Who is Gabby Petito’s mom Nicole Schmidt?

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 statement, saying, “Our hearts are broken.”


Gabby Petito’s mom reported her missing on September 11, 2021Credit: FOX 13

Who is Gabby Petito’s mom Nicole Schmidt?

Gabby Petitio’s mother is Nicole Schmidt, and her father is 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 Gabby’s parents last saw their daughter.

Joe said Gabby and Brian Laundrie had left Florida to drive to her mom’s home in Blue Point on Long Island’s south shore for Gabby’s brother’s graduation.

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The pair then left New York on July 2, 2021, for a cross-country road trip so this is around the time Nicole last saw their daughter.

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.

Gabby's dad shared a heartbreaking post about his daughter


Gabby’s dad shared a heartbreaking post about his daughterCredit: Dr.Phil

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.

Petito’s dad said of Gabby’s disappearance: “[It’s like] drowning with your hands tied behind you.

“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.

The statement from attorney Richard Benson Stafford said: “We are asking the press and news media to have some decorum and sensitivity for Gabby’s family and allow them to grieve.

“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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