Gabby Petito’s family reveals how they plan to get justice

We don’t know that we’ve ever seen a healthier answer to what’s hardest for a parent to deal with.

Parents Gabby Petito – his mother and stepfather, father and stepmother – have joined forces and class after their daughters were taken from them. They have had a lot of reason to be more cynical – a shocking lack of cooperation Brian Laundries family, with whom Gabby had lived for several months, the law enforcement agencies’ apparent failures to protect the 22-year-old girl or get answers about her death.

But in spite of everything, they have not collapsed inward, but focused on others. They have become advocates for other missing and beaten young people, especially women in situations of domestic violence. It’s been really inspiring to see.

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The quartet continued it in an interview Tuesday night at a local Florida news station WLFA. Supplier JB Biunno asked what the justice of their daughter looked like to them. That is a difficult question, given that the only person interested in the murder was allowed to flee and then found dead. It doesn’t look like any closure is coming on this side. But their response was amazingly altruistic. Gabby’s stepmother Tara Petito answered:

“If we could only save one person, that would be right. In the future, that’s really what we’d like to do.”

Gabby’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, replied that justice would “prevent this from happening to someone else”:

“It’s right for me. Help others.”

Wow. That is what they have done. They have used their daughter’s story in the spotlight to draw attention to other cases of missing persons and to push for better missing person databases and domestic violence laws.

Gabby’s father, Joseph Petito, said working to reduce the scourge of domestic violence would be right for her daughter:

“Currently, statistics show that one in three women is a victim of domestic violence or has been a victim of domestic violence. If we can expand these numbers from one to three to four, then from one to five, then from one to six, if we can expand this number, we will continue to push it so that it is no longer so common in domestic violence, it would be right for Gabby. Making a change to help others. “

The family created Gabby Petito Foundation “respond to the needs of organizations supporting the location of missing persons and provide assistance to organizations assisting victims of domestic violence through training, awareness-raising and prevention strategies.”

Related: Gabby’s Mom Says She Didn’t See “Red Flags” for Brian Laundri’s Exploitation

Joe explained:

“We try to fill in the gaps and openings where we feel best. We talk to shelters, we talk to the police, we talk to rescue teams, professionals, therapists who know what is needed and where resources are best needed. We’re just trying to lead that change to make things better. “

One big gap they’re going to fill? Nichole pointed out that 18-64-year-olds need an alert for missing persons.

“There is nothing for this age group. It would be just like Amber Alert or Silver Alert, except that it is a different age group, and we hope to bring such a change to the lost.

Huh. We assume that Amber and Silver Alerts were created because of the vulnerabilities of these groups – but there are far too many vulnerable people of all ages who can sometimes use such an emergency beacon.

Wow. No closure to their own case, and they are already doing so much to help others. Amazing.

[Image via Gabby Petito/Instagram/Dr. Oz/YouTube.]

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