TeaThe disappearance of ‘van-life’ adventurer Gabby Petito has attracted public attention like few other cases in recent living memory.
Ms. Petito, 22, departed from her home in Long Island, New York, on July 2 for the adventure of a lifetime with boyfriend Brian Laundry, in national parks and camping grounds across the United States.
The couple were seasoned travelers, and they spent months preparing for the trip, converting a Ford Transit van and researching campsites and routes.
He documented the trip on his YouTube account Nomadic Statik and Instagram accounts.
But behind their picture-perfect life, their relationship was in dire straits.
On August 12, a witness called 911 to say that he had seen Mr. Laundry hitting and slapping Miss Petito in Moab, Utah.
The couple was separated for the night, but police say they did not have enough evidence to press charges of domestic violence.
Ms. Petito suddenly stopped communicating with her parents in late August. His remains were located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest on 19 September after the case received huge interest from the media and online.
Mr Laundry returned to his parents’ home in North Port, Florida on 1 September, ignoring desperate attempts by Ms Petito’s parents to make contact with their daughter.
He left his parents’ home on 14 September and is currently the subject of a nationwide search.
Many questions from the case remain unanswered and what exactly happened between the pair before Ms. Petito’s death.
American reporter for Granthshala Bevan Hurley, who is based in New York, is covering the matter and was at Ms. Petito’s memorial service on Long Island on Sunday.
He will be ready to answer questions about what has happened so far and the ongoing search for Mr. Laundry. Bevan today, September 30th at 6pm BST, 1pm EST, will ask me anything in the comments below.
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