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Gabby Petito’s Case: Parents Setup Charity To Help Other Parents Find Missing Children

NORTH PORT, FL - SEPTEMBER 16: Joe Petito (L) pleas for help during a news conference to help finding his missing daughter Gabby Petito on September 16, 2021 in North Port, Florida. Gabby Petito went missing while on a cross country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie and has not been seen or heard from since late August. Police said no criminality is suspected at this time but her fiance, Brian Laundrie, has refused to speak with law enforcement. Laundrie has be identified as a person of interest but investigators are solely focused on finding Petito. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

Gabby Petito’s father has launched a new foundation in her honor. It will focus on assisting families in locating their lost children. The Gabby Petito Foundation, according to Joseph Petito, will offer tools and advice to families attempting to bring their children home.

“No one should have to find their child on their own,” he said, announcing the new charity on Twitter on Saturday. Petito said that they are seeking to assist people in circumstances similar to Gabby’s. He also included a link to the foundation’s website with the hashtag #gabbypetito. It will be located in Blue Point, New York, where Petito grew up.

Parents of Gabby Petito Thankful For Everyone’s Support

According to the charity’s website, Gabby’s family is thankful for everyone’s support and finds solace in the fact that she has impacted so many people. 

Relatives and loved ones of Gabby Petito, 22, will conduct a memorial ceremony in Long Island on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend the memorial at Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home in Suffolk County from 12 to 5 pm. 

Prior to the live-streamed funeral, Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home produced a beautiful video tribute to Gabby Petito. In place of flowers, the family has requested everyone to give contributions to the new charity.

NORTH PORT, FL – SEPTEMBER 16: Joe Petito (L) pleas for help during a news conference to help finding his missing daughter Gabby Petito while City of North Port Chief of Police Todd Garrison stands with him at the podium on September 16, 2021 in North Port, Florida. Gabby Petito went missing while on a cross country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie and has not been seen or heard from since late August. Police said no criminality is suspected at this time but her fiance, Brian Laundrie, has refused to speak with law enforcement. Laundrie has be identified as a person of interest but investigators are solely focused on finding Petito. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

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Gabby Petito’s body was found a week ago in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Police continue to search an alligator-infested reserve near his parent’s house in North Port, Florida, for her missing lover Brian Laundrie. Laundrie had been missing for two weeks now.

On Saturday, a pared-down police search team returned to the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Florida. The missing man told relatives he was going on a walk the day before last.

Where Is Brian Laundrie Now?

According to family attorney Steve Bertolino, he left home without his smartphone or wallet. Rumors of potential sightings even circulated on social media. None of the sightings have been verified as of yet.

Reality TV personality Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman lent his support to the hunt for Laundrie on Saturday, according to a published report in The Independent.

On Saturday afternoon, Chapman arrived in Christopher and Roberta Laundrie’s North Port house. He arrived in a 4WD vehicle just before 4:30 p.m. and knocked on the front door. When no one responded, he stayed for a few minutes at home before returning to his car. He previously said that he and his wife, Francie Frane, involved themselves in the inquiry.

 

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