Gabby Petito timeline – YouTuber vanished on road trip as Instagram reveals the places she visited with Brian Laundrie

YOUTUBER Gabby Petito documented her road trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie to her thousands of followers on Instagram.

The pair left New York at the start of July and planned to visit Yellowstone National Park – before the vlogger mysteriously disappeared and was reported missing on September 11.

They embarked on their road trip after visiting family and attending Gabby's brother's high school graduation.

The couple documented their adventures as they traveled across the midwestern states of Kansas, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

But, Gabby was last spotted leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City on August 24 before Laundrie returned to Florida alone.

He has since been declared a person of interest by cops as they accuse him of "hindering" the investigation.

The Sun takes a look at where the couple visited before Gabby's mysterious disappearance.


One of her earlier Instagram snaps dated from July 4 showed Gabby posing barefoot in Gove County, Kansas.

She also uploaded pictures of Laundrie sitting on top of their Ford Transit white camper van – which has been since seized by cops as part of their investigation.

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Days later, Gabby was pictured admiring the sun-kissed scenery in Great Sand Dunes National Park, southern Colorado.

Gabby, who has been described as “free-spirited” and adventurous by her parents, seems to be enjoying the road trip as she visits new places.

A caption underneath the post says: “After going on our first road trip across the country in my tiny car, we felt like there was so much we missed.

“Turning this Ford Transit essentially into a camper was such an adventure in itself, but I couldn’t love the way it turned out more.

“All the places it’s brought us so far have been amazing.”


A post from July 18 shows Gabby and Laundrie smiling together in a canyon at Zion National Park.

She uploaded a photo that features a blanket, tent, and pillows as the couple camped out under the stars.

The Zion Canyon is renowned for its sunsets and clear night skies.


Days after the couple was silent on their Instagram channel, reports emerged that Gabby and Laundrie had a “fight” while in Utah.

A police report detailing the alleged incident revealed that Petito was “crying uncontrollably” in the passenger seat of their van after a “fight”.

The young vlogger was also "breathing heavily", according to the document that was obtained by The Sun.

The police report also described Gabby as "confused and emotional".

Officer Daniel Scott revealed a witness saw the couple "arguing over a phone" before the pair drove away.

Police confirmed that no significant injuries were reported.

Laundrie reportedly told the officer that he had been traveling with Petito for about four to five months and their arguments escalated.

The document states: “That time created emotional strain between them and increased the number of arguments.”

The pair reportedly spent the night apart as Gabby stayed in the van while Laundrie checked into a nearby hotel.


Gabby was last spotted on August 24 leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She told her parents the next day that she was visiting Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

But, a final text was sent from the vlogger’s phone on August 30 that reads “No service in Yosemite”.

Yosemite is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California – around 800 miles away from Grand Teton.

Gabby’s mom claims the final text was not sent from her – an allegation that seems to be backed up by a close friend of the vlogger who says that they were set to meet a Yellowstone National Park.

She told MailOnline: "That text was NOT from Gabby I know it!"

It remains unknown who sent the message.

The vlogger's friend, who wanted to remain anonymous, told The Sun: “[The] last time I talk [ed] to Gabby was the beginning of August when we were planning for me to meet her in Yellowstone after my birthday.”

It appears that Gabby was planning to visit Yellowstone as she reportedly told her friends on Snapchat on August 27.

Gabby’s friend said that they were planning to meet in Yellowstone after her birthday on August 29 but hadn’t finalized plans.


Laundrie returned to Florida alone at the start of September and their couple’s camper van was seized just days later.

Detectives searched the vehicle for clues and evidence that may help the probe as police admitted the circumstances behind Gabby's disappearance were "odd".

Laundrie hired a lawyer and reportedly wouldn't cooperate with the police.


Gabby was reported missing by her parents on the weekend of September 11.

Her worried mom Nicole Schmidt says she remains hopeful that Gabby will return home.

Meanwhile, Gabby's dad Joe Petito said he would not stop searching until she was found.


On September 15, cops revealed that Brian Laundrie is a person of interest. He has not been charged with any crime.

Florida's North Port Police Department said in a statement on Wednesday: "Brian Laundrie is a person of interest in this case."

North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison added: "As a father, I can imagine the pain and suffering Gabby's family is going through.

"We are pleading with anyone, including Brian, to share information with us on her whereabouts in the past few weeks."


Almost a month after the “incident” in Utah, bodycam footage showed Gabby sobbing to police as she’s asked why she allegedly slapped Laundrie.

The video shows an emotional Gabby telling the officer that they were “fighting”.

She tried to explain to the cop what they were arguing about.

Gabby is heard saying: “I have OCD and I was just cleaning and straightening. And I was apologizing to him and saying I'm sorry that I am so mean as sometimes I am so mean because I have OCD and get really frustrated.

"Not like mean towards him I guess my vibe is like in a bad mood and I said I'm sorry I'm in a bad mood I am stressed I had so much work."

Utah cops are also not ruling out a "potential link" between the case and a couple's murder near where Gabby allegedly fought with her fiance.

Newlyweds Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner were found dead by a friend in the La Sal mountain range on August 18.

The couple had been married for just four months and lived in a camper van.

A spokesperson for the Grand County Sheriff's Office said: "We're looking at everything."

There's no evidence that the two cases are connected at this time.

Detectives and FBI crews are working to try and find Gabby as the investigation continues.

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