Brian Laundry and Gabe Pettito have been dating for a while and have even been planning a wedding. But first they wanted to go on a road trip across the United States. “Because you two have really known each other during this long journey,” they told their friends before they left.
At first, everything was fine, as evidenced by the YouTube videos they created, but as the journey progressed, the couple began to argue a lot. On August 12, police in Moab, Utah, were forced to intervene. However, after a night of sleeping alone, the couple were allowed to continue on their way. The anger seemed to cool off.
Gabi Pettito on a police camera.
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But a few weeks later, on September 1, Laundry returned to her hometown of Florida. without his girlfriend. Although she called her parents several times during the trip, every trace of Petito is now missing. A few days after Laundry returned, her parents reported her missing.
Laundry was questioned several times about his girlfriend’s disappearance, but he always refused to cooperate with the investigation. Although his lawyer in Laundry claimed that his client was silent “at his request”, the young man only raised his suspicions in the eyes of the investigators.
And now Laundry herself appears to have been missing for four days, according to a US media report. The police thought he was staying with his parents, but that turned out not to be true. He is presumed to have escaped. “Another development in the story,” police spokesman Josh Taylor said.
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