Gabby Petito’s parents just released a picture of her that they say backs their wrongful death suit. Her family claims that the disturbing selfie was taken before cops stopped her and mentioned that police officers should have taken some action.
According to a report by TMZ, Gabby’s parents filed a lawsuit against the Moab Police Department in Utah for not intervening in order to protect their daughter before she was killed by her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie. Continue reading further to catch more insights about the whole matter.
Gabby Petito’s parents shared a selfie of her bruised face pre-traffic stop
Recently, Gabby Petito’s parents dropped an alarming picture of her. Her family claims that the photo was clicked by her phone a couple of minutes before she and her boyfriend Brian encountered MPD officers on the road after a call from a concerned citizen.
The photo showed Gabby with a bruised eye and red marks on her face. It has been reported by the media outlet, that a few marks on her face didn’t seem visible in body cam footage taken during the actual traffic stop.
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you that while having a conversation with Gabby, the police authorities, did point out something on her face and the cops even asked her whether she had been hit. Along with this, the cop also pointed out towards what he thought must have been a shoulder injury.
The Petito family has stated that a timestamp from Gabby’s picture shows it was captured at 4:37 p.m. on August 12. Moab PD’s body cam footage started rolling shortly after at around 4:53 p.m.
Gabby’s parents have claimed that this shows that their daughter was obviously injured at the hands of Brian. In addition to this, they also feel that law enforcement had a duty to step in and protect her. The media outlet TMZ reported that at that time, the cops made the decision to not arrest anyone and the Petitos think that it was something that warrants at least $50 million in damages.
Soon after, Gabby’s boyfriend Brian Laundrie admitted that he killed his girlfriend in a notebook found after he took his own life. Their disappearance led to a nationwide search as well as a subsequent investigation. This matter garnered the attention of the people for months.
When was Gabby Petito killed?
In August 2021, Gabby Petito was killed by her fiancé Brian Laundrie at the age of 22 while the two of them traveled together on a van life journey across the United States. Their trip was supposed to last for four months.
The pair kicked off their trip on July 2, 2021, but Gabby vanished in late August of the same year. On the other hand, Gabby’s murderer Brian committed suicide in September 2021.
We hope Gabby Petito’s parents get the answers to their questions. You can drop your thoughts on the whole matter in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.