‘We’re looking at everything, Quero dizer, anything and everything that was suspicious around that time,’ sheriff’s office says
Investigators in a Utah resort town are refusing to rule out a possible connection between the unsolved murders of a newlywed couple and missing YouTuber Gabby Petito.
Kylen Schulte, 24, e Crystal Turner, 38, estavam last seen at a bar in Moab on August 13, and their bodies were found five days later at a campsite in the South Mesa area of the La Sal Mountains.
Moab police revealed on Wednesday they were called to a violent argument between Ms Petito, 22, and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie on August 12 na cidade.
Policiais presentes no incidente disseram que Petito tentou bater em Laundrie depois de temer que ele fosse embora sem ela., fazendo com que seu namorado tentasse contê-la.
O incidente não foi considerado grave o suficiente para merecer acusações de violência doméstica, e a polícia enviou o Sr. Laundrie para um hotel durante a noite, enquanto a Sra. Petito ficou na van.
Não há nenhuma evidência para conectar os dois incidentes, mas o momento e a proximidade um do outro levou mais desconforto na cidade.
Na quarta-feira, um porta-voz do Gabinete do Xerife de Grand County disse Notícias da raposa eles estavam olhando para qualquer atividade suspeita na época do duplo homicídio.
“Estamos olhando para tudo, Quero dizer, tudo e qualquer coisa que fosse suspeita naquela época ou não estamos descartando nada neste momento,”Um porta-voz do escritório do xerife disse.
“Portanto, estamos apenas investigando as informações à medida que elas chegam.”
Ms Schulte and Ms Turner worked in Moab had only recently married, and lived in a campsite near the town.
The couple were last seen leaving local bar Woody’s Tavern at around 8.30pm on 13 agosto.
No início deste mês, KUTV reported that the Grand County Sheriff’s Office believe someone killed the women and fled the area. They are yet to identify a suspect in the case.
Unsealed search warrants filed in court this week said the newlywed couple were found by a friend partially undressed in a nearby creek with multiple gunshot wounds.
The almost hour-long video shows officers from Moab City Police Department separating Ms Petito and Mr Laundrie, who returned from a road trip without the Long Island native about a week ago, prompting an investigation.
He has since been named as a person of interest by police in North Port, Flórida, where the pair lived together.
The body camera footage shows officers interviewing Ms Petito and Mr Laundrie, who reportedly fought before a witness called 911 with concerns for the pair. Nenhuma acusação foi registrada.
The couple had been mostly staying in campgrounds as they embarked on a cross-country ‘van-life’ trip which they were documenting on Instagram and YouTube.
The FBI is working with local law enforcement in both cases.