Parents Of Missing Long Island Woman Gabby Petito Issue Tearful Plea For 22-Year-Old’s Safe Return Home – CBS New York

BOHEMIA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The dad and mom of a lacking lady initially from Long Island need assistance discovering her. She was on a cross nation journey when all communication abruptly stopped.

On Monday, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis heard a plea from her household talking from their lawyer’s workplace in Bohemia.

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Gabby Petito’s emotional mom, who was holding on to a photograph of her daughter, is determined for her to return house.

“It’s scary and it’s nerve wracking. We don’t sleep. We’re just actively looking for her,” Nichole Schmidt mentioned.

Petito’s household reported her lacking Saturday to Suffolk County police. The 22-year-old from Blue Point was on a cross nation street journey, however she saved in contact together with her mother.

“At least three times a week we would FaceTime, call, text frequently. She kept me updated on this whole trip,” Schmidt mentioned.

Gabby Petito (Photo: gabspetito/Instagram)

Schmidt mentioned they final FaceTimed about three weeks in the past, including the final textual content she obtained was on Aug. 30.

“The first couple of days when I wasn’t getting responses, I believed she was in a place with no service. It was like day eight and nine that I really became concerned,” Schmidt mentioned.

Police say Petito is believed to have final been in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Video of the journey was uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 19.

Her mom mentioned she left New York in early July for the journey, which was set to finish in Oregon subsequent month. She was touring in a white van which police say has been recovered in Florida, the place she has lived together with her boyfriend for the final two years.

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“As a mom, I had concerns for my daughter going on a road trip in general, but I felt safe. They were together, they had a plan, they had an itinerary, and we were excited for them,” Petito’s mom mentioned.

The police division close to the place Petito lives Florida mentioned they know the place the boyfriend is and they’re in touch with him. Petito’s household mentioned they wouldn’t remark additional on him. All they need, is to search out her.

“I just believe she’s in danger because she’s not in touch with us and she could be alone somewhere, she could be stranded somewhere in the wilderness and needs help,” Schmidt mentioned. “I believe a mother’s instinct is the most powerful.”

“My only daughter is missing. You don’t know what it’s like until it’s your child. We love her. We want her home. Please help,” father James Petito mentioned. “Gabby, we just want you to come home. Call us. Let us know you’re OK. Just come home, please.”

“We miss you,” her mom added.

Petito is about 5-foot-5 and 110 kilos with blonde hair and blue eyes. She has a number of tattoos, together with one on her forearm that reads “Let it be.”

A GoFundMe page has been created to assist within the seek for Petito.

Detectives are asking anybody with data on Petito’s disappearance to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls can stay nameless.

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Editor’s be aware: This story first appeared on Sept. 13, 2021.