The Gabby Petito Foundation to assist mother and father find lacking youngsters formally went reside Sunday night.
“The Gabby Petito Foundation is up and running!” a Twitter account below the muse’s identify tweeted Sunday. “We have plenty of work to do, web site is simply beginning out so be affected person with us, we are going to get there. Thank you for all of the assist and love! ‘She touched the world.'”
The foundation was created in memory of Gabby Petito, a now-deceased 22-year-old woman who was reported missing on Sept. 11. About a week later, on Sept. 19, officials found her remains in Bridger-Teton National Park in Wyoming, and a local coroner ruled her death a homicide, though an official autopsy report has yet to be released.
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Petito’s parents created the foundation “to give resources and guidance on bringing their children home,” Joe Petito, Gabby’s father, said in a Sept. 25 tweet.
“No one should have to find their child on their own,” he said. “We are looking to help people in similar situations as Gabby.”
Donors can buy bracelets on the foundation’s website.
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Petito’s disappearance and homicide have dominated national headlines in recent weeks. How she died remains a mystery, and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, is a person of interest in her killing and wanted on bank fraud charges. He remains on the run from law enforcement.
Laundrie and Petito were traveling across the country in a Ford Transit van over the summer before Laundrie returned to his home in North Port, Florida, Sept. 1 in the van without Petito. Petito’s parents reported her missing Sept. 11. Laundrie’s parents reported Laundrie missing on Sept. 17 but said the last time they saw him was Sept. 14.
After Petito’s lacking individuals’ report was filed Sept. 11, Laundrie didn’t cooperate with the police investigation, officers stated. The Laundries’ lawyer launched a press release Sept. 14, saying he had suggested his shoppers to stay “in the background.” The household revealed three days later that they’d not seen Brian since Sept. 14.
Law enforcement and the FBI are nonetheless looking for the 23-year-old fugitive.
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