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Gabby Petito’s stepfather creates stone cross memorial at exact site where daughter’s body was found

Gabby Petito’s stepfather James Schmidt has visited the exact spot where her body was found in Wyoming, and created a memorial to the 22-year-old New Yorker.

Schmidt, who’s married to Petito’s mom Nichole, traveled from New York to Wyoming final week to assist with the seek for the lacking ‘van life’ traveler.

She had been reported lacking on September 11, and he set out on September 14. Her body was found on September 19.

On Wednesday Schmidt made a stone cross at the site where Petito was found, Fox News confirmed. He left yellow and white flowers on the site, beneath the timber. 

Gabby Petito’s father James Schmidt has visited the exact spot where she was killed, and created a stone cross. He laid a floral tribute

James Schmidt, Gabby Petito's stepfather, traveled to Wyoming on September 14 to help the search for the 22-year-old. Four days later her body was found

James Schmidt, Gabby Petito’s stepfather, traveled to Wyoming on September 14 to assist the seek for the 22-year-old. Four days later her body was found

Schmidt is pictured with his wife Nichole, Gabby's mother, at a press conference on September 14 - shortly before he set out for Wyoming

Schmidt is pictured along with his spouse Nichole, Gabby’s mom, at a press convention on September 14 – shortly earlier than he set out for Wyoming

Petito saved money for her road trip by working in a pharmacy and then set out on July 2

Petito saved money for her street journey by working in a pharmacy after which set out on July 2

Gabby Petito, 22, is pictured with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, 23, in a YouTube video made to document their 'van life' road trip. Petito's body was found on Sunday and Laundrie has disappeared

Gabby Petito, 22, is pictured along with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, 23, in a YouTube video made to doc their ‘van life’ street journey. Petito’s body was found on Sunday and Laundrie has disappeared

A memorial of stones arranged in a cross pattern was spotted Monday evening at the Spread Creek Dispersed Campsite east of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. On Wednesday Petito's stepfather made a similar tribute at the exact spot where her body was found

A memorial of stones organized in a cross sample was noticed Monday night at the Spread Creek Dispersed Campsite east of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. On Wednesday Petito’s stepfather made an identical tribute at the exact spot where her body was found

An analogous memorial had been made on Monday, on an open patch of muddy land on the banks of a river close to the campsite. 

A memorial for Petito shall be held on Sunday in New York, the Long Island funeral house confirmed on Wednesday.

Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home, in Holbrook, 50 miles east of Manhattan, introduced the memorial on their web site.

The occasion shall be held from midday till 5pm.

No particulars got a couple of funeral or service.

The funeral home on Long Island, New York, has published details of her memorial

The funeral house on Long Island, New York, has printed particulars of her memorial

Sunday's memorial will be held at the Holbrook funeral home near her family's house

Sunday’s memorial shall be held at the Holbrook funeral house close to her household’s home

Petito and Laundrie are seen on July 4 in Utah. They had set out two days previously on a road trip, planning to document their journey on social media

Petito and Laundrie are seen on July 4 in Utah. They had set out two days beforehand on a street journey, planning to doc their journey on social media 

The pair had been travelling on a cross-country journey collectively since July 2, after they left New York. Petito was reported lacking on September 11

Petito’s household haven’t spoken since a coroner on Tuesday confirmed that the body found on Sunday was certainly her.

They stated that they might converse as soon as her stays have been returned to them. 

The hunt for the only real ‘particular person of curiosity’ in her case continues. 

Her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, 23, was reported lacking by his dad and mom on September 17, three days after telling them he was setting off on a hike.

Laundrie’s household lawyer stated: ‘May she relaxation in peace.’

The seek for Laundrie has since Sunday been focused on the Carlton Reserve – a swampy, alligator-filled 25,000 acre site where Laundrie’s deserted automobile was found. The silver Ford Mustang contained a observe, requesting it’s towed away.

North Port Police Department on Wednesday night at round 7pm tweeted that the search had concluded for the day, and would resume within the morning.

‘The floor seek for Brian Laundrie has been halted for the night. Nothing found,’ they stated. 

‘We shall be again out Thursday, comparable operation.’ 

Search teams are pictured on Wednesday heading into the Carlton Reserve in Florida

Search groups are pictured on Wednesday heading into the Carlton Reserve in Florida

The Carlton Reserve has been the focus of a search for Laundrie since his car was found at the site on Sunday

The Carlton Reserve has been the main target of a seek for Laundrie since his automobile was found at the site on Sunday

Laundrie was apparently an avid reader, with some pointing to a video on the couple's YouTube page showing him reading a book about a missing woman. He is seen here camping on the Appalachian trail with Petito in March for her birthday

Laundrie was apparently an avid reader, with some pointing to a video on the couple’s YouTube web page exhibiting him studying a e-book a couple of lacking lady. He is seen right here tenting on the Appalachian path with Petito in March for her birthday

Earlier on Wednesday there was a flurry of exercise as divers have been delivered to the site, but it surely later emerged that there was no connection to the case.

The crew, made up of about 10 divers, was requested by North Port Police on Wednesday morning, stated Sarasota County Sheriff’s office spokesperson Kaitlyn Perez.

‘These divers are particularly skilled and really proficient in low visibility our bodies of water,’ Perez stated. 

‘They dive down where you and I am unable to see something at all. They make the most of know-how and different particular tools to assist them get down deep into actually deep our bodies of water, so that they’re on the market proper now to get better no matter it’s that they could discover.’

The Laundrie household have been initially reluctant to cooperate with the investigation.

Their home was searched on Monday, and Brian’s dad and mom Christopher and Roberta have been questioned.

On Wednesday the Laundrie’s neighbors, William and Charlene Guthrie, stated that they noticed the Laundrie household leaving the home with a camper van a couple of week after Brian’s September 1 solo return to Florida.

William Guthrie informed Fox News that he was working in his yard when he noticed the Laundries connect what appeared like a brand new camper to the again of their pickup truck.

‘I noticed them doing a little work. And then after they ready for his or her journey, I noticed them loading the camper,’ he stated.

The couple informed Fox that the Laundries have been gone ‘for the weekend’ after packing up the brand new camper.

At that time, Petito had not been formally reported lacking: her household didn’t increase the difficulty with the police till September 11.

The Guthries stated they found it ‘odd’ that Christopher, Roberta and Brian Laundrie would all spend the weekend collectively in a single small automobile.

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