Gabby Petito case: A timeline of her disappearance and murder

“Van Life” vlogger Gabby Petito was reported lacking on September 11, 2021. What occurred between her and her fiancé has been lacking within the days main as much as her demise?

July 2021: New adventures

Briian Laundrie and Gabby Petito firstly of their journey on July 4, 2021.

Brian Laundrie/Instagram

Petito and Laundrie depart New York for what was speculated to be a four-month, cross-country journey visiting and tenting in nationwide parks. They plan to sleep of their van and doc their travels on Instagram and YouTube.August 12, 2021: Disorderly conduct cease

Gabby Petito is seen speaking to a Moab, Utah, police officer after police pulled over the van she was touring in with fiancé Brian Laundrie close to the doorway to Arches Nationwide Park on August 12, 2021. 

Moab Police Division

A 911 name is positioned by somebody who experiences seeing a confrontation between Gabby and Brian. The caller stated he noticed Laundrie hit Petito. Police in Moab, Utah, are dispatched and pull the van over. It’s unclear in the event that they knew the main points of the 911 name. Police bodycam video exhibits Petito crying and  upset. The police report says that Petito hit Laundrie, however no arrests had been made. The couple is separated for the night time – Laundrie checks right into a lodge and Petito stays within the van.       

August 19, 2021: “Van Life”

Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie as seen in a video posted to YouTube on August 19, 2021.

Gabby Petito/YouTube

Petito and Laundrie publish a video on YouTube referred to as “Van Life:  Starting Our Van Life Journey.” The pictures present them laughing and kissing.    August 24, 2021: Seen in Salt Lake CityPetito and Laundrie are reportedly seen leaving a lodge in Salt Lake Metropolis.August 25, 2021: Gabby’s final publish

Gabby Petito’s final publish on Instagram was this photograph on August 25, 2021.

Gabby Petito/Instagram

The van is noticed at Grand Teton Nationwide Park. That is additionally the final day a publish is made to Petito’s Instagram account. August 27, 2021: An odd textual content

Gabby Petito

Discover Gabby/Fb

In line with a search warrant, on August 27, Petito’s mom says she receives an odd textual content from Gabby’s telephone. It learn, “Are you able to assist Stan, I simply maintain getting his voicemails and missed calls.”  Stan is Gabby’s grandfather, however her mom says Gabby by no means referred to him by his first identify. Gabby’s mom stated it was out of character and regarding.

August 29, 2021: Hitchhiking claimsMiranda Baker posts on her TikTok claiming she picked up Brian Laundrie, who was hitchhiking alone.August 30, 2021: One other textPetito’s mother says she receives a textual content from Gabby’s telephone. She would not touch upon what it stated however in line with some experiences it learn “no service in yosemite”.September 1, 2021: Brian returns residence

Brian Laundrie

Brian Laundrie/Instagram

In line with police, Laundrie returns to North Port, Florida, the place he lived with Gabby — however he was alone.September 11, 2021: Gabby reported lacking

On September 11, 2021, Nicole Schmidt, Gabby Petito’s mom, recordsdata a lacking particular person’s report with the Suffolk County, New York, Police Division.


Gabby’s mom recordsdata a lacking particular person’s report with the Suffolk County, New York, Police Division after not listening to from her since late August.    September 14, 2021: Households torn aside

Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito

Gabby Petito/YouTube

Brian Laundrie’s household points an announcement by means of their lawyer saying that they intend to stay within the background whereas the seek for Gabby is underway. Petito’s household points an announcement accusing Laundrie of refusing to inform them the place he final noticed Gabby.September 15, 2021: An individual of curiosity

Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie in an Instagram publish from March 17, 2020  — their one-year anniversary.

Gabby Petito/Instagram

North Port Police say that Laundrie is refusing to cooperate and identify him as an individual of  curiosity in Petito’s disappearance.September 16, 2021: A plea for assist

Joe Petito appeals to the general public to return ahead with any info that would assist investigators. “I am asking for assist from the dad and mom of Brian and I am asking for the assistance of the members of the family and buddies of the Laundrie household as effectively,” he stated. “No matter you are able to do to verify my daughter comes residence, I am asking for that assist. There’s nothing else that issues to me now.”


