There are some people who still believe Laundrie is alive and walking this earth, while others believe his parents murdered him and are covering it.
One thing we know is that an innocent, young woman is dead for no reason whatsoever.
Gabby was reported missing by her parents on September 11. She was on a cross-country, National Park road trip tour with her fiancé, Laundrie, and communicating with her family daily.
However, at the end of August and into early September, Gabby’s communication became sparse and then stopped completely.
A body, presumed to be Gabby’s, was found on September 19 in Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. It was taken to the coroner’s office and confirmed to be the 22-year-old on September 21.
Prior to her disappearance, incriminating evidence of their tumultuous relationship was caught on a police officer’s body camera.
While the couple was traveling through Moab, Utah, Laundrie was behind the wheel and driving her conversion van erratically.
On August 12, a domestic call involving the couple was made to Moab authorities, and the couple was pulled over.
The call resulted in no arrests despite Utah state law mandating an arrest or citation in domestic violence incidents.
Fox News Digital first reported the domestic violence call which included allegations that Laundrie slapped and hit Gabby; however, both denied versions of the events to responding officers.
Laundrie had a cut on his cheek and Gabby had marks on her face.
According to a responding officer’s report of that day, “The driver of the van, a male, had some sort of argument with the female, Gabbie.”
The report continued, “The male tried to create distance by telling Gabbie to go take a walk to calm down, she didn’t want to be separated from the male, and began slapping him. He grabbed her face and pushed her back as she pressed upon him and the van, he tried to lock her out and succeeded except for his driver’s door, she opened that and forced her way over him and into the vehicle before it drove off.”
In addition, a responding officer wrote that he believes “it was reported the male had been observed to have assaulted the female,” but instead wrote, “no one reported that the male struck the female.”
Gabby was visibly upset in the video.
Now, an independent investigation into the August 12 incident found “unintentional mistakes.”
The outside investigation also offered a number of recommendations on how the Moab police department should move forward.
The investigation includes interviews with both officers involved and the city’s acting chief of police and looked into the incident reports, bodycam videos and other evidence.
According to the investigator, both officers involved should be placed on probation.
The 102-page investigative report was released this week and states, “The independent agency’s investigative report finds that the officers who responded to the incident made several unintentional mistakes that stemmed from the fact that officers failed to cite Ms. Petito for domestic violence. The City acknowledges that this finding may raise questions, and the issue is examined extensively in the investigative report.”
It continues, “The report recommends improvements to both the policies and the training of the Moab City Police Department. These recommendations include: providing additional training in domestic violence investigation, as well as additional legal training to ensure officers understand state laws and statuses; conducting an overall policy review; conducting a software review; and strengthening the review process for incident reports.”
The investigation also uncovered that the statement from the original 911 caller was never obtained.
In the wake of her passing, the “Gabby Petito Foundation” was created by her parents.
Their mission statement reads, “The mission of the foundation is to address the needs of organizations that support locating missing persons and to provide aid to organizations that assist victims of domestic violence situations, through education, awareness, and prevention strategies. We wish to turn our personal tragedy into a positive. It is our hope that Gabby’s foundation will bring these important issues into the forefront of the public eye to the benefit of all our communities.”
The foundation is also working to create a type of “AMBER Alert” to send out for domestic violence and missing persons victims.