Crime Man Heard Gabby Petito Ask Brian Laundrie 'Why Do You Have to Be So Mean?' During Dispute
Brian Laundrie's Sister Says She Loves Gabby Petito as Protests Target Her Parents' Home
"She's like a sister and my children love her, and all I want is for her to come home safe and found and this to be just a big misunderstanding," Cassie Laundrie said.On Thursday, Cassie Laundrie, the sister of Brian Laundrie, appeared on Good Morning America for an exclusive interview following the disappearance of 22-year-old Gabby Petito. Her statement came after the missing woman's family begged the Laundries for more information regarding her disappearance.
A man who witnessed the Aug. 12 argument betweenand fiancé in Moab, Utah, told police at the time that "something seemed off."
According to a recently released written statement, the witness, identified only as Chris, told Moab police he was outside the Moonflower Community Cooperative near Arches National Park when he saw the couple in the middle of "some sort of dispute,"reports.
In his statement, Chris wrote the couple were "talking aggressively" and could have been "play fighting," but it was hard to tell because "something definitely didn't seem right," according to
Gabby Petito fiancé Brian Laundrie 'is not missing, he is hiding,' attorney for her family says
The search for the now-missing fiancé of 22-year-old Gabby Petito is focused on a Florida nature reserve, where 50 officers from five local agencies and FBI agents are scouring the area, according to North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor. © From Gabby Petito/Instagram A photo of Gabby Petito taken from her Instagram account During a Saturday news conference, Taylor said Laundrie has an "enormous amount of pressure" on him to provide answers following Petito's own disappearance.Brian Laundrie's family told police Friday night they have not seen the 23-year-old since Tuesday.
"It was as if this guy was trying to leave her, and maybe take her phone?" Chris wrote, adding that Gabby was punching Laundrie in the arm while trying to get back into the van in which they were traveling.
He noted when she made it back inside her vehicle, Gabby asked Laundrie, "Why do you have to be so mean?"
Another eyewitness called 911 to report the incident, telling the dispatcher Laundrie had been slapping Gabby.
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of officers responding to the domestic dispute report shows Gabby crying and ends with the couple being asked to spend the night apart, with Gabby keeping the van and Laundrie sent to a hotel.
Search for Gabby Petito boyfriend continues after body found
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities said a body discovered in northern Wyoming was believed to be that of a 22-year-old woman who disappeared while on a cross-country trek with a boyfriend now the subject of an intense search in a Florida nature preserve. The FBI said the body of Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito was found Sunday by law enforcement agents who spent the weekend searching camp sites on the eastern border of Grand Teton National Park. The causeThe FBI said the body of Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito was found Sunday by law enforcement agents who spent the weekend searching camp sites on the eastern border of Grand Teton National Park.
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A U.S. park ranger who responded to the incidentshe spoke with Gabby that day and had warned her that her relationship with Laundrie appeared to be a "toxic" one.
"I was probably more candid with her than I should've been," Melissa Hulls, a visitor and resource protection supervisor at Arches National Park in Utah, recalled of their interaction.
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"I was imploring with her to reevaluate the relationship, asking her if she was happy in the relationship with him, and basically saying this was an opportunity for her to find another path, to make a change in her life," Hulls said of Gabby, who was living with Laundrie and his parents in Florida prior to the trip.
Gabby Petito Timeline: What We Know So Far
The 22-year-old vlogger went missing following a cross-country trip with boyfriend Brian Laundrie, who later returned home alone.Laundrie returned home from the trip alone at the start of September and was last seen around mid-September.
"She had a lot of anxiety about being away from him, I honestly thought if anything was going to change it would be after they got home to Florida," Hulls added.
Gabby was— 10 days after Laundrie returned to his parents' home in the white van he and Gabby had used to travel across the country. Relatives last had contact with Gabby on Aug. 25, when she was near Grand Teton National Park in Jackson, Wyoming.
On Sunday, the FBI announced thatin Grand Teton National Park that were "consistent with the description" of Gabby. Law enforcement officials confirmed on Tuesday that the remains belonged to Gabby and that she had .
Once Gabby was reported missing, Laundrie wasin the case and refused to sit down with investigators to discuss his fiancée's whereabouts. He has also , with authorities in Florida currently conducting searches for him.
He has not been named a suspect at this time.
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Gabby Petito's Family Got Tattoos in Her Honor that She Designed Herself: 'Wanted to Have Her with Me' .
During a press conference Tuesday, Gabby Petito's parents' attorney said he didn't expect Brian Laundrie's parents to help find their missing son since "they did not help us find Gabby"Gabby's mother, stepfather, father and stepmother all got tattoos reading "Let It Be," referencing the Beatles song that was a favorite of hers. They also got other tattoos designed by Gabby, which they showed at the press conference.