9:47 AM PT — The service is wrapping up now. Standing in entrance of images of Gabby … her father, Joe Petito, urged everybody to take inspiration from the best way she lived — which was to be type and love everybody.
Joe additionally said that if there’s a relationship that you simply’re in which may not be one of the best factor for you, to depart it, now.
Her stepfather, Jim Schmidt, additionally spoke and stated Gabby taught him to decide on to make reminiscences with household and family members over earning profits. Neither synthetic any point out of, or reference to, Laundrie.
Gabby Petito‘s household nonetheless has so many unanswered questions on her demise, however they’re nonetheless coming collectively to pay their closing respects.
Those closest to Gabby are gathering at Moloney’s Funeral Home in Holbrook, NY … close to the place the 22-year-old grew up on Long Island.
Last week, the Teton County Coroner’s Office confirmed the household’s worst fears … the physique present in Grand Teton National Park was indeed Gabby‘s, and in addition revealed her demise as a murder.
As you recognize, Gabby had been on a cross-country journey together with her fiance Brian Laundrie when she went lacking originally of September. While nobody had a clue about her whereabouts, Laundrie briefly returned to his dad and mom’ house in Florida — with out Gabby — and has since vanished.
Since then, legislation enforcement launched physique cam video of the couple shortly after a home dispute. We additionally know a 911 caller reported seeing Laundrie strike Gabby.
The FBI and different legislation enforcement companies proceed to conduct an intensive manhunt for Laundrie — who’s been indicted for unauthorized use of a bank card proper across the time Gabby went lacking, and cops now have a warrant for his arrest.
Sunday’s funeral providers come on the heels of Friday night time’s emotional vigil for Gabby in her hometown of Blue Point.
Scores of residents attended and held up lanterns they bought for $20 to assist the Petito household cowl burial prices.
In lieu of flowers, the household has requested for donations to the longer term Gabby Petito Foundation.
Originally Published — 8:36 AM PT