MOAB police hope to release a report this week regarding the infamous bodycam footage of Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito, who were stopped by cops in Utah just days before Gabby went missing.
The document will reportedly detail ways officers might have "violated the city's body cam policies," according to Fox13, but those following the Gabby Petito case are hopeful it will also shed light on the unanswered questions in the vlogger's death.
Who called 911?
An anonymous caller reported a "domestic dispute" at a grocery store in Moab on August 12.
Though that call lead to Gabby and Brian being stopped by officers later the same day, it's unclear who made the call, and what other information they may have had about the altercation they witnessed.
The caller in the 911 call on August 12, 2021 reported that a woman, possibly Gabby Petito, was subject to domestic violence outside of a grocery store.
"I'd like to report a domestic dispute," the caller said. "We drove by and the gentleman was slapping the girl. They ran up and down the sidewalk, he proceeded to hit her, hopped in the car and they drove off."
Police later stopped the couple in response to the call. Gabby revealed through tears that the two had been fighting, citing "personal issues" between the two, including an argument regarding her OCD and her frustrations toward the disease.
Did Gabby and Brian meet up the night of their police encounter?
After Gabby and Brian were stopped by Moab police following a domestic violence call, officers asked the couple to separate for the night.
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Gabby stayed with the van, which the couple had outfitted with a bed and amenities for their cross-country road trip that ended in tragedy.
Staff at the Bowen Motel in Moab, Utah, confirmed Brian stayed at the accommodation after police drove him there on August 12.
Bodycam shows that Gabby's fiancé told police he could not afford a hotel for the night, so officers took him to the hotel, which is reportedly sometimes used for domestic abuse survivors.
It's not clear when Gabby and Brian reunited, or where Gabby ultimately decided to sleep.
Though the pair were asked to stay separated overnight, some speculate that the couple might have met up in secret the night of the encounter.
Why did Brian say he didn't have a phone?
In a confusing contradiction, Brian tells police on the bodycam footage that he doesn't have a phone–but he's later seen using one on camera.
When pressed by a Moab police officer about whether he had a cell phone, Laundrie said that he was phoneless and feared he would be without the means to communicate as he and Petito were separated for the night.
"I was holding onto the keys because I didn’t want to go anywhere, and my big fear is, I don’t have my phone,” he said during the interaction with police.
“I don't really – I don’t have a phone.
“So if she goes off without me, I’m on my own," the 23-year-old explained to the officers.
However, the footage shows Gabby with her own phone, and Brian checking a second phone, after claiming he didn't have one.
Brian is seen slipping what appears to be a different phone into his pocket, according to video analysis first reported by WFLA.
About 55 minutes into the recording, Brian can be seen pulling a phone out of his shorts pocket.
And, after separating the pair for the night, an officer asked Gabby if she had anything to say to Brian.
She asked the officer to make sure Brian had a cellphone charger.
It’s unclear if either of the phones that Brian handled while he was talking with the officers were contractually his.
Did cops fail to see red flags?
Since the Moab footage was released in mid-September, the officers in the video have been criticized for failing to see "red flags" of domestic violence.
Over the course of the 77-minute video, officers Eric Pratt and Daniel Robbins appear to compare Gabby to their "anxious" wives seven times and tell her to "take a shower" to calm down.
Both officers seem unfazed by Gabby's distress, with Robbins at one point misspelling her name as "Petico" instead of "Petito".
In the haunting footage, Laundrie's fiancé Gabby Petito told officers that Laundrie had “grabbed her face” and left a “burning” gash on her cheek and red marks on her arm.
A cop asked the vlogger: “Did he hit you though? I mean, it's okay if you're saying you hit him. I understand if he hit you, but we want to know the truth if he actually hit you.”
Gabby replied: “I, I guess, yeah, but I hit him first. He like grabbed my face, like, like I guess. He didn’t like hit me in the face. He didn’t like punch me in the face."
Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Ziv Evra Cohen said that in the footage, Gabby looks "scared and very overwhelmed".
Cohen told Fox News: “She was emoting so much that it was very clear that there had been an incident and there had been a problem of some kind that she was struggling with.”
Throughout the footage, the cops can be heard discussing how they can allow the pair to go on their way, despite claims that there were clear signs Gabby may have been in danger and being abused.
The officers were also seen laughing and joking with Brian before telling him "we feel bad for you" and going in for a fist-bump.
Why did Brian claim to have no money?
When Brian and Gabby were separated for the evening, cops took Brian to a $78-a-night hotel, since the man claimed he couldn't afford a motel on his own.
However, in court proceedings since Brian's death, it's been revealed that he actually had $20,000 in his bank account at the time of his death.
Chris and Roberta Laundrie filed a petition on December 8 to gain access to their son's estate.
The couple are asking to become administrators of his estate, and since Brian didn't have a will, they had to file a series of documents to be granted access.
The records show they submitted Laundrie's death certificate in court along with information about his bank accounts and property.
Court records showed Laundrie had $20,000 in his bank account when he died.
It's not clear when Brian came to be in possession of the funds.
In addition to his claim to the cops, Laundrie allegedly used an "unauthorized" Capital One debit card belonging to Gabby “in the District of Wyoming.
He allegedly swiped the Capital One debit card, running up a $1,000 balance, from August 31, four days after Gabby went missing, through September 1.
The "unauthorized" card usage spurred a warrant from the FBI on fraud charges.
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