Boyfriend of missing Gabby Petito returned to Florida alone 10 DAYS before she was reported missing

Boyfriend of missing Gabby Petito returned to Florida alone 10 DAYS before she was reported missing

The boyfriend of missing ‘van-life lady’ Gabby Petito returned dwelling to Florida from their highway journey alone 10 days before she was reported missing.

Police mentioned on Wednesday that Brian Laundrie, 23, returned to his mother and father’ North Port, Florida, dwelling with out 22-year-old Gabby on September 1 within the couple’s van they’d used to journey the nation. 

Gabby was reported missing by her mom Nichole Schmidt on September 11 after she was unable to attain her daughter. The final time they spoke on the telephone was August 25.  

Schmidt revealed to DailyMail.com that she obtained a textual content from Gabby’s telephone on August 30 saying she was in Yosemite National Park, however Schmidt mentioned she ‘is aware of’ it was Brian who despatched that textual content to mislead the household and authorities. 

If the couple have been in truth collectively in Yosemite on August 30, that will imply Brian drove over 3,000 miles inside two days to arrive in Florida on September 1.  

Now police have formally named Brian Laundrie a ‘particular person of curiosity’ of their inquiry into her thriller disappearance as he refuses to cooperate.

Police said on Wednesday that Brian Laundrie, 23, returned to his parents' North Port, Florida, home without 22-year-old Gabby Peon September 1 in the couple's van they had used to travel the country

Police mentioned on Wednesday that Brian Laundrie, 23, returned to his mother and father’ North Port, Florida, dwelling with out 22-year-old Gabby Peon September 1 within the couple’s van they’d used to journey the nation 

The above map illustrates the places Petito and Laundrie visited since the start of the trip leaving New York on July 2 to when she last spoke to her family on August 25 from Grand Teton National Park. The last text message sent from Gabby's cell phone on August 30 to her mother Nichole Schmidt suggests she'd made it to Yosemite National Park in northern California – about 800 miles away, but her mother says she 'knows' the text was sent from Brian to throw them off

The above map illustrates the locations Petito and Laundrie visited because the begin of the journey leaving New York on July 2 to when she final spoke to her household on August 25 from Grand Teton National Park. The final textual content message despatched from Gabby’s cellular phone on August 30 to her mom Nichole Schmidt suggests she’d made it to Yosemite National Park in northern California – about 800 miles away, however her mom says she ‘is aware of’ the textual content was despatched from Brian to throw them off 

Policed released a photo of the Ford van that was seized from the Laundrie property Saturday night

Policed launched a photograph of the Ford van that was seized from the Laundrie property Saturday evening 

‘Brian Laundrie is an individual of curiosity on this case,’ North Port police mentioned in a press release. ‘As of now, Brian has not made himself out there to be interviewed by investigators or has offered any useful particulars.’ 

The couple documented their road trip across the U.S. on Instagram and YouTube

The couple documented their highway journey throughout the U.S. on Instagram and YouTube 

Brian’s household refused to let authorities converse to their son when the 2012 Ford van was seized from their property late on Saturday evening. 

Earlier this week, Gabby’s mom instructed DailyMail.com that on September 10 she reached out to Brian and his mom Roberta Laundrie attempting to attain her daughter.

‘I texted Brian’s mother that I was attempting to get in contact with Gabby. I additionally texted Brian. I acquired no replies,’ Schmidt mentioned. ‘I knew one thing was incorrect. I felt one thing was off and I wanted to get her reported missing instantly.’

The Petito and Schmidt household launched a scathing assertion on Wednesday as they proceed their determined seek for their daughter.  

‘Everyday the seek for Gabby continues the Schmidt and Petito household turns into extra determined. They are frantically looking for solutions and knowledge of their daughter’s disappearance whereas Brian sits within the consolation of his dwelling,’ the assertion reads. 

