By Aaron Miller
The fiancee of missing Gabby, Laundrie’s decision not to talk to the police has sent alarms bells ringing in the latest mysterious story of a 22 year old girl who suddenly vanished after a trip abroad.
The family of Gabby Pipeto have urged online trolls not to target her fiancee , who went on a trio and came back without him, as they call for wider co-operation with police in the search for their missing relative.
But the revelation has gripped America because of the eerily classic story line of a missing persons investigation in the context of a romantic trip gone wrong.
Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old “van life” YouTuber, and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, set out from New York in a white converted camper van on July 2, and Gabby seemed to be having the time if her life.
The pair visited national parks across the U.S, but Petito’s family reported her missing on Saturday after they never heard from her again after weeks.
She was last seen checking out of a hotel with Laundrie on August
The fiancé of the New York woman who went missing on a cross-country road trip chose to hire an attorney rather than present their man for an expected conversation with police in these kind of serious circumstances. His family also declined calls for him speak to investigators about her disappearance.
Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old “van life” YouTuber, and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, set out from New York in a white converted camper van on July 2, her family has said.
The pair visited national parks across the US, including in Colorado and Utah. Petito’s family reported her missing on Saturday. They were deeply worried about her safety.
She was last seen checking out of a hotel with Laundrie on August 24. Petito’s last known location is believed to be Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
24. Petito’s last known location is believed to be Grand Teton National Park.
Mr Laundrie returned alone to his home to North Point, Florida, after a trip away, offering no explanation for the whereabouts of his missing fiancee_ the woman he wanted to be
When one would expect the family of Laundrie to have been most supportive of the police investigation, they instead gave police a contact for their attorney.
On Tuesday afternoon, the family’s attorney Steve Bertolino released a statement saying: “This is an extremely difficult time for both the Petito family and the Laundrie family.
“I understand that a search has been organized for Miss Petito in or near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
“On behalf of the Laundrie family it is our hope that the search for Miss Petito is successful and that Miss Petito is re-united with her family.
“On the advice of counsel the Laundrie family is remaining in the background at this juncture and will have no further comments to make”
Documentation Of Trip
The couple had been documenting their trip across the United States on their YouTube channel Nomadic Static, but fears grew for Ms Petito’s safety after she failed to contact her family for weeks.
Police have seized the white van the couple used during their travel as part of their investigations.
Gabby had announced on social media that living out of the van “was the best decision” the couple had ever made. There are now fears it may have been the worst decision .
They also planned to visit Yellowstone National Park but never made it.
Gabby is described as 5’5 tall, 110 pounds, and has a tattoo saying: “Let it Be”.
He said: “Clothes didn’t impress her. Cars didn’t impress her. Experiences – that’s what impressed her.”
How far the love of experiences has contributed to her fate is a burning question for police in these worrying moments for the family of Gabby Petito.