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Gabby Petito: New body cam video shows encounter of domestic incident in Utah

Newly-released bodycam footage has revealed Gabby Petito told cops Brian Laundrie had hit her and cut her face by grabbing her 'with his nail' during a domestic incident less than two weeks before she was last seen alive.

The never-before-seen footage from a second officer's body camera shows the cop pointing out 'new' marks on Petito's face and arm after pulling the couple's van over in Moab, Utah, on August 12. Asked if Laundrie had hit her, Petito answers: 'I guess.'

'He like grabbed me with his nail, and I guess that's why it looks, I definitely have a cut right here. I can feel it, when I touch it it burns,' she tells the officer.




The 22-year-old, whose body was found on September 19, quickly backtracks and defends her fiancé saying she 'hit him first' when he locked her out of their van and refused to let her in.

Body camera video from one Moab officer was released two weeks ago, while Petito was still a missing person, and in it portions of the conversation between the cop and the van-life couple were inaudible.

This new footage from a second officer's body-worn camera offers a fresh look at the altercation that preceded Petito's disappearance and death.



Meanwhile, the manhunt for Laundrie, who is currently on the run and is a person of interest in Petito's homicide, entered its 12th day, with the FBI and Dog the Bounty Hunter scouring separate areas in Florida.

FBI agents on Thursday visited the home of Laundrie's parents in North Port and collected personal items belonging to Brian to help in the search.

The focus of the search has now shifted to the Fort De Soto National Park, where Laundrie stayed with his parents after returning home from the campervan trip without Petito.