The young Gabby Petito is a New Yorker who disappeared while filming a YouTube series called “Van Life” with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie.
Gabrielle Petito, 22, from Bue Point, is described by the New York authorities as “a white woman, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and 110 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes, and several tattoos, including one on his finger and one on his forearm that says “let it be.” The truck in which he was traveling has been recovered ”. Blue Point is located on Long Island.
The statement added: “Detectives are asking anyone with information about Petito’s disappearance to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls can remain anonymous ”. As of September 13, 2021, it remains without having been located.
Petito’s family alerted authorities to his disappearance after not hearing from him during his trip across the country, which they described as unusual. Petito’s trip to national parks began in July, informó Fox News.
“We had been in contact with her while she was traveling,” he told The Daily Beast Petito’s father, Joe. “I spoke to her once a week, her mother spoke to her two or three times a week. My son spoke to him frequently on Snapchat, FaceTime; my niece was constantly in contact with her ”.
Petito’s father has been posting urgent requests to find his daughter on your facebook page. “Please find Gabby. This is my daughter Gabby Petito. Please share and help find it. She was last seen on the way to Yellowstone National Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, ”he wrote.
This is what you need to know:
1. Petito’s last known location is Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
a missing person alert it was issued by the Suffolk County, New York police. It says, “Missing Blue Point Woman,” adding: “Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Date / time: Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 6:55 pm ”.
The statement said: “Detectives with the Suffolk County Fifth Police Squad are investigating the disappearance of a Blue Point woman who disappeared while traveling. Gabrielle Petito was traveling in a white 2012 Ford Transit van with Florida patent number QFTG03 with a passenger when she stopped communicating with her friends and family. “
And he adds: “Petito’s disappearance was reported to the Suffolk County Police Department by her family on September 11 at around 6:55 pm According to her family, the last time they had contact with her was during the last week of August. Prior to that last communication, it is believed that Petito was in the Grand Teton National Park, in Wyoming ”.
Petito’s mother, Nicole Schmidt, told Fox News that she last spoke with her daughter on August 25. She received a text message from him on both the 27th and 30th but now she says “I don’t know if she left Grand Teton or not… I don’t know if it was really her or not because it was just a text message. I did not speak verbally with her ”.
2. The couple featured their truck ride in a YouTube series
The couple’s YouTube series is titled “VAN LIFE | Beginning Our Van Life Journey ”. One of his videos has more than 145,000 views.
Its duration is 8 minutes and shows the couple walking along the beach. They seem close. Then they are seen traveling. In one scene they kiss; in the next they are eating sushi. In a painting they are seen in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. In another, they are watching the sunset together on the beach.
They do the crescent on the beach in front of an amusement park and ride the Ferris wheel before kissing again.
His YouTube channel, Nomadik Statik, has more than 1.37 million users. His truck life video is his only video.
“A look at our truck adventures! After our first trip across the country in a small Nissan Sentra, we both decided we wanted to live a more deprived life and traveling full time, but trying to put everything for two people in the tiny trunk of the car, and spending too much on gas, food and airbnb, was not the way to go, “says the page.
“We quickly realized that we needed to find a solution if we were to continue traveling and living nomads, so we modified our little van, a simple 2012 Ford Transit Connect, reusing the space with unique designs and features. Creating a space for artistic expression and long-distance excursions. Thank you so much for looking, and we hope you join us on our journey wherever the truck takes us! “
And they added: “Follow our truck ride for amazing ideas, tips, tricks, places to camp, and beautiful places to travel in a truck life!”
The couple also had a website and a blog. The page, which is captioned Brian & Gabby, requires a password to access and redirects readers to the YouTube page.
3. ‘I feel so much love for you,’ Petito wrote about Laundrie on Instagram
In InstagramPetito described himself as “Ready for the trip… traveling the world in our little van… art, yoga, & vegetables”. His most recent post dates from two weeks before his disappearance, and is about Halloween.
In August, he wrote: “Almost immediately after telling @bizarre_design_ how happy it made me to see that people truly respected the park, I saw a guy drop a plastic conglomerate from his lunch box on the picnic table!”
