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Shortly before Gabby Petito’s family lost contact with her, witnesses witnessed a fight between the young woman and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie at a Wyoming restaurant.
“I have the chills right now,” Nina Celie Angelo told Fox News on Wednesday.
“It’s crazy because it wasn’t just that we passed him on the street, it was an explosive incident,” described the woman who was in Jackson Hole with her boyfriend Matthew England to participate in a wedding.
Angelo indicated that when he witnessed the altercation, on August 27, he was having lunch with his partner at Merry Piglets, a Tex-Mex restaurant.
It was between 1 and 2 pm, when he saw Laundrie arguing with a waiter.
Although he couldn’t hear the conversation well, apparently, Laundrie argued with staff about the account or about money. The woman described the 23-year-old’s body language as aggressive. He added that the boy left and returned to the restaurant about four times.
At one point, Petito, 22, re-entered the scene and apologized for Laundrie’s behavior. The young woman seemed to be visibly upset for the harassment of your partner to employees.
The incident was reported two days after Petito’s last post on his Instagram account from Ogden, Utah.
The above is not the only altercation between the couple that witnesses reported to authorities.
On August 12, the two were involved in another fight at the Moonflower Community Cooperative shortly before 5 p.m.
“They were aggressively talking to each other and something seemed to be out of place ”, reads the document quoted by national media. “I think the man took the woman’s phone. It seemed like he didn’t want her inside the white van, ”another witness told the Moab Police Department in Utah.
“At one point she was hitting him on the arm and / or face and trying to get into the van ”, added the collaborator. “I wasn’t sure how serious it was, it was hard to tell if they were in some kind of a fighting game, but from my point of view something was definitely not right,” added the man only identified as Chris.
Petito and Laundrie embarked on a van road trip across the United States in early July.
On September 1, the boy returned to the home he shared with him in North Port, Florida, but without it.
The remains of Petito, a native of Long Island, New York, were found Sunday in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest.
His death was classified as a homicide.
Neither Laundrie nor his relatives have wanted to collaborate with the authorities to clarify the case.
Laundrie has been missing for a week when he left his home and told his parents that he would go hiking in Carlton Reserve..
State agents and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) continue their search to find the boy’s whereabouts.
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Witness describes “aggressive” fight between Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie over a cell phone outside a store in Utah
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.