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.
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.