‘Brian claims he needs to sit within the background whereas we seek for Gabby within the wilderness of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone nationwide parks. Brian left Gabby within the wilderness with grizzly bears and wolves whereas he sits within the consolation of his dwelling. In his dwelling!

‘Brian, how might you do that to Gabby? You selfishly stay silent whereas Gabby is all alone within the wilderness.’

The assertion goes on to name Brian’s silence ‘reprehensible’ as they beg him to ‘do the best factor’ and provides them solutions.  

‘Brian, no matter occurred in Wyoming, occurred. The solely factor you possibly can management is what you do now. Tell us the place Gabby is,’ the assertion continues. ‘You tarnish you like for her together with your silence.’

Nicole Schmidt, of Long Island, New York, gave a teary-eyed interview to reporters on Monday afternoon about her daughter Gabby Petitio. Schmidt tells DailyMail.com that on September 10 she texted Brian and his mother Roberta trying to get in touch with Gabby, but neither replied

Nicole Schmidt, of Long Island, New York, gave a teary-eyed interview to reporters on Monday afternoon about her daughter Gabby Petitio. Schmidt tells DailyMail.com that on September 10 she texted Brian and his mom Roberta attempting to get in contact with Gabby, however neither replied 

'No service in Yosemite,' reads the text from Petito's cell phone, sent August 30 to her mother Nichole Schmidt, DailyMail.com can reveal. Her uncle Mike Schmidt posted this handwritten timeline of events

‘No service in Yosemite,’ reads the textual content from Petito’s cellular phone, despatched August 30 to her mom Nichole Schmidt, DailyMail.com can reveal. Her uncle Mike Schmidt posted this handwritten timeline of occasions 

Gabby’s mom instructed DailyMail.com that she texted along with her daughter on August 27, after which obtained that ultimate textual content three days later.

‘No service in Yosemite,’ reads the curious textual content from Petito’s cellular phone, despatched August 30 to her mom Nichole Schmidt, DailyMail.com has realized.

The mom has refused to disclose the contents of her daughter’s texts, however tells DailyMail.com, ‘That textual content was NOT from Gabby I do know it!’

She believes Petito’s boyfriend despatched the message from her telephone, probably to mislead her household and investigators as to her whereabouts.   

‘It was just a bit bit bizarre, the issues that she was saying,’ the mother added, although she would not elaborate. 

Gabby’s step father James Schmidt arrived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Tuesday and  traveled to Grand Teton National Park at this time, the place his stepdaughter was final seen.

‘I’m not right here doing a search at the moment,’ he instructed DailyMail.com. ‘We’re right here to make contact with native regulation enforcement, to have our faces out right here so individuals can see us and to be sure we hold sufficient consideration on this. Right now, it is primarily about letting regulation enforcement do their investigation. This entails a number of businesses. It’s an enormous space.’

‘I’m simply touchdown within the airport and seeing the huge panorama,’ Schmidt added. ‘I’m in absolute awe. It’s an amazing space. It’s breathtaking and we will see why Gabby wished to discover this stunning territory.’

Gabby's family lashed out at the Laundrie's in a statement Tuesday. 'Brian is refusing to tell Gabby's family where he last saw her. Brian is also refusing to explain why he left Gabby all alone and drove her van to Florida. These are critical questions that require immediate answers.'

Gabby’s household lashed out on the Laundrie’s in a press release Tuesday. ‘Brian is refusing to inform Gabby’s household the place he final noticed her. Brian can also be refusing to clarify why he left Gabby all alone and drove her van to Florida. These are crucial questions that require fast solutions.’

