Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie Moab investigation: Read the full report

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Moab authorities released a report on Wednesday on the independent investigation into their police department’s handling of the Aug. 12 domestic call involving Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie — which resulted in no arrests despite state law. State of Utah Requiring Arrest or Citation in Domestic Violence Incidents.

The investigation includes interviews with the two officers involved and the city’s acting police chief and reviewed incident reports, body camera videos and other evidence.

The domestic violence call, first reported by Fox News Digital, included allegations that Laundrie slapped and punched Petito, but both denied that version of events to responding officers. Police eventually separated them for the night and let them go – conceding to the investigator that they had no legal authority to do so.

GABBY PETITO AND BRIAN LAUNDRIE: OUTSIDE INVESTIGATOR FOUND ‘UNINTENDED ERRORS’ IN MOAB POLICE RESPONSE

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About two weeks after the incident in Moab, Petito’s family last heard from him. The FBI later found her remains at a Wyoming campsite she had shared with Laundrie. He had returned to his parents’ home across the country without her and said nothing to investigators, Petito’s family or the public before going on the loose and ending up dead himself in a suspected suicide. He was the only person interested in her death.

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A City of Moab spokesperson said officials plan to implement the report’s recommendations and will also add a domestic violence specialist “to oversee the incident being investigated by Moab officers.”

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