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Gabby Petito’s final text message to mom revealed

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The last text message from Gabby Petito’s phone warned that she didn’t have phone service in Yosemite National Park — and was sent two days before her van emerged in Florida, her mother told The Post on Wednesday.

Petito’s mother Nichole Schmidt said she received the message from her daughter’s phone on Aug. 30, when the 22-year-old was supposed to be in the middle of a cross-country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie.

“No service in Yosemite,” the message read.

But Schmidt said that she doesn’t believe her daughter was behind the text.

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“I do not believe the text on August 30th was from my daughter,” Schmidt said.

Asked why she had her doubts, Schmidt replied, “The van was in Florida on the first [of September]. I think I can do the math.”

Schmidt declined to comment on who she believes sent the text and whether she received any other unusual messages.

Nichole Schmidt said that she doesn’t believe Gabby Petito sent the “No service in Yosemite” text.
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Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie
Brian Laundrie is a person of interest in the case of Gabby Petito’s disappearance and refuses to talk to authorities, police said.
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The eerie message was first reported by the Daily Mail on Wednesday.

Petito, 22, and Laundrie, 23, had been on a tour of national parks out west when she lost contact with family and stopped posting to social media pages.

She was last known to be at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park in late August, while Laundrie returned his home to North Port, Florida on Sept. 1 in the white Ford Transit van the couple was using, police said.

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Gabby Petito's last known location was at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.
Gabby Petito’s last known location was at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.
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Schmidt reported her daughter missing on Sept. 11.

Police in the Florida town have confirmed they have seized the converted van to process for evidence.

Laundrie has been declared a person of interest in the case and refused to talk to authorities, police said.

Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie
Gabby Petito’s boyfriend, Brian Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida on September 1.
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“We are pleading with anyone, including Brian, to share information with us on her whereabouts in the past weeks,” North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison said in a statement Wednesday. “The lack of information from Brian is hindering this investigation.”

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