Brian Laundrie, the fiance of lacking girl Gabby Petito, informed a Moab Police Division officer throughout an Aug. 12 incident that Gabby tried to slap him as a result of she thought “he was going to depart her in Moab with out a trip,” in response to a police report obtained by Fox Information.
The incident, which occurred roughly two weeks earlier than Petito went lacking, began when a witness referred to as 911 over “attainable home violence” close to Moonflower Group Cooperative and mentioned he noticed Petito and Laundrie arguing over a cellphone.
“The witness said that when Brian received into the van, he noticed what appeared to him as Gabrielle hitting Brian within the arm after which climbing by the motive force’s window as if Brian had locked her out and she or he was looking for a manner in,” a responding officer wrote within the report.
One of many responding officers mentioned the incident may be “extra precisely categorized as a psychological/emotional well being ‘break’ than a home assault,” and that “no vital accidents” had been reported.
Laundrie stayed in a resort that night time, whereas Petito stayed with the van, in response to the report.
“Nobody reported that the male struck the feminine,” the report mentioned. “Each the male and the feminine reported they’re in love and engaged to be married and desperately didn’t want to see anybody charged with a criminal offense.”
Petito’s final recognized location was Aug. 25 in Grand Teton Nationwide Park.
Laundrie drove the van again to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1, and the van was recovered at his household’s dwelling on Sept. 10.
The North Port Police Division named him an individual of curiosity within the investigation on Wednesday and mentioned he isn’t cooperating with authorities.