Brian Laundrie's parents Christopher and Roberta refused to let police speak with their son. He returned to their home on North Port,Florida on September 1

Brian Laundrie's parents Christopher and Roberta refused to let police speak with their son. He returned to their home on North Port,Florida on September 1

Brian Laundrie’s mother and father Christopher and Roberta refused to let police converse with their son. He returned to their dwelling on North Port,Florida on September 1 

Police are seen outside the Laundrie family home in North Port, Florida, where Brian Laundrie returned in the couple's van without Gabby after their trip

Police are seen exterior the Laundrie household dwelling in North Port, Florida, the place Brian Laundrie returned within the couple’s van with out Gabby after their journey

Brian Laundrie and his mother and father launched a press release by way of their lawyer Tuesday stating {that a} search was being carried out in or close to Grand Teton National Park, close to Yellowstone, in Wyoming, whereas including that ‘it’s our hope that the seek for Miss Petito is profitable and that Miss Petito is reunited along with her household.’

But Brian, 23, has refused to touch upon her disappearance, together with the place and why he left her, driving their van again to Florida.

On Tuesday, Utah police have revealed they responded to an ‘incident’ involving Gabby and her boyfriend, simply two weeks before she was final seen in Wyoming.

‘Our officers did reply to an incident involving Brian Laundrie and Gabrielle Petito on 12 August 2021 nonetheless, neither Brian or Gabrielle have been the reporting social gathering.

‘Officers carried out an investigation and decided that inadequate proof existed to justify felony prices,’ Moab Chief of Police Bret Edge instructed Fox News.

It not clear what the incident was about.

But Gabby’s mom instructed DailyMail.com, ‘It’s irrelevant. Two individuals touring along with one another 24 hours a day, it is not going to be excellent, it was an argument, and that is all I’m going to say about it.’

Schmidt instructed DailyMail.com that she’s now questioning all the things and taking a look at issues by way of a brand new lens. 

‘Maybe the connection wasn’t what I assumed,’ she mentioned.

She mentioned she cannot perceive why neither Brian nor his mother and father have reached out to her within the aftermath of her daughter’s disappearance.

‘It’s a really mysterious scenario. We do not perceive why he is doing this. Everybody’s assuming the worst and pondering he is responsible of this. But I do not need to imagine that. I would like to imagine she’s simply in want of assist on the market and that everyone wants to hold looking.’ 

Schmidt described how Brian’s mother and father had been heat and welcoming to Gabby throughout their relationship. She recalled a time when his mom even knitted her future daughter-in-law presents for Christmas.

‘She cherished her like a daughter,’ Schmidt mentioned. ‘As far as I knew they have been all very caring and handled her like one of the household. His mother was so excited concerning the engagement.’ 

The couple had documented their conversion of a 2012 Ford van into a camper and their life traveling in it on YouTube and Instagram

The couple had documented their conversion of a 2012 Ford van right into a camper and their life touring in it on YouTube and Instagram

Gabby was last seen on August 24 checking out of a hotel with Brian in Salt Lake City, Utah . The manager at the Fairfield Inn was less that helpful, claiming to know nothing about the girl

Gabby was final seen on August 24 testing of a lodge with Brian in Salt Lake City, Utah . The supervisor on the Fairfield Inn was much less that useful, claiming to know nothing concerning the lady

She’s additionally questioning Brian’s journey again to Florida in August to assist his father transfer their belongings out of a storage unit. 

Brian left Gabby within the Fairfield Inn in Salt Lake City and flew again dwelling to Florida from August 17 to the 23 to assist his father empty out a storage unit the place he and Gabby had their issues.

According to Schmidt, Brian’s father supplied to allow them to hold their belongings at his home so they would not have to pay for the storage unit. 

He left Gabby on the lodge so she, understandably, would not be alone within the van. Brian then flew again to Utah they usually left the lodge collectively on August 24.

Schmidt now wonders why it was vital to transfer Gabby’s issues throughout their highway journey and what grew to become of her stuff.

‘Where are her issues?’ she requested. 

Asked why Brian selected to lawyer up, she replied, ‘You know I want I knew that reply, why.’ 

‘I do know that is the rationale this story is so wanted is as a result of it is odd. The police have mentioned it’s totally odd. We do not know what is going on on, and the place is my daughter. I simply need to discover her.

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