Utah Police responded to an “incident” involving the disappearance of Long Island native Gabby Petito and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie about two weeks before her last visit – but no arrests and no arrests were made. criminal charge was filed accordingly.
Moab Police Chief Bret Edge said an unidentified person called for “an incident” involving the couple on August 12, according to Fox News.
“Officers investigated and determined that there was insufficient evidence to support criminal charges,” Edge told the outlet.
The nature of the incident was not clear.
Petito, 22, was reported missing on September 11 by his mother after being last seen in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming in late August.
Laundrie and Petito left together on the trip across the country, but Laundrie then returned to the Florida home they shared – and has since dodged the cops and the media. He said Tuesday through his lawyer that he “would stay in the background”.
Petito’s family responded by begging their boyfriend to open up.
“The Schmidt family and Petito are going through the worst times of their lives,” they said in a statement.
“The Schmidt and Petito family are begging the Laundrie family not to ‘stand back’ but to help find who Brian called the love of his life,” the statement read. “How does Brian stay in the background when he’s the only person who knows Gabby’s whereabouts.”
Police have not charged Laundrie with wrongdoing, but cops in his hometown of North Port, Florida would like to speak to him as the FBI and Suffolk County Police investigate.
Officials previously called Petito’s disappearance “bizarre.”
“I think anyone would assume that the last possible person around is someone of interest to talk to,” a spokesperson told Fox. “However, there is no crime at this point.”