Gabby Petito 911 Call Reporting Alleged Brian Laundrie Abuse: Full Transcript

The 911 call made to police to report a "domestic dispute" before Gabby Petito mysteriously disappeared has been released as investigators continue to work towards cracking the case.

In the call, an unidentified male caller is heard telling a dispatcher that "the gentleman was slapping the girl" and hitting her near a store in Moab, Utah, audio released by the Grand County Sheriff's Office reveals.

Officers from the Moab City Police Department would respond to the incident later that day, identifying the couple as 23-year-old Brian Laundrie and his 22-year-old fiancée Gabby Petito.

The caller describes seeing a couple arguing in a white Ford Transit van with Florida license plates on Main Street around 4:30 p.m. on the afternoon of August 12.

Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito
Police camera video provided by the Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, near the entrance to Arches National Park on August 12, 2021. Petito was reported missing by her family a month later and has been the subject of a nationwide search. Moab Police Department via AP

The call is significant as it seemingly contradicts a prior report written by police in which a responding officer had written that "no one reported that the male struck the female" and provides more information surrounding the events of that day.

Petito was first reported missing on September 11, more than two months after leaving for a cross-country road trip and 10 days after Laundrie returned home without her.

On Sunday, September 19, investigators said they discovered a body "consistent" with the description of Gabby Petito on the outskirts of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

Laundrie, who is officially named as a person of interest in the case, is refusing to talk to police and has not been seen since September 13, according to reports.

Read the Full Transcript of the 911 Call Below.

DISPATCHER: "Grand County Sheriff's Office."

CALLER: "Hi. Can you hear me, sir?"

DISPATCHER: "Yeah I can hear you."

CALLER: "Hi, I'm calling... I'm right on the corner of Main Street by Moonflower and we're driving by and I'd like to report a domestic dispute to Florida with a white van with Florida license plate ... gentleman, about 5'6 ..."

DISPATCHER: "Where's it at?"

CALLER: "They just drove off. They're going down Main Street. They made, uh, a right onto Main Street from Moonflower."

DISPATCHER: "And what were they doing?"

CALLER: "What did you say?"

DISPATCHER: "What were they doing?"

CALLER: "Uh, we drove by and the gentleman was slapping the girl."

DISPATCHER: "He was slapping her?"

CALLER: "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."

DISPATCHER: "Okay you said it's a white van?"

CALLER: "White van. I'll give you a license plate if you give me one sec, I took a picture of it."

DISPATCHER: "What kind of white van... like a big one?"

CALLER: "Uh, it was a smaller van with the license plate of—it was white, Florida license plate QFTG03. It was... the make was a Ford model, was transit, black ladder on the passenger side."

DISPATCHER: "Black ladder passenger side."

CALLER: "White Ford Transit."

DISPATCHER: "White Ford Transit. Okay, what's your name?"

CALLER: [audio redacted]

DISPATCHER: "And where did they, so they turned... they headed south on Main Street from Moonflower market?"

CALLER: "Correct. They made their right turn."

DISPATCHER: "Oh, so they went north?"

CALLER: "North. Sorry I'm not from around here."

DISPATCHER: "Okay, are you so you're right there by the post office?"

CALLER: "Right across the street, yep."

DISPATCHER: "Okay and when they turned onto Main Street they went right or left?"

CALLER: "Right."

DISPATCHER: "Right, so they went north. North on Main. Alright I will let somebody know, thank you."

CALLER: "Yeah no worries. Bye."


Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito with van.
Brian Laundrie posted a photo of him and his fiancé, Gabby Petito, to Instagram on July 4, 2021. Brian Laundrie / Instagram

A responding officer later pulled the van over and said that when he approached, Petito was "crying uncontrollably" in the passenger seat.

Recently released body camera footage showed both Petito and Laundrie speaking with Moab City Police officers.

"[...]The driver of the van, a male, had some sort of argument with the female, Gabbie," a responding officer wrote in a police report.

Petito and Laundrie said that "they are in love and engaged to be married and desperately didn't wish to see anyone charged with a crime," the police report said.

The Moab City Police Department advised the couple to separate for the night and said that they didn't see a reason to file charges.