The Blue Point Fire Department and 89 North Music Venue in Patchogue are set to hold a benefit concert for the Gabby Petito Foundation.
Admission is a $20 donation to the foundation, which carries a mission of addressing “the needs of organizations who support locating missing persons and to provide aid to organizations who assist victims of domestic violence situations, through education, awareness, and prevention strategies.” The event will also include a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, food and a cash bar.
Petito, 22, a native of Blue Point, was found slain Sept. 19 in Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. She had been traveling in Wyoming and Utah for months, as part of a cross country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, 23, also from Blue Point.
A huge police manhunt continues for Laundrie, who returned to the couple’s Florida home Sept. 1 in Petito’s van — without Petito. Laundrie and Petito moved to North Port, Florida, two years ago, and had been living with Laundrie’s family.
A federal arrest warrant was issued for Laundrie on Sept. 23, relating to his activities following the homicide death of Petito. Laundrie and Petito left Long Island July 2 on their “van life” trip.
Above image: Gabby Petito Foundation