Among the support for Gabby Petito’s family, a farm in Bradenton, Florida has dedicated its corn maze to the 22-year-old adventurist. Earlier today, Hunsader Farm shared an image of their completed maze. From an aerial view, the pattern spells out the message, “RIP Gabby,” complete with a cross and a heart. The maze is a part of the farm’s 2021 Pumpkin Festival. Hunsader Farm posted the image on Facebook where it also shared a heartfelt message to the Petito family.
“Our 2021 corn maze. With this being so close to home and heavy on our hearts, we wanted to pay tribute to Gabby and her family,” the post read. “This National story has not just helped find Gabby, but has helped find other missing persons. To Gabby’s family: our thoughts and prayers are with you!”
Meanwhile, locals appreciated the farm’s consideration of the family. Gabby Petito formerly lived with Brian Laundrie’s family in nearby North Port. Though Petito’s time in the area may have been brief, fellow Bradenton residents considered the 22-year-old and her family as a part of the community.
“What a unique and thoughtful tribute,” one local wrote. “I live down the street from Hunsader’s farm and appreciate all that you bring to our community.”
“What a nice thing to do to honor Gabby , so close to home,” another shared.
The post circulated just as police found new evidence pertaining to the location of fiancé and person of interest Brian Laundrie. On Wednesday, search teams discovered some of Laundrie’s personal belongings as well as partial human remains. Currently, the medical examiner is working to obtain a positive identity on the remains to determine if they are, indeed, Laundrie’s. According to the examiner, it may take several days to obtain an identity.
Friends of Gabby Petito Hope Remains Don’t Belong to Brian Laundrie for Sake of Closure
While the public continues to show its support for the family of Gabby Petito, friends of the 22-year-old admitted that they hope the remains don’t belong to Brian Laundrie. In an interview with People, a close friend of Petito, Alyssa Chen, stated that if the remains are Laundrie’s, the situation will be a “double tragedy.”
“If Brian is dead, the problem is that no one will ever really know what happened or why it happened,” Chen shared. “That’s why I want him to be alive. Because we won’t get answers otherwise. It’ll be a double tragedy for him to be dead.”
Along with the remains, police also discovered a backpack, dry bag and notebook that belonged to the person of interest. Police have yet to reveal what the notebook contained or any additional items that may have been in the bags.