A Police department in Utah have released body camera footage of their interaction with missing Long Island woman Gabby Petito and boyfriend Brian Laundrie. The body cam shows officers responding to a report of a domestic issue between Petito and Laundrie.
According to the police report, the summary of the issue was as followed:
"The male tried to create distance by telling Gabbie to take a walk to calm down," the Officer wrote. "She didn't want to be separated from the male, and began slapping him. He grabbed her face and pushed her back as she pressed upon him and the van." The report also said “at no point in my investigation did Gabrielle stop crying, breathing heavily, or compose a sentence without needing to wipe away tears, wipe her nose, or rub her knees with her hands.”
The couple told the officers they each have mental health issues but were not taking medication for the issues. Laundrie added that the relationship developed more issues since they began their cross-country trip from Long Island to Oregon.
The responding Police Department said all parties agreed that Petito had slapped Laundrie and that the boyfriend had not hit her or made significant physical contact resulting in any serious injuries. No party wanted to press charges on one another.
On September 15th, Police have officially named Brian Laundrie a “person of interest” in the investigation.
Photo: Moab Police Department