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NORTH PORT — The Father of Gabrielle Petito is in North Port to get answers to his stepdaughters disappearance.

“What I need from everybody here is help,” Joe Petito said during a brief news conference Thursday in North Port City Hall. “The goal is to bring Gabby home safely, and I am asking for help from everyone at home, asking for help from the parents of Brian (Laundrie) and the family members and friends of the Laundrie family.”

He joined North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison in the latest update on the 22-year-old woman’s disappearance. Gabrielle, 22, is white, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and 110 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes, and several tattoos, including one on her finger and one on her forearm that reads “Let it be.”
The North Port Police Department continues to work with the media to spread the word. They have conducted interviews with all major television networks and roughly 60 media outlets in the past 48 hours.
The first place they will post all info will be on our social media platforms. @northportpd on Facebook and at @NorthPortPolice on Twitter. You may also want to follow Chief Garrison on Twitter @NPPDpoliceChief
In addition The FBI has set up a national hotline to receive tips. 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324). That is now our primary tip line. So far, we have received hundreds of tips which are being vetted through multiple agencies. If anyone has seen the van photographed and information which might be helpful, please let us know.