Remains Found in Wyoming Match Description of Missing Woman Gabrielle Petito - this was a news story on September 19th, 2021 - these dreams from a week earlier show the exact location where her body will be found - the other dreams are where Brian Laundri
Remains Found in Wyoming Match Description of Missing Woman Gabrielle Petito - this was a news story on September 19th, 2021 - these dreams from a week earlier show the exact location where her body will be found - the other dreams are where Brian Laundrie will be and about his upcoming death.
Gabrielle Venora Petito (March 19, 1999 – c. August 27, 2021) was an American woman whose disappearance was the subject of much speculation and coverage in the news media and on social media. Her family lost contact with her in late August 2021 while she was on a vanlife trip across the United States with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie.
Laundrie's September 1 return to his home in Florida in their white camper van without Petito, and his refusal to comment about her whereabouts, led to concerns about her well-being. After intense speculation and activity in social media channels, on September 19, 2021, human remains consistent with Petito's description were found in Bridger–Teton National Forest in Wyoming. An autopsy on September 21 confirmed it was Petito with a preliminary determination that the manner of death was a homicide. Authorities are in a search for Laundrie who has been missing since September 14.
The case gained widespread attention due to the amount of audio and video documentation and logistical information around the couple's travels, including police body camera video footage, emergency dispatch call recordings, social media posts, and mobile tracking information.
Petito, from Blue Point, New York, met her future fiancé, Brian Laundrie, while they were attending Bayport-Blue Point High School on Long Island, in Suffolk County, New York. Petito graduated from high school in 2017. They began dating in March 2019 and moved in together with Laundrie's parents in North Port, Florida, in Sarasota County that year. They got engaged in July 2020. On June 17, 2021, they were both in Blue Point for Petito's brother's graduation ceremony. Shortly after, on July 2, 2021, they departed Blue Point in a 2012 Ford Transit Connect van converted to a camper for a four-month cross-country vandwelling trip. The couple documented their trip on Petito's YouTube account, Nomadic Statik, as well as their Instagram accounts, "gabspetito" and "bizarre_design_", which ballooned to 1 million followers and 80,000 subscribers respectively after the media attention surrounding the case .
Domestic disturbance incident
On August 12, 2021, a witness called the 9-1-1 emergency response line claiming that the couple was fighting in front of the Moonflower Community Cooperative in Moab, Utah. During the call, the witness told the dispatcher that Laundrie slapped Petito, the two ran up and down the sidewalk after which Laundrie hit Petito again, and then they drove off. In a statement written by a witness, he wrote that Petito & Laundrie were talking "aggressively" and that Petito "was punching him in the arm." He said it looked like Laundrie was trying to leave Petito and take her phone with him before Petito eventually climbed into the driver's seat, moved over into the passenger's seat, asked "why do you have to be so mean?" and then the van drove off.
When police responded, they forced a traffic stop of their van near the entrance to Arches National Park and found Petito crying heavily in the passenger seat, where she told officers she was struggling with personal issues. The responding officer wrote in his report that, "at no point in my investigation did Gabrielle stop crying, breathing heavily, or compose a sentence without needing to wipe away tears, wipe her nose, or rub her knees with her hands".
Laundrie said that they had been arguing and that emotional tension had been building due to traveling together for four to five weeks. Both agreed that Petito had struck Laundrie, as she was concerned that he would leave her alone and stranded after he got in the van. In the report, the officers characterized Petito as the suspect as "the male tried to create distance by telling Gabby to take a walk to calm down... She did not want to be separated from the male and began slapping him. She showed indications of separation anxiety. He grabbed her face and pushed her back as she pressed upon him and the van".
No charges were filed as a result of the incident and the police arranged for Laundrie to spend a night in a hotel and for Petito to stay in the van, separating the two after characterizing the incident as a mental/emotional health break instead of domestic violence.
The interactions between the couple and the Moab Police Department officers were all captured on bodycam footage, which was released to the public on September 16.
On August 24, 2021, according to staff, Petito stayed at a Fairfield by Marriott hotel near Salt Lake City International Airport.
Petito's mother said that her daughter had told her they were traveling from Salt Lake City, to Yellowstone National Park, and had last received a FaceTime call from her around August 24, 2021, and Petito said she was in Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming. On August 26, the final post was made from Petito's Instagram account. Text messages also continued to be sent from Petito's phone to her mother until August 30. On August 27, a text was sent to her mother that said "Can you help Stan, I just keep getting his voicemails and missed calls". The text raised concerns for Petito's mother, who said Stan was her grandfather, and that Petito never referred to him by his first name.
The last message, sent on August 30, said "No service in Yosemite". Her mother expressed uncertainty about who sent these messages. Laundrie returned to Florid