A camper, who believes he saw Brian Laundry when Gabby Petit went missing, said he saw him “behaving strangely.”
Jessica Schultz provided information to the FBI where the body was found. Authorities believed this belonged to a travel blogger.
The FBI and Petit family lawyers confirmed on Tuesday that the body belonged to 22-year-old Petit.
Tarekomi, who said he turned the FBI in the right direction to find Gabby Petit’s body, said a man, believed to be Brian Laundry, was “behaving strangely” near the campsite where her body was found. Said I saw him.
Camper Jessica Schultz, who visited Grand Teton National Park in late August, said She saw a young man who looked like a laundry driving alone near the Spread Creek campsite Two days after Petit’s mother said she last spoke.
Schultz said San Francisco Chronicle On August 26, she was driving behind a slow-moving white van, but later believed she belonged to Petit and Laundry. When the van was pulled into an area that wasn’t the designated drawer, Schultz said she drove off the road to avoid it.
When she looked at the car as she passed by, she said she noticed that there was only one driver who described her as a “general” young white man. She said she saw the van again on August 27 and 28, without men or anyone around, because the other group of campers with her was not in the designated parking lot. Added that he felt he was not affiliated. spot.
“He was just behaving strangely,” Schultz told Chronicles. “I know your hackle will go up when you go nowhere, when you see something unusual.”
Schultz said he saw a straw hat on the van’s dashboard when he looked closely, and after a friend sent him a photo of his unique hat, he was convinced that she saw a laundry.
“My friend sent me a photo of the dashboard hat by text message, and I just lost my shit,” Schultz said. “So I called the FBI and said,’Everyone, look at the spread creek.'”
Earlier this year, Petito and Laundrie embarked on a cross-country road trip scheduled to end in Oregon in October. Her mother reported that she went missing on September 11 after Laundry returned to Florida alone.
On September 19, the group that the authorities believed was Petito’s “match the description” was Found later In a national park near Spread Creek Campground. on Tuesday, FBI And that Petit family lawyer It was confirmed that the ashes belonged to Petit.
Schultz told Chronicle, an FBI agent she hinted at, that the agency “talked to hundreds of people, but you really took us to the right place.” He told her that she thanked her for the information.
“We are winning. We were right and led them in the right direction,” she said. “But, of course, that’s not what you want to be right. It’s certainly emotionally tired.”
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