A laundry basket and a sign reading “Dirty Laundrie come clean” has appeared at a memorial for Gabby Petito outside her fugitive boyfriend’s home in Florida.
The display — which includes the sign, a box of detergent, and a bottle of bleach — has stoked outrage online after a photo was posted by Fox News reporter Michael Ruiz.
Also in the basket is a can of a Monster energy drink, a reference to the beverage company’s Energy Ultra Gold container Dog the Bounty Hunter came across during his search for Laundrie in a Sunshine State campsite.
“That basket does not belong at a Gabby memorial. Gross,” user @Sophie_bea_ said in a tweet in reaction to the sign with the play on words.
“Don’t encourage this behavior, please! This is tasteless and dishonorable to have next to Gabby’s memorial,” she added.
Another user, @William2Angel, wrote: “Some people are just ignorant, and some are just outright stupid, Gabby who was /is still my friend her memorial should be honored, keep your laundry basket in you’re (sic) home Rest In Peace Angel –Gabby.”
Laundrie returned alone to Florida on Sept. 1 after the couple’s cross-country trip, arriving at his parents’ home in North Port in Petito’s 2012 Ford Transit van.
On Sept. 11, her family reported her missing. She was later found dead in a Wyoming park.
Authorities are conducting a massive manhunt for Laundrie, who disappeared on Sept. 14 and was reported missing three days later. There is an active warrant for his arrest on fraud charges for allegedly using someone’s bank card around the time Petito disappeared.