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22-year-old missing for weeks after traveling in Grand Teton National Park, New York cops say


A 22-year-old woman was walking through national parks when she went missing, police said.

Gabrielle Petito, 22, from Blue Point, New York, was reported missing on Saturday after her family said they had not heard from him in weeks. Her family last heard from her in late August, police said.

She was believed to have been in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming when she went missing, police said.

“I just want people to keep looking and not stop until we find her,” Nichole Schmidt, her mother, told Newsday. “She’s out there somewhere. … We won’t stop until we find it.

Petito was traveling in a 2012 Ford Transit van with a Florida license plate, police said. Officials found and recovered the van, but do not have further details.

Police say Petito is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes, and a tattoo on her forearm that says “so be it”, according to police.

The woman grew up in New York City, but lived in Florida for two years, News 12 reported.

“[It’s like] drowning with your hands tied behind you, ”Joe Petito, the woman’s father, told Newsday. “You can’t describe it. You can’t do anything. You can’t control anything.

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