Gabby Petito’s missing boyfriend Brian Laundrie shared cryptic messages on Pinterest before his girlfriend’s death was declared a homicide.
‘To others I say: Join me. Bite the hand that feeds you. Vive la liberté,’ it added.
It appears to have originated from a missing dog flier in Oregon in 2006.
Other items Laundrie shared to a folder he called ‘My Heart’ are just as mystifying, and a photo he reposted of a pillow embroidered with the quote ‘sorry for what I said while we were trying to park the camper,’ cannot be missed.
Other posts include a line from the 1999 movie Fight Club that said: ‘It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.’
A particularly disturbing post under the account @blaundrie1197 showed a headstone with ‘my baby’ inscribed on it.
The artwork, which was designed by Sacha Strange, also read: ‘She’ll never find a sweet man like me. Let her go, let her go, God bless her, wherever she may be.’
Gabby Petito’s missing boyfriend Brian Laundrie shared cryptic messages on Pinterest a month before his girlfriend’s death was declared a homicide. The post – titled The Opposite Of Lost – appears to have originated from a missing dog flier in Oregon in 2006
A photo he reposted of a pillow embroidered with the quote ‘sorry for what I said while we were trying to park the camper,’ cannot be missed
Other items Laundrie shared to a folder he called My Heart are just as mystifying, including a quote from the 1999 movie Fight Club that said: ‘It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything’
A particularly disturbing post showed a headstone with ‘my baby’ inscribed on it. The artwork, which was designed by Sacha Strange, also read: ‘She’ll never find a sweet man like me. Let her go, let her go, God bless her, wherever she may be’
Brian Laundrie (pictured) arrived home early from the campervan trip – on September 1 – without Gabby Petito. She was reported missing on September 11 and Laundrie went missing himself on September 14
Another posts features a skull and a hand holding what appears to be a match with accompanying text that reads: ‘You do it yourself, and that’s what really hurts.’
And another mentions the phenomenon nyctophilia, ‘a love of darkness or night; finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness’ while another asks: ‘Am I okay?’
According to The Sun Laundrie shared the account with Petito and his mother Roberta. It’s unknown when exactly the cryptic images were posted or if Laundrie himself was behind it.
However, the account was last used five weeks ago and the latest post is a drawing of a matchbox that reads: ‘Burnt out.’
The post cites the book Burnt Out: How To Cope With Autistic Burnout in a folder he named Bleak, as reported by The Post.
A summary of the book said that ‘burnout leaves us feeling weak and exhausted’.
It added: ‘Autistic burnout is when autistic people can’t do things they used to because of how little energy they have left. It takes a whole lot more energy to function whilst being autistic and do basic tasks such as remembering to eat or doing laundry.’
Meanwhile, a folder called Life Goals is filled with much less obscure messages and contains a host of wedding inspiration-type images. There’s a slew of photos with wedding dresses, table settings and even tips on making your own invitations and table settings.
It’s unknown when exactly Laundrie reposted the cryptic images to his Pinterest account but they are certainly plentiful. One mentions the phenomenon nyctophilia, ‘a love of darkness or night; finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness’ while another asks: ‘Am I okay?’
Meanwhile, a folder called Life Goals (pictured) is filled with much less obscure messages and contains a host of wedding inspiration-type images. There’s a slew of photos with wedding dresses, table settings and even tips on making your own invitations and table settings
As confirmed by an emotional letter Petito’s family penned last week begging the Laundries to help them find their then-missing daughter, the couple was engaged to be married
Petito set out on the cross-country trip on July 2 with her boyfriend in the couple’s 2012 Ford Transit van. Brian posted this photo of the couple on Instagram on July 16
The tweet comes after the department said on Monday that they had ‘exhausted all avenues’ searching the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Florida – where Laundrie’s car had been recovered
After all, the couple was engaged to be married, as was confirmed by an emotional letter Petito’s family penned last week begging the Laundries to help them find their then-missing daughter.
The Laundries were ‘so happy’ that the two were planning to spend their lives together, the letter suggested.
However, Laundrie arrived home early from the campervan trip – on September 1 – without the woman he supposedly wanted to marry. Petito was reported missing on September 11 and Laundrie went missing himself on September 14.
The aggressive search for him is still on and Laundrie has been officially deemed a ‘person of interest’.
The Sarasota Police Department tweeted Wednesday that, despite rumors, Laundrie is not in custody and officers will continue their search for him this morning after his girlfriend’s death was declared a homicide.
The tweet comes after the department said on Monday that they had ‘exhausted all avenues’ searching the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Florida – where Laundrie’s car had been recovered.
Since Laundrie was reported missing the police said they’ve received more than 1,000 tips on where he might be.
On Tuesday, the FBI in Denver tweeted: ‘Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999.
‘Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results.’
As of Tuesday night Laundrie was still being viewed by prosecutors as the prime suspect but they are waiting to see if he is found alive, and if there is evidence that he killed her.
Petito’s parents will also give a press conference today since the body found in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, on Sunday has been confirmed to be their daughter’s.
Petito’s case was added to the ‘seeking information’ site on Tuesday, with her described as ‘homicide victim’
The pair had been traveling on a cross-country trip together since July 2, when they left New York. Petito was reported missing on September 11
Most recently a witness, who only went by the name Christopher, said he saw a domestic incident between the van-life couple and claimed she was asking him: ‘Why do you have to be so mean?’
