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Gabby Petito fought with Brian Laundrie in Utah around same time slain couple went missing

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The fight between Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie in Utah happened at a food co-op in Moab — just days before a worker there was last seen alive, police documents show. 

The young couple were seen by a witness scuffling on Aug. 12 outside Moonflower Community Cooperative, where Kylen Schulte, 24, worked.

Schulte and her wife Crystal Turner, 38, made national headlines after their bullet-riddled bodies were found on Aug. 18 at their campsite near Moab days after they complained to friends about a “creepy guy.”

The slain couple was last seen alive on Aug. 13 at local pub Woody’s Tavern, chatting about the “creep” that was camping out near them, the Daily Beast reported at the time.

They were so alarmed that Schulte even told friends that “if something happened to them, that they were murdered,” according to recently unsealed documents obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune.

Meanwhile, no charges were filed following Petito and Laundrie’s spat and the pair agreed to spend the night apart to “relax their emotions” — Petito in their converted van, while cops booked Laundrie a hotel room, according to police records.

This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021.
Gabby Petito talking to an officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021.
The Moab Police Department via AP
This 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 Aug. 12, 2021.
Police pulled over the couple while they were in the middle of a fight.
The Moab Police Department via AP
This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. The couple was pulled over while they were having an emotional fight.
Petito and Laundrie did not face charges after police pulled them over.
The Moab Police Department via AP

The deaths of Schulte and Turner are still unsolved and no suspects have been identified – with investigators confirming Wednesday that they are “not ruling” out a possible link to Petito’s missing case.

“We’re looking at everything, I mean, anything and everything that was suspicious around that time or we’re not ruling anything out at this time,” a spokesman for Grand County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News.

The department did not immediately respond to The Post’s calls concerning the Moonflower link.

The co-op had shared a Facebook post in August saying it was “heartbroken” over the “tragic passing of one of our dear employees, Kylen Schulte, as well as her wife,” who also used the name Crystal Beck.

“Kylen worked at Moonflower as a cashier (and amazing hat model) for the last four years and was often the first friendly face many of our owners and patrons encountered as they walked in the door,” the post said.

“Her genuine kindness, radiant energy, and tireless work ethic touched the lives of countless people and will be deeply missed by Moonflower and the Moab community,” said the co-op, which also held a candlelit vigil for the pair.

Perkins Cafe & Bakery located next door to the Fairfield Inn confirms that Gabby Petito ate lunch during her stay in Salt Lake City.
Perkins Cafe & Bakery located next door to the Fairfield Inn confirms that Gabby Petito ate lunch during her stay in Salt Lake City.
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Two local businesses have each put up $10,000 rewards for help catching the couple’s killer, said the sheriff’s office, noting they still do not have a suspect. The FBI and Utah State Bureau of Investigation are also involved in the case.

The Petito and Laundrie police reports said it “wasn’t clear” what happened at the co-op to start the domestic incident, but that a witness “reported the male had been observed to have assaulted the female.”

They seemingly argued over “a phone,” and Petito feared her fiance was “going to leave her in Moab without a ride,” officer Daniel Robbins wrote in the report.

Kylen Schulte, left, and Crystal Turner are shown in a photo at a vigil in Moab, Utah.
Kylen Schulte, left, and Crystal Turner are shown in a photo at a vigil in Moab, Utah.
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Kylen Schulte, 24, and Crystal Turner, 38, were discovered dead in Utah’s La Sal Mountains after they had been reported missing last weekend when they failed to show up to work for two consecutive days, Fox 13 reported.
Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner were last seen alive on Aug. 13 at Woody’s Tavern.
Surveillance Video

“Both the male and the female reported they are in love and engaged to be married and desperately didn’t wish to see anyone charged with a crime,” officer Eric Pratt wrote.

The witness who first called cops later said that he “was not entirely sure what he had seen,” but “he “feared the worse,” the report states.

Laundrie is with his parents in Florida and has refused to talk to police about his missing fiancee’s whereabouts.

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