Gabby Petito may have been slain by Wyoming serial killer NOT Brian Laundrie, sleuths claim as manhunt continues

A WYOMING serial killer may have murdered Gabby Petito and NOT Brian Laundrie, online sleuths claim as the manhunt for the 22-year-old’s fugitive fiancé continues. 

The murders of a Moonflower Co-Op worker days after the the young van-life couple’s blowup and suicide of ​​missing 46-year-old hiker Robert "Bob" Lowery who was found in Wyoming nearby Gabby’s remains – some wonder if a killer is lurking in Wyoming.


 WHY NOT WYOMING?

“I think not enough attention is paid to the idea that – if [Brian Laundrie] didn't kill her, why is the FBI not spending any time at all searching Wyoming for a potential killer there,” Coffeelife2020 wrote on a r/GabbyPetito subreddit, which boasts over 144,000 followers weighing in on the homicide investigation.

The post continued: “Most of us have been working on the strong suspicion – or even conviction – that BL definitely killed GP. 

“But, taking a step back, if he didn't kill her, the FBI is back well past step one trying to find the person who did, given the circus around finding BL. 

“If irrefutable proof surfaces that he's not guilty, it will be extra frustrating for everyone – especially her parents.”

Brian has not been named as a suspect in her death but rather a “person of interest.”

The FBI issued a warrant for his arrest on September 24 after a grand jury charged him with misusing a bank card that didn't belong to him and spending $1,000.

The Petitio family lawyer confirmed that the card was Gabby's.

Gabby Petito's fiance was reported missing by his parents after North Port, Florida police named him a "person of interest" in the woman's disappearance.

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Brian returned hope without Gabby in her van without her and the woman was reported missing on September 11.

On Sept. 19, an FBI-led search in The remains were discovered in Grand Teton National Park, where she had been camping with her fiancé when she disappeared.

Gabby was last seen alive at a Jackson Hole restaurant August 27. 

The Petito lawyer later confirmed on September 21, that the body was identified as Gabby.

The coroner has ruled her death a homicide but have not released a full report that would explain the cause of death.

The post discussed how so far, it appears Brian isn’t acting innocent but also questions why “the FBI resists against charging him as a "suspect" yet has not shown any effort to find a different one.” 

The fact that Brian remains a “person of interest” and not a suspect is substantial, according to Coffeelife2020. 

It concluded: “If they, too, think he's likely guilty – why not charge him? If they don't, they've wasted a ton of valuable time trying to even do a cursory search for anyone else.”

Another Reddit poster wondered whether Brian might have returned to Wyoming. 

“I'm wondering why they aren't searching Wyoming for Brian himself,” wrote Carenl. 

“I keep thinking he's there, in the last place people expect… that he's returned to the 'scene of the crime' per se.”

MOONFLOWER CONNECTION

Gabby and Brian were witnessed engaging in a blowup at the Moonflower Co-Op in Moab on Aug. 12. 

Days after the reported domestic incident, which cops were called to, store worker Schulte and her wife Crystal Turner, 38, were found shot dead at a nearby campsite in in the La Sal mountain range.

They had text friends that a man had allegedly been “creeping them out.”

The married couple were last seen at Woody’s Tavern in Moab on August 13.

Utah investigators said they are "not ruling anything out" in their investigation into their murders.

Initially, after the connection of the cafe to Gabby and Brian, a spokesman for the Grand County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News: “We’re looking at everything.

“I mean, anything and everything that was suspicious around that time or we’re not ruling anything out at this time.

“So we’re just investigating the information as it comes in.”

MANHUNT FOR BRIAN

Laundrie’s family called on Brian Laundrie to turn himself in as the search continued.

The parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, have faced scrutiny based on the fact the pair didn't report Brian missing until three days after he allegedly told them he was going hiking in Carlton Reserve on September 14 before vanishing.

During that time, the pair said they drove to the 25,000-acre reserve looking for Brian. They claim to have found no trace of him but stumbled across his car and drove it home.

Law enforcement as well as bounty hunters who include TV host Duane "Dog" Chapman have joined the manhunt that has included navigating through a 25,000-acre alligator-infested swampland that makes up the Carlton Reserve as well as 75-miles away from the Laundrie family home at Fort DeSoto Park.

Brian and his parents camped twice in September, most recently on Sept. 6.

Meanwhile, there are Brian sightings that have been pouring in from Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and other states.

