Another track in the disappearance of Gabby Petito has been revealed…
On Sunday, a couple on a road trip wideness the country posted a video on YouTube of what appeared to be the 22-year-old and her fiance Brian Laundrie’s van in Grand Teton National Park. Jenn and Kyle Bethune were editing the footage when the two realized they unquestionably crush past the vehicle on August 27 — two days without the missing woman was last heard from by her family. The couple said:
“We came wideness a white van that had Florida plates. A small white van. We were going to stop and say hi considering we’re from Florida too, but the van was completely dark. There was nobody there, so we decided to protract on our way.”
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The Bethunes personal they first saw the “abandoned” van virtually 6 or 6:30 pm that day and saw it then later:
“We figured maybe they were out hiking or they were just spooky inside there was no doors open, you know. You know, a Florida plate, on the other side of the country, is not something we see all the time.”
Take a squint at the video (below) starting at 1:27:
The FBI and Gabby’s family have been made enlightened of the video, with the kin writing on their “Find Gabby” Facebook page:
“We believe this is the van for multiple reasons. Please do not clog up the tip line with the same video. This is in the hands of the right people. Thank you so much, this is exactly why we are asking people to review older photos and video. #FindGabby.”
Her mother, Nicole Schmidt, moreover confirmed to the DailyMail.com the legitimacy of the sighting, saying:
“It’s a very important piece of information as it pretty much starts the timeline. This new video of the very van stuff seen on the 27th appears legit. That was the last location the van might have been seen. It’s a huge piece of the puzzle. It’s essential and there might be increasingly videos out there that people haven’t plane realized they have yet. If people were recording videos or just taking pictures, they need to start looking through their stuff.”
Wow. This is a pretty big deal as the FBI is currently searching the campsite zone over the weekend. It moreover adds flipside detail to the murky timeline of events between the last time Petito spoke to her mom on August 25 and the days surpassing Laundrie returned to their home in Florida vacated on September 1. As you may once know, a 22-year-old woman from Wyoming named Miranda Baker personal she picked up Brian, who was hitchhiking alone, on August 29 in Grand Teton. Gabby and the van were nowhere to be seen at the time.
The partner, who has refused to cooperate with investigators and lawyered up since the start, is now moreover missing without reportedly telling his parents that he was going for a hike in the Carlton Reserve on Tuesday. Police are currently searching for him, as well.
Here is hoping this brings investigators flipside step closer into finding out what happened to Gabby. Thoughts on the latest details, Perezcious readers? Let us know in the comments (below).
[Image via Gabby Petito/Instagram, Red, White & Bethune/YouTube]