Father of Murdered Woman Believes She ‘May Have Played Pool’ With Gabby Petito, Brian Laundrie

by Courtney Blackann
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The couple that was found dead near their campsite in Utah may have been playing pool with Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie, according to a post on Facebook. Kylen Schulte and her wife Crystal Turner were found shot to death around the same time Gabby and Brian were also in the area.

According to the Facebook page “Understanding Crime,” Kylen’s father, Sean-Paul Schulte wants to know if the “creepy man” his daughter mentioned playing pool with is that of Brian Laundrie. This is because Woody’s Tavern, where she was playing pool, is in close proximity to where Brian and Gabby were picked up by Moab police on August 12. Gabby and Brian had also been camping in the area in the days prior.

Kylen’s father said his daughter spoke about playing pool with a young couple. But she also said the man was “creepy.” But according to her father, she did not describe what the couple looked like or if she got their names.

However, the incident with the “creepy” guy resonated so much with Kylen and Crystal, they considered moving their campsite. But after the two women were discovered with gunshot wounds, the Gabby Petito case was fully already making headlines. This is why there was speculation about the murders being related.

“We don’t know if it was him,” said Sean-Paul about the man Crystal played pool with, according to The Sun. “It was a couple. A young couple.”

Investigation Into Couple’s Death Continues Amid Speculation They Encountered Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie

However, investigators in Kylen and Crystal’s case don’t believe their murders were connected to Gabby Petito or Brian Laundrie.

“We wonder who this guy is and I don’t think there is a coincidence that somebody else is the murderer, I think it’s really this creepy guy,” private investigator Jason Jensen said in an interview.

But the woman who discovered Crystal and Kylen expressed frustrations that there hasn’t been more information about their case.

“We know nothing,” Cindy Hunter said. “They told us Brian Laundrie is not involved. They’ve told us that we’re safe. But they don’t tell us why. None of us feel safe.”

Further, the discovery of Gabby Petito’s body came weeks after her disappearance on September 21. She was found in Grand Teton National Park after a Youtube blogger noticed Gabby and Brian’s white van in the area. She died of manual strangulation.

Brian’s body was also later found in a Florida wildlife reserve. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

While it’s believed that Brian Laundrie is responsible for Gabby’s death, no charges have been brought in the case.

Police have also not named a suspect in the murders of Kylen and Crystal.