Newly obtained high school yearbook photos give a glimpse of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie as kids, years sooner than their ill-fated cross-country road journey as a travel-blogging couple.

The photos current Petito in her sophomore yr and Laundrie as a junior at Bayport-Blue Point High School in New York.

She appears to be comparable, youthful nonetheless with the an identical beaming smile. He is chubbier, with a chinstrap beard, peach-fuzz mustache and a full head of hair.

The images show Gabby Petito in her sophomore year and Brian Laundrie as a junior at Bayport-Blue Point High School in New York.

The photos current Gabby Petito in her sophomore yr and Brian Laundrie as a junior at Bayport-Blue Point High School in New York.

Despite rising up in the an identical area and attending high school collectively, the couple solely started relationship after graduation, primarily based on a family spokesman.

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Petito and Laundrie began relationship in March 2019, primarily based on an Instagram put up from Petito celebrating their one-year anniversary.

A retailer proprietor near their Long Island hometown knowledgeable Fox News closing month that Petito had been coming into his retailer since she was 12, nonetheless she not at all launched Laundrie. When she confirmed as a lot as buy Laundrie a shirt sooner than their lethal road journey, employees didn’t even know that they had been relationship.

On July 2, 2020, Petito shared {a photograph} of her and Laundrie that she said had been taken on their first date. 

“Brian asked me to marry him and I said yes!” she wrote. “@bizarre_design_ you make life feel unreal, and everyday is such a dream with you.”

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He shared the an identical {photograph} as his first put up on Instagram, calling Petito “the best side kick in the world.”

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Despite their idyllic Instagram posts and YouTube channel, one factor went improper over the summer season on their cross-country journey.

Petito was closing seen alive in late August. Laundrie arrived at his dad and mother’ house Sept. 1 in her van, primarily based on police information.

Her disappearance, reported Sept. 11, drew nationwide consideration. The discovery of her stays eight days later prompted an outpouring of assist and requires that the Laundrie family step up their cooperation with authorities.

 

On Sept. 17, Laundrie’s dad and mother reported him missing, telling authorities they hadn’t seen him for 3 days. And on Sept. 23, the FBI launched a federal warrant for Laundrie’s arrest on debit card fraud costs.

He’s been named a person of curiosity in Petito’s disappearance. A Wyoming coroner later dominated her dying a homicide.