Missing Gabby Petito: Utah police were called to incident involving cross-country vanning couple


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Florida residents Gabby Petito and her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, embarked on the journey in July in their white Ford Transit van from New York -- where Petito is originally from, her family told ABC News.

The couple had made stops in Colorado and Utah, with Instagram posts showing them at the Mystic Hot Springs in Utah on July 26 and on a large rock structure at Arches National Park in Grand County, Utah, on Aug. 12.

Petito had planned to document the trip on her YouTube channel "Nomadic Statik." The sole video, posted on Aug. 19, featured an eight-minute compilation of the couple's adventures so far.

Petito was last seen on Aug. 24 checking out of a hotel with Laundrie in Salt Lake City, her family said. She last spoke to her mother, Nichole Schmidt, on Aug. 25, when she informed her that she and Laundrie were on their way to Grand Teton, Wyoming, and Yellowstone National Park, Schmidt told ABC News.

"She sounded good and excited to continue her trip and excited to start her YouTube channel," Schmidt said in tears. "She seemed OK."

Schmidt said she did not think much for the first few days when she had not heard from her daughter. But after those passed, she began to worry.

"A few days is one thing when you’re out camping, but when it starts to become seven, eight, nine, 10 days, that’s a problem," Schmidt said.

Petito's last Instagram post on Aug. 25 showed her holding a miniature pumpkin, captioned "Happy Halloween." The post was not geotagged. Schmidt said she has received two text messages from Petito's phone since they last spoke, but they did not include any photos or details of the trip, so it is not clear whether Petito actually sent those texts.

The Moab, Utah Police Chief Bret Edge said Tuesday night that officers from the department responded to an "incident involving Brian Laundrie and Gabrielle Petito” on Aug. 12.

Petito was reported missing on Sept. 11 and was last heard from during the last week of August.

Edge said neither Brian nor Gabrielle reported the Aug. 12 incident, and "insufficient evidence existed to justify criminal charges."

Petito's family is continuing to plead for help in locating their daughter.

"We don't know where she is," her father, Joseph Petito, told ABC News.

Laundrie has since returned to the couple's home in North Port, Florida, with their van, according to authorities. Petito was reported missing by her family to the Suffolk County Police Department in New York on Saturday.

The North Port Police Department in Florida wrote in a statement on Facebook that while there is "no definitive information that a crime took place here in North Port ... the circumstances are odd." Investigators in Florida are actively gathering evidence and details "to assist in finding needed answers," the police department said. The FBI is also assisting in the investigation.

Laundrie's family said in a statement that the family hopes Petito is found but did not provide any further comment.

"This is understandably an extremely difficult time for both the Petito family and the Laundrie family," the statement, released by Steven P. Bertolino, an attorney for the family, read. "It is our understanding that a search has been organized for Miss Petito in or near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. On behalf of the Laundrie family, it is our hope that the search for Miss Petito is successful and that Miss Petito is re-united with her family. On the advice of counsel, the Laundrie family is remaining in the background at this juncture and will have no further comment."

Petito's family released a statement afterward claiming that "the one person that can help find Gabby refuses to help" and saying they "beg the Laundrie family to not 'remain in the background' but to help find who Brian referred to as the love of his life. How does Brian stay in the background when he is the one person that knows where Gabby is located?"

"Brian is refusing to tell Gabby’s family where he last saw her," the Petito family said. "Brian is also refusing to explain why he left Gabby all alone and drove her van to Florida. These are critical questions that require immediate answers."

Petito's stepmother, Tara Petito, described her as an "amazing artist" who "loved natural beauty."

"She always tried to smile and make people smile, you know, always enjoying every moment," Joseph Petito said.

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3 Things The Ravens Did Terribly Wrong to Lose To The Raiders

KUTV 2News 14 September, 2021 - 11:29am

The Baltimore Ravens rode into Las Vegas for Monday Night Football as 7.5 point favorites. There was no way Lamar Jackson and John Harbaugh were going to lose to Derek Carr and Jon Gruden. Not only did the Ravens end up crushing the 7.5 point mark, they handed the Ravens a Week 1 loss in overtime with one of the weirdest endings you’ll ever see.

For a team that was favored by more than a touchdown to lose like that, a lot has to go wrong. Turnovers, defensive coverage, coaching mistakes, and more. Let’s look at a few things that went wrong for the Ravens in Week 1.

The ESPN crew gave us all a nice stat on the night the Ravens went up 14-0 on the Raiders. According to this stat, there was no way the Ravens were going to lose this game. Before last night, the Ravens were 98-0 in games where they led by 14 points. This record was approaching 100 straight wins and dated back to December of 2004. Jon Gruden doesn’t care about silly records and as the Ravens tried to cruise to a win, the Raiders took advantage.

It’s no secret the first half was an ugly one for Las Vegas, but they recovered enough to force overtime after Derek Carr drove down to field goal range with just two completions in the final seconds. A last second field goal kick from Daniel Carlson brought the two teams to overtime and this was the exact kind of weird, scrappy, stupid game the Raiders needed. After throwing an interception within the ten yard line they still didn’t quit which was the story of the night for them. It’s cliché, but no one thought the Raiders could win except them. That was the Ravens first mistake.

Lamar Jackson fumbled the football twice as the Ravens offensive line was unable to contain Maxx Crosby, Yannick Ngakoue, or Carl Nassib all game long. The Ravens generated a quarterback pressure on 54.5% of the plays that saw Jackson drop for a pass. As an offensive line, if you’re allowing a pressure more often than not then things have gone terribly wrong. This was a problem all the way up until the final offensive play of the day for Lamar Jackson and the Ravens as Carl Nassib knocked the ball out of Jackson’s hands, allowing for the final touchdown drive from Carr and the Raiders.

On the other side of the ball, the Ravens didn’t generate nearly enough pressure to make up for the miscues from their offensive line. This was a game where most expected the Ravens to apply much more pressure on the quarterback than the Raiders, but sometimes things just fall the other way. The Ravens aren’t lacking in players along the line with Justin Houston, Calais Campbell, and first round pick Odafe Jayson Oweh but they were simply outplayed by the Raiders.

Not much is more important in sports than winning the overtime coin toss in the NFL. Maybe that’s a bit of exaggeration, but if the first team with possession scores a touchdown then it’s game over. Well, until Monday night. The Raiders scored but it was called back to the one yard line. A failed quarterback sneak, false start penalty, and tipped interception later and the Ravens were all set to win this game. The luck was on their side, but Lamar Jackson ultimately lost a costly fumble that led to the Raiders winning the game.

The Ravens never played well in overtime, letting Derek Carr dismantle them on the first drive and then again when he got the ball back. When the Ravens had the ball it was a quick three and out ending with the fumble. They didn’t look good and the Raiders deserved this win. When figuring out why the Raiders won this game it comes down to pressuring the quarterback and turning the ball over. The Raiders succeeded at those two things, the Ravens did not.

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