Gabby Petito sleuths suggest her final text to mom was ‘chilling plea for help that held a coded message’
AMATEUR sleuths are saying Gabby Petito’s last text to her mother was a cry for help while she was on a road trip with her fiance Brian Laundrie before he returned home without her.
After Petito’s mom revealed her slain daughter’s final text message to her, internet investigators are piecing together what she meant – and reveal the coded text was a secret “plea for help” prior to her disappearance and then strangulation.
But Schmidt told the New York Post that she’s in disbelief her daughter was the true author behind the message, instead insisting it was someone else.
“I do not believe the text on August 30th was from my daughter,” Schmidt said. “The van was in Florida on the 1st [of September]. I think I can do the math.”
Just three days earlier, Petito’s mom got a message from her daughter saying “Can you help Stan, I just keep getting his voicemails and missed calls.”
Although Petito’s mom inferred that the text was probably in reference to her father and Petito’s grandfather Stan, she found it “odd” given that Petito never referred to her grandpa by his first name.
However, a number of sleuths have taken to the internet to say Stan is actually an acronym that stands for “Send The Authorities Now.”
In a Facebook group dedicated to finding Petito, some have speculated that’s indeed what STAN means.