The Disturbing Texts From Gabby Petito’s Cellphone Have Surfaced


There were some disturbing texts emanating from Gabby Petito’s cell phone, and even three months after the case it is very mysterious.

This coming Saturday will mark several months since the Petito family last heard word from their daughter, and new search warrant documents reveal several eerie text messages that were sent from Gabby Petitio’s phone leading up to her disappearance.

Moreover, there was a final message that referenced someone named “Stan”, who come to find out later was a reference to her grandfather. However, here’s where the plot thickens even further: “Stan” was a name that she never used in reference to her grandfather, and Gabby’s folks believe that is signs of Gabby having some troubling personal relationships.

The last time that the family spoke with Petito before her body was found was on August 25th, and the search had focused on the 25,000 acre Carlton Reserve. Her fiance’ Brian Laundrie had been missing in action for at least as long as Gabby was before he became a “person of interest in the case.”

It was August 27th when the disturbing messages started coming. Petito’s mother, Nicole Schmidt, told Detective Daniel Alix from the North Port Police Department that she had received an “odd text” from her daughter, and it read, “Can you help Stan, I just keep getting his voicemails and missed calls,” according to a search warrant filed in the Sarasota County Circuit Court that following Friday.

This was the last communication that anyone had had with Petito before she was found. It wasn’t long before her cellphone wasn’t operational and she stopped posting things about her trip on social media. Schmidt went on to describe how there “appeared to be more and more tension between her and Laundrie”, as noted by the search warrant.

“I believed the first couple of days when I wasn’t getting any responses I believed she was in a place with no service,” Schmidt said during a television interview, Fox reported. “It was day 8 and 9 and I was getting concerned she couldn’t be off the grid that long.”


Schmidt later told authorities that she allegedly received a text from her daughter that said “No text in Yosemite,” but she was suspicious that the text actually came from her daughter.

Throughout this whole entire investigation, Laundrie’s parents have been extremely standoffish toward investigators.

Gabby Petito was an aspiring “van life” travel blogger, and her and Brian were in the middle of a cross-country road trip that was going to last at least four months where they were going to visit national parks in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. The couple was sharing their travel adventures on their personal Instagram accounts and a travel account under the name “Nomadic Statik.”

The couple were reportedly arguing at Arches National Park in Utah and that is when the police bodycam footage revealed Petito crying and upset. She reportedly told officers that she was worried that Brian was going to drive off and leave her at the grocery store where they were arguing.

Petito told police that they were still in love, but the tension had just become too much and had erupted in tears and pushing and shoving. Neither person was charged in that incident.

At the time, the Petito family told authorities that “Brian was not missing, but on the run” and that they thought it was reprehensible that the Laundrie family had asked the police to look for Brian but not for Gabby.