'Signs of her watching': Gabby Petito's brother shares picture of spot where 22-yr-old's body was found
His caption said, "This post is a tough one for me but visiting where my sister was taken from us was enlightening in many ways as painful as it was. But the signs of her watching over were everywhere.”
Schmidt shared a picture of the spot where a rough memorial had been made with photos of Gabby surrounded by flowers. He also posted many photos of the area along with the wildlife he saw. He posted the photo collage during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which has been observed every October since 1989.
Following Gabby's diappearance during a road trip with her fiance Brian Laundrie, her body was discovered in the Wyoming's Bridger-Teton Nationwide Forest, in September 2021 after a month-long search that turned into a murder probe. The focus then shifted to Laundrie, the primary suspect in the case. Later, he disappeared too but later, his remains were discovered near the Carlton Reserve.
The FBI found Laundrie's journal near the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park and found his confession, "I ended her life." He emphasised, though, that it was a "mercy". "I now realise all the faults I did when I initially believed it to be merciful and to be what she wanted. I became anxious. I was in shock," nis note read. Medical examiners determined that Laundrie died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after an autopsy of his remains. Gabby's mother Nicole Schmidt, who last spoke to her in late August 2021, reported her missing on September 11 the same year.
A movie was released based on the Gabbi's tragic death, on October 1, 2022 titled 'The Gabby Petito Story.' The movie's initial trailer elicited a strong negative response on Twitter, with users condemning the network for producing the film before the issue had fully taken hold and making fun of the cast for seeming to be "too old" for the parts.