Roberta Laundrie wrote a letter offering to “assist” her son, apparently in the time period after Brian Laundrie killed Gabby Petito and when he committed suicide.
Patrick Riley, an attorney for Petito’s family, told NewsNation that the Laundries’ attorney, Steven Bartolino, has possession of the letter, which reads “burn after you read this” on the envelope.
“It’s a pretty interesting, pretty odd letter,” Riley said.
Riley also said he has asked Bertolino to preserve the letter as evidence in the Petito family’s lawsuit against the Laundries. He said he has read the letter, which was separate from the notebook found near Brian Laundrie’s body after he shot himself.
“My understanding is that the letter, at one point, had been in the van. But then it was taken from the Laundrie home during the time when the search warrant was executed,” he said.
Riley also said that the letter appeared to come as a “surprise” to Bertolino. He said the offer to assist had something to do with Gabby Petito, but he declined to elaborate until he had a copy of the letter in his hands, saying he didn’t “want to paraphrase something that serious.”
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