Gabby Petito's ex-boyfriend reveals his last memory of her and says she's 'left a mark on the world'
GABBY Petito's ex-boyfriend has spoken about his last memory of the tragic vlogger and said she has "left a mark on the world."
Brandon Williams shared a tribute to the 22-year-old whose remains were found in a Wyoming national park last month.
He wrote: "I was lucky enough to have the privelage [sic] of both knowing and loving you.
"The last memory I have with you was the summer of 2017, before I left, we were sitting in my car down by the water.
"You had a journal in your hand. Any ordinary person would write in a journal, with words, but not you, you were extraordinary."
'HONORED AND TOUCHED'
Williams added: "Each page had these in depth drawings depicting how you felt and what you were experiencing, all I can remember was how impressed I was, telling you how talented, and creative you were, honored and touched that you trusted me enough to even share with me something so personal.
"Because that's exactly the type of person you were."
Williams also shared two images of Gabby – one showing the two of them together as children.
He said there "wasn't a single person" in their hometown of Blue Point, New York, who "didn't know who she was."
Gabby was a "recurring influence" in his life "even though we were only a bunch of stupid kids when we first met", Brandon added.
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A second image showed Gabby in front of an angel wings mural and was the same picture used by the 22-year-old's dad to pay tribute following her death.
Brandon added: "It absolutely breaks my heart that the rest of the world only knows you as a case file, a missing persons report, a victim.
"Because to your friends, your family, my family, me and Blue Point as a community, you were simply just Gabby, and that was more than enough."
HUNT FOR BRIAN
Gabby's body was found on September 19. She had been half way through a cross country trip with her fiance Brian Laundrie when she disappeared.
Laundrie had vanished days before her body was found after returning home Florida to the house they shared with his parents without her.
Police are now hunting him as a person of interest in her death.
The FBI then issued a warrant for his arrest after saying he "knowingly and with intent to defraud" used a bank card that was later revealed to belong to the missing woman.
A WOUND THAT WILL NEVER HEAL
Brandon added: "This is a wound that will never heal, the mark you no doubt would have left on this world, but now can't, will haunt me forever.
"The fact that I will never be able to check up on you, and be there for you ever again, will haunt me forever.
"The fact that Im deployed outside the country and can't even be present at your funeral, will haunt me forever.
"You will never be forgotten Gabby, your loved ones, and now the whole world will make sure of that.
"I love you now and forever, rest in peace Gabby."
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