Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #79

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  1. x_files

    x_files Well-Known Member

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    Maybe JT is being completely honest, the officer on duty thought Roberta was Brian, as crazy as that sounds it might be 100% honesty.
     
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    Look at photos of her, you can clearly see her hair, dark brown and grey 2 or 3 inches under the baseball cap on all sides. And then there are the women's clothes - her tunic tops, lymphedema sleeve, women's shoes, and usually she carries a women's purse or a women's backpack. She isn't bald, doesn't have heavy eyebrows, a beard and mustache. She's not a wiry young man. She is obviously decades older than BL. She is shorter than her husband and BL, at 5'8" is a bit taller than his father. The NPPD would have to be literally blind not to realize it was not BL. I'm just floored that a mistake like this could have been made. Did the NPPD NOT have a photo of BL?
     
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    Brian Laundrie Mistaken for Mom, Not Watched Carefully, Police Admit

    Here is why the police said they knew where Brian was when it turned out they didn't.

    LE mistook BL for his mother?

    After much of what we've read about this case has been confusing, and/or bizarre, and/or unbelievable, we are now charged to believe LE mistook BL for his mother?

    "O time, thou must untangle this, not I.
    It is too hard a knot for me t’ untie."
    - William Shakespeare

    Forsooth! IMO.
     
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    I cannot help but think of "Smokey and the Bandit" every time I hear about the NPPD and this case. Glad I don't live in that town.
     
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    I think they were referring to the driver of the vehicle, not her general appearance as she walked around.. a baseball cap could lead to that conclusion of a driver.
     
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    yes, appears to be short hair.
    Unless she purposely dressed up in his clothes, which I'm now curious.
     
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    Good point, I would hope the LE would watch as the person walked out of the car and into the house. Look for build & gait?
     
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    She also doesn't dress like him! She wears looser, flowy tops every time I've seen her. I never saw him dress like that. The NPPD is doing CYA, IMO!
     
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    I lean this way as well.... that he was just "out of his mind".

    When folks armchair psychological disorders that may pertain to Brian, I just keep coming back to "he had nothing in his life except Gabby".
    And I feel the disclosure that he DID HAVE medication at the Moab stop, that he just did not want to take because it messed with his head (paraphrasing) ..... I dunno..... does lead me to believe that there probably have been some issues or mental diagnoses in the past.

    Maybe he was desperately trying to think of how he could "live" if no one ever found her.......... I still think he could not go on for too long without her.

    I am actually more content with him offing himself. In the long run, it was the best thing for 6 parents. In the short run, i dunno....
     
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    I feel like I stepped into the Twilight Zone, The NPPD needs more funding for proper training and I mean that with all due respect, I know it is NOT an easy job but they need more officers/trained eyes to help. Are they understaffed?
     
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    That doesn't sound legit, to me. IMO
    I don't think those bone photos circulating around are real either. The bones look too clean, like they are from one of those biology lab skeletons.
     
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    Imagine how shocked the Ls must have been when NPPD stated that they knew where BL was and they didn't have a clue!
     
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    raises a great question....... given the unlikelihood of said trial........... are people able to speak their minds with no repercussions?? If it is only social media that will judge, will LOTS of people start speaking out.................

    we may be here for years, folks.
     
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    No kidding!
     
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    So far, we only have one witness's account of the Merry Piglet's story with only vague details about what happened there, so for me, I'm logging that way as one event in a pattern of events that started even before the incident in Moab. I'm not convinced that that was the final straw, so to speak.

    I see a distinct change from BL's demeanor from "before" and "after."

    In the Moab video, he's chatty, open, offering details about GP and their relationship. He engages in small talk with people on the trails (the guy he helped on the rock at Arches, the other guy whom he gave his skateboard to, etc) Even his Instagram posts share a lot of information about himself, his interests, his relationship with GP, and his opinions.

    At some point, though, he goes silent. He disappears off social media. He doesn't speak to anyone outside of his family. He refuses to answer the Petitos' phone calls or LE's questions. Even on his drive back to FL, we don't have any accounts (at least not public ones!) of him chatting up gas station employees or restaurant waitresses or hotel desk clerks.

    When I look at the hitchhiking accounts, it seems to match the former rather than the latter. He mentions his fiancée and her blog. He mentions their van. He mentions some of the hiking he's been doing. He's very free with these details in ways that he is not after he leaves the Tetons. That's why I think that something happened after these August 29 encounters to drastically change his demeanor.
     
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    i dunno.............. this sounds a lot more embarrasing than clarifying.............
     
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    :eek:
    Say what? :eek:

    Somebody should have stopped talking. This is just making things worse.
     
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    This would be the only way it would make any sense at all
     
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    ...Mind. Blown.
     
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