The tragedy behind the dream: inside YouTuber Gabby Petito's shock death

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Gabby Petito in happier times with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, who is now the main suspect in her murder. (PHOTO: Instagram/GabsPetito)
Gabby Petito in happier times with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, who is now the main suspect in her murder. (PHOTO: Instagram/GabsPetito)

They had a dream: to travel across America in a van and chronicle their adventures on YouTube. And they were doing it. In fact, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito (22) and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie (23), were seemingly living their best lives – they were happy, they were in love, they were free.

And then tragedy struck.

In a case that has gripped America and made headlines around the world, Gabby disappeared, sending social media into a frenzy. Ten days later her body was found in Grand Teton National Park in the state of Wyoming and an autopsy confirmed what many suspected: she’d been murdered.

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