Gabby Petito: Police speak with TikTok user who claimed to give boyfriend Laundrie a ride

Police in Florida said Saturday they spoke with a woman who claimed to have given the person of interest in Gabby Petito’s disappearance case a ride on Aug. 29, which is days after the 22-year-old was last seen alive. 

Miranda Baker, in videos posted to TikTok, said that she and her boyfriend picked up a hitchhiker, Brian Laundrie, at 5:30 p.m. that day after spotting him on the side of the road. She said she spoke with police about the encounter.

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Baker recounted in the video that she and her boyfriend saw Laundrie hiking alone in Grand Teton National Park. Baker claimed that Laundrie offered the couple $200 to drive him some ten miles down the road.

“That was kind of weird,” Baker said in the TikTok video, noting that Laundrie did mention his fiancé.

When Baker said they were headed to Jackson, she said that Laundrie “freaked out” and demanded they drop him off immediately.

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“He kind of hurried out of the car, and then was like ‘I’m going to find someone else to hitchhike,’ and we’re like, okay,” Baker said. “It was a weird situation.”

Baker highlighted that despite claiming that he had been camping for days, Laundrie did not appear dirty and seemed to have little in his backpack. In subsequent videos, Baker went into a deep analysis of the timeline and locations of her encounter with Laundrie, including exactly where she picked him up and dropped him off.

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She also noted that Laundrie told her that he and Petito had been camping at an unregulated camp site and had slept on a tarp during that time.

“I’m just really hoping that they find her,” Baker adds before ending the video.