With the family's permission, I am starting this Go Fund me to raise funds to aid in the search for Gabby Petito.
The investigation is ongoing, but we can share the following information -
Last known to be in Grand Teton, Wyoming on 8/25/21 heading towards Yellowstone National Park after traveling and camping extensively over the last couple of months while documenting their travels online @https://www.instagram.com/gabspetito/
Gabby is now considered missing under suspicious circumstances after no contact and an initial search effort.
Gabby is 22 years old,
5’5” Blonde hair, Blue eyes.
She has a triangle tattoo on left arm with flowers and a "Let it be" tattoo written on her right arm. She has a Belly button piercing.
She had been traveling with a male companion in a 2012 Ford White Transit van traveling north from Grand Teton. We can confirm she is no longer in the Van or with this companion. Our focus is on finding Gabby to bring her home.
While we are working with the FBI, multiple law enforcement agencies, and outside resources to pursue any and all leads the family will need funds and resources to travel and pay for expenses related to an investigation and search on the other side of the country, any help is appreciated.
Any questions please reach out to us through the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Find-Gabby-110214491405003
Or please call 1-800-220-8477
Go Fund me has asked me to post some additional details:
My name is Gary Rider, I live in Mooresville, NC after moving here from New York. I am longtime friends with the Schmidt Family (Nicki, Mother & Jimmy, Stepfather) I am also acquainted with and know Gabby’s Dad, Joe. I have watched Gabby grow up and I consider her and the Schmidt family an extension of my own family.
I started this fundraiser with the family’s permission to raise money to cover any and all expenses related to the investigation and search so that we may bring Gabby home. Monies raised will be used to pay for travel, lodging, rental cars, and expenses related directly to search efforts and to cover any additional resources that the family may need at this time. Any unused funds will be donated to a charity of the family choosing upon completion of our stated goal.