On Sunday, the body of Gabby Petito – a 22-year-old young woman – was presumably found dead in Wyoming. Party in a van with his fiancé, he too has not been found since September 14.
North Port, Florida police did not seize the van (a white Ford Transit) until September 11. In it, the police found Gabby’s laptop. No trace of the companion, named Brian Laundrie. The forensic team then received a search warrant to search the van three days later.
Two days after Laundrie’s disappearance – on September 16 – a search warrant was issued to examine Gabby’s computer.
Information and doubts voiced by Gabby’s mother Nichole Schmidt helped to issue this warrant. On August 27, she received this message from her daughter. “Can you help Stan? I continue to receive voicemail messages and missed calls from him.“Stan is Gabby’s grandfather, but she never called him by his first name. On that date, the girl also stopped posting photos from her vacation on social media. is not at all usual, according to her family. From that day on, the mother would have suspected that something was wrong with her daughter. Three days later, on August 30, the mother received a message from the Gabby’s phone saying: “No network in Yosemite “. At this point, she suspected that Brian Laundrie had sent this message to deceive Gabby’s family and future investigators.
The investigation continues on the networks
During her trip to Utah, the young girl spoke several times with her mother. “During the trip, the person sent several texts and had numerous conversations with her mother Nichole Schmidt. During these conversations it became evident that there was growing tension between her and Laundrie.”, can we read in the official reports.
The FBI organized a raid on the parents of Brian Laundrie who had to leave the home for the time of the search, that is to say an hour.
At the same time, on social media, a TikToker analyzed the eight-minute video explaining “van life” posted by the couple. In these images we can see Brian Laundrie in a hammock reading the horror novel “Annihilation” by Jeff VanderMeer (2014). In this book, four women go on an excursion in a deserted area, and three do not return.