Gabby Petito & Brian Laundrie Spotted During ‘Commotion’ at Restaurant
The FBI and police are searching for Laundrie, 23, who is wanted in the death and disappearance of his 22-year-old fiancee. Petito was reported to have disappeared on September 11, 2021, 10 days after Laundrie returned home alone from a trip across the country. Petito’s body was found on Sunday, September 19, 2021, near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Law enforcement is scouring the Florida swamp looking for Laundrie after receiving a tip from his parents, Christopher and Roberta Laundrie. His older sister, Cassie Laundrie, has been the only member of the Laundrie family to speak publicly about the case, and said that Petito was “like a sister” and a loving aunt to their children.
Witnesses said Petito was crying leaving The Merry Piglets & Laundrie was angry and hostile
A witness, Nina Angelo, told CNN that she and her boyfriend, Matt England, saw a “commotion” at The Merry Piglets between Petito and Laundrie as the couple left the Tex-Mex restaurant on August 27. Angelo told CNN that Petito was crying and Laundrie was “visibly angry”, walking in and out of the restaurant and “continuing to show anger towards the staff around the hostess booth.”
While Angelo said he did not observe any physical violence, the incident was enough to make the couples’ waitress appear “visibly shocked.”
The cheerful piglets posted on your Facebook page, saying Petito and Laundrie were seen there. The publication said they relayed information to the FBI.
“Yes, we can confirm that Gabby and Brian were on Merry Piglets. We have not deleted any comments or messages on social media. The screenshots you see were direct messages to our account and not public. We have already notified the FBI and they are aware. We let them do their job and we are respecting Gabby’s family and we have nothing more to comment on, ”the post said.
A restaurant manager also confirmed “an incident” on The Merry Piglets, but declined to give a name or provide further details to CNN. The incident was not caught on surveillance, the manager told CNN. An FBI spokesman declined to provide information.
“To protect privacy, we do not comment on contacts that the FBI has or has not had with anyone,” the FBI spokesman told CNN.
The sighting of the happy piglets occurred the last day Petito contacted his family
Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, told investigators that the latest text message she received from her daughter’s phone raised suspicions. according to WFLA. Schmidt told authorities that the August 27, 2021 text was the last communication he received. That was also the day the witnesses said they saw Petito and Laundrie in an argument on The Merry Piglets.
“Can you help Stan? I keep getting his voicemails and missed calls,” the text read, according to a search warrant reviewed by WFLA.
Schmidt said that Stan is Gabby Petito’s grandfather, but that Petito never referred to his grandfather by his first name.
The last Instagram post from the Van Life blogger was on August 25, 2021. In the photo, Petito was holding a cloth pumpkin and laughing in front of a mural of butterflies.
“Happy Halloween!” the legend said.