They were in Arches National Park on August 12. bizarre_design_ is Brian Laundrie’s Instagram account. Petito wrote, in a post with some typos:
We decided to take the less traveled path on the other side of the arch. After getting in a little line to take some photos under the arch early Monday morning, we wanted to find a place to relax and draw while admiring the arch, but at the same time get away from the crowd that grew as the day went on. We walked a bit past the arch where the rock is at such an angle that it seems impossible to walk over it, but being such experienced hikers, I was confident I could do it! “
As @bizarre_design_ made my way down a steep slope with the camera, I slid down a thin, narrow line that led directly to a large flat rock with the most beautiful view directly below the arch! After taking some great photos, @bizarre_design_ and I sat down to draw and enjoy nature without seeing anyone online or taking photos! It felt like we had the entirety of the delicate bow to ourselves! We spent around 2 hours relaxing on this side of the arch with no one to bother us except for this guy who saw us and thought he could do it too!
Many people saw us and wondered how we got there, yelling things like “wow you guys must be crazy!” One guy started walking in our direction, taking the same narrow path down the rock as me, until he got stuck. Paralyzed with fear of not knowing where to put his feet to get off, @bizarre_design_ and I helped him return to where his wife was waiting, laughing out loud and thumbs up!
In the last photos you can see what I mean by “thin narrow line”, there was no path to the flat rock lying horizontally from the steep angle of what is basically a cliff, so I don’t recommend that you try it! ⚠︎︎ (Climbing is dangerous! That man we had to help get off the cliff hit me with his cane while I was helping him back up! We are very experienced and athletic hikers and we are very confident in our ability to climb ! Do not try this at home!
In July 2020, she shared a photo with Brian and wrote, “This is a photo from our first date because I have so much love for you 🍣 Brian proposed to me and I said yes! @bizarre_design_ you make life seem unreal, and every day with you is a dream 🤍 ”.
In May 2020, she wrote, “I can’t wait to go back to days like this, traveling the world with you and asking strangers to take our photo 🌧 not taking moments like this for granted ever again! I love you 🤍 ”.
4. Laundrie criticized the media on Instagram and implored: ‘Scale every day’
On his Instagram account, Laundrie wrote: “Scale every day🌿bug bites are better than letting the media brainwash you🌿nature enthusiast🌿starting #vanlife with @gabspetito ”.
His most recent Instagram post is from Moab, Utah, on August 13, 2021. He wrote:
Humans are primates, great apes indeed, but I don’t know how great we are as a species. Chimpanzees share 98.8% of their DNA with humans, they are the closest living beings to us, but as I see it, all living creatures are in some way related to us, even trees. Just 800 million years ago, animal cells made up of the same parts and with the same functions as plant cells began to appear on Earth. Requiring oxygen, solar energy, minerals, nutrients and water. This tree (Juniperus osteosperma) survived in just a few inches of land, in an area of extreme heat and drought. I believe that our culture, our society, has placed itself above all living creatures, creating needs for the sole purpose of sustaining destructive economic practices. This tree doesn’t need an Apple Watch, it doesn’t stream its favorite shows, it doesn’t have a microwave, it doesn’t pay for health insurance, or it takes big caramel iced macchiatos. It’s just a tree, but you rarely see geese riding jet skis or wearing designer clothes. I believe that if we all want breathable air and clean water, we must all learn to live with less🌏
5. Laundrie has hired a lawyer and ‘is silent on his whereabouts’, says report
The Daily Mail reported that Laundrie “has remained silent regarding his whereabouts, hiring a lawyer and refusing to speak publicly about what happened, according to Petito’s family.”
People have filled Laundrie’s latest Instagram post with comments about Petito. “Where’s Brian?” wrote one person.
“I hope you find the courage to do the right thing and bring her back home,” wrote another.
“Where’s Gabby?” Wrote several. “Thinking of Gabby !! And you?? Please tell us where you are, ”wrote another person.
According to the Daily Mail, Petito “was last seen on August 24 leaving a hotel next to Laundrie in Salt Lake City, Utah,” before telling her family the next day that she had traveled to Teton National Park in Wyoming with Laundrie.
The North Point Police Department, in North Point, Florida, wrote on facebook: “The North Point Police Department is actively collaborating in this case in conjunction with the Suffolk County Police Department, where he was reported missing.”
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