'Let it be': Gabby Petito's parents share their daughter's inspiring tattoo on her one-year death anniversary
A year after she was discovered dead, the Gabby Petito Foundation, established in memory of Gabby Petito’s untimely death, shared a picture of her on Facebook with the three words inked on her forearm.
When she and her fiancé Brian Laundrie started their final road trip, Gabby, then 22 years old, was just beginning her career as a model. A dreadful tragedy struck the Petito family as Gabby was killed during her trip. Her corpse was discovered in Wyoming National Park on September 19, 2021, after going missing for a week. The victim was strangled to death according to the forensic reports. Her boyfriend, Brian was dragged on the same path as their fun trip ended in despair and agony for members of their family. After taking his own life, Brian's body was discovered with a note claiming responsibility for the death of Gabby. Gabby’s parents started the Gabby Petito Foundation to spread awareness and bring an everlasting change in the lives of those who are struggling with similar tragedies with the help of education programs.
Gabby's parents shared a picture of the young woman's forearm tattoo along with an encouraging message about the foundation established in her honor one year after they learned they would never see their daughter alive again. In the picture, Gabby is smiling and pulling her hair back as her eyes are fixed on the ground. The title of the Beatles song, 'Let it Be', was inked across her forearm. "One year ago, we found out there was no chance of our daughter #gabbypetito coming home safe. Out of this tragedy, Gabby Petito Foundation was born. We ask that to honor her legacy, please continue to share #missingpersons flyers, keep sharing your brave stories of #domesticviolence, continue supporting survivors of DV with non-judgmental love and kindness. We thank you for your much needed continued support of our foundation, it helps us continue to be able to aid organizations that directly assist families and survivors. If you or anyone you know are in danger due to Domestic Violence please call 800-799-SAFE OR GO TO thehotline.org to chat,” the post caption read on Facebook.
This shared opinion is in response to the litigation brought by Gabby's parents against the Laundries, alleging that they knew of the murder and the Moab police, over their handling of the first domestic violence against the couple in August 2021.