Gabrielle "Gabby" Venora Petito

Shelbey Thornburg

Gabby Petito was a beautiful young woman who disappeared on August 27, 2021 while on a cross country "#vanlife" trip with her fiancé, 23-year-old Brian Laundrie.

Her remains were found in Bridger–Teton National Forest in Wyoming on September 19, 2021. She was 22 years old when she died. An autopsy determined that the manner of death was homicide.

Date:

Friday, August 27, 2021

Crime:
Homicide
Location:

Bridger–Teton National Forest, WY

Age:

22

Occupation:

Social Media Influencer

POI:

Brian Laundrie

Case Documents

Witness Statement, 8/12/21

Moab-Statement-Form-2021-001108

Disorderly Conduct Infraction, 8/12/21

Petito_Redacted

Missing Person Report, 9/11/21

Missing_Person_Report_DOC092221

Letter from Petito Family to Laundrie Family, 9/16/21

2021.09.16-Petito-and-Schmidt-Letter-to-Laundrie-family

Cassie Laundrie ABC News Interview Transcript, 9/16/21

Cassie-Laundrie-Interview-Full-Transcript

FBI News Release, 9/21/21

2021.09.21-fbi_news_release

Demand Letter from Petito Family Attorney, 9/22/21

2021.09.22-Letter-from-Stafford-to-Bertolino

Brian Laundrie Indictment, 9/22/21

2021.09.22-Document-1-Indictment

Order Granting Motion to Seal Indictment, 9/22/21

2021.09.22-Document-5-Order-Granting-Motion-to-Seal-Indictment

Brian Laundrie Arrest Warrant, 9/22/21

2021.09.22-Document-8-Arrest-Warrant

Order Granting Motion to Unseal Case, 9/23/21

2021.09.23-Document-7-Order-Unsealing-Case

Entry of Attorney Appearance, 9/30/21

2021.09.30-Document-11-Entry-of-Appearance

Teton County Cause of Death, 10/5/21

Teton_County_Coroner_Cause

US Code: Fraud... with Access Devices

USCODE-2010-title18-partI-chap47-sec1029

Utah Code: Domestic Violence

C77-36-S2.2_1800010118000101

Crime Scene Photos

Photos

Timeline

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July 14-21

Gabby & Brian Visit Zion National Park, UT

Gabby & Brian Visit Zion National Park, UT

Instagram posts place Gabby Petito & Brian Laundrie inside Zion National Park.

Source: YouTube

July 21-24

Gabby & Brian Visit Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Gabby & Brian Visit Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Instagram posts place Gabby Petito & Brian Laundrie inside Bryce Canyon National Park.

Source: YouTube

July 26

Gabby & Brian Visit Mystic Hot Springs, UT

Gabby & Brian Visit Mystic Hot Springs, UT

Instagram posts place Gabby Petito & Brian Laundrie at Mystic Hot Springs.

Source: YouTube

July 29-31

Gabby & Brian Visit Canyonlands National Park, UT

Gabby & Brian Visit Canyonlands National Park, UT

Instagram posts place Gabby Petito & Brian Laundrie inside Canyonlands National Park.

Source: YouTube

August 12-13

Gabby & Brian Visit Arches National Park, UT

Gabby & Brian Visit Arches National Park, UT

Instagram posts place Gabby Petito & Brian Laundrie inside Arches National Park.

Source: YouTube

August 12, 2021~4:40PM

“Chris” Reports Domestic Violence

“Chris” Reports Domestic Violence

A witness named “Cris” calls 911 to report that he saw a man hit a woman outside the Moonflower Community Cooperative on 100 North in Moab, UT. He stated that they both drove off in a white van with a black ladder on the back.

Source: YouTube

August 12, 2021~4:45PM

Moab Police Pull Over Brian & Gabby

Moab Police Pull Over Brian & Gabby

After locating the white van described by the dispatcher, Moab City Police officers pull over Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito. Officers decide not to arrest nor cite neither Gabby nor Brian, opting instead to have them take a break from each other. Officers secure accommodations for Brian at a local motel.

Source: YouTube

August 17, 2021

Brian Laundrie Returns to Florida

Brian Laundrie Returns to Florida

According to Brian’s sister, Cassie, he visited her in the company of their parents on August 7th at her home.

Source: YouTube

August 19, 2021

Gabby Petito Uploads Her Only YouTube Video

Gabby Petito Uploads Her Only YouTube Video

Source: YouTube

August 21

Dad Orders Domino’s Pizza for Gabby

Dad Orders Domino’s Pizza for Gabby

Gabby father, Joseph Petito tells Nancy Grace that he ordered his daughter a pizza from Domino’s in Salt Lake City because Gabby was having problems ordering herself. He said he Facetimed with her and that she was eating the pizza. He makes it sound like she was in the FairField Inn & Suites in Salt Lake City at the time.

Source: Nancy Grace Podcast

August 24

Gabby is Last Seen in Public at the SLC Fairfield Inn & Suites

Gabby is Last Seen in Public at the SLC Fairfield Inn & Suites

Reporters from Fox 13 News confirmed that Gabby Petito stayed at the Fairfield Inn and Suites near the Salt Lake City International Airport “for more than one day.”

