Gabby Petito's Long Island hometown in mourning: 'It's extremely sad'

Bayport-Blue Point Public Library
American flag flies at half-staff outside the Bayport-Blue Point Public Library in memory of Gabby Petito Photo credit Sophia Hall

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.