Gabby Petito’s Death Causes Uproar

Authorities Investigate The Murder Of Internet Blogger


Stirring up discussion all across the internet, Gabby Petito’s disappearance has created a public outcry, taking the nation by storm.

On Sept. 11, 22-year-old blogger Gabby Petito was reported missing after not returning home from a several month long cross-country road trip. The trip was planned and carried out with her fiance Brian Laundrie, who returned home alone and has now disappeared as well. The case is now classified as a homicide after the remains of Petito were found in Grand Teton.

“I think the case became so popular online because she was already a blogger,” Evelyn Smith (11) said. “Knowing that she died and then looking at her social media from days before makes it really interesting.”

Speculation surrounding Brian Laundrie and his current missing status is also prevalent. It’s unconfirmed whether or not he may have been involved with her death, but police currently describe him as a “person of interest.”

“I definitely think it’s a little bit sketchy that the fiance ran away and is in hiding right now,” Whitney Olson (12) said. “And now that a body has been found, I definitely feel like he had something to do with it.

Regardless of who the offender may be, calls for justice can be heard nationwide. The situation has brought sympathy and concern from people entirely unassociated with Petito or her loved ones.

“I think it’s just very tragic to hear about cases like this,” Kahlen Johnson (10) said. “Especially when it’s someone as young as she was, it just feels so dark.”