Brian Laundrie’s mother offered him “a shovel and garbage bags” if he needed to dispose of a body, according to a “burn after reading” letter, court documents show.
The parents of Laundrie’s fiance Gabby Petito have been given the letter after a Florida judge denied a request from his parents to withhold it.
The Petitos are suing the Laundries for emotional distress following their daughter’s death while Brian and Gabby were traveling together.
The letter was released after arguments by lawyers as to whether it is relevant to the lawsuit, which is set to be heard in May next year.
Gabby’s body was found at Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest in September 2021 and her death was ruled a homicide by manual strangulation.
Laundrie took his own life the following month, but the FBI said that he had written in a notebook that he was responsible for her death.
The “burn after reading” letter was found in his backpack.
The Petito family’s lawyer shared a copy of the letter, written by Roberta Laundrie, with NBC News.