Newly released surveillance video footage shows Gabby Petito, the Blue Point woman who authorities said was murdered by her fiancé in Wyoming, on the day she was last seen alive last year.
The video, first broadcast by Fox News Digital, show the 22-year-old woman shopping on Aug. 27, 2021 at a Whole Foods with Brian Laundrie, with whom she was on a cross-country road trip when authorities said Laundrie strangled her to death near the remote Spread Creek Dispersed Campground in Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming. Laundrie was later found to have died by suicide at a nature preserve near his home in North Port, Florida. He confessed to killing Petito in a journal found near his remains, according to investigators.
The couple does not appear to be in distress at the time, as the video shows the pair calmly walking the aisles and across the parking lot to and from their white van.
Petito’s family is suing Utah police for $50 million, alleging wrongful death and accusing officers of failing to recognize that her life was in danger when police interviewed her before her death.
The case, which drew international headlines, sparked renewed focus on domestic violence and missing persons cases in the national news media in response to accusations that the press focuses more on cases of missing white women than people of color. To that end, Petito’s family launched the nonprofit Gabby Petito Foundation, which is dedicated to helping raise awareness of such cases and reunite missing persons with their families.