The Gabby Petito Foundation introduced on its web site Tuesday evening that it’s going to maintain its inaugural fundraiser later this month at a venue on New York’s Long Island.

The basis was created by her mother and father shortly after her demise and is meant to help households with lacking family members.

The Petito case has gripped the nation after her physique was found final month in a distant space in northwestern Wyoming. Brian Laundrie, her boyfriend, has subsequently vanished and has been on the lamb for over three weeks. 

Her father, Joseph Petito, has beforehand thanked the media for its consideration, however he additionally identified that many lacking individuals don’t entice the identical curiosity.

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“The mission of the foundation is to address the needs of organizations who support locating missing persons and to provide aid to organizations who assist victims of domestic violence situations, through education, awareness, and prevention strategies,” according to its website.

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The basis will likely be a registered 501 (c ) (3) group.

“We wish to turn our personal tragedy into a positive. It is our hope that Gabby’s foundation will bring these important issues into the forefront of the public eye to the benefit of all our communities,” the assertion stated.

The occasion will happen on Oct. 17 at a music venue on Patchogue, and can function dwell music, a silent public sale and a raffle. Admission is $20 and all proceeds will profit the muse. Donors should purchase bracelets on the muse’s web site.

The Associated Press contributed to this report