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Gabby Petito: New 2-Hour ‘Toxic Love’ Special Explores the Fatal Downfall of a Picture-Perfect Relationship (Exclusive)

The latest from ”HLN Investigates“ premieres Saturday, Nov. 5

“HLN Investigates” will explore the downfall of a picture-perfect relationship that led to murder in “Toxic Love: The Gabby Petito Tragedy.”

The two-hour special, which airs Nov. 5 on HLN, promises to take viewers inside the mystery that captivated the nation, when 22-year-old Gabby Petito disappeared after a cross-country road trip with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, who returned to their Florida home town without his partner. The internet watched as accusations of Laundrie rose and Petito remains were thousands of miles away in Wyoming.

As HLN producers comb through miles of national forest, “Toxic Love” dives deep into the case, from Petito’s disappearance to the infamous Florida manhunt, to find answers about the days leading up to Petito’s death.

The special also features an exclusive interview with Joseph Petito, who confirmed that “something bad happened,” when two people went out to the wilderness and only one returned.

“What started out as a cross country romantic getaway ended in homicide,” Executive Producer Elizabeth Yuskaitis said. “As more evidence came to light, viewers across the country have had more questions about the tragic circumstances surrounding Gabby Petito’s death. Featuring interviews with Joseph Petito, investigators on the case and local experts, ‘Toxic Love: The Gabby Petito Tragedy’ is the definitive telling of everything we know so far.”

Led by showrunner Elizabeth Yuskaitis, “HLN Investigates” is part of HLN Investigations. Prior to “Toxic Love: The Gabby Petito Tragedy,” the branch has also produced true crime docuseries like “Sex & Murder,” “Real Life Nightmare and Lies” and “Crimes & Video.”

“Toxic Love: The Gabby Petito Tragedy” premieres Saturday, Nov. 5 at at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HLN. The special will stream live for pay TV subscribers via CNN.com and CNN OTT and mobile apps under “TV Channels,” or CNNgo where available, and will on demand beginning Sunday, Nov. 6.