Gabby Petito told a Utah police officer that Brian Laundrie struck her on Aug. 12, according to a newly released bodycam video, though she later contradicted her own claim.
The recording offers evidence of an allegedly abusive relationship in the case that resulted in the death of Petito. Laundrie remains missing and the search continues for him nationwide.
Laundrie was last seen returning from Utah to Moab alone in Petito’s van. He bought a new cell phone, but later left it behind with his wallet and has now disappeared, according to a Fox News report.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 1, 2021
This week Dog the Bounty Hunter has joined the search for Laundrie.
Dog tells me they’ve been searching islands near #FortDeSoto for 5 hours and plan to continue into night with #K9’s from @K9River and a team he’s compiled with local help. (1/2) @DogBountyHunter #BrianLaundrie #GabbyPetito #Justice4Gabby @wfla pic.twitter.com/HnaKIy5pRn
— Josh Benson (@WFLAJosh) September 29, 2021
The case has resonated with many Americans as it reveals the many concerns associated with domestic abuse that in this case allegedly led to the death of a young American woman.
The search continues for Laundrie, and many will be unsatisfied until he is found behind bars.