'Let it Be': All four of Gabby Petito's parents get matching tattoos in tribute
'We don’t stop remembering Gabby and fighting for other people like her,' said Gabby Petito's stepfather Jim Schmidt
The mystery of Gabby Petito's death is far from solved as her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, who was named a 'person of interest' in her disappearance is still on the run, allegedly. During a press conference on Tuesday, September 28, the 22-year-old vlogger's parents revealed matching tattoos, the same she had herself. 'Let it Be' followed by a wave is what Gabby had on her right arm and now all four of her parents do too.
"We don’t stop remembering Gabby and fighting for other people like her," Gabby Petito's stepfather, Jim Schmidt, said in a statement. Gabby's mother Nicole Schmidt said that they got the tattoos as she wanted Gabby "with me all the time." "I wanted to have her with me all the time. I hope people are inspired by her. She’s touched so many lives already. We're so proud of her. We’re going to keep the light going and help a lot of people if we can, " she said. The family revealed that they all went together to receive the tattoos on Monday, September 27 night.
“We’re in this together” - All four of Gabby’s parents proudly show their tattoos. “Let it Be” is what Gabby had on her arm and now they do too. “We don’t stop remembering Gabby and fighting for other people like her” - said Jim Schmidt #GabbyPetito #Justice4Gabby pic.twitter.com/K8FFHrfXOl— Jodi Goldberg (@JodiGFox5NY) September 28, 2021
During the press conference, Gabby Petito's father, Joe Petito said, "We can’t let her name be taken in vain. We want positive stuff to come from it." Gabby's stepdad Jim Schmidt shared that her family will not stop and will keep moving forward since Gabby has been "giving signs." Gabby Petito's family held the press briefing on Tuesday from their lawyer's office in New York to announce more news on the foundation being established in Gabby's honor. They noted that they hoped the tragic loss they suffered would raise greater awareness and funds to allow for searches for other missing people. Gabby's father, Joe asked for help for all the missing people, citing it is "not just Gabby" who needs help and attention. He also said that further details about the foundation are still being figured out. The family then blasted Brian Laundrie and called on him to hand himself to the FBI or the closest law enforcement. They also called upon his parents for failing to help in the search for Gabby. "The Laundries did not help us find Gabby, they will not help us find Brian," they said. Joe Petito refused to even speak about Brian when asked.