Christopher believed Laundrie may have been trying to leave without Petito and said over a phone statement filed on August 12 that when he watched them argue ‘something didn’t seem right’.
Petito had set out to travel with Laundrie in July, and the couple were journeying in their white Ford Transit van across the West. She was last seen alive on August 24, nearly two weeks after Christopher witnessed the argument.
‘He was very kind of awkward and confused. And it was just him. There was no Gabby’: Jessica Schultz describes on TikTok seeing Laundrie
‘So I saw Brian Laundrie parking his van August 26 at Spread Creek.
‘So I had already reported to the FBI what I had seen.
‘And I wasn’t 100 per cent sure, but now that there is dashcam footage of the van where I saw it, I’m 100 per cent certain that I did see him parking his van.
‘And he was very kind of awkward and confused. And it was just him. There was no Gabby.
‘But that’s only because, as a van lifer, I was checking out their van and I was checking out to see if it was a couple or a solo dude.
‘So it was a solo dude, as far as I could see. Unless she was in the back somewhere. But when I pulled up he was driving still and hadn’t yet pulled over.
‘So I was like, hey, what are you going to do? Are you going to let me pass because it’s only one car width of a road.
‘And he kind of pulled over like half way, and made me drive half out into the road to go around him.
‘So I thought it was just really weird. And for a timeline, it was parked on the 26th, I believe.’
‘Sorry my last video cut off. I guess I only get 60 seconds.
‘It’s probably a good thing as the FBI actually called me back. Not as a result of my TikTok.
‘So a group of friends and I were camping at Spread Creek from the 22nd to the 29th.
‘And in that time frame we all independently noticed that van parked there. And I noticed it particularly because I had seen that van trying to park. And also because it wasn’t actually parked in a designated spot.
‘The Spread Creek camping area is a series of designated spots and you’re not supposed to camp outside those spots.
‘This van was not in a real spot so I figured that he would get booted by the people who patrol the area. But the van was there for several days and nights and it did not get booted. The weirdest part was that there was no indication that there was anybody at the van.
‘Usually small van people have their doors open, they’re outside, they have a hammock, something. But we didn’t see any signs of actual life at the van.’
This comes as more people are speaking out and police recordings are being released from people who believed they came into contact with Petito and Laundrie.
Graphic designer Jessica Schultz – who has spent the past four years living in her Airstream – said that she she believes she led the FBI to Petito’s body after agents told her: ‘You guys are the ones that really tipped us off to the right place.’
She told law enforcement that she spotted Laundrie near the Spread Creek campsite in Wyoming on August 26, 27 and possibly 28.
Schultz, 38, said that the publicity surrounding the missing New Yorker encouraged her to come forward and she spoke to the FBI on September 16.
She said in a TikTok that she and a group of friends were camped at Spread Creek from August 22 to 29.
‘In that time frame, we all independently noticed that van,’ she said.
Schultz said that she noticed the van because it was trying to park, and blocking her way. She very clearly recalled seeing a man alone – who she now believes was Laundrie.
She said she was ‘100 per cent certain’ that it was him.
‘He was very… kind of awkward and confused,’ she said on TikTok.
‘It was just him, there was no Gabby.’
Schultz approached the van to see if the man wanted to join their group, but saw that he was much younger than them so decided against extending the invite.
‘You know, when you’re out in the middle of nowhere, your hackles go up when you see something that’s out of the ordinary.’
She added: ‘I’m pretty sure he got out of the van to like look around or something.
‘There’s definitely nobody in that passenger seat; like he definitely doesn’t have a girl in there.’
On August 27, Schultz saw the van again.
This time, she was traveling as a passenger in her friend’s vehicle, and noticed that the van belonging to Petito and used by her and Laundrie was in the same area.
‘I was like, ‘Oh, that guy stayed the night,’ Schultz recalled telling her friend.
She remembered it clearly, she said, because it was not a designated parking spot.
Schultz also believes she saw the van on August 28, because she recalled thinking it was surprising the owners had not been asked to move on to an actual parking place.
‘The weirdest part of it was that there was no indication there was anybody at the van,’ Schultz recounted on TikTok.
When footage of the missing couple began circulating, Schultz noticed the distinctive hat that was on the dashboard – which she had seen.
‘My friend texted me a picture of the hat on the dashboard and I just lost my s***,’ Schultz said.
‘And that’s when I called the FBI and said: “Guys, look at Spread Creek.”‘
Lupe Alvarez, a friend of Schultz’s who was camping at the site, said he and his partner first saw teams of police crews looking for Petito arrive on Friday evening.
On Saturday a forest ranger approached them as they were about to set off on a hike and asked them not to destroy any evidence.
Schultz said someone with the FBI called her and her friends back for an interview just before 10am on Sunday – before it was announced that Petito’s remains had been found.
Schultz recalled that the FBI agent said: ‘I’ve talked to hundreds of people, but you guys are the ones that really tipped us off to the right place, so thank you.’
She added: ‘We’re triumphant — we were right and we led them in the right direction.
‘But then, of course, it’s not something you like to be right about. It’s been emotionally exhausting for sure.’
A memorial of stones arranged in a cross pattern was spotted Monday evening at the Spread Creek Dispersed Campsite east of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming
The memorial is placed near to where authorities found Gabby Petito’s body on Sunday