Gabby Petito & Brian Laundrie 'fled restaurant without paying before being chased down' on last night she was seen alive

Gabby Petito & Brian Laundrie 'fled restaurant without paying before being chased down' on last night she was seen alive

October 29, 2021

GABBY Petito and Brian Laundrie left a restaurant without paying before being followed by a server on the night she was last seen alive, a manager says.

The YouTuber and her fiancé, 23, visited the Merry Piglets restaurant in Jackson, Wyoming on August 27 – just weeks before Gabby’s remains were found in a campground.

A restaurant manager, who is unnamed, reportedly told NewsNationNow’s Brian Entin claimed the couple left the café without paying.

A server then followed Gabby and Laundrie outside and the young couple paid the bill on the street.

The journalist added that moments later the young couple re-entered the Tex-Mex restaurant where Gabby apparently tried to get her money back. The café refused to refund the vlogger.

Entin asked the manager if the restaurant had any CCTV footage from that night.

He said: “They said they did have surveillance video but didn’t know it was significant at the time and it has since been deleted.”

The manager seemed to deny reports that Gabby and Laundrie had an "argument" at the café.

She reportedly told Entin: "There were no loud voices, no one got angry, no one threw a fit here."

Last month, Nina Celie Angelo claimed she saw Laundrie involved in an “explosive argument” with a waitress at the restaurant.

During an interview with Fox News, she claimed she watched on in shock as she saw an “agitated” Laundrie.

While she said she couldn't hear what words were being exchanged between Laundrie and the woman, she believed the spat was either over the bill or about money.

Angelo described Laundrie's body language as "aggressive" and said that he left and returned to the restaurant around four times.

She alleged that at one point Gabby came into the restaurant and apologized for Laundrie’s behavior.

Angelo told Fox: “It’s crazy because it wasn’t just like we passed them on the street – it was a full-blown incident.”

A manager at Merry Piglets previously told The Sun the eatery is incredibly busy during the summer months and that they couldn't specifically recall the alleged incident.

In a later statement to CNN, a manager said they did see "an incident" in the restaurant that day and later reported it to the FBI.


The manager declined to describe what happened when being quizzed.

Angelo's boyfriend, Matthew England, told Fox News he had no doubt it was Gabby and Laundrie that he saw.

He said the bodycam footage from the incident in Moab, Utah matched the mannerisms and body language that they apparently witnessed first-hand.

England said Laundrie was wearing clothes that he recognized from the clip, adding it "looked kind of like he had been living out in a van for a little while."

He said: "I would bet $10million, I'm 1,000 percent sure that was him and that was her."

Gabby and Laundrie were at the restaurant – just weeks before she was reported missing by her family and later found dead at a campground.

FBI detectives unearthed her body on September 19 and a preliminary autopsy ruled that her manner of death was a homicide.

Weeks later, Wyoming coroners revealed that the vlogger died from strangulation. Gabby wasn’t pregnant at the time of her death.

Only the cause and manner of Gabby’s death were revealed due to state laws.

Laundrie was reported missing by his parents on September 17 – weeks after returning to Florida alone without Gabby.

He allegedly told them that he was going for a hike in the 25,000-acre alligator-infested Carlton Reserve in Sarasota.

A manhunt was launched, and cops scoured the Florida wilderness for weeks.

The search for Laundrie came to an end on October 21 after cops positively identified remains found at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.

A cause of death has not been determined as a preliminary autopsy came back inconclusive. Laundrie's remains have been sent to an anthropologist for further tests.

Brian Laundrie timeline

Brian Laundrie has not been seen since the morning of September 13. Here is a timeline of Laundrie’s latest whereabouts:

  • July 2021: Brian Laundrie and his fiancé Gabby Petito leave for a grip across the country. The couple visit numerous national parks across the way.
  • August 12: Police in Utah respond to an incident involving the couple. The bodycam footage is not released for another month but it shows a visibly upset Gabby talking to police after reports of a domestic violence incident outside a grocery store.
  • August 24: Gabby is seen leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, with Laundrie.
  • September 1: Laundrie returns to his home in North Port, Florida without Gabby.
  • September 6: Laundrie joins his family on a camping trip about 75 miles from their home in North Port.
  • September 11: Gabby's family reports her missing.
  • September 13: Laundrie leaves home to go hiking in Carlton Reserve, Florida. His family had initially said he departed on September 14, but revised their timeline weeks later.
  • September 15: Laundrie is named a person of interest in the case of Gabby.
  • September 16: Bodycam footage is released regarding the incident between Gabby and Laundrie.
  • September 19: The FBI announces a body found at a Wyoming national park is believed to be that of Gabby's.
  • September 23: The FBI issued a warrant for Laundrie's arrest claiming he "used unauthorized debit cards after Gabby Petito's death."
  • September 26: A funeral is held for Gabby in New York.
  • September 27: Dog the Bounty Hunter announces he will lend a hand and help search for Laundrie.
  • September 28: Gabby's family held an emotional press conference as the search for Laundrie continued.
  • October 5: Laundrie's sister, Cassie, appeared on Good Morning America and urged her brother to come forward.
  • October 7: Laundrie's father, Chris Laundrie, assisted law enforcement in the search to find his son.
  • 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 near the Myakkahatchee Creek Park trail in Florida. The medical examiner was called to the scene to investigate.
  • October 21: Reports stated the human remains found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park were bones.
  • October 21: The FBI confirmed the remains found have been identified as Laundrie's.

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