GABBY Petito’s fiance Brian Laundrie was spotted in a YouTube video reading the horror sci-fi novel Annihilation which is about missing women.
The clip was uploaded to the Nomadic Statik couple’s YouTube channel on August 19. Laundrie, 23, is seen swinging on a hammock while reading Jeff VanderMeer’s novel.
Gabby was reported missing on September 11 and Laundrie was identified as a person of interest by cops last week, but he has not been charged with any felony.
Annihilation follows four women who visit a fictional coastal location called Zone X – cut off from civilization for 30 years.
Three of the four women are killed, while the fourth remains permanently in this mysterious place.
The footage has gone viral and has prompted users to suggest that the YouTube clip be turned over to police for investigation, Newsweek reports.
Tiktokker @ alyssaest93 claimed the footage was “disturbing” as she tried to explain how the book might relate to the case.
There is no evidence linking Annihilation to Gabby’s disappearance.
Other TikTokers have said the book had nothing to do with Gabby’s disappearance.
One unconvinced user joked, “These are literally aliens.”
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The couple’s only YouTube video titled “Van Life: Beginning our Van Life Journey” has over 2.9 million views.
It comes as FBI officials have confirmed that a body found in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, was “consistent” with Gabby’s description.
Charles Jones, a senior supervisory officer in Wyoming for the FBI Denver, said yesterday: “The search revealed human remains that match Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito’s description.
“The FBI and our partners extend our deepest condolences to Gabby’s family and loved ones. It is an incredibly difficult time for them, and our thoughts are with them as they mourn the loss of their daughter. “
Although the official cause of death is not known, an autopsy will be performed on Tuesday.
Social media users spotted a brilliant rainbow over the Bridger-Teton National Forest after coroners left the research site, Fox News reports.
The rainbows are believed to symbolize hope and peace and some thought it was a “sign” of Gabby’s soul leaving Earth.
One person, who has known Gabby for 20 years, called her “love, light and rainbows,” News.com.au reports.
One Twitter user said, “Heaven shines on Gabby.”
Gabby’s father, Joe Petito, shared a photo of his daughter on Instagram following the FBI announcement.
In a moving tribute, he said: “She touched the world.”
Joe had previously posted several photos of his daughter with the caption “Please help Gabby get home safely”.
And he had already launched several appeals for help following the disappearance of his daughter.
Gabby’s family released a statement on Sunday via her attorney Richard Benson Stafford.
It reads: “We ask the press and media to have a little decorum and sensitivity for Gabby’s family and allow them to grieve.
“I’ll be in touch with you when Gabby’s family are ready to make a public statement.”
‘FAMILY IN GRIEF’
The Laundrie family said they were praying for Gabby and her family as they released a statement through their family lawyer.
Gabby frequently frequented the national parks of Utah, Colorado and Kansas before mysteriously disappearing.
The vlogger’s last known contact with her family was on August 25 as the couple made their way to Grand Teton National Park.
But, two bloggers say they spotted the couple’s white Ford Transit motorhome a few days later in the Wyoming nature reserve.
Laundrie returned to Florida alone on September 1 where he hired a lawyer and reportedly refused to cooperate with the police.
He went missing on Tuesday after telling his parents he was going for a hike in Florida’s Carlton Preserve – an area made up of about 25,000 acres of wilderness.
Over the weekend, the FBI and dozens of other local agencies searched the nature reserve using odor-tracking drones and K9s. However, they found nothing.
Laundrie’s search began at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, a 160-acre park connected to the Carlton Swamp Preserve.
Laundrie’s parents told investigators the park was the last place their son was seen after talking to cops on Friday.
Cops said Laundrie “could be in the wilderness” for months.
Police admitted there was a “possibility” that he “shot himself in the head” as the search continues.
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