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    Federal investigators believe Brian Laundrie purchased a burner phone at an AT&T store in his hometown of North Port, Florida on the day he went missing. FBI agents seized surveillance footage from the store as reports have surfaced that Laundrie may have visited the establishment with an older woman on September 14. This is the day Laundrie reportedly left his parents' home to go for a hike, which is three days after Gabby Petito was reported missing.  The seizure comes as internet sleuths have noticed changes to his social media accounts and Lyssa Chapman — daughter of Dog the Bounty Hunter who joined the nationwide search for the 23-year-old on Saturday — confirmed that the FBI believes Laundrie's mother, Roberta, is also using a burner phone. The North Port AT&T store declined to comment on whether Laundrie and Roberta visited the establishment, telling DailyMail.com: 'We are not confirming or denying anything and we are not making any statements.'  However, the Laundries' attorney, Steven Bertolino did tell TMZ the family purchased a new phone but he 'believes it's the one Brian left behind...
    BRIAN Landrie's parents have been slammed for immediately calling 911 on Dog the Bounty Hunter after he knocked on their door - but waiting days to report their wanted son missing to the FBI. Chris and Roberta Laundrie, of North Point, Florida, have been dubbed the "the most hated parents in America" on social media as their son Brian, 23, remains missing. 5Brian's parents have been dubbed 'the most hated parents in America' 5They called the police on Dog the Bounty Hunter the other day after he knocked on their doorCredit: Splash Brian Laundrie was the fiance of 22-year-old vlogger Gabby Petito, whose remains were found by investigators at a Wyoming campsite on September 19. He is not currently considered a suspect in her murder but has been cited as a person of interest. He is also wanted on a warrant for alleged bank fraud after running up $1,000 in charges on a debit card that's believed to have belonged to Gabby. The couple was around two months into their planned four-month cross-country road trip touring the US' national...
    Days before Gabby Petito’s family realized the young woman was lying dead among the rocks in Wyoming, her boyfriend and fellow Long Island native Brian Laundrie, was camping with his family. Petito, age 22, of the hamlet of Blue Point in Suffolk County, was reported missing by her mother on Saturday, Sept. 11, after learning Laundrie had returned from the couple's cross-country "van life" trip alone in her white Fort Transit van. Her body was found days later on Sunday, Sept. 19 in Wyoming. The manner of her death was determined a homicide by the medical examiner. Days after returning, while police were frantically searching for Petito, Laundrie, of North Port, Florida, in Sarasota County, was on a two-day camping trip at Fort De Soto Park with his parents. As confirmed by the Laundrie family attorney on Tuesday, Sept. 28, the new information helps law enforcement track his movements after returning home, but it does not shed light on where he is now. Attorney Steven Bertolino said that all three members of the Laundrie family went camping at Fort De...
    GABBY Petito’s family has not received her body and alleges that her personal belongings are “still in the home of her fiancé Brian Laundrie”. The vlogger’s remains were found at a Wyoming campsite on September 19 – a week after her parents reported her missing. 5Gabby Petito's body has not been returned to her family as medical examiners try to establish a cause of deathCredit: AP 5Gabby was reported missing on the weekend of September 11Credit: Instagram/Joseph Petito 5Her fiancé Brian Laundrie returned to Florida on September 1Credit: realtor.com She toured the midwest with Laundrie as the pair visited national parks and canyon ranges in Colorado, Kansas, and Utah. The family held a press conference in New York on Tuesday – days after Gabby’s funeral. Her stepfather Jim Schmidt said they hadn’t received any of her belongings from Florida, The Independent reports. A North Port police spokesperson told the outlet that he was “not certain” where Gabby’s belongings were and was “unaware of any items of hers from inside the home”. Schmidt also said that the younger vlogger is "always...
    The grieving family of Gabby Petito have called on Brian Laundrie to turn himself in, in their first press conference since the 22-year-old was found dead at a Wyoming national park.   Gabby's mother and stepfather, Nichole and Jim Schmidt, and father and stepmother, Joe and Tara Petito, were joined by their lawyer on Long Island on Tuesday as they demanded Laundrie surrender to authorities.   'The Laundries did not help us find Gabby. They sure aren't going to help us find Brian,' family attorney Richard Stafford said on their behalf.  'For Brian, we're asking you to turn yourself in to the FBI or the nearest law enforcement organization.'    Laundrie, 23, who is considered a person of interest in Gabby's disappearance and murder, remains at large after being reported missing on September 17.  Gabby Petito's family on Tuesday revealed they got new tattoos in her honor, including one she had on her forearm saying 'Let it be' Gabby's mother and stepfather, Nichole (center) and Jim Schmidt, and father and stepmother, Joe and Tara Petito, were joined by their lawyer as they addressed...
