Investigators are putting forth every effort to locate Gabby Petito and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie. There is now speculation that their disappearance was planned, with some comparing them to the notorious crime duo Bonnie and Clyde. Petito, 22, has been missing for more than a week after taking a cross-country road trip with Laundrie, 23, who returned home without her and refused to cooperate with police. Petito last texted her mother on August 30, stating that she was in Yosemite, California, 800 miles away, and that there was no signal. According to the most recent update on September 16, the van she and her boyfriend were driving was last seen on August 25 at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, after which she has not been heard from since. Laundrie, who was designated as a “person of interest” in the case, was later reported to have vanished from his home on September 12. Is Gabby Petito in Puerto Rico?
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We previously reported that netizens were wondering if Petito was hiding in Puerto Rico, or if Laundrie had fled there with her phone, after the hiking app AllTrails showed Petito’s last location to be Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Now, with the possibility that the couple has been working together, they are being compared to Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, an American criminal couple known for bank robberies who traveled the country with their gang during the Great Depression. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow posing in front of a 1932 Ford V8 car.