Source: Fox 13 Salt Lake City

August 25, 2021

Gabby Facetimes Her Mom for the Last Time

Gabby Facetimes Her Mom for the Last Time

Source: New York Post

August 25, 2021

Gabby’s Last Instagram Post, Ogden, UT

Gabby’s Last Instagram Post, Ogden, UT

Gabby’s last Instagram post shows her holding a crocheted pumpkin. The description simply says, “Happy Halloween 🪰🎃”

Source: Instagram

August 25, 2021~5:00PM

Witness Claims to Have Spotted Van at Jenny Lake Inside Grand Teton National Park

Witness Claims to Have Spotted Van at Jenny Lake Inside Grand Teton National Park

Shannon Baker claims to have seen Gabby’s white Ford Transit van in a parking area near Jenny Lake inside Grand Teton National Park.

“We drove through the Tetons and the only stop we made was at Jenny Lake. I’m sure of it. It had the black ladder on the back and the two black rooftops on top, the two bars, and we made the comment that would be the perfect little camper van to go around in.”

Source: KSL TV

August 25 or 26, 2021"In the Afternoon"

Witness Says Gabby & Brian are Seen in Victor, ID at Rustic Row

Witness Says Gabby & Brian are Seen in Victor, ID at Rustic Row

An owner of a shop called Rustic Row in Victor, ID said Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie came into her store for nearly 20 minutes.

“Brian and Gabby came to Rustic Row. They told me they were traveling from Florida. They had just been to Teton Park and they said they were interested in going to Yellowstone and I told them they could go to the west entrance. They seemed happy and when they left, she hollered back from the door that they were engaged and then I said congratulations.”

Source: East Idaho News

August 26, 20218:10PM

Jessica Schultz Allegedly Sees Brian Laundrie at the Van at Spread Creek

Jessica Schultz Allegedly Sees Brian Laundrie at the Van at Spread Creek

Jessica Schultz posted to her TikTok account that she saw Brian Laundrie parking his van in Spread Creek. She said he was alone and that she was paying attention because she is single. She saw the van parked there until the 29th.

Source: YouTube

August 26, 202110:00PM - 11:50PM

Witness Says Brian Laundrie Seen Alone in Bullwinkles in West Yellowstone, MT

Witness Says Brian Laundrie Seen Alone in Bullwinkles in West Yellowstone, MT

A man posted his first TikTok video stating that he witnessed Brian Laundrie alone inside Bullwinkles Saloon & Eatery on August 26, 2021 at about 10:00PM. His TikTok video has since been taken down.

“There was a guy at the end of the bar that was just quiet, he we visibly bothered or mad it looked like when we came in. And I guess our conversation just irritated that fact.” He said his name was Brian and that he was from New York. He didn’t like that they were Southerners and Republicans.

“In the past few days we’ve watched the news and realized that that was the guy. That was Brian, this girl’s fiancé.”

Source: YouTube

August 27, 2021

Witness Allegedly Sees Gabby Alone at Signal Mountain Campground

Witness Allegedly Sees Gabby Alone at Signal Mountain Campground

The witness also states that Brian was seen driving alone that day.

Source: Twitter

August 27, 2021~1:00PM

Witness Says Brian Explodes at Merry Piglets

Witness Says Brian Explodes at Merry Piglets

Brian and Gabby are seen at Merry Piglets Mexican Grill in Jackson, WY. Brian was livid at restaurant staff, and is described as leaving and coming back inside multiple times to scream at staff. Merry Piglets confirms the incident on their Instagram account.

Source: YouTube
Source: Instagram

August 27, 2021~6:00PM

Red, White & Bethune Spots The white Ford Transit Van

Red, White & Bethune Spots The white Ford Transit Van

Red, White, & Bethune, a #buslife YouTube channel, captures the white Ford Transit Van parked in the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in the Bridger-Teton National Forest on camera.

Source: YouTube

August 27-29, 2021

Gabby is Killed

Gabby is Killed

According to Dr. Brent Blue, Gabby Petito died three to four weeks prior to her body being discovered. This places her date of death between August 22nd and August 29th. Because she was seen at Merry Piglets on August 27th, she likely died between the 27th and 29th.

Source: YouTube

August 28, 2021

DEBUNKED – Brian Laundrie Uses Gabby’s Capital One Card in Pooler, GA

DEBUNKED – Brian Laundrie Uses Gabby’s Capital One Card in Pooler, GA

This poster was circulated by the Pooler, GA Police Department showing who appeared to be Brian Laundrie committing “Financial Transaction Card Fraud” at sh Shell Gas Station at 196 Pooler Parkway. They later said it was not Brian Laundrie and it wasn’t Gabby Petito’s card that was used.

Pooler, Police Department

August 29, 20215:30PM

Witnesses Say Brian Hitchhikes from Coulter Bay to Jackson Dam, WY

Witnesses Say Brian Hitchhikes from Coulter Bay to Jackson Dam, WY

Miranda Baker shares on TikTok that she and her boyfriend gave Brian Laundrie a life in her Jeep from Coulter Bay to Jackson Dam. He offered to pay them $200 for the ride. When he became confused about the direction they were traveling, he had them stop and he got out.

