Family travel vloggers share video they believe shows Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie's van around time of her disappearance
Jenn Bethune said the footage was taken at around 6 p.m. on August 27. Red White & Bethune / YouTube
Family travel bloggers Red White & Bethune shared a video of what they think is Gabby Petitos Van.
The footage was taken in Grand Teton National Park on August 27, at the time Petito was believed to be missing.
Jenn Bethune told Insider she spoke to Petito's mother on Sunday, who thanked her for sharing the footage.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
A video posted online early Sunday and filmed by family travel vloggers reportedly showed the van that missing New York woman Gabby Petito and fiance Brian Laundrie were out at the time she was believed to be missing.
The video, shared on social media by Jenn and Kyle Bethune, known on YouTube as "Red White & Bethune", was taped at around 6pm on August 27th. in the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area of Grand Teton National Park, Jenn Bethune told Insider.
Bethune said she first saw the video Saturday night while looking for footage to upload to her YouTube channel on Sunday.
"We are a few weeks behind with our footage," said Bethune in an interview with Insider on Sunday. The video, which shows a white van that appears to be the same as photos of the government-cleared Ford Transit van from 2012, was captured with a GoPro camera on the Bethune family's converted Silver Eagle bus from 1983, she said Insider.
The camera was accidentally captured by her husband, she said, which led to the video of what she thinks is the van the couple was traveling in at the time they disappeared.
Bethune said she and her husband, who are from Florida, first noticed the van because it had Florida license plates. Petito and Laundrie lived together in Florida before starting their road trip from Petito's hometown in Suffolk County, New York earlier this summer.
"We wanted to stop and say hello, but the van was dark and didn't look like there was anything to do, so we decided to just keep going," said Bethune.
Nothing about the van they noticed when looking for a campsite struck her as unusual.
"That was definitely normal," she said. "It's scattered camping ground so anyone can camp there, and it's perfectly normal to see vans. There are thousands of these special vans in the west."
Bethune said she spoke to Petito's mother, Nichole Schmidt, via FaceTime on Sunday. She said Schmidt thanked her for sharing the footage.
"We cried a lot together from one mother to another," said Bethune.
She added that she contacted the FBI at 1 a.m. on Sunday immediately after finding the footage. She said to submit it through the FBI's online tip website. She hasn't heard from the agency since uploading the video earlier this morning, she said.
A spokesman for the FBI branch in Denver told Insider that there was no comment on the video beyond a statement on its Twitter page.
"The #FBIDenver Field Office and its Wyoming-based agencies, in coordination with the National Park Service, the US Forest Service, the Teton County Sheriff's Office and the Jackson Police Department, have conducted soil surveys in the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area," the statement said Saturday night .
It added, "Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area is located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest on the eastern border of Grand Teton National Park. This area is closed to the public and will remain closed until surveys are completed."
Laundrie returned to his parents' home in Florida on September 1. Petito was reported missing by her mother in New York on September 11.
Read the original article on Insider
You should check here to buy the best price guaranteed products.
Australia's Crown found unfit for gambling license
CFB over/unders, NFL survivor lock of the week
‘Genius' performance has 'DWTS' fans and judges losing their minds
Facundo Campazzo with an assist vs the Cleveland Cavaliers
Donald Trump Jr.’s ‘Sick’ Stunt Earns Him Scathing New Nickname From New York Daily News
Report: Raptors co-owner called Masai Ujiri, badmouthed him during contract negotiation