his father pays him a poignant tribute, “You were stolen from us”
One year after the death of Gabby Petitohis father Joseph spoke in a heartbreaking instagram post. The young woman had been murdered by her boyfriend in the middle of a road trip across the United States. This Monday, September 19 marked the first anniversary of the discovery of the body of the young woman. Her disappearance was reported on September 11, 2021, 10 days after her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, quietly returned alone from their trip. After her body was found in a Wyoming forest, a manhunt had been launched to find the young man.
In 2021, the Gabby Petito murder investigation had held in suspense the whole world. On October 20, 2021, the FBI discovered the remains of her boyfriend. This one was in a swamp in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, Florida. By his side, a suicide note, in which he confessed to being responsible for the murder of Gabby. ” I thought I would bring him mercy. I thought that was what she wanted. I see now all errors that I have committed. I panicked. I was shocked. But from the moment I decided on him take away his painI knew I couldn’t go on without her. “, he wrote.
A heartbreaking message shared by Gabby Petito’s father
On the anniversary of her death, Joseph Laundrie, the young woman’s father, shared a photo of her and her little brother. The two children proudly wear the colors of the New York Jets, a famous American football team. He also held to honor the memory of his daughter through a message that moved Internet users. ” Rest in peace pretty Gabby. », « I don’t have the words...”, “ Thoughts, prayers and strength.“, can we read among the comments.
Gabby’s dad shared his upsetting message on Instagram. He writes : “I want to thank everyone for the love and support you have given our families. It is thanks to you that we were able bring Gabby back at home. » Before adding: Today is a particularly difficult day for us. But, if you can, share a missing person’s story to help bring them home. Every story deserves the same care. And yes, I’m sharing this photo because the New York Jets won yesterday. »
During researchseveral elements seemed to indicate that Gabby was the victim of violence. Facts that the police did not see. The latter had notably been called after a dispute during their trip. In January 2022, an investigation pointed to the font errors. She felt that the agents had failed to see that Gabby was not ” the long-term predominant aggressor in this relationship. »
Gabby Petito, killed by her boyfriend during a road trip
This misfortune could only come to light after the tragic events. Together, the couple set off to discover the American national parks. They then documented their adventures on social networks. Sharing the image of ideal couplethe two lovers published, on August 19, a vlog retracing the beginning of their vacation. A ten-minute clip in which Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie seem to have a Dream Life. It is therefore difficult to imagine the drama occurred a few days later.
Last August, Gabby Petito’s parents announced that they had donated €100,000 to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, on behalf of their daughter. Last August 27, they also asked people tolight up the night with candles to honor those who died following domestic violence. In a call to 911, a man had notably claimed to have witnessed violence on the part of the young man on Gabby, during their trip. ” We saw, as we approached, the boy in the process of slap the girl. “, had explained the man on the phone, according to People.