Found Deceased WY - Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito, 22, Grand Teton National Park, 25 Aug 2021 #9

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  1. agilbe

    agilbe Well-Known Member

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    As it sails off to parts unknown?? JMO
     


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    Don’t think I’ve ever posted before but I’ve been a visitor here for a long time!

    This is MOO! x100 but I am quite a national parks junkie and a solo backpacker. I get the impression from social media pictures that GP and BL were not doing any backpacking or traveling into truly remote areas. Delicate Arch, The Narrows, Mesa Arch, Queens Garden (spots I’ve seen her pics from Insta) are all VERY highly trafficked spots, easily accessed from a main road within one of the parks.

    I lived in Idaho for a long time and have gone between Jackson and (my town), Idaho many times. It is more plausible to me that if she was seen at the store in Victor, headed to Yellowstone, then the much less tourist-populated areas in eastern Idaho would be where to look. I just can’t imagine it being summer/tourist season that GP would have been hidden in the park and no one have come across her yet. I didn’t see any gear that would indicate either of them were equipped for multi-day trips (which I would think you’d need to potentially hide a person in a national park during tourist season). I’ve traveled some pretty remote trails out there and have always run into at least one other person.

    My guess is that she is not in a national park, but possibly in eastern Idaho, unless BL “left” her on his way back home in another very remote area.

    I wonder if he has harmed himself. Again, I don’t see the wilderness knowledge there to be taking off into the woods on the run for even a few days without being noticed or re-emerging voluntarily or for supplies.

    I believe GP will be found soon. There are a lot of places to hide in the woods but you need to know the area. Outdoor recreation is ID/WY/UT’s main source of fun for a huge swath of people, and they go anywhere and everywhere. He doesn’t know the area well enough to get away with this. IMO!
     
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  3. SuziQ

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    I don't understand it myself. I am app challenged.
     
  4. MassGuy

    MassGuy The Monsters Aren’t The Ones Beneath The Bed

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    Lol, you're right. I got my hopes up tonight, thinking that the family had finally decided to come clean about what they knew. As it turned out however, this was completely self serving.

    I'm sure law enforcement will expand their presence in that neighborhood, but it won't quiet the mob. This is going to be one wild weekend.

    Here comes the circus.
     
  5. Kano

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    its hard to say, i have seen normal day packs with the chest area strap these days too.. Kinda thing you would see someone walk around Tokyo with
     
  6. Tiff23fr

    Tiff23fr Verified Expert - Cultural & Behavioral Dynamics Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks for posting!
     
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    Agreed. Reminds me of Columbine. Granted those two had just turned 18….BL is in his 20s. Still if the real perpetrator(presumed in this case) isn’t around. People come after the parents. They need someone to blame and throw their anger at. Is it right or ok? No….but history has shown that’s what happens.
     
  8. Gobstopper

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    Does BL have a car of his own?
     
  9. Jurisprudence

    Jurisprudence Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he said that last night .... as BL had been gone since Tuesday
     
  10. SuziQ

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    Actually NPPD said more about the status of the case tonight. I don't have a link so I won't post more. Hopefully someone will post it again.
     
  11. lynck

    lynck IT expert

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    There was a backpack visible in the back of their van in the Aug 12 video, probably around the 50 minute mark or so when BL was retrieving his belongings before being driven to the hotel
     
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    NPPD has directly said Brian is hindering the investigation into Gabby's disappearance. Why don't they just arrest him on hindering or obstruction charges? Is that not possible?
     
  13. Jurisprudence

    Jurisprudence Well-Known Member

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    Gabby is missing. BL is not. BL fled.

    The fact that their statement classifies him as missing adds insult to injury. There are people in this country who are legitimately missing and they wait days to do anything about it. In this case, they know he left of his own volition. Thy know in their gut that he fled - and possibly not even from Florida, but possibly from Utah. I bet that TikToker has provided a huge break in this case. Because this could mean someone else took that van from Utah or Wyoming to Florida - the "long" way and BL hitchhiked to somewhere from Utah.
     
  14. MassGuy

    MassGuy The Monsters Aren’t The Ones Beneath The Bed

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    Even if they could, it doesn't necessarily mean it's the right play. He'd be arrested, charged, and quickly released on bond.

    That would completely close the door on any chance of cooperation, small as that already was.

    I just don't see the benefit.
     
  15. CrimeDawg123

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    That is very true but BL has a pattern baldness that is visible in most pictures I have seen that seems unusual for his young age. If his hair is not newly buzzed, this would stand out IMO.

    I think they are 22 and 24.
     
  16. bambibones

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    MOO - he could be already dead, although I'm getting a sense of someone who wouldn't have the courage to take his own life.
     
  17. Woodberry

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    I highly doubt it. The protestors were targeting the parents as well as BL. Just because he has flown the coop doesn't mean the parents have. I think things could get worse.
     
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    BL seems to have a disorganized pattern of thinking. I am not sure what is true in the media, but I am not sure BL can sustain a plan on his own.
     
  19. lostbutnotforgotten

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    This just keeps getting crazier everyday
     
  20. Vegasgrl

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    Or, they think he isn't a suicide risk. They probably know him best. Maybe he's unfazed. Or, maybe they lack empathy too. They don't care. Can't figure these people out. But, yes, the hike is ridiculous and maybe another lie. Maybe he didn't check in with them and they thought he was in harm's way? idk
     
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