Investigators on Sunday found a physique in line with the outline of Gabby Petito nonetheless stopped momentary of confirming a optimistic ID of her stays. The 22-year-old’s household had reported her missing the earlier week, after a monthslong cross-country road trip.

Below is a timeline of Petito’s travels all via the nation contained in the months ahead of she vanished.


June-July 2021: Petito posts first footage of road trip from Kansas

Petito and fiancé Brian Laundrie left New York in a white 2012 Ford Transit Connect van, making it to their first giant cease on July 4 at Monument Rocks in western Kansas. 

Petito in Kansas at Monument Rocks

Petito in Kansas at Monument Rocks
(Fox News Instagram screenshot)

“There’s no place like the tiny home we built,” she wrote in an Instagram put up from the place. 


July 8-11, 2021: Colorado Springs and Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colo.

Petito at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado

Petito at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado
(Steve Petito)

Petito made it to Colorado the second week of July, first to Colorado Springs after which on to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

“Turning this Ford transit essentially into a camper was such an adventure in itself, but I couldn’t love the way it turned out more! All the places it’s brought us so far have been amazing! As soon as we got to the Great Sand Dunes I didn’t want to leave, there was so much to hike!” Petito wrote on July 11. 

“I’m so grateful we got such an awesome spot to spend the night and surf the dunes! And the night sky here was insane! never seen so many stars!”

July 16, 2021: Petito posts picture to Instagram from Zion National Park in Utah

Gabby Petito in Zion National Park

Gabby Petito in Zion National Park

Petito visited the sprawling park for a pair of days, primarily based totally on an Instagram put up she shared. 

“The past two nights camping in Zion have been so cool, literally,” she wrote. “We hiked up here in about 100° and it was so nice coming back to our campsite, watching the sky fill with dark clouds, and view the lightning storm in the nice cool air of the light rain.”

July 21-22, 2021: Petito posts images from Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Gabby Petito poses for a photo at Bryce Canyon.

Gabby Petito poses for {{a photograph}} at Bryce Canyon.
(Gabby Petito / Instagram)

Days later, she traveled to Bryce Canyon National Park, which is believed for its lovely rock formations. 

“Such a beautiful drive here シ Zion → Cedar Breaks → Bryce After the rain the canyons are visibility a deeper orange,” Petito wrote. 

July 26, 2021: Petito shares images from Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe, Utah

Gabby Petito shares an image from Mystic Hot Springs.

Gabby Petito shares a picture from Mystic Hot Springs.
(Gabby Petito / Instagram)

Petito shared a amount of images of her soaking in what seems to be a bathe in Mystic Hot Springs. “I took a very relaxing nap here,” she wrote.

Another picture confirmed her kissing Laundrie.


Aug. 12, 2021: Police encounter open air Arches National Park, Utah

Police in Moab, Utah, talked about they responded to an incident involving Petito and Laundrie open air Arches National Park. Bodycam video showed Petito in tears, saying the couple had been stopping. Laundrie said she’d hit him alongside collectively together with her telephone and grabbed the van’s steering wheel to make him pull over as police adopted them. Investigators talked about neither Petito nor Laundrie had made the preliminary incident establish, and no explicit individual filed costs.

Aug. 19, 2021: Video uploaded to YouTube that options ‘Van Life Journey’

(Joey Petito)

A video posted to the YouTube channel Van Life confirmed Petito having pleasurable with herself on a set of adventures of their white van. 

“After our first cross country trip in a little Nissan Sentra, we both decided we to wanted downsize our lives and travel full time, but trying to fit everything for two people into the tiny little trunk of the car, also spending way too much on gas, food, and airbnb, was not the road to take,” the channel description reads. 

“We quickly realized we had to come up with a solution if we wanted to continue traveling and living nomadically, so that’s why we handcrafted our own tiny van, a simple 2012 Ford transit connect, utilizing space with unique designs and features,” the put up continued. “Creating a space for both artistic expression and distance hiking. Thank you so much for watching, and we hope you tag along on our journey wherever the van takes us!”

Aug. 25, 2021: Final Instagram picture, telephone establish to household

Petito posted her final Instagram picture, which seems to be from Utah. Her mom, Nicole Schmidt, talked about her daughter usually often known as her from Grand Teton National Park, and can most likely be the youthful woman’s final establish to her household.

Aug. 27, 2021: Bound for Yellowstone?

Petito reportedly educated a pal on Snapchat she was headed to Yellowstone National Park. Separately, an unnamed pal educated The Sun she and Petito had been planning to talk on Aug. 29 about assembly up there, saying, “She was supposed to call on my birthday and we were going to figure it all out then because her trip wasn’t on schedule.” That pal talked about she did not hear from Petito as quickly as additional.

Aug. 30, 2021: Petito’s mom receives unusual textual content material materials message

Schmidt talked about she obtained a textual content material materials from her daughter that be taught, “No signal in Yosemite,” referring to Yosemite National Park in Northern California. 

The mom later educated Fox News she didn’t take into consideration the textual content material materials was from her daughter. On Aug. 27, Petito educated a pal she was headed to Yellowstone nonetheless it actually was unclear if she made it there.

Sept. 1, 2021: Laundrie returns to Florida

Police talked about Laundrie returned contained in the van to North Port, Fla., the place the couple had been residing collectively collectively along with his dad and mom.

Sept. 11, 2021: Petito’s mom evaluations her missing to NY authorities

Nicole Schmidt reported her daughter missing to the Suffolk County Police Department in New York after not with the ability to get in contact alongside collectively together with her. 

Sept. 19, 2021: FBI says physique discovered at Grand Teton National Park matches Petito’s description

The FBI launched {{{that a}}} physique discovered close to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming matched the outline of Petito.

The investigation was nonetheless ongoing, officers added, noting that they nonetheless haven’t 100% positively acknowledged the physique.

“The FBI and our partners extend our heartfelt condolences to Gabby’s family and loved ones,” the FBI talked about in a press launch.

A set off of loss of life was nevertheless to be decided.