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Gabby Petito case: Utah cops not ‘ruling out’ potential link between double murder, missing woman, report says – New York Post

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Utah police are not “ruling out” whether the case of missing Long Island native Gabby Petito is related to a double homicide at a campground near Moab last month.

Petito, 22, was last seen in Wyoming late last month, but Moab police were called to a domestic “incident” involving the woman and her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, on Aug. 12, as they traversed the state in a van.

No arrests were made and no charges were filed after cops responded to the incident.

Two days later, a newlywed couple was found shot to death in nearby South Mesa after being seen at a bar in town the night before, according to Fox News.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office told the outlet they aren’t ruling anything out, as they look for a suspect in that slaying.

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“We’re looking at everything, I mean, anything and everything that was suspicious around that time or we’re not ruling anything out at this time,” a spokesman reportedly said, adding that “we’re just investigating the information as it comes in.”

Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie are seen in Instagram posts.
Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie are seen in Instagram posts.
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The Grand County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return The Post’s request for comment.

Petito was reported missing on Sept. 11 after going more than a week without contacting her family. Laundrie, 23, returned alone in her van to the Florida home they shared, and his lawyer issued a statement that said he would remain “in the background” of the investigation.

Crystal Turner, 38, and Kylen Schulte, 24
Crystal Turner, 38, and Kylen Schulte, 24, were found shot to death on Aug. 18 in Moab.
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Gabby Petito was last known to be in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.
Gabby Petito was last known to be in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.
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Cops in Florida declared him a person of interest Wednesday as the hunt for the missing woman grew increasingly desperate.

“As a father, I can imagine the pain and suffering Gabby’s family is going through,” North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison said.

“We are pleading with anyone, including Brian, to share information with us on her whereabouts in the past weeks,” Garrison said. “The lack of information from Brian is hindering this investigation.”

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