Gabby Petito’s family and legal have just released a heartbreaking new photo of Gabby days leading up to her death.
The legal team representing Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt, shared a photo of the 22-year-old bruised and bloodied.
The law firm for Parker & McConkie first mentioned the existence of the photo in a November 2022 wrongful death lawsuit against the Moab City Police Department.
On August 12, 2021, the couple was pulled over by two Moab City police officers following an anonymous caller called 911 and reported seeing a man (Brian Laundrie) hitting Gabby.
Her parents believe her fiancé, Laundrie, killed her on or around August 28, 2021. Her body was discovered in Grand Teton National Park on September 19, 2021.
The former couple were on a cross-country National Parks road trip tour when the accident, traffic stop and Gabby’s untimely death happened.
The disturbing photo was taken by Gabby shortly before the cops pulled over her white conversion van for erratic driving.
"According to available data, the image was taken at 4:37 p.m., at or before the approximate time of the initial 911 call," the family's attorneys said in a statement Tuesday.
The civil complaint states that "Gabby took a photograph of her injury, which shows blood across her nose and left eye.”