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Police Release Recording of 911 Call Reporting Couple in White Van's 'Domestic Dispute' in Moab, Utah

Police have released the audio recording of a 911 caller who said he witnessed a couple in a “domestic dispute” near a store where a police report said Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie had fought, on August 12, in Moab, Utah.

In this recording released by the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, the caller describes seeing a white Ford Transit van with Florida license plates on Main Street in Moab.

“We drove by and the gentleman was slapping the girl,” he said. “They ran up and down the sidewalk, he proceeded to hit her, hopped in the car, and they drove off.”

The Moab City Police Department responded to the incident on the same day, pulling Laundrie and Petito over after they hit a curb near the entrance to Arches National Park, police bodycam footage shows.

Petito was first reported missing on September 11, 10 days after 23-year-old Laundrie returned home without her.

On Sunday, September 19, investigators said a body had been found “consistent with the description” of Petito in the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Police in North Port, Florida, where the couple lived with Laundrie’s parents, continued to search for Laundrie on Sunday, but concluded on Monday.

Laundrie has not been seen since September 13, according to reports. Credit: Grand County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

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