A 22-year-old lady who was on a cross-country highway journey along with her boyfriend has disappeared, her mother and father stated. It was unclear if her boyfriend was additionally lacking.
Gabrielle Petito was final identified to be in Grand Teton Nationwide Park in Wyoming in late August when she stopped speaking along with her household, police stated. She was reported lacking Saturday.
Petito is described as 5 ft 5 inches tall and weighing 110 kilos. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. She additionally has a number of tattoos, together with one on her forearm that reads, “let it’s.”
Her mom, Nichole Schmidt, informed NBC affiliate KSL that her daughter left along with her boyfriend of two years from Blue Level, New York, on July 2.
“She needed to cross the nation within the camper van and dwell the van life and dwell free. This was her dream,” Schmidt stated.
In accordance with her mom, Petito extensively documented her journey throughout the states along with her boyfriend on social media, however these posts slowed down towards the tip of August.
Schmidt stated the couple left Salt Lake Metropolis for Grand Teton Nationwide Park round Aug. 24, which was when she stated she final spoke to her daughter on a FaceTime name. She added she obtained texts despatched from her daughter’s cellphone till Aug. 30, however wasn’t positive whether or not her daughter despatched them.
Petito was touring throughout the nation in a white 2012 Ford Transit van with a Florida license plate, which police stated since has been recovered. It was unclear the place her car was recovered.
Suffolk County police didn’t instantly reply to questions Monday about her boyfriend’s whereabouts or the place her car was discovered. Efforts to succeed in her mother and father had been unsuccessful Monday.
She final posted a photograph to her Instagram account Aug. 25. Her profile hyperlinks to an eight-minute YouTube video posted Aug. 19, which options herself and her boyfriend embarking on their “van life journey” within the U.S.
Within the video, Petito and her boyfriend, recognized as “Brian,” could be seen driving, mountaineering and tenting at totally different roads, parks and seashores throughout the nation.
Police are asking anybody with details about her whereabouts to name Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.