Gabby Petito Sonogram: Was She Pregnant? [FACT CHECK]


Gabby Petito posted images on her van life Instagram page of her road trip with fiance Brian Laundrie.

Web sleuths have theorized that Gabby Petito was pregnant when she was killed during a road trip with Brian Laundrie in Wyoming, and claim to have spotted a sonogram in a YouTube clip. Authorities have released no evidence that she was pregnant, and the claims that she was expecting a child are only speculation.

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are conducting a massive search for Brian Laundrie after the body of his 22-year-old fiancée, Petito, was found near Grand Teton national park in Wyoming Sunday, September 19, 2021. Officials ruled her death a homicide. Her official cause of death is pending final autopsy results, The Guardian reported. Petito was reported missing on Septemeber 11, 2021, 10 days after Laundrie returned home alone from a cross-country trip.

The case has gained widespread attention. Petito was a van life blogger with a large following on Instagram and YouTube, where she documented her travels with Laundrie.

Here’s what you need to know:

Web Sleuths Claim They Saw a Sonogram in a YouTube Clip

The International Business Times reported that rumors of Petito’s speculated pregnancy began with images from a YouTube clip that web sleuths claim showed a sonogram.

One Twitter user shared a still image from the clip, with items on the ground circled in red.

“Rewatching the Red White and Bethune video and as they’re approaching #GabbyPetito & #BrianLaudrie’s van is this a spiral notebook, sonogram pictures, and some sort of document just laying on the side of the road?” the post said.

The video was posted on the Red White & Bethune YouTube channel, posted by a family of travel vloggers who knew Petito, according to their page.

Pinterest Board Screenshots Also Drew Speculation That Petito Was Expecting a Child

Another source for the pregnancy rumor was one of Petito’s Pinterest boards. Petito had a Pinterest board called “Oh Baby,” which was a subsection under a board called “Life Goals,” according to screenshots and the International Business Times.

The board included baby items, images of mothers and toddlers, and women who shared pregnancy photos of themselves, according to IBT.

“My theory is #GabbyPetito was pregnant with #BrianLaundrie’s child. That he murdered her because of it, I am basing this off of her Pinterest. #justiceforgabbypetito,” one Twitter user wrote, sharing a screenshot of the Pinterest board.