Gabby Petito’s dad shares poignant picture of slain daughter with plea to ‘do better’


Gabby Petito’s father has posted a picture of his tragic daughter on social media – together with a plea to “do better.”

Joseph Petito shared the never-seen-before photograph on Instagram and Twitter of Gabby from behind as she walks whereas holding arms with two younger boys.

“We have to do better. Changes are coming. Now is the time. Don’t be silent,” the grieving dad captioned the picture, which incorporates the hashtags  #justiceforgabby, #domesticviolence and #domesticviolenceawareness.

His posts Monday got here two days after he broke every week of social media silence by sharing the web site for the Gabby Petito Foundation, together with the remark, “She’s already saving lives,” referencing tales the household has obtained about individuals leaving abusive relationships and lacking individuals being discovered.

Gabby, 22, who went on a fateful cross-country street journey together with her beau, Brian Laundrie, 23, was reported lacking Sept. 11 and later discovered lifeless in Wyoming.

Joseph Petito
Joseph Petito shared the web site for the Gabby Petito Foundation a number of late final week.
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Laundrie returned to Florida from the trek out west with out her on Sept. 1. He stays the only particular person of curiosity within the case and went lacking Sept. 14, in line with his dad and mom, who solely reported it to police three days later.

There is an energetic warrant for his arrest on fraud fees for allegedly utilizing somebody’s financial institution card across the time Gabby disappeared.