Lacking Gabby Petito – Cops rushed to ‘incident’ involving hiker & fiance Brian Laundrie DAYS earlier than her disappearance

POLICE in Utah responded to an incident involving lacking 22-year-old Gabby Petito and her fiance Brian Laundrie simply two weeks earlier than she was final seen, it emerged on Tuesday.

In a bombshell replace, Moab Chief of Police Bret Edge stated: “Our officers did reply to an incident involving Brian Laundrie and Gabrielle Petito on 12 August 2021 nevertheless, neither Brian or Gabrielle have been the reporting get together.”

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Officers have been known as to an incident two weeks earlier than Gabby Petito was reported lacking[/caption]

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Laundrie drove Petito’s van residence to Florida alone[/caption]

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Petito and Laundrie have been touring to Wyoming when she was final seen[/caption]

“Officers carried out an investigation and decided that inadequate proof existed to justify prison fees”, he advised Fox Information.

Police declined to provide any additional particulars.

Petito was final heard from on August 25 when she known as her mom, Nicole Schmidt, from a lodge in Salt Lake Metropolis.

Schmidt first reported her lacking on September 11, after she had not obtained phrase from her daughter in 13 days.


It comes as Petito’s household issued an announcement slamming her fiancé for refusing to assist in the search – after his mother and father advised police he’s “not obtainable” to speak.

Brian Laundrie lastly broke his silence after he mysteriously returned alone from he and Petito’s journey to Grand Teton Nationwide Park in Wyoming final month.

The assertion, issued by his lawyer, Steve Bertolino, doesn’t deal with if Laundrie has any information of what occurred to Petito.

It reads: “That is an especially tough time for each the Petito household and the Laundrie household.

“I perceive {that a} search has been organized for Miss Petito in or close to Grand Teton Nationwide Park in Wyoming.

“On behalf of the Laundrie household, it’s our hope that the seek for Miss Petito is profitable and that Miss Petito is re-united together with her household.

“On the recommendation of counsel, the Laundrie household is remaining within the background at this juncture and could have no additional remark.”

Petito’s household issued an announcement in response, begging the Laundrie household to help to find their daughter.

“The Schmidt and Petito household are going by the worst moments of their lives. Their stunning twenty-two 12 months outdated daughter is lacking and the one individual that may assist discover Gabby refuses to assist.”

It went on to slam Laundrie for staying silent: “Brian is refusing to inform Gabby’s household the place he final noticed her. Brian can be refusing to clarify why he left Gabby on their own and drove her van to Florida.

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“The Schmidt and Petito household beg the Laundrie household to not ‘stay within the background’ however to assist discover who Brian known as the love of his life.

“How does Brian keep within the background when he’s the one person who is aware of the place Gabby is positioned? The Schmidt and Petito household implore Brian to return ahead and no less than inform us if we’re trying in the suitable space.”


Laundrie returned from the couple’s journey alone in Petito’s van to the pair’s residence in North Port, Florida at an unknown date.

Police have since confirmed to the Every day Mail that they’ve seized the van and are looking it for potential clues.

“We’ve got the automobile, we took it away very late Saturday night time into Sunday,” North Port police spokesman Josh Taylor stated.

“We take it, we course of it for proof — fingerprints, any evidentiary worth that we expect is feasible.

“We’re persevering with to attempt to piece the issues collectively. The scenario is clearly very fluid.”

He added that Laundrie has not talked to police: “We’ve got not talked with him, we’d love to speak to him.

“He’s underneath no obligation to speak to us — and he has not. And we don’t even know but if a criminal offense occurred.”

When police arrived on the residence of Laundrie’s mother and father, his father, Christopher Laundrie, 62, refused to supply any info.

“We didn’t truly discuss to him,” Taylor stated. “We talked to his mother and father. And they didn’t need to make him obtainable to do this.”


She and Laundrie reportedly left for a cross nation journey on July 2 after attending the commencement of her brother, and the couple was set to reach in Portland in October.

Throughout a press convention Monday, Schmidt stated, “I consider she’s gonna come residence.

“We’re on the lookout for her. We aren’t specializing in anything, however discovering her… I consider she’s gonna come residence,” she repeated.

Petito’s father Joseph additionally advised WPTV he would do no matter it takes to seek out her.

“Delight isn’t a difficulty proper now. My solely daughter is lacking,” he stated.

“I’m going to do — the household, Gabby’s mother — we’re going to do something we are able to to seek out her.”

It comes Petito’s pals have flooded Laundrie’s Instagram begging him to assist in the search.

The content material of Laundrie’s Instagram web page has additionally come to gentle, which options his hand drawn footage of chilling photos of blood and knives.

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Petito’s mom Nicole Schmidt stated she believes her daughter will ‘come residence’[/caption]


Laundrie’s mother and father say he’s ‘not obtainable’ to talk with police[/caption]

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Laundrie returned residence alone with Petito’s van[/caption]

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