Brian Laundrie’s mom said she would help him “dispose of a body” in a letter marked “burn after reading”
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Gabby Petito’s parents have received a letter from Brian Laundry’s mother, in which she says she will “bring in bags and garbage bags” if she needs to dispose of a body. On Wednesday, a judge approved the release of the letter, which was in the possession of the FBI, after the Petitos’ attorney requested that it be used as evidence in his civil case against the Laundries.
Petito died in 2021 at the age of 22 while on a cross-country trip with his fiancee, Laundry. Petito’s body was found in Wyoming, and after a long search, authorities found Laundry’s body weeks later in Florida. They took responsibility for Petto’s death. in a notebook, The FBI said in its final investigative report.
A letter from Landry’s mother, Roberta, was also found with his body. On it he wrote “burning after reading”.
“I just want you to remember that I will always love you, and I know you will always love me,” her mother wrote in the letter, obtained by CBS News. “You are my boy. Nothing can stop me from loving you, nothing will or ever will divide us. No matter what we do, or where we go or what we say – we will always have each other. will love.”
“If you’re in jail, I’ll make a cake with a file in it. If you need to dispose of a body, I’ll show up with a shovel and garbage bags. If you go to the moon, I’ll see.” Heaven for your re-entry. If you say you hate my guts, I’ll get new guts,” she continues.
Laundry was missing for weeks after Petito was found missing and eventually dead, and many speculated that her parents knew of her whereabouts.
In a civil suit filed in March 2022, Petitos claims that Laundrey told her parents On 28 August 2021, that he had killed Pato. His body was not found until September 19, near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Petitos claims in the lawsuit that Landry’s mother and father, Christopher, withheld confessions to their son’s murder while the investigation was ongoing. They are seeking at least $30,000 in damages.
CBS News contacted attorneys for the Petitos, who provided the letter to CBS News for further comment, as well as attorneys for Laundry.