Gabby Petito sold spooky fake Gucci ghost rings with skulls that have chilling meaning before strangulation death
GABBY Petito sold fake Gucci ghost rings with skulls that have a chilling meaning prior to her strangulation death.
Approximately eight months ago, Gabby Petito — the 22-year-old whose body was found dead in Wyoming in September — listed a "super cute trendy" inauthentic Gucci ring set on Depop, a fashion marketplace app.
Gabby, the fiance of now-dead fugitive Brian Laundrie, eventually sold the spooky silver and black rings, which she explained in the product's description on Depop to be an "amazing quality dupe," for $65.
She wrote in the Depop listing: "NOT AUTHENTIC! I had ordered these 2 rings online to see if I liked them before buying a real one, so they were never really worn, in great condition!!
"Again NOT authentic! Still super cute Looks great in photos! Size 6/7 Gucci x ghost ring DUST BAG & BOX NOT INCLUDED this box/dust bag is from my real ring and did not come with either of these rings, however I made a cute nice box to ship them in (last picture) Really cute Gucci ghost ring!"
The two pieces of jewelry appear to be identical to the GucciGhost skull ring and the GucciGhost ring. The rings were among the 60 other items Gabby sold on the Depop app.
According to the Gucci website, the smaller ring costs $260 and the bigger one is worth $290. The real rings are Sterling silver and made in Italy.
Gucci describes the product as "a mix of two cultures—a juxtaposition of the past and the present." It adds: "This ring in silver is engraved with GucciGhost motifs."
Additionally, skulls are known to represent death and mortality, which is spooky considering Gabby died as a result of a homicide, Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue revealed on September 21, 2021.
Nearly one month later, on Tuesday, October 12, strangulation was revealed to be the cause of death. Dr Brent Blue added that Gabby's predicted death was three to four weeks before her body was found.
Then on October 21, it was confirmed that the human remains found in the search for Gabby's fiance Brian were bones.
Local media first claimed that "skeletal remains" were found near a backpack and notebook belonging to in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.
The FBI confirmed on October 21 that the remains found on the trail were Brian's.
Meanwhile, Brian's Pinterest account featured strange illustrations of skulls and bones along with other “bleak” images.
The 23-year-old’s account with more than 10,000 followers was last updated in August, the same month where he and fiancée Gabby were on their ill-fated cross-country trip.
And internet sleuths have suggested Gabby's last Instagram post was uploaded after she died, as the DNA analysis of her fiance Brian Laundrie's remains gets underway.
"Happy Halloween" reads the caption on Petito's last post, days before she went missing in August.
Instagram users suspect the post was made by Brian, who was found dead weeks after a nationwide manhunt.
One user commented on Petito's haunting post, "This was not Gabby."
Another user commented, "I have a bad feeling as to what happened, but even if there's any shred of hope, I hope you're found safe."
One poster also commented, "Police report was done in August on where DV was involved, I pray you’re okay!"
The suspicion continued, "It’s kinda creepy this reference to Halloween. It’s not even close to it, he posted this."
Gabby Petito timeline
Gabby Petito, 22, was last seen on August 24, leaving a hotel in Utah. Here is a timeline of Gabby Petito’s disappearance:
- June 2021 – Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie set off on a cross-country trip across the US.
- July 4 – Gabby posts photos of herself barefoot in Gove County, Kansas.
- July 8 – Gabby posts photos of herself at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.
- July 18 – Gabby and Brian post photos of themselves at Utah's Zion National Park.
- August 12 – Body camera footage was released in September showing an encounter Brian and Gabby had with police in Utah. Police confirmed that no significant injuries were reported.
- August 19 – Gabby and Brian post a video on their YouTube channel chronicling their trip.
- August 24 – Gabby is spotted leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- August 25 – Gabby Facetimes her mom, Nichole Schmidt, for the final time. In a later police report, Schmidt said her conversations with her daughter revealed "more and more tension" between her and Brian.
- August 25 – Gabby also posts her last Instagram. No location is given.
- August 27 – Gabby is seen for what's believed to be the final time. Witnesses claim they saw Brian in an explosive argument with staff at a restaurant in Jackson Hole, leaving Gabby in tears.
- August 27 – Four hours later, travel bloggers driving through Grand Teton National Park drive past the couple's van "abandoned" on a dirt road.
- September 1 – Brian returns home to Florida without Gabby.
- September 11 – Gabby's parents report her missing to Suffolk County police.
- September 14 – Brian's family issues a statement saying he has retained an attorney and will not be cooperating with investigators.
- September 14 – Brian is allegedly last seen by his family. He reportedly told them he was going hiking in Cartlon Reserve but failed to return.
- September 15 – Florida's North Port police announce Brian is a person of interest in the case. He is not charged with any crime.
- September 16 – Utah police release body camera footage of the police encounter with Brian and Gabby.
- September 17 – Brian's parents say they have not seen their son in a couple of days and report him missing.
- September 18 – Police announce they were searching Carlton Reserve in Florida for Brian. Police announce they have not found anything.
- September 19 – Authorities in Wyoming say they found a body in Grand Teton National Park. The FBI announces the body was believed to be Gabby's but a full forensic identification needs to be completed first to confirm.
- September 20 – Police execute a search warrant on Laundrie's home, seizing his silver Mustang and a hard drive that may contain "evidence relevant to proving that a felony has been committed."
- September 21 – Officials announce they will be conducting an autopsy on the remains found in Wyoming to confirm whether or not they belong to Gabby. Police also resumed their search for Laundrie, this time on the Venice side of Carlton Reserve.
- September 21 – The FBI announced the body found in Wyoming was identified as Gabby's. The cause of death was not yet revealed.
- September 21 – The Teton County Coroner's office said Gabby's official cause of death was still pending but the initial manner of death is homicide.
- September 22 – Police continue to scour Carlton Reserve for a trace of Laundrie but yield no leads. A specialist dive team is called in to assist with the hunt.
- September 23 – Officials announced a federal arrest warrant for Brian was issued.
- September 26 – Gabby's funeral was held on Long Island, New York.
- October 12: Gabby's autopsy results were made public. Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue confirmed Gabby died by strangulation.
- October 20: Laundrie's personal items were found at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park. A medical examiner was called to the scene.
- October 21: The FBI confirmed the remains found have been identified as Laundrie's.
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