Gabby Petito’s dad doesn’t expect closure from Brian Laundrie’s notebook
Over 3,400 people have signed a petition calling for a formal investigation into the way in which the North Port police department handled the Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie investigation.
The FBI will have pieced together Brian Laundrie’s “digital footprint” and be aware of his movements and communications in the days before his death, according to one expert.
Laundrie’s remains are being examined by a forensic anthropologist in Sarasota County to try to determine his cause of death.
Authorities are also trying to repair a personal notebook retrieved from a dry bag near his body as part of their investigation into the death of his girlfriend Gabby Petito.
Crucial to their investigation will be Laundrie’s digital communications, including his texts and emails, use of social media, and internet browsing history prior to his death.
Ms Petito’s family strongly suspect that Laundrie was impersonating her in text messages after her death to try to confuse them and the police.
Cellphone records should also be able to track Laundrie’s movements between Wyoming and Florida, where he returned to on 1 September.
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Daniel Robinson: Human remains found in Arizona. but family say they’re not his
Human remains have been found during the search for geologist Daniel Robinson who disappeared in the Arizona desert four months ago, but his father has said that the bones discovered don’t belong to his missing son.
The Buckeye Police Department also said that evidence found near the remains suggested that the bones may not be Mr Robinson’s. The intense search for Gabby Petito renewed interest in the case of Mr Robinson and numerous other missing persons across the country.
Gustaf Kilander has the full story
Helen.Elfer8 November 2021 20:56
Investigators may be looking at Brian Laundrie’s ‘digital footprint’ to find answers
Investigators may be able to glean more information about the fate of Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito by examining Laundrie’s “digital footprint,” according to a homicide expert.
Paul Belli of the International Homicide Investigations Association said: “When you look at what an average download on a phone is, it’s thousands of pages when you actually put it into a PDF. While it’s fairly searchable by keywords, there’s a lot of sitting there minute-for-minute reading.”
Mr Belli told CNN that finding phones in a case like this could also offer an “incredible amount of information,” and that police are likely to have “gathered mountains of video footage” to comb through.
“I don’t think people realize the sheer volume of information that we now get on every case,” Mr Belli added.
Helen.Elfer8 November 2021 19:09
Brian Laundrie a ‘weirdo’ says former co-worker
Brian Laundrie has been described as a “weirdo,” and a “chameleon” by a former co-worker, who also noticed how “possessive” Laundrie was over his girlfriend Gabby Petito.
Michael Livingston, who allegedly worked with Laundrie in a garden centre on Long Island painted a disturbing picture of his former colleague, saying: “he did have that tendency to be — I don’t wanna say the wrong thing and make him sound worse than he already is — he was kind of a guy who would get pissed off pretty quick.”
At a fundraiser for the Gabby Petito Foundation, Mr Livingston told Fox News that Laundrie was “very possessive” over Ms Petito, and seemed jealous when she spoke to other men.
“He would come over and do the boyfriend thing, put his arm around her, give her a kiss, very possessive,” he said.
Helen.Elfer8 November 2021 17:51
‘This cannot be our life’: Gabby’s mother shares tweet in aftermath of daughter’s death
Gabby Petito’s mother Nichole Schmidt has spoken of the moment she turned on Hulu to find one of her recommended shows was about the murder of her daughter. In a heartbreaking tweet, Ms Schmidt commented: “This cannot be our life”.
Harriet Sinclair8 November 2021 14:45
Gabby Petito timeline: When was she found and how did she die?
See below for a timeline of what happened to Gabby Petito and her fiance Brian Laundrie:
Eleanor Sly8 November 2021 14:02
Brian Laundrie: The dark themes that permeate his digital footprint
A recently uncovered social media account belonging to Brian Laundrie is being pored over by an army of internet sleuths seeking clues to his state of mind prior to his death.
The Pinterest page suspected of being Mr Laundrie’s is also offering new clues into his state of mind in the weeks before his girlfriend Gabby Petito went missing on or about 25 August.
Ms Petito’s remains were found in Wyoming on 19 September. Laundrie was found dead in a Florida reserve a month later, and his remains are still being analysed by a forensic anthropologist.
Bevan Hurley reports from New York:
Eleanor Sly8 November 2021 13:05
Joseph Petito shares domestic violence hand signal
Gabby Petito’s father Joseph Petito has shared the domestic violence hand signal on his Instagram.
Eleanor Sly8 November 2021 12:32
Teenager rescued having signalled the domestic violence hand signal
A missing teenage girl has been rescued in the US after she made a hand gesture which led to her being rescued after it was spotted by a passing motorist.
The 16-year-old was seen making a gesture, which involved placing her thumb over her palm and closing her fist, inside a silver Toyota near London, Kentucky, on 4 November.
A driver contacted the police after noticing “a female passenger in the vehicle making hand gestures that are known on the social media platform TikTok to represent violence at home – I need help – domestic violence,” the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office said in a 6 November statement.
The gesture has been circulating on social media, with suggestions that victims can “use this signal to ask for help on a video call without leaving a digital trace.”
Eleanor Sly8 November 2021 11:52
Gabby Petito’s father calls on internet to help to find missing Michigan woman
Joseph Petito is calling on internet sleuths to help try and find a Michigan woman who is missing.
The 30-year-old Mikaiya Ileen Richardson was last seen on 22 October in Waterford, Michigan.
Taking to Instagram, Joseph Petito shared a picture of Ms Richardson, urging people to help find her.
The post read: “Ok #instagram and #truecrime sleuths please help find 30 year old #Mikaiya Ileen Richardson, last seen in Waterford, MI on 10/22 in dark green Chevy cruz with Virginia plate UTL3429.”
It went on: “Please repost/share and show the world these platforms can help. #MissingPerson #missinginamerica #gabbypetito #findmikaiya #Namus”
Eleanor Sly8 November 2021 10:57
Gabby Petito Foundation hosts raffle
The Gabby Petito Foundation is hosting a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the foundation.
Writing on Twitter, the organisation said that the fundraiser was being hosted by Isles Meetups – Tampa Islander “Casey Cizikas” Jersey.
The fundraiser will run until from now until 15 November at 6:00 pm and those who enter can win a jersey autographed by ice hockey star Casey Cizikas.
Eleanor Sly8 November 2021 08:23
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