Gabby Petito’s van shown in disarray after Utah police stop

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Gabby Petito's van shown in disarray after Utah police stop

Footage showing the inside of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie’s van showed some of their belongings messily strewn throughout the back of the camper after they were stopped by police in Utah following a 911 report of a domestic incident.

The inside look into the couple’s van was captured on police body cameras outside Arches National Park near Moab back on Aug. 12 when officers encountered a sobbing Petito.

The bodycam video offered a glimpse at the couple’s bags, bedding and other belongings scattered throughout the back of the van as officers spoke to Laundrie.

The footage was vastly different to a video Petito posted on YouTube channel days later on Aug. 19 documenting the couple’s “van life journey.”  

In that video, the van was cleared of clutter, pillows had been arranged and blankets were neatly folded. Their backpacks were nowhere to be seen.

Footage from August 12, 2021 shows the couple's possessions thrown into the back of a tight space.
Footage from August 12, 2021 shows the couple’s possessions thrown into the back of a tight space.
Moab PD
Moab police investigate the van after a 911 call about a domestic incident brought police into contact with Laundrie and Petito.
Moab police investigate the van after a 911 call about a domestic incident brought police into contact with Laundrie and Petito.
Moab PD
YouTube video shows the inside of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie's camper van, nice and tidy for their trip.
YouTube video shows the inside of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie’s camper van, nice and tidy for their trip.
Nomadic Statik/YouTube
Gabby Petito inside the van that she and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie used for their cross-country road trip.
Gabby Petito inside the van that she and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie used for their cross-country road trip.
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The van was reportedly owned by Petito and was used by Laundrie to return to Florida.
The van was reportedly owned by Petito and was used by Laundrie to return to Florida.
Nomadic Statik/YouTube

It is unclear when Petito filmed the footage inside the van.

The police bodycam video emerged last week as the search for Petito intensified.  

A police report from the incident depicted Petito as the aggressor but it has since emerged that the person who called 911 claimed to have witnessed a man “slapping” a woman.

“We drove by and the gentleman was slapping the girl,” the caller said, according to new audio of the call that emerged Monday.

The dispatcher responded, “He was slapping her?”

“Yes, and then we stopped. They ran up and down the sidewalk, he proceeded to hit her, hopped in the car and they drove off,” the caller replied.

Petito, 22, was reported missing by her family on Sept. 11 after Laundrie, 23, returned home to Florida 10 days earlier.

A body believed to belong to Petito was uncovered in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest on Sunday.

Police in Florida have spent the last few days searching for Laundrie after his family revealed Friday they hadn’t seen him for three days after setting off on a hike.  

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