BLUE POINT, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — The Long Island community where Gabby Petito grew up is in mourning after authorities announced Sunday that a body matching the 22-year-old's description was discovered Sunday during a search of the Teton National Forest in Wyoming.
There American flag-lined street where Petito's mother, stepfather and siblings live in Blue Point stood empty and quiet Monday morning as a lone Suffolk County police vehicle could be seen posted outside the family's home.
The flag outside the town library is flying in half-staff in honor of Petito.
The community has Petito and her family in their hearts as they remember 22-year-old with a big smile that would light up a room.
Petito touched everyone, including those who never met her, WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reported.