MISSING roadtripper Gabby Petitio's Spotify featured a series of haunting songs right before her disappearance.

The 22-year-old was also pictured reading a book about a serial killer in an Instagram post.



As police continue to hunt for clues over Gabby's disappearance the song list and book may provide clues to help officers find the missing YouTuber.

Many of the songs appeared on the Spotify account she shared with fiancé Brian Laundrie on September 1.

That was a day after Gabby's mom says she last received a text message from her.

Nichole Schmidt says the final text she received from her daughter's phone was about the lack of signal in a national park – but has suggested it was not written by the vlogger.  

HEARTBREAK SONG

The songs focus on heartache and romantic relationships and are by artist Matt Berry.

One lyric reads: "Your woman is your angel, is your left side, is your whole life; easily the most beautiful thing in the world.

"She'll soothe you; she'll accuse you; she'll confuse you; she'll lose you but always be the best friend you have in the world."

This song appeared on a playlist called Mtn Tops; a day earlier a new song list was created called Selfconsumption.

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Zodiac: The Shocking True Story of the Hunt for the Nation's Most Elusive Serial Killer is about Robert Graysmith’s investigation into California’s unsolved Zodiac murders.

Gabby appeared to be reading it in an Instagram story.

She posted on her Instagram page that she had been reading  Chuck Palahniuk's horror-satire "Lullaby."

It revolves around a book with a "culling song."

The characters decide to go on a road trip across the country to find all remaining copies of the book and destroy the page containing the rhyme. 

Officers said on Wednesday Gabby's boyfriend Laundrie is "hindering this investigation" by not co-operating with them.

Gabby's stepfather James Schmidt  told DailyMail.com: "He was with her, so he has to know something.

"Our family's aware of the statements made by his attorney.

"It's unacceptable. It is unacceptable to us. We deserve more. Gabby deserves more information out there. She deserves to be found and brought home safe. And we need you to step up and do the right thing."

PERSON OF INTEREST

Florida's North Port Police Department also confirmed in a statement: "Brian Laundrie is a person of interest in this case."

Petito was reported missing on September 11, and officials are investigating the case.

A police statement released on Wednesday detail how Laundrie returned to North Port on September 1.

Police added: "Gabrielle’s vehicle was recovered here in North Port at her home on September 11th. A home shared with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie and his parents.

"That vehicle was fully processed for evidence along with FBI agents Tuesday evening.

"As of now, Brian has not made himself available to be interviewed by investigators or has provided any helpful details."

ROAD TRIP

Laundrie and his fiancé Petito went on a cross-country road trip onboard their white Ford Transit van that started in July.

Petito was last seen on August 24 after leaving a Salt Lake City, Utah hotel.

Laundrie has since returned home safely and has hired an attorney but is not cooperating with the police. 

The details of when he returned are unknown; the family says Laundrie is not speaking about what happened.

On Tuesday, Laundrie issued a statement through his lawyer, saying: "This is an extremely difficult time for both the Petito family and the Laundrie family.

"I understand that a search has been organized for Miss Petito in or near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. On behalf of the Laundrie family it is our hope that the search for Miss Petito is successful and that Miss Petito is re-united with her family.

"On the advice of counsel the Laundrie family is remaining in the background at this juncture and will have no further comment."

HARROWING FOOTAGE

Petito, 22, last posted Instagram photos on August 25 and FaceTimed her mother a few days before.

Nicole Schmidt, Petito's mother, revealed she received texts from her daughter’s phone until August 30, but she is unsure who actually sent the texts out.

'It was just a text. I did not verbally speak to her,' she said. 

“I can't say much, but she's no longer with the van. I don't want to say anything more than that but for people looking for her, I want them to look for her now, not look for that van anymore.”

Police also responded to an alleged “incident” involving Gabby and her boyfriend on August 12, but neither was the reporting party.

A police report documenting the alleged incident revealed Petito was sitting in the van’s passenger seat “crying uncontrollably” when a cop pulled up to their vehicle.

The document, obtained by The Sun, states: "At no point in my investigation did Gabrielle stop crying, breathing heavily, or compose a sentence without needing to wipe away tears."

Police confirmed that no significant injuries were reported.

MURDER LINK?

Cops have also said that they are “not ruling out” a potential link between the missing case and a couple’s murder near where the alleged incident occurred.

Married couple Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner were found dead by a friend in the La Sal mountain range in Utah days later on August 18.

A spokesman for the Grand County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News: "We're looking at everything.

"I mean, anything and everything that was suspicious around that time, or we're not ruling anything out at this time. So we're just investigating the information as it comes in."

There is no evidence that the two cases are connected.

VAN LIFE

Gabby and Laundrie lived together in Florida the past two years having met in high school in New York, her family said.

The pair started their road trip on July 2 and planned to visit Portland, Oregon so they could see a friend at Halloween.

They had been documenting their "Van Life" travels on their social media accounts and set up a YouTube channel just three weeks ago to chronicle their adventures through national state parks.


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