    (CNN)While the FBI is adjusting its sails in the search for Gabby Petito's fiancé, Brian Laundrie, people across the country are delivering flowers to the Laundrie home in North Port, Florida, in an effort to honor Petito's life.Those within the community are hand-delivering flowers to the home, but those from afar are paying for flowers to be delivered.Petito's remains were found in a camping area in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest last week near where the couple had last been seen, and a coroner has ruled her death a homicide. Laundrie's parents told investigators they have not seen their son since September 14, when he left their home with a backpack, saying he was going to a nearby nature reserve.Brian Laundrie left home without phone or wallet and his parents were concerned he might hurt himself, source saysFor days now, Petito has been honored in communities across the country: A memorial was held on Sunday in Holbrook, New York, near Petito's hometown on Long Island, a vigil was held in Salt Lake City last Wednesday, a small table of remembrance has...
    DOG the Bounty Hunter claims his team has more than a thousand leads in the hunt for Brian Laundrie. The reality TV star - who joined the search for Gabby Petito's fiancé over the weekend - said he does not believe the missing man is in the Florida swamp being looked at by cops. 3Dog the Bounty Hunter said he has more than a thousand leads in the Brian Laundrie hunt 3Brian Laundrie's parents called 911 on Dog the Bounty Hunter after he knocked at their Florida homeCredit: bizarre_design_/Instagram Dog - real name Duane Chapman - said on Monday his team are in the process of "going through all those leads." He added: "I would say within 48 hours, we probably will have a location where we start the tracking at. "He’s very young, he’s not an experienced criminal. He’ll do what he should do. He can’t stay and shoplift and stay in cheap motels or rob people like a lot of people like I chase. "This kid is an outdoorsman so I think he went to...
    The manhunt for Brian Laundrie continued Monday when a tip led Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman to investigate a Florida campground 75 miles away from his parent’s home. Though police and the FBI have been tirelessly searching the Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve near Laundrie’s home in North Port, Florida since he went missing earlier this month, experts have recently speculated the fugitive may not actually be there, given its harsh terrain. “I’ve been in the woods in and out all my life … I have learned a lot in my life, and one thing I know is no one is gonna survive out there for two weeks on foot,” Florida cattle rancher Alan McEwen told Fox News. To theories that Brian Laundrie either died or committed suicide, McEwen asserted authorities would have found a body by now. “Anything dead you find in the woods, you’re gonna look up, you’re gonna see buzzards flying like crazy,” he said. “No buzzards, no body is my theory. And I haven’t seen any buzzards flying.” A sign for Gabby Petito is seen...
    (CNN)The FBI is scaling back its search for Gabby Petito's fiancé, Brian Laundrie, to be more targeted based on intelligence after officials spent more than 10 days combing through a 25,000-acre nature reserve, police in North Point, Florida, said Monday. The development came after the FBI visited Laundrie's family home to request personal items of his to assist with DNA matching, the Laundries' lawyer told multiple news outlets.Laundrie's parents told investigators they last saw him on September 14, three days after Petito was reported missing. His parents told police he left their home with a backpack, saying he was going to the nearby Carlton Reserve. A source close to the family told CNN's Chris Cuomo Laundrie left his parents' home without his cell phone and wallet and his parents were concerned that he might hurt himself.What we know about Gabby Petitos final daysThat weekend, the search for Laundrie became more critical when authorities found Petito's remains in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest. A coroner ruled her death a homicide Read MorePetito's family asked for privacy following the discovery of her remains,...
