A Tex-Mex restaurant in Jackson, Wyoming, confirmed Wednesday that Blue Point homicide victim Gabby Petito and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie were indeed in the eatery and that they have notified the FBI.
The acknowledgement from The Merry Piglets Mexican Grill on their Facebook page came hours after an Instagrammer detailed sitting next Petito and Laundrie as the couple argued on Aug. 27 with workers inside the restaurant. The woman, Nina Celie Angelo, and her boyfriend Matthew England may have been among the last people to see Petito alive.
“Yes, we can confirm Gabby and Brian were in Merry Piglets,” the restaurant stated in a Facebook post around 6:30 p.m. “We have already notified the FBI and they are aware. We are letting them do their jobs and we are respecting Gabby’s family and have nothing further to comment.”
Below is the Facebook post from The Merry Piglets Mexican Grill.
“I have chills right now,” Nina Celie Angelo told Fox News Digital. “It’s crazy because it wasn’t just like we passed them on the street — it was a full blown incident.”
Angelo said she and England were out to lunch at Merry Piglets between 1-2 p.m. on Aug. 27, when they witnessed Laundrie argue with a server. Less than five hours later, a travel-vlogging couple drove by and recorded Petito’s white van on the side of the road, near a camp site not too far from Merry Piglets.
Petito, who was on a cross-country trip in the van with Laundrie and spending time in national parks in Utah and Wyoming, was found slain on Sunday in a national forest in Wyoming, eight days after she was reported missing.
The couple — both are Bayport-Blue Point High School graduates — left Long Island and began their road trip on July 2; Laundrie returned Sept. 1 to their home in North Port, Florida, without Petito.
Authorities said Laundrie is a person of interest in Petito’s homicide death. Police have been on a manhunt to locate him since he was determined to be missing on Friday.
Above photo: Facebook / The Merry Piglets Mexican Grill