THE mom of missing road tripper Gabby Petito says the final text she received from her phone was about the lack of signal in a national park – but alleged it was not written by the vlogger.
Gabby’s mom Nichole Schmidt says the final text she received from Gabby’s phone was about the lack of signal in Yosemite national park
Worried Nichole Schmidt said she was sent the chilling message on August 30 – weeks after Gabby and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie had started their cross-country road trip across America.
Gabby’s mom Nichole Schmidt says the final text she received from Gabby’s phone was about the lack of signal in Yosemite national parkCredit: CBS New York
Gabby was reported missing on the weekend of September 11
The text, dated August 30, read: “No signal in Yosemite” and Schmidt alleged it was not sent by her daughter.
Gabby was reported missing on the weekend of September 11Credit: Fox News
The family said they had last heard from the vlogger on August 25 when she and her boyfriend were visiting Grand Teton national park, Wyoming.
She told MailOnline: “That text was NOT from Gabby I know it!
North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison added: “As a father, I can imagine the pain and suffering Gabby’s family is going through.We are pleading with anyone, including Brian, to share information with us on her whereabouts in the past few weeks.”
Garrison said: “The lack of information from Brian is hindering this investigation. The answers will eventually come out. “We will help find Gabby and we will help find anyone who may be involved in her disappearance.” Police responded to an alleged “incident” involving Gabby and her boyfriend on August 12, but neither was the reporting party.
Moab Chief of Police Bret Edge told Fox: “Officers conducted an investigation and determined that insufficient evidence existed to justify criminal charges.”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.”
Officer Daniel Scott revealed a witness saw Laundrie and Petito “arguing over a phone” before the pair drove away. Police confirmed that no significant injuries were reported.
Cops have 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.”
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