In today’s episode we invited our friend Amy O’Donahue, Domestic and Sexual Assault Officer for Ashland and Bayfield Counties to weigh in on the recent case of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old female who went missing and whose remains were found after traveling cross-country with her fiance Brian Landrie (now also deceased).
Amy’s experience working with victims in sensitive crimes lends insight into some of the red flags from the bodycam footage taken from an encounter Gabby and Brian had with police about a month before Petito was reported missing.
Amy then shares about her commitment to supporting victims through court proceedings, and a bit about her work with the indigenous population – which can often be overlooked in the public eye.
Amy lastly stresses the importance of public testimony in these domestic and sexual assault cases – she encourages the public to be aware of the signs, and to offer themselves as a witness which goes a long way in supporting a victim’s testimony.
If you or someone you know is currently in a situation of sexual or violence or domestic abuse – you are not alone – there is help for you. Call: 1-800-799-7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org/