Newly obtained highschool yearbook pictures give a glimpse of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie as youngsters, years earlier than their ill-fated cross-country highway journey as a travel-blogging couple.

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

She seems related, youthful however with the 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 photographs present 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 identical space and attending highschool collectively, the couple solely began relationship after commencement, in response to a household spokesman.

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Petito and Laundrie started relationship in March 2019, in response to an Instagram put up from Petito celebrating their one-year anniversary.

A retailer proprietor close to their Long Island hometown instructed Fox News final month that Petito had been coming into his store since she was 12, however she by no means introduced Laundrie. When she confirmed as much as purchase Laundrie a shirt earlier than their deadly highway journey, employees didn’t even know they had been relationship.

On July 2, 2020, Petito shared a photograph of her and Laundrie that she mentioned 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 identical picture 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 thing went fallacious over the summer season on their cross-country journey.

Petito was final seen alive in late August. Laundrie arrived at his dad and mom’ home Sept. 1 in her van, in response to police information.

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

 

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

He’s been named an individual of curiosity in Petito’s disappearance. A Wyoming coroner later dominated her loss of life a murder.