PARENTS GIVE FBI WRONG DATE

Brian "left to hike in the preserve" on Monday, September 13, not Tuesday, September 14 as originally shared, according to the new statement from lawyer Steven Bertolino.

The Laundrie family lawyer also confirmed that Brian jetted home to Florida from Salt Lake City for a six-day stint in mid-August – just days after he and Gabby were confronted by cops in Moab, Utah that was reported to be a domestic violence complaint.

Brian returned to his home in North Port, Florida on August 17 for five days before flying back to Utah and then driving home in the van alone again on September 1.

Meanwhile, Gabby stayed in a Salt Lake City motel, and the two checked out on August 24.

The purported reason for Brian’s flight from Utah was was to help his father clean out a storage unit containing he and Gabby's possessions, according to his sister Cassie Laundrie.

In an impromptu interview with a protester standing in front of her home, Cassie confirmed that she had spent time with her her brother on August 17 during his brief stay

But she said she wasn’t sure why Gabby had not returned with him.

"He was telling me where they were going next. I FaceTimed with Gabby and the kids on that trip," she added, referring to her kids.

Bertolino later confirmed her account, adding that Brian and Gabby wanted to empty out the locker to "extend their trip."

Gabby Petito timeline

Gabby Petito, 22, was last seen on August 24, leaving a hotel in Utah. Here is a timeline of Gabby Petito’s disappearance:

  • June 2021 – Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie set off on a cross-country trip across the US.
  • July 4 – Gabby posts photos of herself barefoot in Gove County, Kansas.
  • July 8 – Gabby posts photos of herself at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.
  • July 18 – Gabby and Brian post photos of themselves at Utah's Zion National Park.
  • August 12 – Body camera footage was released in September showing an encounter Brian and Gabby had with police in Utah. Police confirmed that no significant injuries were reported.
  • August 19 – Gabby and Brian post a video on their YouTube channel chronicling their trip.
  • August 24 – Gabby is spotted leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • August 25 – Gabby Facetimes her mom, Nichole Schmidt, for the final time. In a later police report, Schmidt said her conversations with her daughter revealed "more and more tension" between her and Brian.
  • August 25 – Gabby also posts her last Instagram. No location is given.
  • August 27 – Gabby is seen for what's believed to be the final time. Witnesses claim they saw Brian in an explosive argument with staff at a restaurant in Jackson Hole, leaving Gabby in tears.
  • August 27 – Four hours later, travel bloggers driving through Grand Teton National Park drive past the couple's van "abandoned" on a dirt road.
  • September 1 – Brian returns home to Florida without Gabby.
  • September 11 – Gabby's parents report her missing to Suffolk County police.
  • September 14 – Brian's family issues a statement saying he has retained an attorney and will not be cooperating with investigators.
  • September 14 – Brian is allegedly last seen by his family. He reportedly told them he was going hiking in Cartlon Reserve but failed to return.
  • September 15 – Florida's North Port police announce Brian is a person of interest in the case. He is not charged with any crime.
  • September 16 – Utah police release body camera footage of the police encounter with Brian and Gabby.
  • September 17 – Brian's parents say they have not seen their son in a couple of days and report him missing.
  • September 18 – Police announce they were searching Carlton Reserve in Florida for Brian. Police announce they have not found anything.
  • September 19 – Authorities in Wyoming say they found a body in Grand Teton National Park. The FBI announces the body was believed to be Gabby's but a full forensic identification needs to be completed first to confirm.
  • September 20 – Police execute a search warrant on Laundrie's home, seizing his silver Mustang and a hard drive that may contain "evidence relevant to proving that a felony has been committed."
  • September 21 – Officials announce they will be conducting an autopsy on the remains found in Wyoming to confirm whether or not they belong to Gabby. Police also resumed their search for Laundrie, this time on the Venice side of Carlton Reserve.
  • September 21 – The FBI announced the body found in Wyoming was identified as Gabby's. The cause of death was not yet revealed.
  • September 21 – The Teton County Coroner's office said Gabby's official cause of death was still pending but the initial manner of death is homicide.
  • September 22 – Police continue to scour Carlton Reserve for a trace of Laundrie but yield no leads. A specialist dive team is called in to assist with the hunt.
  • September 23 – Officials announced a federal arrest warrant for Brian was issued.
  • September 26 – Gabby's funeral was held on Long Island, New York.

 

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