Vigil for Gabby Petito in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A vigil will be held in Salt Lake City to celebrate the life of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old who gained national attention after missing on a trip across the country with her fiance, Brian Laundry.

Earlier this summer, Petito and Laundrie embarked on the road trip with stops throughout Utah, including Moab and Salt Lake City. On September 1, Laundrie returned to the Florida home he and Petito reportedly shared with his parents. Ten days later, Petito was reported missing by his family living in New York. Authorities found human remains matching Petito’s description in Wyoming on Sunday.

An autopsy of the body is scheduled for Tuesday and authorities continue to search for laundry at a Florida nature reserve. Petito’s disappearance and the ongoing investigation have caught the attention of many people across the country, including those living in Utah.

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On Wednesday, the community is invited to attend a vigil celebrating the life of Petito. A Facebook event says the vigil will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sugar House Park near 2100 South and McClelland Street. Candles and lighters will be provided as long as they last.

If you attend the vigil, the organizers say they will gather near the grass near the pavilion. When you enter the park, turn left at the pond and enter the parking lot at the end of the street. For more details, click here.

For ongoing coverage of the Gabby Petito case, click here.

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