Gabby Petito’s internet sleuths believe her birthday Instagram post may have foreshadowed her death
ONLINE detectives believe Gabby Petito’s birthday post on Instagram could have foreshadowed her death.
This new theory is based on the appearances of oranges on a wall in front of which Gabby posed to celebrate her 21st birthday on March 19, 2020.
All three images show the vlogger smiling in front of a wall of green leaves and oranges as she poses with balloons that showcase her age.
She captioned the post: “21 oranges”, with an orange emoji.
Gabby also used the orange emoji as a caption for the photos she posted to Instagram on January 26, 2020, from California.
Some detectives who followed the case pointed out that oranges were often used in film and television to foreshadow a death or tragedy to come.
According to Uproxx, it started with The Godfather of 1972, where there was an orange in every scene that showed someone dying.
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When the Godfather is shot in the street, he holds oranges, and when Vito dies, he peels one, among other examples.
Since then, oranges or the color orange has been used by directors to herald impending disaster in films such as Requiem for a Dream and Point Break and in television series like Family Guy, Lost and The Wire.
This is why some online sleuths have started to theorize whether Gabby could have sent a message with her use of oranges on her Instagram posts.
And that’s just the latest theory developed by detectives who are obsessed with what exactly happened to Gabby and scour her social media posts in hopes of finding answers.
Detectives also believe that a photo posted to Brian Laundrie’s account 64 weeks ago may offer clues to the mystery.
The photo shows Gabby posing by a campfire at sunset, which Brian captioned “Romantic Little Getaway in the Mountains”.
Another post on Gabby’s Instagram from July 31, 2020 also led investigators online to suspect that she may be sending a message about her mood.
Gabby captioned it: “I’m blue da ba dee da ba daa 🦋 #imblue.”
The 22-year-old vlogger was last seen in August as she and her fiance, Brian Laundrie, were traveling the country together in a van.
Gabby’s remains were found in Wyoming on September 19 and her death was deemed a homicide, although more details have yet to be released by authorities.
Laundrie returned home to Florida on September 1 without his fiancée and refused to cooperate with the police.
He has since disappeared and the FBI has launched a huge manhunt as he remains the only person of interest, while Gabby’s family fear he may be responsible for his death.
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