Graeme called on Gabby Petito, a U.S. park ranger in Utah, to keep himself away from fianc ব্র Brian Laundry a few weeks before he believed New Yorkers’ bodies were found near Teton National Park.
Melissa Hulls, a ranger, was among several officers who responded to 911 and reported a possible August 12 domestic attack between Moab and Arches National Park in the city.
Fox News previously received a bodycam video from a male officer interviewing Petito – who was on the verge of despair and crying. Officers eventually filed no complaint and said they separated the couple.
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According to Salt Lake City’s Desert News, Ranger Melissa Hulls stepped aside to talk privately with Petito, believing she would be more open to talking to a female officer alone.
Hulls Desert reporter Kyle Danfick told the young woman, who went missing on Sept. 11, that he should be “probably more outspoken than she is,” that his relationship with the laundry had turned out to be “toxic.”
Danfe, who initially visited Moab over the weekend for a different story, said he told Ranger that he had requested a public record for his body cam video before the interview and had nothing to hide. Fox News has also made such a request and has not yet received a response.
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“It was a tough interview to get on the record,” said Danfe, who initially scheduled a meeting for an unrelated story with Hulls. “She didn’t want to talk to me about it.”
But he did – and he said he requested “Petito” to “reevaluate the relationship.”
“I can still hear his voice,” Hulls told Danfi. “She wasn’t just a milk carton face, she was real to me.”
Moab police dragged Brian Laundry and Gabby Petito on their way to Arches National Park around 4:45 pm on August 12 in response to a 911 caller who said he saw a man “slapping” the couple before entering the van and drove north of the city. .
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A bodycam video of one of the Moab police officers revealed that the laundry was behind the wheel, driving at a speed of 45 miles per hour for 15 miles, before being confined after police turned on the lights.
Several other law enforcement agents arrived at the stop, including other Moab officers, Hulls, and at least one ranger. Petito was present the whole time excited or crying – in stark contrast to the quiet and collected laundry.
The couple ignored the incident and Petito sounded like an assailant 9 despite 911 calls and a witness statement কর্মকর্ত which officials seem to accept is a story that accused Petito tried to pick up the phone at the laundry moonflower co-op and drove away without him.
Authorities are heard discussing classifying the encounter as a domestic call or mental health event – which means the difference between being arrested or releasing a couple. In the end, officials refused to press charges but booked a hotel room for Laundry through a nonprofit organization for survivors of domestic abuse.
The motel owner told Fox News last week that he could confirm that a room was reserved but did not know if the laundry actually spent the night there.
The Petito case and another unsolved double murder have shaken Moab – a crossroads community with 5,000 full-time residents.
Two prominent local women – Kylen Schultz and Crystal Turner – were killed in a campground just outside the city. The newlyweds were found shot by a local shop owner named Cindy Sue Hunter, who told Fox News over the weekend that she was on the phone with Schultz’s father when he was confronted with a horrific crime scene.
“I just went into shock,” he said. “And he’s screaming, you know, ‘Get in the car, get F — out of there.’ He suddenly realized that I could be in danger. ”
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office said it denied any connection between the two cases – but said those responsible for the heinous killings were still at large.
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An FBI-led search for laundry is under way in Florida. His parents told North Port police on Friday they had not seen him since Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Laundry is believed to have returned to his parents’ home from Wyoming in a petite van, on Sept. 1. He alleged that he had been silent on the disappearance of his fiance and that his mother had reported him missing on September 11.
The same day, authorities seized the van at the Laundry family home – but they did not search it at the time.
The FBI said Sunday that search teams found Petito’s remains in a campground north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, near their last known location.