Gabby Petito, a slain Florida woman, previously resided and worked in North Carolina.
Petito worked as a hostess and kitchen helper at Smoke on the Water, a restaurant in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, from September 2017 to January 2019.
WSAY interviewed individuals who knew Petito in the Wilmington region. They all remarked on how much Petito loved everyone and made people feel special.
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“Gabby was a brilliant individual, a brilliant light. She was always cheerful and had a smile on her face as she tried to lift others up,” Smoke on the Water General Manager Lara Witschen said. “She was a wonderful person with a fantastic spirit, and she affected so many people’s lives. That’s what we want people to
In memory of Petito, the restaurant erected a table. The eatery also has plans to build a tree in honor of Petito as a permanent memorial.
Petito was murdered on a cross-country trip with her fiancé Brian Laundrie. Her body was discovered at a national park in Wyoming, where she and her partner were vacationing. The coroner determined that Petito died as a result of homicide, but the official cause of death will remain unknown until the final autopsy findings are released.
Laundry is considered a person of interest in the case. He fled from sight more than a week ago after returning to his parent’s home in Florida.
According to law enforcement, they received reports of a possible sighting of Laundrie in Florida on Monday or Tuesday night, but the chase ended up fruitless.
Why hasn’t the police issued an arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie in the Gabby Petito case?
“No one or anything of significance was discovered,” according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s post on Facebook.