Like many in the country, I’m captivated by the Gabby Petito case. I live in North Port and her boyfriend’s home is a few miles from my home. I’ve hiked some of the Carlton Reserve including Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, the area law enforcement officials are searching for him.
Saturday night, I attended a vigil for Gabby which included a release of 100 live butterflies. I joined hundreds of other North Port residents to pay respect and celebrate life. Local, regional, national, and international media attended and a neighbor asked Brian Laundrie to come forward, stating he’s innocent before proven guilty.
I hope this is over soon so her family can end this horrific chapter.
There’s a LOT of arm-chair quarterbacking with how law enforcement is handling things. Remember, they haven’t shared everything and there’s a logical method for what they’re doing.
Sadly, people go missing everyday and I hope the frenzy over her case sheds light on all those who are missing.
Additional Photos from the Gabby Petito Vigil in North Port, Fla., Sept. 25, 2021
Here’s the video of the butterfly I released.