20/20 – October 29 2021 – Gabby Petito

On Friday October 29 2021 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and 8 p.m. CT, ABC broadcasts an episode of 20/20, looking into the last days of Gabby Petito before her killing. The episode features interviews with key interviews and experts on the case, as well as clips with Brian Laundrie’s sister, Cassie Laundrie. 

Scroll down below to watch the official preview and summary of tonight’s (10/29/2021) episode of 20/20 titled “Life on Line: The Last Days of Gabby Petito”.


Episode Details

Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie captured national attention when the two left for a cross-country adventure, but only Laundrie returned. Throughout their travels, the couple let others into their seemingly happy world via social media, but behind the cameras, a much darker story played out. Laundrie returned to his family’s Florida residence, without his fiancé, and Petito’s family demanded answers about her whereabouts. When Laundrie vanished, the attention intensified as internet sleuths who helped crack the case wide open investigated and theorized, garnering over one billion views on TikTok for #GabbyPetito. A two-hour “20/20” reports on the horror that unfolded in the beauty of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park and the details leading to the discovery of Laundrie’s remains last week, and poses lingering questions about what’s next. Through interviews with Jim Winder, who is the former Moab, Utah, police chief, experts on body language, and legal analysts, the program breaks down the viral body camera footage from the couple’s police stop in Moab, days before Petito disappeared. “20/20” features interviews with Miranda Baker, a young woman who gave a hitchhiking Laundrie a ride in Wyoming; Jenn Bethune, who found the couple’s missing van and called the FBI; Jason Jensen, a private investigator and co-founder of the Cold Case Coalition who searched Grand Teton National Park with his cadaver dog; and Mykel Hawke, a retired special forces combat veteran and survival expert who takes “20/20” cameras through the dangerous swamps of the Carlton Reserve in Florida, where authorities found Laundrie’s body. The program dives into why the Petito case went viral and the outcry for the same attention to be applied to the cold cases of others – especially people of color and indigenous women who have disappeared in the same area as Petito. “20/20” airs on Friday, Oct. 29 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

Episode Videos

PETITO SEARCH CONDITIONS: Private Investigator Jason Jensen said searchers had to cover “hundreds of square miles” of Grand Teton National Park’s “rugged, rocky terrain” while trying to locate Gabby Petito.

The young woman who gave Brian Laundrie a ride in Wyoming recalls the “red flag” she noticed after the hitchhiker left her: “Why would you go camping by yourself for multiple days alone with just a backpack and leave your fiancé in your van?”

GABBY PETITO INVESTIGATION: Through interviews with investigators, experts on body language and legal analysts, Friday’s new 20/20 breaks down the viral body camera footage from Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie’s police stop in Utah days before Petito disappeared.

After reading reports calling for tips in Gabby Petito’s whereabouts, this travel blogger and her husband reviewed video that captured a white van during their trip to Grand Teton National Park – and provided the FBI with a big tip in the case.

What don’t you know about her last days? The breaking new 20/20 event special ‘Life on Line: The Last Days of Gabby Petito’.




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