Spotify’s haunting songs and Gabby Petitio’s Zodiac serial killer book could provide clues to her demise
MISSING roadtripper Gabby Petitio’s Spotify spot featured a haunting series of songs just before her demise.
The 22-year-old was also pictured reading a book about a serial killer in an Instagram post.
As police continue to search for clues to Gabby’s disappearance, the songlist and book may provide clues to help officers locate the missing YouTuber.
Many songs appeared on the Spotify account that she shared with her fiance Brian Laundrie on September 1.
It was a day after Gabby’s mother said she had received a text from her for the last time.
Nichole Schmidt says the final text she received from her daughter’s phone concerned the lack of signal in a national park – but suggested it was not written by the vlogger.
The songs focus on grief and romantic relationships and are by artist Matt Berry.
A word says: âYour wife is your angel, she is your left side, she is your whole life; easily the most beautiful thing in the world.
âShe will appease you; she will accuse you; it will confuse you; she will lose you but will always be the best friend you have in the world.
This song appeared on a playlist called Mtn Tops; a day earlier a new songlist was created called Selfconsumption.
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Gabby seemed to read it in an Instagram story.
Officers said Wednesday that Gabby’s boyfriend, Laundrie, “was obstructing this investigation” by not cooperating with them.
Gabby’s stepfather James Schmidt told DailyMail.com: âHe was with her so he must know something.
âOur family is aware of his lawyerâs statements.
“It’s unacceptable. It’s unacceptable to us. We deserve more. Gabby deserves more information. She deserves to be found and brought home safely. And we need you to do what we do. it is necessary.”
PERSON OF INTEREST
The North Port of Florida Police Department also confirmed in a statement, “Brian Laundrie is a person of interest in this matter.”
Petito was reported missing on September 11 and authorities are investigating the case.
A police statement released Wednesday details how the laundry returned to North Port on September 1.
Police added: âGabrielle’s vehicle was recovered here in North Port from her home on September 11. A home shared with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie and her parents.
âThis vehicle was fully processed for proof with FBI agents on Tuesday night.
“At this time, Brian has not made himself available for questioning by investigators or provided any useful details.”
TRAVEL ON THE ROAD
Laundrie and her fiancÃ© Petito took a trip across the country in their white Ford Transit van that began in July.
Petito was last seen on August 24 after leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Laundrie has since returned home unharmed and has hired a lawyer but is not cooperating with the police.
Details of his return are unknown; the family say Laundrie doesn’t talk about what happened.
On Tuesday, Laundrie released a statement through his attorney, saying: âThese are extremely difficult times for the Petito family and the Laundrie family.
âI understand that a search has been arranged for Miss Petito in or near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. On behalf of the Laundrie family, we hope that the search for Miss Petito will be successful and that Miss Petito will be reunited with her family.
“On the advice of the lawyer, the Laundrie family remain in the background at this point and will have no further comment.”
Petito, 22, last posted Instagram photos on August 25 and faced his mom a few days before.
Nicole Schmidt, Petito’s mother, has revealed that she received texts from her daughter’s phone until August 30, but she is not sure who actually sent the texts.
âIt was just a text. I did not speak to him verbally, âshe said.
âI can’t say much, but she’s not with the van anymore. I don’t want to say anything more, but for the people who are looking for her, I want them to look for her now, and not this van anymore.
Police also responded to an alleged “incident” involving Gabby and her boyfriend on August 12, but neither did the reporting party.
A police report documenting the alleged incident revealed that Petito was sitting in the passenger seat of the van “crying uncontrollably” when a cop pulled over to their vehicle.
The document, obtained by The Sun, states: “At no point in my investigation did Gabrielle stop crying, breathing heavily or composing a sentence without needing to wipe away tears.”
Police confirmed that no serious injuries had been reported.
Cops also said they “did not rule out” a potential link between the missing case and the murder of a couple near where the alleged incident took place.
Married couple Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner were found dead by a friend in the La Sal mountain range, Utah, days later on August 18.
A spokesperson for the Grand County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News, âWe’re looking into everything.
“I mean, anything that was suspicious at that time, or we’re not ruling anything out at the moment. So we’re just investigating the information as it comes to us.”
There is no evidence that the two cases are related.
Gabby and Laundrie have lived together in Florida for the past two years after meeting in high school in New York City, her family said.
The couple began their road trip on July 2 and planned to travel to Portland, Oregon, so they could see a friend on Halloween.
They had documented their “Van Life” trips on their social media accounts and set up a YouTube channel just three weeks ago to recount their adventures in the national parks.
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