AN autopsy conducted on September 21, 2021, confirmed the human remains found in Wyoming was that of missing vlogger Gabby Petito.
Her devastated family have released an emotional status, saying, “Our hearts are broken.”
Who are Gabby Petito’s parents?
The missing YouTuber’s parents are Nicole Schmidt and her husband Joe Petito.
On September 11, 2021, Gabby’s mom reported her missing after she had not received word from her daughter in 13 days.
The YouTuber’s last text read: “No service in Yosemite.” but her mom has said she cannot be certain the message was sent by her daughter.
She said: “I did receive a text from her on the 27th and the 30th, but I don’t know if it was technically her or not, because it was just a text. I didn’t verbally speak to her.”
Meanwhile, her dad shared a photo of Gabby on Instagram after the FBI announced a body found is believed to be her.
The touching tribute shows the 22-year-old in front of a mural of colorful angel wings with the caption “she touched the world.”
When was the last time Gabby Petito’s parents saw their daughter?
It is currently unknown when was the last time Gabby saw her parents.
It would be before July 2, 2021, the day she left New York, with her fiance Brian Laundrie for a cross-country road trip.
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Gabby was last seen leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 24, 2021.
Her last Instagram post was shared the following day.
What have they said about her disappearance?
Gabby’s dad Joe lives in Vero Beach, Florida, where he had moved to be closer to his daughter, reports the Daily Mail.
“[It’s like] drowning with your hands tied behind you,” Petito’s dad said of Gabby’s disappearance.
“You can’t describe it. There’s nothing you can do. You can’t control anything.”
The 22-year-old’s family released a statement via their lawyer after FBI officials announced a body found in Grand Teton National Park appears to be hers.
“We are asking the press and news media to have some decorum and sensitivity for Gabby’s family and allow them to grieve,” the statement from attorney Richard Benson Stafford reads.
“I will be in contact with you when Gabby’s family is ready to make a public statement.”
Do Gabby Petito’s parents have other children?
Petito has a younger brother called TJ Schmidt.
He shared a heartbreaking Instagram post with his sister’s photo and said: “I don’t even know what to say. I’m at a total loss. My heart is shattered.”
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