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Park Ranger Opens Up About Private Conversation With Gabby Petito Before Death

Park Ranger Opens Up About Private Conversation With Gabby Petito Before Death

A National Parks Service ranger who encountered Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie warned the blogger that their relationship seemed 'toxic'.

A Utah National Parks Ranger revealed she warned Gabby Petito to "reevaluate the relationship" with fiancé Brian Laundrie after encountering the pair when responding to a possible domestic incident last month.

Gabby had been travelling America with her boyfriend (
Instagram/ Gabby Petito)

Melissa Hulls, a visitor and resource protection supervisor at the Arches National Park told Deseret News she spoke to Petito on 12th August after the couple were pulled over by a police officer.

“I was asking her if she was happy in the relationship with him, and basically saying this was an opportunity for her to find another path, to make a change in her life,” Hulls said.

She added that Petito, 22, and Laundrie’s, 23, relationship appeared "toxic".

“She had a lot of anxiety about being away from him, I honestly thought if anything was going to change it would be after they got home to Florida,” she recalled.

The human remains found were confirmed to belong to Petito (
Instagram/ @gabspetito)

Before Hulls encountered Petito, a person called 911 to report seeing a man ‘slapping’ a woman in the face, according to audio published by Fox News and released by the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Last week, police released upsetting footage of Petito and Laundrie being pulled over on 12th August.

In the clip, Petito can be heard telling officers the couple had been fighting. 

Watch the clip below:

The 'van-life' blogger embarked on a road trip across the States with Laundrie but vanished on 27th August and was reported missing on 11th September.

Investigators announced a body had been found in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on Sunday and after an autopsy was completed on Tuesday, it was confirmed the human remains belonged to Petito.

Gabby Petito was a 'van-life' blogger (
Instagram/ @gabspetito)

Brian is being treated as a 'person of interest' in Gabby's case and is currently being sought after by authorities in his home State, Florida.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Gabby Petito

Topics: News