    Reality TV star 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' claimed on Monday that he had found a campsite linked to the main person of interest in the murder of Gabby Petito, saying: 'He's been here.' Brian Laundrie's whereabouts have been the subject of intense interest ever since his girlfriend's body was found in Wyoming on September 19.  On September 17, Laundrie - who returned to Florida alone on September 1 - was reported missing by his parents.  The FBI has taken over the search for Laundrie, and at the weekend the reality star, real name Duane Chapman, joined in the hunt. He said he had received over 1,000 tips from members of the public. On Monday he said he had located a camp site where the Laundrie family had stayed in early September.  Duane Chapman, better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, (pictured at the weekend outside the Laundrie house in North Port, Florida) said on Monday that he had located a campsite where the Laundrie family stayed in September Laundrie, 23, is the sole 'person of interest' in the homicide case...
    EXCLUSIVE: Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman is investigating a tip that alleges Brian Laundrie, the fugitive fiancé of Gabby Petito, went into a Florida campground 75 miles away with his parents in early September — but only two of them were seen leaving.Chapman announced Saturday he was entering the search for Laundrie, and tips quickly poured in. He told Fox News he received a tip on Monday that Laundrie’s parents spent the night in Fort De Soto Park with their son twice in early September from Sept. 1-3 and Sept. 6-8. BRIAN LAUNDRIE'S MOTHER CALLED 911 ON ‘DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER’ "They were registered, went through the gate. They’re on camera. They were here," he told Fox News exclusively on Monday evening. "We think at least if he’s not here right now, we are sure he was caught on camera as he went in the gate — that he was here for sure. Not over in the swamp." VideoHe later added: "Allegedly, what we’re hearing, is two people left on the 8th. Three people came in on the...
    BRIAN Laundrie's parents called 911 on Dog the Bounty Hunter after he knocked at their Florida home, it emerged on Monday. Dog, real name Duane Chapman, said it was a "shame" Roberta and Chris Laundrie called for cops rather than open the door to him. 4Brian Laundrie's parents called 911 on Dog the Bounty HunterCredit: Splash 4Roberta and Chris Laundrie called for cops rather than open the door to DogCredit: Splash Gabby Petito supporters have slammed the family's silence, with a number of protesters arriving outside the home with a megaphone and posters on Monday. Reality bounty hunter Dog has pledged to catch Gabby's missing fiancé Brian before the fugitive's birthday in November. 'A SHAME' The reality TV star joined the search at the weekend as cops try to find the 23-year-old. A dispatcher was heard saying Brian's mom Roberta "referenced a situation with the male." Chapman told Fox News: "It’s a shame they wouldn’t speak with us. "The police said we were welcome to knock on the door so we did. I wanted to tell the Laundries that...
    Television star Duane Lee Chapman, also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, has joined the search for Brian Laundrie, vowing to find the boyfriend of deceased Gabby Petito before his 24th birthday in November. On Saturday, he was spotted knocking on the door of the North Port, Florida, home where Petito and Laundrie had lived with his parents, according to the New York Post. Fox 13 shared video footage of Chapman at the home and also speaking with what appeared to be a neighbor: He told the Post he had already gotten numerous tips through his 833-TELLDOG hotline, several of which indicated Laundrie was somewhere on the Appalachian trail, the area he was previously known to camp for months. Dog the Bounty Hunter Duane Chapman joins search for Brian Laundrie https://t.co/pVxjQdMtco pic.twitter.com/R5SObnSDCU — New York Post (@nypost) September 25, 2021 “[Petito’s] friend Rose [Davis] said she was 100 percent sure and more that because of his past, being there for two months at a time that she said ‘I’m telling you right now that’s where he headed,'” the 68-year-old bounty...
    (CNN)Since being informed a week ago by Brian Laundrie's parents that they had not seen him for days, dozens of local and federal officers have searched high and low in a swampy Florida nature reserve for the 23-year-old following the disappearance and then the discovery of the body of his fiancée Gabby Petito in Wyoming.The search of the Carlton Reserve will resume Saturday, officials said.Laundrie, who his parents say departed their home with his backpack on September 14 and told them he was headed to reserve, left his cell phone and wallet behind, a source close to the family told CNN on Thursday. The police were told of Laundrie's departure by his parents on September 17, officials said.A multitude of personnel scoured the area this week, using drones and bloodhounds as part of the search, North Port Police Department spokesperson Josh Taylor said.The search for Gabby Petitos fiancé Brian Laundrie continues. Heres why its been so hard to find himAn underwater dive team from the Sarasota Sheriff's Office who are "called upon to search for evidence of crimes and victims...
