He alleged, “If I would have known he was going to murder her, I would have taken vacation to follow them, because I care about people, to the point where he was going to murder her… It’s a terrible shame that she was murdered. Yes, I am. If I had known it was coming, I’d have done everything to stop it.” 

The report recommended the Moab City Police Department make improvements to its policies and trainings, the city said. The statement noted that Moab plans to implement the recommendations, which included additional legal training and training in domestic violence investigations. 

The investigator also recommended probation for both officers and “Overall Policy Review.”

According to the statement, “The City Of Moab conveys its sincere condolences” to Petito’s family. Their hearts are broken as they cope with the tragedy of losing their child.

According to police, Petito’s death occurred three to four months before the body of Petito was discovered in September 2021. The cause of her death was strangulation.

Laundrie, who was a person of interest and not a suspect in Petito’s death, was discovered dead in Florida in October 2021. His family attorney previously told CelebHomes News that his cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and that he died by suicide.

The Moab City Police Department had no further comment when contacted by CelebHomes News. CelebHomes News attempted to contact the Petito/Laundrie families about the report, but did not hear back.