Pals of missing Gabby Petito beg boyfriend Brian Laundrie to help cops find where she is as they flood his Instagram

WORRIED friends of missing road tripper Gabby Petito are begging her boyfriend to provide authorities with any information that may help work out where she might be.

The 22-year-old was reported missing on September 11 – just months after starting a cross-country trip across America with Brian Laundrie.

Laundrie has not been named a suspect or a person of interest in the case.

He has since returned to Florida, hired an attorney, and is reportedly not cooperating with police, according to Petito’s family and MailOnline.

It’s not known when he returned to the state and Gabby’s family claim that he is not speaking about what happened.

The Sun has approached Brian Laundrie for comment.

Laundrie's last Instagram post, dated August 13, shows him posing on top of the canyons in Moab, Utah.

A series of snaps show him admiring the scenery of the sun-kissed mountain range.

There are more than 1,500 comments under the post as friends asked Laundrie to assist with the probe.

One said: “Thinking of Gabby. Please let us know where she is.”

Another posted: “Prayers for Gabby. Please find her. Heartbreaking. Prayers to the family to wrap their arms around Gabby.”

Cops have since seized the couple’s white Ford Transit van after it was found in North Port, Florida.

Detectives are rigorously searching the vehicle for fingerprints as they look for information that can help in the probe.

Police have said the circumstances behind Gabby’s disappearance are “odd” as they told Fox: “We currently have no definitive information that a crime took place.”

Gabby’s worried mom Nichole Schmidt remains hopeful that her daughter will return home.

She said she has a “gut feeling”, adding that a mom’s instinct “is the most powerful”.


Schmidt said she received texts on her phone until August 30, but couldn’t confirm if the 22-year-old was the person who sent them.

Gabby’s dad Joe Petito said: “Gabby, we just want you to come home. Call us. Let us know you’re OK. Come home, please.”

He previously told Newsday that they would not stop searching until the vlogger is found.

The family slammed trolls who were allegedly targeting Laundrie.

Her loved ones posted on Facebook: “I just want to reiterate …WE ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR GABBY AT THIS TIME. We are not talking about Brian or the van.”

Gabby and Laundrie started their road trip on July 2 and planned to visit Portland, Oregon so they could visit a friend for Halloween.

She was last seen on August 24 after leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City.

They converted the van into a camper and documented their experiences on social media, NBC New York reports.

Gabby said living out of the van "was the best decision" the couple had ever made.

They started a YouTube channel called "Nomadic Statik" where they shared their journey with fans.

The first and only video on the channel has been viewed nearly 235,000 times.

The pair visited Colorado Springs and many national parks in Utah but left the state due to the risk of wildfires.

Her last post on August 26 was a series of images of her smiling in front of a colorful mural.

Gabby is described as 5'5 tall, 110 pounds, and has a tattoo saying: “Let it Be”.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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