    (CNN)The search for Brian Laundrie, who according to a source left behind his wallet and cell phone when last seen departing his parents' home 10 days ago, ended on Friday at a nature reserve in southwestern Florida and will resume on Saturday, as new details emerged about the case.Laundrie is now the subject of a federal arrest warrant for events following the death of fiancée Gabby Petito, whose remains were found Sunday in Wyoming.The US District Court of Wyoming issued a warrant for Laundrie, according to the FBI's Denver field office, after a grand jury indicted him for his "use of unauthorized devices" after Petito died.Brian Laundrie left home without phone or wallet and his parents were concerned he might hurt himself, source saysLaundrie used a debit card and PIN number for accounts that did not belong to him for charges totaling more than $1,000 between the dates of August 30 and September 1, according to the indictment. An attorney for Laundrie's family emphasized that the warrant was not for Petito's death but related to activities that took place afterward.Read...
    (CNN)The FBI is asking for the public's help in finding Gabby Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie after a coroner made an initial determination that Petito died by homicide.Petito's remains were found Sunday in an undeveloped camping area in Bridger-Teton National Forest on the eastern edge of Grand Teton National Park, officials said. She was first reported missing by her family on September 11, after Laundrie returned home from the road trip without her on September 1.In a series of videos on TikTok, one woman said she and her boyfriend gave Laundrie a ride on August 29 in Wyoming -- and that he claimed he was camping by himself for multiple days while Petito was back at their van working on social media posts. Miranda Baker said they picked up Laundrie while he was hitchhiking in Colter Bay, Wyoming, which is not far from where Petito's remains were found. He offered to pay $200 for the ride before he even got in the car, she said.The FBI said the agency would like information from anyone who may have had contact with Petito...
    As authorities continue the manhunt for Brian Laundrie — and the public speculates wildly about his whereabouts — The Post has acquired property documents that reveal a string of recent home sales by the Laundrie family, as well as photos that take us inside the residence he shares with his parents. FBI agents raided the fugitive’s Florida bedroom Monday, a day after Gabby Petito’s now-confirmed remains were found — and the day before her death was ruled a homicide. Authorities discovered Petito’s body Sunday in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest, where FBI, National Parks, and local law enforcement officials had been searching for the 22-year-old since last week. She was on a cross-country trip with her fiancé Brian, 23, when she disappeared there. GABBY PETITO: POLICE DECLARE 'CRIME SCENE' AS FBI ENTERS BRIAN LAUNDRIE'S FLORIDA HOME: LIVE UPDATES "Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999," the FBI field office in Denver announced on Twitter Tuesday. "Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide," the...
    A Utah park ranger has revealed she warned Gabby Petito her relationship with Brian Laundrie seemed 'toxic' after responding to the 'possible domestic assault' incident involving the couple back on August 12. Melissa Hulls, the visitor and resource protection supervisor at Arches National Park in Moab, said she was 'imploring with [Petito] to reevaluate the relationship' but that the 22-year-old didn't understand 'how big a deal this was.' Hulls said she had responded to a call stemming from an argument between Petito and Laundrie and arrived to find the couple pulled over by a police officer inside the park. Police bodycam footage was released last week of the encounter showing a sobbing Petito telling officers they had 'been fighting all morning' before cops determined she was the 'primary aggressor.'The initial 911 call, released Monday, has since revealed a witness first reported seeing the 'gentleman was slapping the girl'.A forensic psychiatrist has now spoken out to say the footage of the August 12 incident - 13 days before Petito was last heard from alive - raises 'red flags' and suggests she was 'scared' of...
    North Port, Florida (CNN)After many hours spent and many items removed, the FBI's search of the family home of Gabby Petito's fiancé, Brian Laundrie, in Florida ended Monday. But authorities are continuing to look for the man who, according to his family, disappeared a week ago, three days after Petito was reported missing. On Sunday, human remains that officials said are consistent with Petito's description were found in an undeveloped camping area in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest on the eastern edge of Grand Teton National Park. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday to confirm the identity.Petito, 22, and Laundrie, 23, had been road tripping in a white van from New York through the American West over the summer. Laundrie returned to his Florida home on September 1 in their van, but without Petito. Her family reported Petito missing on September 11.Laundrie's parents, Christopher and Roberta, were escorted from their home Monday morning so agents could execute a search warrant, North Port Public Information Officer Joshua Taylor told CNN. They were later brought back inside for questioning. A timeline of missing...
