#PowerOfPrayers: First picture of deceased Gabby Petito’s dad is released

We now have a picture of Brian Laundrie’s dad as he left his house for the first time in the hours after his daughter was buried. He’s in uniform, leaving home for the first time …

We now have a picture of Brian Laundrie’s dad as he left his house for the first time in the hours after his daughter was buried. He’s in uniform, leaving home for the first time since Gabby Petito’s body was discovered in the sewer.

The young woman was killed in what police believe was a botched robbery. She was last seen by friends leaving a house party. Police interviewed her cell phone.

The second reaction to this news was disbelief. You knew things weren’t looking good for Gabrielle, but you never thought it would be this quick.

With the autopsy results just released, the release of this image, and the grief being shared, it’s a moment we can all hold onto.

Gabrielle’s school, Lewis and Clark, tweeted about the pictures.

#PowerOfPrayers For Team Petitio https://t.co/oGPhJJvghb — Lewis & Clark Academy (@LewisandClarkArts) March 11, 2020

Teammates of Petito’s father, Ron, also responded.

Emotional outpouring

Members of the community are expressing their emotions in a similar way.

The school said, “While it is comforting to know @We’reAPrayer (the lead group formed after Gabby’s death) found the perfect phrase that appropriately expresses how we feel, it is hard to imagine how difficult it is for Gabby’s family.”

The message continued, “Our community is drawn closer through the Love in Sacrifice,” and encouraged people to call or email Lewis and Clark Academy.

President of Lewis and Clark Academy said, “The awareness of students’ grief is a profound reminder of what this school truly stands for. We will not forget Gabby Petito and we will not let her memory and sacrifice be lost.”

A school hall photo was also shared.

And finally, she tweeted, “There is not a day that goes by when someone does not share their memories of Gabby. The laughter, the laughter, the laughter all get in the way of feeling anything that isn’t anguish.”

We miss you.

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