Memorial grows out of Petito’s last IG post outside of business in Utah

OGDEN, Utah – The day human remains were confirmed to be that of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito in Wyoming, a small memorial took shape outside of one of the last places she was seen in public.

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Petito’s last social media post, dated August 25, included photos outside of The Monarch, a restaurant and retail store in Ogden, with the caption “Happy Halloween”.

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The photos were posted just before Petito and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, drove to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

On Sunday, an FBI and local police search found human remains near a campsite outside the park’s boundaries. The remains were confirmed as Petitos on Tuesday and the cause of death classified as murder.

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On Tuesday in front of The Monarch and along the same wall painted with a mural of monarch butterflies that Petito was photographed in front of, members of the community stopped by to add a growing memorial to them. It contained a framed photo of her, dozens of flowers, handwritten notes, candles, and more.

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