    The father of missing van-life girl Gabby Petito paid tribute to his daughter hours after the discovery of her possible remains in Wyoming on Sunday. Joseph Petito took to Twitter on Sunday to post a picture of his daughter, who had disappeared following a cross-country trip with her fiancé Brian Laundrie. 'She touched the world,' the post said with a picture of Petito's daughter between a pair of angel wings. The remains of a body matching his daughter's description were found at the Spread Creek campground in Bridger-Teton National Forest on the eastern edge of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on Sunday afternoon, federal agents said.  'As every parent can imagine this is an incredibly difficult time for the family, and friends, our thoughts and prayers are with them. We ask that you all respect their privacy as they mourn the loss of their daughter,' said Charles Jones, supervisory senior resident agent for FBI Denver .  Joseph Petito, father of missing van-girl Gabby Petito, posted a picture of his daughter on social media with the caption 'She touched the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The desperate search for Gabby Petito is now believed to be over after remains were recovered from a state park in Wyoming. Law enforcement officials have not confirmed the remains are 100% those of Petito, as the results of forensic testing are still ongoing. The search for the only current person of interest, her fiancee Brian LaundrIe, is also intensifying. The case of Gabby Petito took a tragic turn on Sunday when police found human remains during their search for her in a Wyoming state park. Police are now working to determine whether the discovery could answer questions regarding what happened to the missing 22-year-old. Grand Teton National Park officials say the remains were found around the Spread Creek campsite, which will remain closed until further notice. Petito’s family has been notified of the remains. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. The coroner says it will confirm the identity of those remains through photographs, personal identification, or DNA. “I would like to extend sincere and heartfelt condolences to Gabby’s family,” said Charles Jones with the FBI. “We...
    After the FBI announced that a body found in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming was most likely that of missing 22-year-old New York resident Gabby Petito, her father paid tribute to his daughter. Petito's father, Joseph, took to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with a photo of Gabby adorned with a pair of angel wings, and the caption: "She touched the world." The FBI asks all to honor the parent's privacy as they grieve for their daughter. Petito, age 22, was reported missing on Saturday, Sept. 11 after last speaking with her mother in their Long Island hometown of Blue Point in Suffolk County on Tuesday, Aug. 24. See earlier story: Body Found Now Believed To Be Missing NY Woman Gabby Petito, Authorities Say Her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, age 23, formerly of Blue Point and now of North Port, Florida, returned home to Florida on Wednesday, Sept. 1 without her, and refused to cooperate with authorities, and was reported missing himself on Friday, Sept. 17. North Port Police have not announced as of Monday, Sept. 20, if they plan to continue...
    A body found near Grand Teton National Park is "consistent with the description" of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito, officials said at a press conference Sunday afternoon. The body has not been officially identified, and a cause of death has not been confirmed. "I would like to extend sincere and heartfelt condolences to Gabby's family," an FBI supervisor said. "As every parent can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for the family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. We ask that you all respect their privacy as they mourn the loss of their daughter." Officials had been searching near the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area located just outside of Grand Teton National Park since Saturday. The campground will remain closed for the time being. The #FBIDenver Field Office and its Wyoming Resident Agencies, in coordination with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Teton County Sheriff's Office & Jackson Police Department, have been conducting ground surveys at the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area. pic.twitter.com/95HjWcEuDU— FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) September 19, 2021 Police in North Port, Florida, where Petito...
    Breaking news, the FBI Denver office has confirmed that the body found in Wyoming is “consistent with the description” of missing 22-year-old Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. Charles Jones, Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI Denver office, read a statement to the press, “extend[ing] sincere and heartfelt condolences to Gabby’s family.” “As every parent can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for the family and friends,” said Jones. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them. We ask that you all respect the privacy as they mourn the loss of their daughter.” Jones continued, mentioning the search that the FBI, National Park Service, Forest Service, Teton County Sheriff’s Office, and Jackson Police Department had been conducing in the camping area where Petito and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, were known to have been. “Earlier today, human remains were discovered consistent with the description of Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito,” said Jones. “Full forensic examination has not been concluded to confirm that it is her 100 percent, but her family has been notified. Cause of death has not been confirmed at this time.” Jones thanked the public...
