How Common Are Cases Like Gabby Petito’s? 3 NJ Cases Tell Story

NORTH JERSEY — The recent killing of Gabrielle Petito of Long Island spurred difficult conversations about the intimate partner murders that haven’t received the same level of attention — but just how often are individuals killed by their current or former partners?

A look at coverage in local media across the country on any given day turns up numbers that are higher than typical law enforcement statistics, which often are years old and based on incomplete knowledge of the relationship between perpetrator and victim.. READ MORE