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Nichole Schmidt biography: 13 things about Gabby Petito’s mother

Nichole M. Durivou Schmidt is a white woman from New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She lives in Blue Point, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. She has lived in other parts of New York including Bellport and Patchogue. (a)
  2. She is married to James “Jim” Schmidt. (b)
  3. Before marrying Jim, she was in a relationship with Joseph “Joe” Petito. In 1999, she gave birth to their daughter Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. (c)
  4. In 2019, Gabby moved to the family house of his boyfriend Brian Laundrie in North Port, Florida, USA where they lived with his parents Christopher John “Chris” Laundrie and Roberta Maria Vinci Laundrie. According to her, Chris and Roberta treated Gabby like their own daughter. (c)
  5. In July 2020, Gabby and Brian got engaged. They later called it off and went back to dating, according to her. (c)
  6. On June 17, 2021, Gabby and Brian visited her in Blue Point and attended Gabby’s brother’s graduation. On July 2, 2021, Gabby and Brian left Blue Point and started their cross-country trip. Gabby and Brian travelled across the U.S. in a white 2012 Ford Transit van. (c)
  7. On August 25, 2021, she spoke to Gabby on a FaceTime call. She had not heard from Gabby since then. (c)
  8. On August 27, 2021, she received a text message from Gabby’s cellphone, which read, “Can you help Stan, I just keep getting his voicemeails and missed calls.” Stan is Gabby’s grandfather. She found it weird because Gabby never called him Stan. (c)
  9. On August 30, 2021, she received another text message from Gabby’s cellphone, which read, “No service in Yosemite.” (c)
  10. On September 10, 2021, she reached out to Brian and Roberta and asked them about Gabby but they both did not respond to her text messages. Roberta allegedly blocked her on Facebook and blocked her phone number. (c)(d)
  11. On September 11, 2021, she reported Gabby missing to the Suffolk County Police Department. (c)
  12. She was 43 years old when Gabby was found deceased at the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in the Bridger-Teton National Forest on the east boundary of Grand Teton National Park in Teton County, Wyoming, USA on September 19, 2021. On September 21, 2021, a coroner made an initial determination that her daughter died by homicide. On September 22, 2021, her husband visited the campground where Gabby’s remains were found and made a small memorial at the site. (b)
  13. On March 10, 2022, she and Joe filed a civil lawsuit seeking damages of at least $100,000 against Chris and Roberta. Brian allegedly killed Gabby on August 27, 2021 and told his parents about it on August 28, 2021. Chris and Roberta allegedly planned to help Brian leave the U.S. On November 17, 2022, Judge Hunter W. Carroll awarded her and Joe $3 million in a lawsuit against Brian’s estate, which was estimated to be about $20,000. (d)(e)


13 replies »

  1. Sincerest regrets and profound sympathy to the parents of Gabby as well as all other family members. There are no other words that I can offer to comfort these brave parents as they endure what has happened to their beloved daughter.
    Brenda Soder


  2. Our hearts go out to Gabby Petito parents and family we hope one day soon there will be some kind of justice for this case and all get all the answers your looking for .may god be with you our deepest sympathy
    The Tysons


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