    Gabby Petito’s godmother, Flora Rocco, joined other family members in calling for answers on her disappearance on Friday and called the silence from her fiancé Brian Laundrie reprehensible.  Laundrie has refused to speak to law enforcement since returning to his parents’ house in North Port, Fla., in early September. Rocco, who lives in South Carolina, told "The Faulkner Focus" that the couple visited her frequently when they traveled. The last time she saw them was in early June. When asked if Petito and Laundrie were in love, Rocco said, "I would say so." GABBY PETITO: SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN CONTINUES: LIVE UPDATES "From what I saw, yeah, they had a great relationship," she said. "And that's the weird thing. That's the mystery. And that's another reason that it's very infuriating that Brian is not talking." Rocco said that she didn’t know of any "behind-the-scenes" issues in their relationship because it would have been kept private. Rocco explained the family dynamic, noting that Gabby’s mother and stepfather communicated with Laundrie’s parents but not often.  "There wasn’t any sort of closeness," she...
    GABBY Petito is a woman from Florida who went missing after she embarked on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie. Police body camera footage has emerged from an incident prior to Petito's disappearance in which she and Laundrie had fought. 2Brandon Landrie and Gabby PetitoCredit: Instagram @gabspetito What is the body camera video of Gabby Petito? A video captured by the Moab City Police Department in Utah showed officers responding to a 911 call about domestic violence incident between Petito, 22, and Laundrie, 23, outside of a grocery store on August 12. The more than hour-long clip begins with officers pulling over the couple's white 2012 Ford Transit van and approaching the passenger-side window. With tears streaming down her face, Petito tells the officer: "We've just been fighting this morning. Some personal issues." 2This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021Credit: AP...
    The stepfather of a missing New York woman who has gone to Wyoming to search for her is desperately begging her boyfriend and traveling companion to step forward and tell authorities where she is. Long Island resident Gabrielle Petito, age 22, of Blue Point, who was last known to be in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming in late August, was reported missing to Suffolk County Police on Saturday, Sept. 11, by her mother after last being heard from on Monday, Aug. 30. Her stepfather, James Schmidt traveled to Wyoming on Wednesday, Sept. 15, to assist authorities in their efforts to locate Petito just hours after her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, age 23, was named a person of interest in the investigation by authorities in North Port, Florida, where the couple temporarily lived and where he returned home to with "Gabby's" white van in which they were traveling. Since Petito's disappearance, Laundrie has hired an attorney from East Islip and has refused to speak with police, the FBI, or the family regarding her whereabouts.  In an interview with the Daily Mail, Schmidt said:...
    The mother of 22-year-old 'van-life woman' Gabby Petito sent her daughter's boyfriend and his family desperate texts looking for her but was ignored.  Gabby's mother Nicole Schmidt told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview that on September 10 she reached out to Brian and his mother Roberta Laundrie trying to reach her daughter after she had not heard from Gabby since August 25.  'I texted Brian's mom that I was trying to get in touch with Gabby. I also texted Brian. I got no replies,' Schmidt said.  'I knew something was wrong,' she said. 'I felt something was off and I needed to get her reported missing immediately.' She went to report Gabby missing later that day but police initially blew her off. The next day, she was allowed to file a report with the Suffolk County police department.  Brian's family have since refused to let authorities interview their son when the van that the couple had traveled in before she disappeared was seized from their property late on Saturday night. Nicole Schmidt, of Long Island, New York, gave a...
    A New York woman who was traveling across the United States with her fiancée, while living out of a van, has been reported missing after he returned home without her. Gabby Petito, 22, of Blue Point, New York, was last seen on August 24 when she checked out of a hotel with her fiancée, Brian Laundrie in Salt Lake City, Utah. The following day she made her final call to her family, telling them that she and Laundrie had traveled to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The pair were heading for Yellowstone National Park but Petito never made it. Laundrie has since returned to his Florida home with their couple's 2012 Ford Transit van and has reportedly not been cooperating with investigators, according to her family. They also claimed he has hired an attorney.   Neither Petito's family nor her boyfriend Laundrie could be reached for comment at press time.  '[It’s like] drowning with your hands tied behind you,' Petito’s father, Joseph Petito, told Newsday of his daughter's disappearance. 'You can't describe it. There's nothing you can do. You can't control anything.'...
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