Gabby Petito Case: Why #GabbyPepito is Trending Despite Her Name Being Misspelled

by Samantha Whidden

Although Gabby Petito’s name has constantly been trending over the past week, there has been some misspellings of the missing 22-year-old woman’s name and her fiancee’s name, Brian Laundrie, as well. 

On Twitter, for instance, the hashtags #GabbyPepito and #BrianLaudrie on now trending. Some of the social media platform’s users have actually called out the misspelling.

As it turns out though, there is a reason for some people misspelling Gabby Petito’s and Brian Laundrie’s name. According to PopCrush, some users have stated that Twitter’s algorithms knock the hashtag off trending after a few days. So, the platform has to mix the spelling up to keep the subject trending.  

Another user also wrote, “in case anyone’s confused, the #GabbyPepito #BrianLaudrie tags are misspelled intentionally to bypass the algorithm pushing it out of trending !! if you trend the same tag for too long twitter will remove it to make room for other topics.”

Coroner Confirms Gabby Petito’s Death is Homicide

According to The New York Post, the Teton Country Coroner confirms that Gabby Petito’s death is consider a homicide.

FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge, Michael Schneider, confirmed the coroner’s findings. The agent states that the organization and its partners are remaining dedicated to finding out more about Petito’s death.

Schneider also wrote that Gabby Petito’s fiancee is still a person of interest. “Anyone with information concerning Mr. Laundrie’s role in this matter or his current whereabouts should contact the FBI.”

FBI Denver also confirms it is concluding the forensic search at the Spread Creep Dispersed Camping Area. The organization is now seeking information from those who utilized the area between the dates of August 27th to 30th who may have been in contact with either Gabby Petito or Brian Laundrie. 

“FBI Denver thanks the public for their continuing support of this investigation. We extend sincere condolences to Gabby’s family, friends, and all the people whose lives she touched.”

Where is Gabby Petito’s Fiancee?

Meanwhile, law enforcement in Florida is still searching for Gabby Petito’s fiancee. Laundrie himself reportedly went missing on September 14th and his parents reported him missing on September 17th. His family’s home was raided on Monday. Also, his parents are being questioned as well.

Most recently, the Okaloosa Country Sheriff’s Office confirms it is now wrapping up an extensive search in an area where Laundrie was possibly seen.

The organization took to Twitter and wrote, “No one- and nothing – of note was located. The individual referenced has no known ties to our area.”

 38-year-old graphic designer Jessica Schultz also recalled what she saw near Spread Creek dispersed camping area. “I’m pretty sure he got out of the van to, like look around or something. There’s definitely nobody in that passenger seat.”

Also, in Mobile, Alabama, a body was found in the city behind a dumpster. But it is not Gabby Petito’s fiancee. The search is ongoing.