A second woman has claimed to have picked up Gabby Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie as a hitchhiker in August.
Norma Jean Jalovec told Fox News she picked up Laundrie on August 29 - the same day another woman said she did.
Jalovec said she dropped Laundrie off off at the campsite in Wyoming where Petito's body was later found.
A second woman is claiming to have picked up Gabby Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie as a hitchhiker in late August - and she says she dropped the man off at the remote campsite in Wyoming where Petito's body was found weeks later.
Norma Jean Jalovec told Fox News in a report published Thursday that she realized she had encountered Laundrie on August 29 after seeing a video posted by Tik Toker Miranda Baker who also claimed she picked up Laundrie in the area on the same day around 5:30 p.m.
Jalovec, who Fox News described as a seasonal Wyoming resident from Florida, told the news outlet she allowed Laundrie in her vehicle on August 29 and dropped him off at around 6:30 p.m. or 6:40 p.m. at the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in the Bridger-Teton National Forest where Petito's remains were discovered on September 19.
"I picked him up," Jalovec said, explaining that Laundrie got in the front seat of her Toyota 4Runner at around 6:15 p.m. shortly after Baker says she dropped off Laundrie near Jackson Lake Dam.
"Something just said, 'Hey, ask him where he's going,'" Jalovec said.
Jalovec said Laundrie - a person of interest in connection with Petito's disappearance and death - had been walking backward on the side of the road holding out his thumb in search of a ride.
She told the news outlet that Laundrie asked her if she was going to Jackson, Wyoming and when she told him no, he asked if she could drop him off at the Spring Creek campsite and she agreed.
During the drive, Jalovec said she made small talk with Laundrie - the same kind that Baker claimed to have had.
Laundrie mentioned that he had a fiancée and that he had spent time hiking near Snake River, according to Jalovec, who added that Laundrie told her he saw elk and moose, but no bison. Jalovec says he also offered her gas money, but she didn't accept it.
Jalovec said Laundrie asked her to drop him off at the gate of the remote campground, but when she said she could drive him inside he tried to "get out of the moving car," she told Fox News, adding that he then insisted to be let out of the SUV.
Jalovec claimed she'd notified the FBI about her purported encounter with Laundrie. The FBI did not immediately return a request for comment by Insider Friday.
Laundrie went missing after he was named a person of interest in the case of his fiancée. Authorities have been searching for him for days in an alligator-infested nature preserve nearby his North Port, Florida home.
A federal court in Wyoming issued an arrest warrant for Laundrie this week in connection to the case, the FBI announced Thursday.
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