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GABBY PETITO CASE: 'burn after reading' letter released

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NORTH PORT — A letter meant for Brian Laundrie is now available for the world to see.

The letter, written by Roberta Laundrie, was ruled as valid evidence Wednesday in the ongoing civil case between Gabby Petito’s parents and the Laundrie family.

Bake a Cake

One line in the letter mentioned in court argument as a reference to “bake a cake with a file in it” to show the extent of Roberta Laundrie’s love for her son, Brian Laundrie. Brian Laundrie wrote in a journal that he killed his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, while the couple was out West. He died by suicide in a county forest reserve near North Port.

Burn After Reading

The phrase “Burn After Reading” on the letter is alleged by the Roberta Laundrie to Brian Laundrie is reportedly a to reference a book by the same name that the family was familiar with.

Bible Verse

The letter trails off with Roberta Laundrie adding a verse from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans from the New Testament.

Gabby Petito cellphone image

The law firm of Parker & McConkie, based in Utah, released a selfie taken by Gabby Petito after being attacked by Brian Laundrie.

ChrisLaundrie100721sw (copy)

Christopher Laundrie returns to his North Port home in October 2021 after going to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park to work with police to search for his son, Brian Laundrie. Brian Laundrie’s remains were later found in that area.


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