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Old 09-14-2021, 10:53 AM   #1
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For those of you traveling out west

This is disconcerting. It was on our local news this morning. I have no connection to the person(s) or situation. But on the remote chance someone here could help, I thought I'd post since several from this forum seem to be traveling in some of the areas where this gal had been/was traveling.

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Old 09-14-2021, 11:56 AM   #2
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We are in the Tetons now and just came from Yellowstone. It doesn't sound like this story will have a good outcome.

The guy and his van are located about an hour north of our home in Florida. Since he hired and attorney and isn't talking, that's all you need to know about the outcome.

I just hope they can find her for her family's sake. This is the second tragic story we have heard on our travel route.

When we were in Glacier NP recently, a young girl in her 30's from Virginia went to Glacier on her own. She decided to hike on her own up in the Logans Pass area, not the safest place to be hiking by yourself. She also went missing on August 30th. They found her a week later in very steep and rugged terrain below trail.

No one should be out hiking alone in many of these places between the dangerous terrain, bears, etc. They said this girl was an experienced hiker..... but stuff happens and the most experienced hiker can get into trouble alone.
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:25 PM   #3
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According to her posts, she and her boyfriend had embarked on a cross-country tour, staying in the Ford Transit. Many of her posts included the hashtag #vanlife, and tagged another page, belonging to a man named Brian Laundrie.

Many of his posts included photos of the woman and the vehicle. His profile said he was “taking on #vanlife with @gabspetito.”

The Daily Mail reported Laundrie returned home to Florida, has hired an attorney, and isn't talking publicly about what happened. The vehicle the couple traveled in has been recovered in North Port, Florida, police there said on Facebook Monday.
Agree with Judge - that doesn't sound good. Of course he could have drove home to Florida after she went missing and he gave up searching for her, but then why didn't HE report her missing instead of her parents?
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Old 09-15-2021, 07:44 AM   #4
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Totally agree with both of you. The various points you highlighted sent red flags waving for me too.

It doesn't bode well for a positive outcome but, if it ends badly, at least finding her could bring some closure for the family.
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