Gabby Petito Update: New Bodycam Footage Reveals Brian Laundrie Hit The Late 22-Year-Old
It’s been nearly two weeks since the remains of 22-year-old Gabby Petito were discovered in Grand Teton National Park, but her fiancé, and the main person of interest in her death, Brian Laundrie, is still missing.
As the investigation into the YouTuber’s untimely death continues, more and more information is being released by authorities, including a lengthy clip from the body camera on Moab police officer Eric Pratt that was recorded when the couple was pulled over for an alleged domestic dispute.
In the video, Pratt can be heard asking Petito if Laundrie had hit her, as they’d received two reports from witnesses claiming to have seen the pair fighting.
“I, I guess, yeah, but I hit him first,” the 22-year-old responds, to which Pratt replied with a question to confirm.
“You slapped him first? And just on his face?”
Petito responded, “well, he kept telling me to shut up, but I hit him first…Well, he like grabbed my face…He didn’t like, hit me in the face. He didn’t, like, punch me in the face or anything.”
“He, like, grabbed me with his nail, and I…