Read his mother’s full letter to Brian Laundrie saying she will help bury the body
Brian Laundrie’s mother wrote him a letter promising to help him bury a body and escape from prison before he embarked on the fateful road trip with his fiancée, Gabby Petito.
Roberta Laundrie claims she wrote it before the start of the couple’s cross-country road trip in June 2021, which would end in Petito’s death two months later.
It sparked fury from Petito’s parents, who say it was evidence she and their son had been part of a conspiracy to cover up their daughter’s brutal murder.
The undated letter, which Roberta instructed her son to burn after reading it, revealed that she had offered her son to bake a cake with a file inside if he was sent to prison.
Petito, 22, was strangled by Brian in Wyoming and her remains were found in Grand Teton National Park on September 19 after her boyfriend killed her on or around August 28 before committing suicide out of guilt .
Roberta Laundrie (pictured) claims she wrote her son Brian Laundrie a letter promising him she would help him bury a body ahead of his fateful road trip Gabby Petito
Petito, 22, was strangled to death by Laundrie while on a road trip around August 28, 2021 in Wyoming. Her remains were found in Grand Teton National Park on September 19
In the letter, Roberta offered to help her son dispose of a body as a token of her love for him
She also said that if her son went to prison, she would bake her a cake with a file in it
Roberta also offered to help her son dispose of a dead body as a token of her love for him.
A judge has yet to rule on whether the letter could be admissible in a civil suit Petito’s family has filed against the laundries over her death.
“I just want you to remember that I will always love you and I know that you will always love me.” You are my boy. “Nothing can stop me from loving you, nothing will or could ever separate us,” Roberta wrote in the letter.
“No matter what we do, where we go or what we say – we will always love each other.”
“If you’re in jail, I’ll bake a cake with a file in it.” “If you need to dispose of a body, I’ll come by with a shovel and garbage bags.” The word “bring” has been crossed out in the sentence.
She added, “If you go to the moon, I’ll watch the sky for your reentry.” If you say you hate my guts, I’ll get new guts.
“Remember that love is a verb, not a noun. It’s not a thing, it’s not words, it’s actions. Watch people’s actions to find out if they love you, not their words.
“Therefore I am sure that neither death nor life, neither angels nor the ruling spirits, neither present nor future, neither powers above nor powers below, nothing in the whole created world can separate our love.
“Neither hostile powers, nor messengers of heaven, nor monarchs of earth.” “Nothing has the power to separate us…”
Roberta also wrote: “Romans 8:38 (expanded!) (Nothing can separate us: “No hatred, no hunger, no homelessness, no threats, not even sin, neither the thinkable nor the unthinkable can come between us.) Not the time.” . Not miles and miles and miles.’
The letter was published recently following a hearing in the Petitos’ civil suit against the laundries.
But Roberta claimed the letter was written with Petito before her son’s trip, and her lawyer released a statement saying it was “in no way connected with Gabby”.
“The letter to Brian was written before Gabby and Brian left my home to travel. Previously, I submitted an affidavit to the court for very limited purposes, but that’s not the whole story,” she said.
She instructed Brian to burn the letter after reading it on the envelope
Roberta claimed the letter was written with Petito before her son’s trip, and her lawyer released a statement saying it was “in no way connected with Gabby”.
Roberta said in March she wrote to her son, using “quirky” references from books they loved to mend their “strained” relationship
“Now that the letter has been shared, I ask that you read it in its entirety and understand that the letter contains other language than that highlighted by Pat Reilly (the Petitos’ attorney) for the sake of sensationalism and to support his case.”
“I really loved my son and just wanted to let him know how much he meant to me and how much I loved him.” I’m sure people use phrases all the time to express the depth of their love to their loved ones.
“Although I chose words that I thought would have an effect on Brian given our relationship, the letter had nothing to do with Gabby.”
Petito was killed by her fiancé Brian in Wyoming in the summer of 2021 while they were on a road trip.
Investigators concluded that she had died by manual strangulation and had been dead for three to four weeks, and her death was ruled a homicide.
Brian killed Gabby after she injured herself on her journey and believed she wished to die, according to his notebook, which was obtained to authorities.
He later took his own life out of guilt and his skeletal remains were found in a Florida park in October 2021 following a wide-scale manhunt when he disappeared while police were investigating Petito’s death.
He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a wildlife sanctuary near his parents’ home. His notebook was found along with the suspicious letter from Roberta Laundrie.
Roberta said in March she wrote to her son, using “quirky” references from books they loved to mend their “strained” relationship.
She claimed it had nothing to do with Gabby’s murder and said she wrote the letter months before Brian and Gabby left on their cross-country road trip.
“While I don’t know the exact date I wrote the letter, I do know that I wrote it and gave it to Brian before Brian and Gabby left Florida for New York, which is June 2, 2021,” Roberta said .
In her testimony in court, Roberta admitted that her letter contained clues that some would believe concerned her son and Gabby, but insisted there was “no connection” between her letter and the deaths.
“Although I have used words that seem to have a connection to Brian’s actions and his taking over Gabby’s life, it never occurred to me that the events that unfolded between Brian and Gabby months later would have matched the words in my letter would reflect.”
Laundrie later took his own life out of guilt and his skeletal remains were found in a Florida park in October 2021
Roberta and her husband Chris Laundrie found their son’s skeletal remains at Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park this morning
“The words in the letter could never have been a comment on this tragic situation because they were written so many months before.”
Lawyers for the laundry previously filed a motion to stop Gabby’s parents, Joe Petito and Nichole Schmidt, from admitting the letter into evidence in court.
The civil trial between the two families is scheduled to begin in August.
The lawsuit alleges that Laundrie, his parents and their attorney knew Petit was dead when Steve Bertlino, the family’s attorney, released a statement to the media on September 14, 2021.
The statement read, in part: “On behalf of the Laundrie family, we hope that the search for Miss Petito is successful and that Miss Petito is reunited with her family.”
This comes after Petito’s parents filed a civil lawsuit against Laundries’ parents late last year and were awarded $3 million.