Petito was reported missing after her partner Brian Laundrie returned alone on September 1 from their months-long journey across the United States, which they reported on on social media. Her body was found a week ago in the US state of Wyoming. The disappearance of the 22-year-old woman, an influencer with many followers on social media, was big news in the United States and elsewhere in the world. After the autopsy, investigators assume murder.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Laundrie. He is suspected of “illicitly using” her credit card but is not a suspect in connection with her death. There is now no trace of him. His parents reported him missing.
‘Then stop it now’
Petito’s father seemed to discuss the relationship the couple had during the speech. “If there’s a trip you want to take, do it now. Do it now, while you still have time. If you’re in a relationship that might not be the best for you, end it now.” He thanked everyone for the support he has received. “The whole planet now knows this woman’s name.”
The funeral service was broadcast live over the internet, according to CNN. The altar in the building was decorated with images of Petito. Those interested waited outside in long lines, carrying signs that read “forever in our hearts.”