In August 2021, 22-year-old Gabby Petito was found dead in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest. Subsequently, it was discovered that she was killed by her fiancé Brian Laundrie.
Since then, Petito’s family has been trying to get justice for her. Recently, new evidence in the case suggests that Laundrie’s mother perhaps offered him help to bury Petito’s body.
The concerned lawsuit was filed by Petito’s family alleging Laundrie’s parents, Roberta and Christopher Laundrie of outrageous behavior inflicting emotional distress while they were looking for Gabby.
Did Laundrie’s mother help him bury Gabby Petito’s body?
The details of the case suggest that Roberta and Christopher intentionally tried to ignore texts and calls from Petito family, causing them emotional and mental distress. They didn’t respond to Petito’s parents entirely while they were frantically looking for their daughter in 2021.
Recently, the plaintiffs’ lawyer Patrick Reilly has presented to the court the new evidence. It suggests that Roberta Laundrie offered to help Brian bury Petito’s body after the murder. Reilly said that he has seen the letter at an FBI regional office and it expressed things “including helping him get out of prison, getting a shovel and some other things”.
Moreover, the letter in question was kept in an envelope that read, “burn after reading”.
Defense attorney for Laundrie’s parents said that the letter has no relevance to the case. They accept the existence of the letter but claimed that it was written before Brian and Gabby’s trip.
Reilly pushes back that the letter is not dated and it should be presented to the jury. As a matter of fact, Judge Danielle Brewer also said on Tuesday, “I don’t see how it wouldn’t be relevant to the action.” The case is scheduled to go on trial in August this year.