Private detectives say the chances of finding a living person after being missing for two weeks are “minimal”

Gabby Petit and Fiancé Brian Laundry

Gabby Petit and his fiancé Brian Laundry. Courtesy of the Schmidt and Petit family

  • Private detectives told insiders that the chances of finding a missing person alive two weeks later in the wild are “minimal.”

  • However, PI John Van Steenkiste also said that those with strong survival skills can survive.

  • His comment is in the middle of an ongoing search Gabby Petit, A missing 22-year-old woman.

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Clocks are ticking as law enforcement and family search Gabby Petit, 22 year old woman Disappeared during a months of cross-country road trip with her fiancé.

Petit mom Reported that her daughter was missing Earlier this week, after her daughter’s fiancé, Brian Laundry, returned to her Florida couple’s house in a shared van on September 1st without a petite.

However, private detectives told insiders that it was unlikely that they would find a living person two weeks after they went missing.

John Van Steenkiste, a senior researcher at Florida-based private detective Compass Investigations, said the chances of finding a living person after being missing in the wild for two weeks were “minimal.” “.

He cited dangerous terrain, hunger and extreme weather as potential threats.

“If the person was alive when he left, but was trapped in a cave, room, building, or imprisoned in any way, they wouldn’t have had food for weeks,” Van said.・ Steenkiste said.

“If it were hot, the person would be dehydrated,” he added.

Van Life Blogger Petito, Finally talked to her family In late August.

Since returning without Petito, Laundrie has hired a lawyer and refused to work with investigators.Florida Northport Police Nominated him as an interested person on Wednesday.

Petit’s stepfather, James Schmidt, and his family friends set out on Tuesday to find the missing woman in Jackson Hall Valley, Wyoming. According to police, Petit’s last known location is believed to be in the state’s Grand Teton National Park.

“They are trying to stay as close as possible to Grand Teton National Park. It’s the closest place they think they can find so that they can spend as much time as possible looking for Gabby,” Schmidt and Petit said. Family Law Attorney Richard Stafford said Insider Natalie Musumechi.

Guillermo Hechevarria, a criminal investigator at Investigation Services Unlimited in Florida, Told the insider He believes Laundrie is likely to have left Petito alive somewhere in Tetons. But he added that Laundry, which employs a lawyer, suggests that police may also want to look for the body within a mile of Laundry’s parents’ home.

Petit’s family blew up Laundry on Wednesday, urging him to work with investigators and calling his silence “blameable.” Petito’s parents have Laundrie Leave petite in the wilderness with grizzly bears and wolves While he is sitting in a comfortable place at home “

However, Van Steenkiste provides a fragment of hope, and insiders are unlikely to find someone alive after being missing for weeks in a national park if they have strong survival skills. Said.

“If she’s there … and if she has a good skill set to survive, that’s a good possibility,” said Van Steenkiste. “It’s a possibility.

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