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Gabby Petito missing: Utah Police said the couple had a ‘mental / emotional health break’ days before the disappearance


Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of missing woman Gabby Petito, told a Moab Police Department officer in an incident on August 12 that Gabby tried to slap him because she thought “he was going to let her. in Moab without a car, “according to a police officer. report obtained by Fox News.

The incident, which happened about two weeks before Petito’s disappearance, began when a witness called 911 for “possible domestic violence” near the Moonflower community cooperative and said he saw Petito and Laundrie arguing on the phone.

“The witness said that when Brian got into the van he saw what appeared to him as Gabrielle hitting Brian in the arm, then climbing out of the driver’s window as if Brian had locked her in and trying to find a way in. ”a responding officer wrote in the report.

GABBY PETITO MISSING: UTAH POLICE HAS BEEN CALLED FOR INCIDENT IMPLEMENTING CROSS-COUNTRY VANNING COUPLE

Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie (Photo credit: Instagram screenshot from Fox News)

One of the responding officers said the incident could be “more accurately classified as a mental / emotional health ‘break’ than a domestic assault,” and that “no significant injuries” were reported.

The laundry remained in a hotel that night, while Petito stayed with the van, according to the report.

“No one reported that the male hit the female,” the report said. “The man and woman said they were in love and engaged to get married and they did not desperately want to see anyone charged with a crime.”

Gabby Petito, 22, from Long Island in New York, was reported missing on Saturday by her family after her fiance returned home alone after a trip across the country the two embarked on in early July.  Police, Petito's family say fiancé Brian Laundrie refuses to speak to law enforcement

Gabby Petito, 22, from Long Island in New York, was reported missing on Saturday by her family after her fiance returned home alone after a trip across the country the two embarked on in early July. Police, Petito’s family say fiancé Brian Laundrie refuses to speak to law enforcement
(Steve Petito)

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Petito’s last known location was on August 25 in Grand Teton National Park.

Laundrie returned the van to North Port, Fla. On September 1, and the van was picked up from her family’s home on September 10.

The North Port Police Department named him on Wednesday as a person of interest in the investigation and said he was not cooperating with authorities.


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