they knew where BL was, but would not comment on whether he was home. Since it was days between the time he arrived home, and LE showed up at their door, it’s plausible they could have packed him up and placed him somewhere before anyone even noticed his movements. It could also give the defense an “insanity” option, should they need it.
     
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    That might be a good place to start looking for her MO.
     
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  12. PrayforHelp

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    First time poster here. I am heartbroken for the Petito family and pray there is some way in which Gabby returns home safely as unlikely as it's starting to seem but prayers can work miracles. I've been surprised since the beginning why her mom or dad did not call LE sooner than Sept. 11 if the last they heard from her was supposedly Aug. 30 (if indeed that was her text which sounds debatable)? That seems like a long time for a 22 year old daughter who was in fairly frequent touch with them every few days. I am keeping in close touch with my son that age and praying for them every day. BL is unconscionable and if I were the family I would get hundreds of people on that front lawn every day protesting with every fiber of my being and demanding info.
    Also, I remember only too well being a 22 year old female and GP's behavior fits perfectly with how I and many of my friends felt and reacted to life's romantic challenges and struggles at that age. Nothing abnormal there, IMHO.
     
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    Yeah but whoever she picked up said that his fiancee was back at the van working on her social media site. That would be a big coincidence if it were mistaken identity. Fwiw I think she's credible. It's just everything is even more weird.
     
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    Snake River in that general vicinity....also needs searching.
     
  15. Tiff23fr

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    If the account of events is accurate, I wonder if he called Gabby his wife?
    The video in the article where she is pointing to maps and shows the text on the 29th to her mom, it says "Not dead He had to go back to his wife"
     
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    Speculation only no source.
     
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    Skigirl Verified expert in neuroscience

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    I think he's trying to set up a story in which he got back to the van after camping by himself for a few days, and finds her missing, or finds her murdered. What I don't know is what happened to thwart that plan.
     
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    Possibly trying to create an alibi?
     
  19. vanlifelady

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    Something else that has bothered me about the police can video-

    Their campsite that night was planned to be in Arches- Gabby wasn’t comfortable driving the van.

    The only campsite in Arches is *17 miles* into the park with no cell service. Would she have been comfortable driving 17 miles into the park when she was concerned about Brian’s hotel room being across Moab from her, which is not a very big town?

    So it’s probably safe to assume she didn’t stay at the campsite in Arches that night.
     
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  20. LavenderLotus

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    Regarding driving that distance alone, I've done it myself several times. The older I get though, I break the trip over a couple days but 23 year old me has definitely driven that distance from out West all the way to Florida and New York, multiple, separate times.
     
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