One of the final phrase messages that Gabby Petito’s household is believed to have obtained from her was in the sort of an “odd text” despatched on the tip of August, when relations started to develop involved about her wellbeing, in accordance to the state search warrant launched Monday.

Gabrielle Petito, 22, despatched her mom, Nichole Schmidt, a textual content material materials message on August 27, in which she wrote: “Can you help Stan, I just keep getting his voicemails and missed calls,” states the search warrant, filed in the Sarasota County Circuit Court on Friday and made public Monday.


According to the doc: “The reference to ‘Stan’ was regarding her grandfather, but per the mother, she never calls him ‘Stan.’ The mother was concerned that something was wrong with her daughter.”

The textual content material materials was one in all a dozen grounds native regulation enforcement claimed it had for attainable set off to conduct a search warrant on the residence of Brian Laundrie, Petito’s fiancé, and his mother and father in North Port, Florida.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the house on Monday morning in conjunction with native regulation enforcement. A spokesperson for the FBI’s Tampa Field Office instructed Fox News their search warrant was nonetheless beneath seal.

Local regulation enforcement officers have been in search of, and obtained, permission to search a black Western Digital External Hard Drive, the doc reveals.


According to reporters on the underside, numerous unmarked regulation enforcement automobiles descended on the house as officers established it as a “crime scene.” Agents took Laundries’ mother and father, Chris and Roberta, into an unmarked van that was parked on the residence before they have been led as soon as extra into the home. Officers is probably seen carrying numerous bins out of the house and even towing Brian Laundrie’s silver Ford Mustang away.

Meanwhile, a pair of North Port Police Department personnel have been seen roughly 40 minutes away going into the house of Brian Laundrie’s sister, Cassie, afterward Monday. They remained for about half-hour before driving away.

Petito and Laundrie launched proper right into a cross-country journey in mid-June with the plan to go to nationwide parks and chronicle the journey on social media alongside the most effective methods, the doc states.

But Schmidt instructed authorities Petito started to describe how their “appeared to be more and more tension between her and Laundrie,” in accordance to the search warrant.


Fox News was first to report that on Aug. 12, police in Moab, Utah responded to a report of a home dispute between the youthful couple. In a 911 title positioned on the time, an individual may probably be heard telling a police dispatcher that “the gentleman was slapping the girl.”

The title seems to contradict a police report in which an officer states “no one reported that the male struck the female.”

“The male tried to create distance by telling Gabbie to go take a walk to calm down, she didn’t want to be separated from the male, and began slapping him,” the report continued. “He grabbed her face and pushed her back as she pressed upon him and the van, he tried to lock her out and succeeded except for his driver’s door, she opened that and forced her way over to him and into the vehicle before it drove off.”

One of the officers on the scene wrote that the incident is probably “more accurately categorized as a mental/emotional health ‘break’ than a domestic assault.”

Schmidt later reported that she obtained a textual content material materials message from her daughter on August 30, in which Petito allegedly wrote: “No service in Yosemite.” But Schmidt didn’t take into consideration that the textual content material materials was actually written by her daughter.

The search warrant describes the Aug. 27 textual content material materials message as being “the last communication anyone had with the subject.” After that, in accordance to the doc, her cellphone was “no longer operational.”


The search warrant furthermore reveals that Brian returned residence in the van – alone – merely before 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 1.

Petito’s household in the tip reported her lacking on Sept. 11, and police seized the van pursuant to a separate search warrant three days later.

On Sunday, FBI officers launched that that that they had found human stays in Teton County, Wyoming on Sunday that “are consistent with the description” of Petito. A county coroner is anticipated to positively determine the physique and carry out an post-mortem in the approaching days. 

Fox News’ Michael Ruiz, Paul Best, Sara Ballou, and Greg Norman contributed to this report.