Source: YouTube

August 29, 2021~6:15PM

Witnesses Say Brian Hitchhikes from Near Jackson Dam to Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in Grand Teton National Park, WY

Witnesses Say Brian Hitchhikes from Near Jackson Dam to Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in Grand Teton National Park, WY

Norma Jean Jalovec told Fox 13 Salt Lake City that she picked Brian Laundrie up around 6:15 or 6:20 on August 29 past the Jackson Dam near Pacific Creek Landing. He was walking backward and holding out his thumb. She said she dropped him off around 6:30 or 6:40 MT at the Spread Creek dispersed camping area, where Petito’s remains were discovered weeks later.

Source: Fox 13 Salt Lake City

August 29, 2021~11:00PM

Witness Thinks He Saw Brian Laundrie at Gas Station in Jackson, WY

Witness Thinks He Saw Brian Laundrie at Gas Station in Jackson, WY

I viewer on a YouTube video named “Chris” commented, “I’m almost positive I saw him at a gas station in Jackson on the 29th. It was later at night, maybe around 11pm? And he pulled in and was in a bad mood, cursing at himself while throwing garbage away and then driving away. It was a little chite van just like that one. I never thought anything about it until just now.”

Source: Screen Capture

August 30, 2021

Brian Laundrie Makes First Purchase Using Gabby’s Debit Card

Brian Laundrie Makes First Purchase Using Gabby’s Debit Card

“From on or about August 30, 2021, through and including on or about September 1, 2021, in the District of Wyoming and elsewhere, the Defendant, Brian Christopher Laundrie, knowingly and with intent to defraud, used one or more unauthorized access devices, namely a Capitol One Bank debit card ending in 8774 and a personal identification number for Capital One Bank accounts ending in 0525 and 8665, and by such conduct obtained things of value aggregating to S1,000 or more during that period. which affected interstate commerce.”

Source: Indictment

August 30, 2021

Alleged Last Text from Gabby Petito to her Mom Reads “No service in Yosemite”

Alleged Last Text from Gabby Petito to her Mom Reads “No service in Yosemite”

Source: Daily Mail

August 31, 2021

Brian Laundrie Allegedly Makes Purchase at Casey’s in Benton, IL

Brian Laundrie Allegedly Makes Purchase at Casey’s in Benton, IL

WFCN Reported that FBI agents were requesting security camera footage from a Casey’s General Store in Benton, IL.

Source: WFCN News

September 1, 2021

Brian Laundrie Allegedly Arrives in North Port, FL

Brian Laundrie Allegedly Arrives in North Port, FL

Per the search warrant affidavit, Gabby’s white Ford Transit van was seen by a license plate reader at the Sumter exit of Interstate 75 on September 1st. Neighbors tell media that they witnessed Brian Laundrie mowing the lawn, taking a bike ride around the neighborhood, and doing repairs in the garage on that day and the few days following.

Source: Search Warrant
Source: YouTube

September 6-8, 2021

Laundrie Family Allegedly Visited Fort De Soto Campground

Laundrie Family Allegedly Visited Fort De Soto Campground

Source: WFLA News Channel 8
Source: HLN

~September 10, 2021Approximate Date

Brian Laundrie Allegedly Goes Camping with Parents

Brian Laundrie Allegedly Goes Camping with Parents

Neighbors tell the media that they witnessed Brian Laundrie help his parents pack up a new camper. They then stated that the Laundries left for the weekend to go camping. This, they said, was the weekend after Brian Laundrie arrived home. It is believed this happened on about September 10, 2021.

Source: YouTube
Source: People

September 11, 2021

Gebby Petito is Reported Missing by Nichole Schmidt, Gabby’s Mother

September 14, 2021

Brian Allegedly Last Seen by Parents

Brian Allegedly Last Seen by Parents

Laundrie family attorney, Steve Bertolino, shared this statement on September 17th: “Be advised that the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie are currently unknown. The FBI is currently at the Laundrie residence removing property to assist in locating Brian. As of now the FBI is now looking for both Gabby and Brian.”

Source: KUTV

September 19, 2021

Gabby Petito’s Remains are Discovered in Grand Teton National Park

September 21, 2021

FBI Announces Gabby Petito’s Manner of Death is ‘Homicide’

September 22, 2021

Brian Laundrie is Indicted of Federal Charge, Arrest Warrant Issued

Brian Laundrie is Indicted of Federal Charge, Arrest Warrant Issued

Source: Indictment
Source: Arrest Warrant

September 27, 2021

DEBUNKED – Brian Laundrie’s Instagram Account Allegedly Goes Live and Shows Boat & Water

DEBUNKED – Brian Laundrie’s Instagram Account Allegedly Goes Live and Shows Boat & Water

Source: Scam Video
Source: Debunked

October 12, 2021

Teton County Coroner Announces Cause of Death

Teton County Coroner Announces Cause of Death

Source: YouTube