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“Van Life” vlogger Gabby Petito was reported missing on September 11, 2021. What happened between her and her fiancé Brian Laundrie in the days leading up to her death?
Petito and Laundrie leave New York for what was supposed to be a four-month, cross-country trip visiting and camping in national parks. They plan to sleep in their van and document their travels on Instagram and YouTube.
A 911 call is placed by someone who reports seeing a confrontation between Gabby and Brian. The caller said he saw Laundrie hit Petito., are dispatched and pull the van over. It is unclear if they knew the details of the 911 call. Police bodycam video shows Petito crying and upset. The police report says that Petito hit Laundrie, but no arrests were made. The couple is separated for the night – Laundrie checks into a hotel and Petito stays in the van.
Petito and Laundrie post a video on YouTube called “Van Life: Beginning Our Van Life Journey.” The images show them laughing and kissing.
Petito and Laundrie are reportedly seen leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City.
The van is spotted at Grand Teton National Park. This is also the last day a post is made to Petito’s Instagram account.
According to a search warrant, on August 27, Petito’s mother says she receives an odd text from Gabby’s phone. It read, “Can you help Stan, I just keep getting his voicemails and missed calls.” Stan is Gabby’s grandfather, but her mother says Gabby never referred to him by his first name. Gabby’s mother said it was out of character and concerning.
Miranda Baker posts on her TikTok claiming she picked up Brian Laundrie, who was hitchhiking alone.
Petito’s mom tells CBS News that she received a text from Gabby’s phone. Gabby’s mom wouldn’t comment on what it said but according to some reports it read “no service in yosemite”.
According to police, Laundrie returns to North Port, Florida, where he lived with Gabby — but he was alone.
Gabby’s mother files awith the Suffolk County, New York, Police Department after not hearing from her since late August.
Brian Laundrie’s family issues a statement through their lawyer saying that they intend to remain in the background while the search for Gabby is underway. Petito’s family issues a statement accusing Laundrie of refusing to tell them where he last saw Gabby.
North Port Police say that Laundrie is refusing to cooperate and name him as a person of interest in Petito’s disappearance.
North Port Police hold a. Gabby’s father asks everyone to help find his daughter.
Laundrie’s parents tell police they have not seen Brian in three days. Protesters gather outside the Laundrie house.
Thebegins in the 24,000-acre Carlton Reserve in Sarasota, Florida. His parents say that was where he was headed the last time they saw him.
Authorities say theynear Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming where the van was previously spotted.
Police execute aon Laundrie’s home, seizing his car and a hard drive that may contain “evidence that a felony has been committed.”
A coroner confirms that the remains found in Wyoming is Gabby Petito and determined. The FBI announce they are taking over the criminal investigation, and authorities continue to search for Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve.
An arrest warrant is issued for Laundrie for the unauthorized use of a debit card. The federal grand jury indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Wyoming allegesmade unauthorized withdrawals worth more than $1,000 during the period in which Petito went missing.
A candlelight vigil will be held for Petito in her hometown of Blue Point, New York.
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