The father of a 22 year old missing woman asks for help poto find her daughter, Gabby Petito, after she has gone missing during a road trip across the country with her fiance at the end of August. Gabby's father, Joe Petito, joined "Fox & Friends First said on Tuesday that her family will not give up hope of finding her daughter.
" We need to find Gabby. We have to get her home "said Petito, urging anyone with information to call the phone line with information.
The converted white camper van that Petito was traveling in with his fiance, Brian Laundrie, was also picked up Saturday night in North Port from the home of Laundrie's parents, according to North Port Police Department.
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" We are currently I have no definitive information that a crime took place here in North Port. That said, the circumstances are strange, "the North Port Police Department said Tuesday. " So we are actively gathering local details and any evidence to help find necessary answers. " "
Laundrie was not named a suspect or person of interest in the case.
According to Petito, Gabby was in regular contact with friends and family , but the last time someone spoke to her on the phone was August 25. Nicole Schmidt, Petito's mother, said she received a text from her daughter on August 27 and 30.
Despite this communication, her mother does not know if these text messages came from her since she did not speak to him on the phone.ephone.
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Gabby and her fiance have started their road trip start July and traveled from Florida to New York and visited the national parks of Utah, Colorado and elsewhere shortly thereafter. His last known location was in Wyoming, in Grand Teton National Park. Her fiance drove the van home, but Gabby was nowhere to be found.
"It 'sa feeling you cannot describe. This is the thing. You can sympathize I'm sure you can sympathize I'm sure you can relate to how you feel but you can't describe what you feel unless you are in it unless you are the parent "said Petito.
" You cannot describe what it isfeeling because you've never felt it before. I pray that no one feels it again "
Petito praised the law enforcement for their help, saying: " They are more than amazing. They have been very outspoken in what they do. "
" Hope is something we have always had since we reported her missing and we are not going to lose it. "
Officials encourage anyone who may have information relating to Gabby's disappearance to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS or the FBI at 1-800 CALL FBI.
Fox News 'Paul Best contributed to this report.