September 21, 2021


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Van discovered at boyfriend’s North Port family members dwelling

The North Port Law enforcement Division is aiding companies across many states to locate out what took place to a girl who went lacking whilst on a highway trip with her boyfriend. The van they have been touring in was found this weekend at a property in Sarasota County.

Gabrielle Petito, 22, and her boyfriend had been driving a converted camper van from Florida to New York and then to countrywide parks out west when Gabrielle went missing. 

Gabrielle’s mom claimed she last spoke to her daughter by using text on August 25. The camper van was positioned at the house of her boyfriend’s dad and mom in North Port, Florida on the weekend of September 11, the working day Gabrielle’s mother documented her missing. 

Police said Gabrielle’s boyfriend is not lacking but did not say wherever he could be or if he is deemed to be associated in her disappearance.

Businesses from Sarasota County to New York to the FBI are now attempting to piece with each other the place she may well have long gone. 

Screenshot from Youtube video clip of Gabrielle and her boyfriend in the course of roadtrip (Nomadic Statik/Youtube)

Gabrielle and her boyfriend started their trip in July, driving from Florida to New York, the place Petito grew up. The pair then drove west, stopping at nationwide parks along the way.

A little additional than a thirty day period into their vacation, on September 11, Petito’s mother, Nicole Schmidt, documented her daughter lacking. Schmidt stated the past time she talked to her daughter was August 25.

Social media path

The pair documented some of their travels on social media. On July 4, Gabrielle posted a photo of herself on Instagram, standing in involving two rock formations in Monument Rocks, Kansas. 

On July 11, Gabrielle posted a picture of herself in Colorado’s Good Sand Dunes Countrywide Park and Maintain. Eleven days later on, she posted a photograph of herself in Utah’s Bryce Canyon Nationwide Park.

According to her Instagram posts, Gabrielle and her boyfriend expended several weeks in Utah, checking out Mystic Warm Springs, Canyonlands Nationwide Park, and Arches National Park. One post describes the dangers of rock climbing and their practical experience climbing a a lot less-traveled, treacherous spot.

“We walked just a very little previous the arch where by the rock is at these types of an angle, it appears difficult to wander on, but remaining this kind of experienced hikers, I experienced self-confidence that I could make it!” the write-up read, in component. “Lots of persons who spotted us were being contemplating how we produced it in this article, shouting factors like ‘wow you men need to be mad!’”

Gabrielle’s most new Instagram put up was created on August 25. The shots look to be taken in front of a mural named “The Monarch” in Ogden, Utah.

In a 7-minute Youtube video clip titled “VAN Everyday living | Beginning Our Van Existence Journey,” posted August 19 on the account Nomadic Statik, the pair can be viewed in numerous, unmarked places, seeming to appreciate their life on the street.

Components of the video clip function them equally, while other components only demonstrate Gabrielle. The video clip is the only write-up obvious on the Nomadic Statik Youtube channel.

Mom pleads for answers

In accordance to Fox Information, who spoke to Gabrielle’s mother, the pair stopped in Grand Teton Countrywide Park on Aug. 25, which is Petito’s past identified locale in advance of the pair prepared to stop by Yellowstone Countrywide Park.

Gabrielle’s mother, Nicole Schmidt breaks down for the duration of push conference about her lacking daughter

“I do not know if she remaining Grand Teton or not,” Schmidt instructed Fox Information on Sunday. “I did receive a text from her on the 27th and the 30th, but I will not know if it was technically her or not, for the reason that it was just a text. I failed to verbally communicate to her.” 

“I cannot say a great deal, but she’s no extended with the van,” Schmidt told Fox News of her daughter. “I really do not want to say everything extra than that but for persons wanting for her, I want them to seem for her now, not appear for that van any longer.”

Map of probable route traveled by the couple (WNYW)

According to police in North Port, the van was uncovered at the house of Gabrielle’s boyfriend’s parents.

In a assertion, North Port PD mentioned, “We currently have no definitive information and facts that a criminal offense took place here in North Port. With that reported, the circumstances are odd. The car or truck she was touring in was located below in North Port. So, we are actively accumulating area particulars and any proof to aid in locating needed solutions.”

North Port police spokesperson Josh Taylor claimed they are not ruling anything at all out, which include that Gabrielle could not want to be observed.

“We’re hopeful that she’s out there someplace. Folks just in some cases do not want to converse so that is unquestionably however a viable solution,” Taylor claimed. “But we have to put together for a thing perhaps extra sinister.”

Screenshot from Youtube movie of van driven by Gabrielle and her boyfriend (Nomadic Statik/Youtube)

Detectives from the Suffolk County Law enforcement Division in New York, Petito’s hometown, are foremost the investigation into her disappearance. Everyone who has a idea about the situation to post to the Suffolk County Police Department might do so by calling 1-800-220-8477.

North Port PD suggests anyone who may have information about the circumstance is requested to 941-429-7382. 

The FBI Tampa Industry Business is also aiding the investigation. You can also get in touch with 1-800-Phone-FBI or post ideas to

Petito is 5 ft, 5 inches tall and has blonde hair and blue eyes. She has a triangle tattoo with bouquets on her remaining arm and a “Permit it be” tattoo on her correct arm. 

A spouse and children buddy has begun a GoFundMe to increase money to support in the look for for Gabrielle Petito. The website page calls her disappearance suspicious.