Dog the Bounty Hunter claims Gabby Petito was heard 'yelling' by holidaymakers
Gabby Petito was reportedly heard "yelling" by nearby holidaymakers before Brian Laundrie "grabbed her mouth" to keep her quiet, Dog the Bounty Hunter has claimed.
The TV star has alleged he knew Gabby was "very vocal" and that Laundrie physically tried to keep her quiet.
The 68-year-old said: "I know that she was very verbal because as they were arguing one time, the vacationers around them heard her yelling."
It is unclear which vacationers he was referring to and when the argument was.
Gabby was reported missing in September after Laundrie, 23, returned from a cross-country road trip from New York to Oregon without her.
Speaking to The Sun, Dog the Bounty Hunter added: "I know that he calmed her down usually by grabbing her mouth like this because when you grab someone’s mouth like that you know she was verbal."
Gabby was last seen leaving a hotel with Laundrie in Utah, Salt Sea Lake, in late August.
After a widespread search for her, the social media influencer's remains were found in a remote area in Wyoming, US, on September 19.
Authorities confirmed they belonged to Gabby just two days later.
Laundrie disappeared from his home in North Port on September 14 after telling his parents he was going for a hike.
There was one argument on August 12 in Moab, Utah, where onlookers called police after Laundrie allegedly hit Gabby.
Bodycam footage from the Moab Police Department from August picks up Gabb telling officers Landrie grabbed her mouth to keep her quiet.
She told officers: "We’ve just been fighting this morning. Some personal issues."
Laundrie, 23, adds: "It’s a long day. We were camping yesterday and camping got… the stuff, wise and stuff. I’m sorry. I’m sorry I hit the bump there."
Gabby then added: "I was distracting him from driving. I’m sorry."
When Gabby is asked why she is crying she then says she had been apologising to her fiance for her OCD and that "I'm in a bad mood."
Officer Daniel Robbins then asks the couple about what they do for work and Gabby says she is a travel blogger.
Gabby then claims Laundrie blocked her from getting into the van.
She said: "He told me I needed to calm down, yeah. But I’m relatively calm. I’m down all the time. He really stresses me out. And this is a rough morning."
Gabby later in the same conversation alleged Laundrie grabbed her face, left a “burning” gash on her cheek, and red marks on her arm as cops notice some bruises.
She said: "Well, he like grabbed me, like, with his nail, and I guess that's why it hurts. I definitely have a cut. Like, I can feel it."
In another part of the video, Laundrie alleged that Gabby hit him first and tells the officers: "I’m fine. And I love Gabby. I hope she doesn’t have too many complaints about me. I was just trying to make her calm down."
Asked by Robbins if Gabby takes any medications, Brian replied: "She just gets crazy. No. No, I don’t think so. None that I know of."
It ended with officers demanding the couple spend the night apart and cops finding a hotel from Laundrie to stay.
Several days later, Laundrie returned to Florida on September 1 alone while Gabby was left alone in a hotel in Utah.
Gabby was last seen on August 27 when she apologized to restaurant staff after Laundrie argued with them.
Her family reported her missing on September 11.
Laundrie has refused to speak to the cops and was also reported missing on September 17.
Gabby's remains were found in Wyoming two days later on September 19 and her death was ruled a homicide.
Police issued a warrant for Laundrie's arrest on September 24.
It comes as the autopsy results for Gabby will be published today.