Gabby Petito’s injuries in Utah domestic dispute call with Brian Laundrie revealed in new photo
New images of Gabby Petito show the 22-year-old’s face covered in blood and bruises after a domestic abuse incident that occurred during her ultimately fatal roadtrip with ex-fiance Brian Laundrie.
The images were released by Ms Petito’s family attorney and were pulled off of her phone.
The attorneys representing Ms Petito’s family first noted the photo’s existence in a wrongful death lawsuit against the Moab City Police Department. An officer from the department encountered the couple on 12 August, 2021, after a witness saw them fighting and called to report the incident.
Ms Petito was murdered during the couple’s road trip. A notebook found with Laundrie’s remains in a Florida nature preserve months later included a confession that he killed Ms Petito.
The witness said they saw Laundrie hitting Ms Petito and attempting to take her phone from her so he could drive off and leave her at a co-op in Moab.
Ms Petito reportedly took the photo herself shortly before the pair were stopped by Moab police, Fox News reports, citing the law firm.
“According to the available data, the image was taken at 4;37pm, at or before the approximate time of the initial 911 call,” the law firm said in a statement issued on Tuesday.