Gabby Pettito disappeared while she was on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend
Gabby Petito, 22, went on a road trip with her boyfriend in a converted camper van to visit national parks in early July, but she disappeared in late August and her family left her more than two weeks later. did not hear. Now her mother is pleading for help in finding her daughter.
Petito’s mother, Nicole Schmidt, told Granthshala News that her last verbal conversation with her daughter was on August 25.
“I don’t know whether he left Grand Teton or not,” Schmidt said. “I received a message from him on the 27th and 30th, but I don’t know if it was technically his or not because it was just a text. I didn’t speak to him verbally.”
Petito and her boyfriend, Brian Laundry, began their road trip in early July, traveling from Florida to New York for the first time. He then left New York and eventually reached Salt Lake City, Utah, in August, but was leaving the city amid heavy wildfire smoke.
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Before the planned trip to Yellowstone, the couple stopped at Grand Teton National Park, Petito’s last known location, on August 25. They were traveling in a 2012 Ford white van that had been converted into a camper.
“I can’t say much, but he’s not with Vans anymore,” Schmidt told Granthshala News of his daughter. “I don’t want to say more than that, but for the people who are looking for him, I want them to see him now, not look for that van.”
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The couple started a YouTube channel to showcase their road trip called “Nomedic Static”.
Brian Laundry could not immediately be contacted for comment on Sunday.
A spokesman for the Jackson Police Department said a recent “attempt to trace” call had been filed for Pettito. The Suffolk County Police Department is also investigating the matter. Suffolk County PD declined to comment on Sunday.
Pettito is 5’5″ and has blonde hair and blue eyes. She has a triangle tattoo with flowers on her left arm and a “Let It Be” tattoo on her right arm.
Anyone who has seen Gabby or has any information on the matter should contact the Suffolk County Police Department at 1-800-220-8477.