Investigators asked Gabby Petito’s family to stop discussing her relationship with Brian Laundrie

Police have asked Gabby Petito’s family not to discuss her relationship with boyfriend Brian Laundrie, according to multiple reports.

An attorney for the family sent CBS News a statement saying: “Gabby’s family was instructed by law enforcement to not discuss the details of Gabby and Brian’s relationship.” 

The request is a mystery to the family, Petito’s godmother told NewsNation’s Marni Hughes on her show “Prime.”

“We don’t know why,” Flora Rocco said.

On August 12, around a month before Petito was reported missing, police intervened in a fight between the couple in which police reported Petito had hit Laundrie.

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Bodycam footage of the police stop was released Thursday, showing a distraught Petito. Police ultimately decided it was a mental health incident rather than domestic assault.

The request is a mystery to the family, Petito’s godmother told NewsNation Thursday. “We don’t know why,” Flora Rocco said.

Petito and Laundrie called off their wedding a few weeks before traveling together due to the pandemic, but still intended to one day get married, her family has said.

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