North Port Police maintain a press convention. Gabby’s father asks everybody to assist discover his daughter.

September 17, 2021: The place is Brian?

Protesters collect outdoors of the house of Brian Laundrie’s dad and mom in North Port, Florida, on September 20, 2021. Police served a search warrant on the residence.


Laundrie’s dad and mom inform police they haven’t seen Brian in three days. Protesters collect outdoors the Laundrie home. September 18, 2021: The seek for Brian

Members of the North Port Police Division collect to seek for Brian Laundrie on September 18, 2021.

North Port Police Division

The seek for Laundrie begins within the 24,000-acre Carlton Reserve in Sarasota, Florida. His dad and mom say that was the place he was headed the final time they noticed him.September 19, 2021: Stays foundAuthorities say they discovered stays close to Grand Teton Nationwide Park in Wyoming the place the van was beforehand noticed.September 20, 2021: FBI raid

FBI raids Brian Laundrie’s residence


Police execute a search warrant on Laundrie’s residence, seizing his automobile and a tough drive which will include “proof {that a} felony has been dedicated.” September 21, 2021: Gabby is recognized

Gabby Petito photographed at Bryce Canyon Nationwide Park on July 21, 2021.  

Gabby Petito/Instagram

A coroner confirms that the stays present in Wyoming is Gabby Petito and decided the preliminary method of demise is murder. The FBI announce they’re taking up the prison investigation, and authorities proceed to seek for Laundrie within the Carlton Reserve.September 23, 2021: Arrest warrant issuedA federal court docket in Wyoming points an arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie. He is charged with the unauthorized use of a debit card to make unauthorized withdrawals price greater than $1,000 throughout the time Petito went lacking. September 24, 2021: A vigil for GabbyA candlelight vigil is held for Petito in her hometown of Blue Level, New York.  

September 25, 2021: Serving to others
The Gabby Petito Basis. Nobody ought to have to search out their youngster on their very own. We’re creating this basis to offer assets and steering on bringing their youngsters residence. We want to assist individuals in comparable conditions as Gabby. #gabbypetito— joseph petito (@josephpetito) September 25, 2021

Petito’s father declares the creation of the Gabby Petito Basis to “assist individuals in comparable conditions as Gabby” and supply assets and steering for fogeys looking for lacking youngsters.  September 26, 2021: Saying goodbye

Memorial held for Gabby Petito


Over 1,000 individuals attend a public memorial service for Petito at a Lengthy Island, New York, funeral residence. The service was additionally streamed on-line.September 28, 2021: “Flip your self in”Petito’s household and their lawyer thanked legislation enforcement on Tuesday and urges Laundrie to show himself in to authorities.October 6, 2021: Laundrie’s travels in AugustBrian Laundrie flew cross-country to go to his dad and mom’ residence in Florida throughout his journey with Gabby Petito, in line with the Laundrie household’s lawyer, Steven Bertolini. The lawyer says Laundrie flew residence on August 17 and returned to Utah on August 23, 4 days earlier than Petito was final seen.  Laundrie flew to Florida to get some provides and shut a storage unit to save cash, Bertolini advised CBS Information. He says Laundrie and Petito had been interested by extending their street journey.October 12, 2021: Gabby Petito strangled to demise, coroner saysThe coroner in Teton County, Wyoming, declares Gabby Petito died by strangulation. Dr. Brent Blue stated the way of demise remains to be thought-about a murder, backing preliminary post-mortem outcomes that had been launched final month. Petito’s physique was outdoors for 3-4 weeks earlier than it was found, the Blue  stated. He declined to touch upon whether or not Petito is believed to have died within the location she was discovered, or whether or not her physique was buried.  “48 Hours” goes contained in the disappearance of Gabby Petito and the hunt for Brian Laundrie in “What Occurred to Gabby Petito?”