NORTH PORT, Fla. — UPDATE (Sept. 23, 2021): A federal arrest warrant was issued for Brian Laundrie following a grand jury indictment in connection with the Gabby Petito case. Click here for the latest information.
SAD UPDATE (Sept. 21, 2021): The FBI announced Sunday night that a body had been found matching the description of Gabby Petito. On Tuesday, the coroner confirmed her identity and ruled her death a homicide. Click here for the latest updates.
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Dozens of people Saturday night gathered to show their support for Gabby Petito's family in North Port. The crowd went to North Port City Hall for a candlelight vigil.
The goal of the vigil was to focus on Gabby and pray for her.
People brought posters they made, teddy bears and candles to set up near the community tree.
People who came to show their support said they are here for Gabby Petito and to show her family they care.
“Fully here to support Gabby’s family and Gabby. I could care less about the Laundrie family. They know something, they’re refusing to say anything," Mary Kolin who lives in North Port said.
“We don’t know [the Petito family] but we’re here to support you. This touches my heart because if it was my kids I would be over the top. They’re holding it together better than I would," Kolin added.
People mentioned how they want Brain Laundrie and his family to speak up.
“All they want to know is where Gabby is and this person won’t tell them and that’s a hard thing," another North Port resident, Courtney Husling, said.
“Let the family know something, good or bad, something," Kolin said.
If you have any information on where Gabby Petito or Brain Laundrie could be, call the FBI.