Police release bodycam footage of missing YouTuber Gabby Petito 1 month ago

Police release bodycam footage of missing YouTuber Gabby Petito

She was last heard from in August.

US police have released the bodycam footage of missing YouTuber Gabby Petito before she disappeared.

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Gabby and her fiancé Brian Laundrie set out for a four-month cross-country trip visiting and camping in national parks in a van, according to Gabby's stepfather Jim Schmidt.

Their van was pulled over on August 12 after the pair had been fighting, with the bodycam footage showing the 22 year old crying as she told officers of the situation.

Stopping in Utah, her family claims something went wrong after that and on August 12, police in Moab, Utah, responded to a call of a "domestic problem" when Brian and Gabby had "some sort of argument," telling her to take a walk and calm down, according to police reports.

 

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Brian has since become a "person of interest" in the case as he returned to Florida earlier this month without Gabby. Her family reported her missing 10 days later.

While Brian has not been charged or arrested, he has declined to speak to police or investigators.

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The police video shows an officer asking Gabby why she's crying, which she says: "I’m sorry, we’ve just been fighting this morning. Some personal issues."

Which Brian responds with: "It was a long day. We were camping yesterday."

 

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He went on to apologise for hitting a "bump" in the road, which Gabby says: "I was distracting him, I’m sorry."

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She then told officers that she had scratched and slapped her fiancé, saying: "I was trying to get him to stop telling me to calm down."

The two were then separated for the night and no charges were made.

 

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Gabby last had contact with her family in late August in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, with Brian arriving alone in Florida on September 1st.

On Thursday, Gabby's parents released a letter to Brian's parents asking them to cooperate with police despite their son's refusal to speak to them.

While it is still a missing person investigation, police have confirmed that they are looking at any potential connection with the unsolved killing of two women at a campsite near Moab, after the bodies were found six days after the incident between the couple.