The Gabby Petito case caused a stir around the world: she traveled through the USA with her boyfriend – and never came back alive. Family and friends said goodbye to her at a funeral service.
New York – Farewell to Gabby Petito: Numerous people thought of the 22-year-olds killed at an emotional memorial service near New York on Sunday.
Her father Joseph Petito described his daughter in his eulogy in Holbrooke, Long Island, according to CNN, as a “happy girl” people would have been drawn to. “I want you to be inspired by Gabby.” The 22-year-old’s body was discovered a week ago in Wyoming. After the autopsy, the investigators assume a homicide. There is now no trace of her boyfriend – his parents reported him missing last week.
The Gabby Petito case has also attracted a great deal of attention worldwide in the United States. Petito and her 23-year-old boyfriend set off on a trip through the United States that summer, which they documented on social networks. Petito’s boyfriend eventually returned from the trip without his girlfriend.
Joseph Petito continued in his speech: “If there is a journey that you want to take, go on it now. Do it now while you still have time. If you are in a relationship that may not be best for you, leave it now. ”With that he was apparently referring to his daughter’s relationship with her boyfriend. The authorities have been looking for the 23-year-old for over a week. An arrest warrant has been issued against him. Joseph Petito thanked for the support: “The whole planet now knows the name of this woman.”
The funeral home broadcast the funeral service live via the Internet, according to CNN. The altar in the building was decorated with pictures of Petito. Citizens waited outside in long lines to pay their respects to Gabby Petito. Signs read “Forever In Our Hearts”. dpa