Gabby Petito’s parents will give a new live interview on Tuesday, November 16.
Gabby was reported missing on September 11 after going on a cross-country road trip with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie.
The couple, who documented their travels on her YouTube channel, were in the midst of a National Parks tour before tragedy struck.
Brian & Gabby on their cross-country road trip
Gabby’s remains were discovered on September 19 in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. She was confirmed dead by homicide on September 21.
In late September, her parents, stepparents and lawyer held a press conference to discuss Gabby and her legacy.
At the time of the press conference, Laundrie was still reportedly alive and at large. He was considered the only person of interest in her disappearance and subsequent death.
We now know Laundrie is dead.
The FBI confirmed on Thursday, October 21, that the human remains found at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park were those of Brian Laundrie.
Brian Laundrie confirmed dead in October
Laundrie’s remains were confirmed through dental records.
According to the FBI, “On October 21, 2021, a comparison of dental records confirmed that the human remains of the T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of Brian Laundrie.”
During the September 28 press conference, the family’s lawyer said, “Gabby Petito was a beautiful woman. Her infectious smile and love of life made people gravitate toward her. She loved life and experiences. She was the bright light in everyone’s life who knew her.”
To keep her light shining and memory alive, the Petito and Schmidt families have set up the “Gabby Petito Foundation.”
The goal of the foundation is to help other families who find themselves in a situation similar to the one the Petito/Schmidt families found themselves in earlier this month.
Gabby’s memory lives on through foundation
Gabby’s father said, “We need positive stuff to come out of this tragedy.” The goal of the foundation is to make good from ‘this awful tragedy.’
“No one should have to find their child on their own. We are creating this foundation to give resources and guidance on bringing their children home,” Joe Petito wrote on Twitter.
Gabby’s biological mother, step-father, biological father and step-mother all got matching tattoos to commemorate and remember their daughter.
They all got a “Let it be” tattoo which is complimented by the outline of waves and done on the right forearm. The family also revealed a second tattoo, a triangle with flowers inside on the left forearm.
Petito’s family confirmed she also had a similar floral triangle tattoo.
See Gabby’s floral triangle tattoo
“These were tattoos that Gabby designed herself,” said her stepfather Jim. “She was an artist.”
Petito’s mom shared that the tattoos are a way for her to always feel her daughter.
“I wanted to have her with me all the time,” she said through tears.