Gabby Petito memorial to be REMOVED as family retrieve heartfelt plaque to 'America's daughter' during Laundrie search

GABBY Petito's memorial in North Port will be removed as her family retrieves a heartfelt plaque to "America's daughter," while the search for Brian Laundrie continues.

The makeshift memorial, which was placed at City Center Front Green, will be removed on October 12 due to damage from being exposed to the elements, officials said.



But they added that the city of North Port is looking a permanent place where people can honor Gabby.

The items removed from the memorial in City Center will be handed to Gabby's family.

The memorial grew in size over the last few weeks, as the nation focused in the search for Gabby and then in a person of interest in her murder, her fiancé Brian Laundrie.

Fox News' Michael Ruiz reported that even after officials announced the memorial would be removed, people continued sending flowers.

Mourners have left teddy bears, flowers, notes, and a handmade plaque inscribed with a poem meant for “America’s daughter,” which Gabby's family has already picked up, according to Ruiz.

The poem reads: " I hope these wings, they guide you home, so with the angles you can roam, forever young, forever loved.

"New adventures lie above. You touched us all in a matter of days.

"Together we cried, together we prayed.

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"America's daughter, sister and friend, we'll fight for justice until the end."

A separate makeshift memorial for Gabby was placed outside the Laundrie home.

The FBI issued an arrest warrant, accusing Brian of swiping a Capital One debit card between August 31 and September 1. 

Brian remains at large but there have been a series of alleged sightings in parts of Florida, Mexico, Canada, and along the Appalachian Trail. Most potential leads have led to dead ends. 

He is considered a person of interest in Gabby's death but has yet to officially be named a suspect. 




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