Gabby Petito’s heartbreaking love letter to killer boyfriend Brian Laundrie revealed
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Gabby Petito’s heartbreaking love letter to killer boyfriend Brian Laundrie revealed

  • In a heartbreaking letter, Petito pleaded with Laundrie to stop calling her names
  • She also confessed her love and said that they could work on the van together



Gabby Petito begged her boyfriend Brian Laundrie to stop calling her names, professing her love for him in a heartbreaking love letter sent ahead of their ill-fated 2021 trip.

“Brian, you know how much I love you, so (and I say this with love) just stop crying and don’t call me names because we are a team and I am here with you,” Petito wrote in an undated letter included in a collection of documents released Monday by FBI.

The 22-year-old travel blogger then apologized for “getting upset over a stupid piece of paper,” though it’s unclear what the argument was about.

“Yes, I know I can be a baby sometimes, but that’s because you give me this energy and I just love you too much it hurts,” Petito wrote.

“So your pain is killing me,” she said. “I don’t want to be negative, but I’m frustrated that I can’t do anything more.”

Gabby Petito, 22, wrote a heartbreaking letter to her then-boyfriend Brian Laundrie, confessing her love and begging him to stop calling her names
The two went on a cross-country ride in a van in 2021 when Laundrie killed Petito

Petito then promised that when he returned from New York, she would work with him on a van that they would drive around the country.

“We can work on the van together and now it is OUR dreams,” she noted.

“So I hope you understand when I’m upset because I love you too much,” Petito concluded.

‘Now stop crying!!! And come home and tell me you love me with a big hug.

While traveling across the country, Laundrie murdered Petito, leaving her body in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming while he returned to Sarasota, Florida.

He later went missing and was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Petito apologized for getting “upset over a stupid piece of paper,” although it’s unclear what the argument was about
She promised that when he returned from New York, she would work with him on the van that they would drive across the country

During a frantic search for the 22-year-old blogger, agents searched Laundrie’s parents’ home in South Florida, the contents of which were recently published Monday in a nearly 400-page document.

In addition to the heartbreaking love letter, the newly revealed evidence included drawings from Laundrie’s notebook.

One of them featured a skull surrounded by the words “kill”, while another had the words “trust no one” written multiple times.

Laundrie also wrote about his struggles with mental health, noting that at one point he contemplated suicide and kept a revolver under his mattress.

In one journal entry, Laundrie repeatedly wrote “trust no one”

“About a year ago I fell into a kind of mania during which I punched holes in the walls with my head, kicked (sic!) pictures, tore apart everything I was working on, poured gasoline on myself to burn myself alive, but I took the lighter wet, parked in murder land and “I’m listening to Mac (unclear, but it could be ‘DeMarco’) with a gun to his head, fighting alligators,” Laundrie wrote in his journal on October 26, 2018.

“I wanted to die and the strange thing is that nothing has changed, but the timer is running out.

– Under the mattress on which I am lying there is a loaded 357 Magnum revolver. Pulling the trigger and all my problems will be over,” he wrote.

In another undated diary entry, Laundrie described a nightmare he had, which likely involved Petito leaving him.

“The ocean pours out of her blue eyes and the fire has gone out. In one word, the pain disappeared. “Brian?” – wrote Laundrie.

“Oh how sweet she says we should meet, but you know when you walk out that door she’ll be gone again. You return (sic) to the car, haunted by eyes you will never look into again.

“The pain burns fresh because you know it’s only today. You wake up and you both (sic) are free,” Laundrie wrote.

Laundrie left Petito’s body in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming while he returned to Sarasota, Florida, where he later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Other items collected by the FBI included hundreds of bullets, several magazines, and a bill of sale and manuals for Ruger .380 and Glock 49mm pistols and a compound bow equipped with a scope.

The materials found included copies of “The Watchtower,” an illustrated religious magazine published by Jehovah’s Witnesses in New York, and Chuck Palahniuk’s novel “Choking,” about a con artist who pretends to choke on food to obtain sympathy checks from others.

Near Petito’s body, agents also noted in an affidavit supporting a search warrant application for Laundrie’s home that they found two shots and a “speed-loading revolver containing ammunition.”

The FBI then discovered that Laundrie had written in a notebook that she was responsible for Petito’s death.

A lawyer representing the Petito family told the New York Post that the documents prove Laundrie “was undoubtedly a narcissist and manipulator capable of violence.”