As the autopsy revealed Gabby Petito had been strangled with his bare hands, the shadow of domestic violence once again hangs over the case.
Brian Laundrie is not officially a suspect in the death of Gabby Petito. However, Tuesday at a press conference, a sentence from the forensic pathologist points directly to him. While the 23-year-old is still actively sought, the results of the autopsy performed on the body of the victim found September 19 in Wyoming confirmed that she had been killed. Facing reporters, Doctor Brent Blue explained that she had been strangled. Wednesday, interviewed by NewsNationNow.com, the doctor gave a little more detail about this death, indicating that it was killed with bare hands and that no objects were used in the murder. But it is above all his evocation, Tuesday, at a press conference, of possible domestic violence, which caused a reaction. “Sadly, this is just one of the many deaths in the country of people implicated in domestic violence, and it is unfortunate that these other deaths have not been as covered as this one,” commented the coroner. Strong remarks since for the moment, Brian Laundrie is not accused of anything. Wednesday, Doctor Brent Blue, quoted by the chain WFLA8, was asked about the subject. “Did you determine that the cause of his death was the result of domestic violence or was it just, a comment you made at the time?” One reporter asked. To which he replied: “It was just at the time.”
An aggressive man
However, this is not the first time that the trail of domestic violence has been addressed. During their van trip through US national parks, Gabby and Brian appear to have argued on several occasions, to the point that on August 12, the police intervened. In tears, Gabby had explained to officers that she suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder and slapped her fiancé after an altercation, because she feared he would leave her alone in Utah. However, she also explained that she had been hit. “He grabbed my face with his fingernails instead, I think that’s why I have a little cut here.” I can feel it when I touch it, it burns me, ”she confided. But the police felt that since she had struck the blow first, Gabby was the perpetrator and Brian the victim. Other witnesses for their part have seen the young man put his hand on the victim. Several people who also crossed paths during their trip told media or social media that Brian Laundrie was very aggressive, describing his attitude as “weird.”
This is the 1is last September that Brian Laundrie returned home alone to Florida, with their van but without Gabby. He then refused to say where she was and then disappeared too. A federal arrest warrant has been issued against him. Gabby was probably killed three to four weeks before her body was found, based on the autopsy results. “It makes me sick. I wonder how she felt when she knew she was probably going to die. She must have been so scared, “a friend of the victim, Alyssa Chen, commented to”People“. “If he strangled her, I hope he burns in hell, that’s all I have to say,” added another friend, Ben Matula.
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