GABBY Petito's father posted the "beautiful view" of a lake near where the 22-year-old vlogger's body was found, and supporters have spotted a heart on one of the mountains.
"I now know why you came here. #gabbypetito has a beautiful view from now on. Love you, and miss you," Joseph Petito wrote on Twitter on Friday alongside a picture of a lake surrounded by mountains.
Supporters of the Petito family sent their condolences under the Twitter post, with one user circling a spot on one mountain and writing: "She left you a heart!"
While Joseph did not say the location of the image, his wife Tara Petito also posted a picture with Gabby's mom Nichole on a lake on Friday night.
"Two moms out at Jenny Lake, taking in the beauty of it all," Nichole wrote.
Jenny Lake is in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, where Gabby's remains were found on September 19.
Gabby had been camping with her fiancé Brian Laundrie when she disappeared.
The young traveler was found dead by investigators at the Spread Creek Dispersed Campground more than a week after she was reported missing by her mother.
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Her stepdad Jim Schmidt said that Gabby's remains were discovered just in front of the area where the tent and fire would have been.
He added that it would have been only a short walk from where the van would have been parked but was off the beaten path.
A public memorial took place in Holbrook, New York, on September 26.
Then, Gabby’s dad said people should be “inspired” by his daughter at her memorial service and not be sad.
"So when you leave here today, be inspired by what she brought to the table because the entire planet knows this woman's name now," he said.
"And she's inspired a lot of women and a lot of men to do what's best for them first. Put yourself first and do it now while you have the time. I couldn't be more proud as a father."
Gabby's autopsy results were revealed on Tuesday, October 12.
Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue confirmed Gabby died by strangulation.
He added that Gabby's predicted death was three to four weeks before her body was found. The body was outside "in the wilderness" for this time.
Just days before Gabby's body was found, Brian, who is wanted by the FBI, disappeared and police have yet to locate him.
Gabby Petito timeline
Gabby Petito, 22, was last seen on August 24, leaving a hotel in Utah. Here is a timeline of Gabby Petito’s disappearance:
- June 2021 – Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie set off on a cross-country trip across the US.
- July 4 – Gabby posts photos of herself barefoot in Gove County, Kansas.
- July 8 – Gabby posts photos of herself at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.
- July 18 – Gabby and Brian post photos of themselves at Utah's Zion National Park.
- August 12 – Body camera footage was released in September showing an encounter Brian and Gabby had with police in Utah. Police confirmed that no significant injuries were reported.
- August 19 – Gabby and Brian post a video on their YouTube channel chronicling their trip.
- August 24 – Gabby is spotted leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- August 25 – Gabby Facetimes her mom, Nichole Schmidt, for the final time. In a later police report, Schmidt said her conversations with her daughter revealed "more and more tension" between her and Brian.
- August 25 – Gabby also posts her last Instagram. No location is given.
- August 27 – Gabby is seen for what's believed to be the final time. Witnesses claim they saw Brian in an explosive argument with staff at a restaurant in Jackson Hole, leaving Gabby in tears.
- August 27 – Four hours later, travel bloggers driving through Grand Teton National Park drive past the couple's van "abandoned" on a dirt road.
- September 1 – Brian returns home to Florida without Gabby.
- September 11 – Gabby's parents report her missing to Suffolk County police.
- September 14 – Brian's family issues a statement saying he has retained an attorney and will not be cooperating with investigators.
- September 14 – Brian is allegedly last seen by his family. He reportedly told them he was going hiking in Cartlon Reserve but failed to return.
- September 15 – Florida's North Port police announce Brian is a person of interest in the case. He is not charged with any crime.
- September 16 – Utah police release body camera footage of the police encounter with Brian and Gabby.
- September 17 – Brian's parents say they have not seen their son in a couple of days and report him missing.
- September 18 – Police announce they were searching Carlton Reserve in Florida for Brian. Police announce they have not found anything.
- September 19 – Authorities in Wyoming say they found a body in Grand Teton National Park. The FBI announces the body was believed to be Gabby's but a full forensic identification needs to be completed first to confirm.
- September 20 – Police execute a search warrant on Laundrie's home, seizing his silver Mustang and a hard drive that may contain "evidence relevant to proving that a felony has been committed."
- September 21 – Officials announce they will be conducting an autopsy on the remains found in Wyoming to confirm whether or not they belong to Gabby. Police also resumed their search for Laundrie, this time on the Venice side of Carlton Reserve.
- September 21 – The FBI announced the body found in Wyoming was identified as Gabby's. The cause of death was not yet revealed.
- September 21 – The Teton County Coroner's office said Gabby's official cause of death was still pending but the initial manner of death is homicide.
- September 22 – Police continue to scour Carlton Reserve for a trace of Laundrie but yield no leads. A specialist dive team is called in to assist with the hunt.
- September 23 – Officials announced a federal arrest warrant for Brian was issued.
- September 26 – Gabby's funeral was held on Long Island, New York.
- October 12: Gabby's autopsy results were made public. Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue confirmed Gabby died by strangulation.
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