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Gabby Petito's Emotional Love Letter Begging Brian Laundrie to 'Stop Crying' Released by FBI

Gabby Petito's letter showed that the couple had issues that they were trying to resolve.
Cover Image Source: YouTube/WFLA News Channel 8
Cover Image Source: YouTube/WFLA News Channel 8

Officials have released several new documents related to the infamous Petito murder case of 2022. Among the documents is a letter written by Gabby Petito to Brian Laundrie, in which she pleads with her boyfriend to "stop crying" and work out their problems, Fox News reported.

The letter was likely written before their ill-fated trip where Petito eventually lost her life. In the letter, Petito references coming back from NY. The content of the letter is indicative of a fight between the couple, which Petito appears to be attempting to sort out. 

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Photo by John-Mark Smith
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Photo by John-Mark Smith

In the letter, Petito asked Laundrie to stop calling her names and assured him that she would "always have (his) back," CBS News reported. Petito also added that love for him often caused her to lose her calm with him.

"You know how much I love you, so (and I'm writing this with love) just please stop crying and stop calling me names because we're a team and I'm here with you," Petito wrote, in part. "I'm always going to have your back...I just love you too much, like so much it hurts. So you in pain is killing me. I'm not trying to be negative but I'm frustrated there's not more I can do."


In the letter Petito apologized to Laundrie for getting mad over a "dumb piece of paper," Fox News reported.

Gabby Petito also mentions how she gets affected by Laundrie's problems.

"I hope you understand when I'm upset, it's cause you make me love you too much," Petito wrote on a second page. "Now…stop crying! And come home and say you love me with a big hug."


The letter and over 300 pages of documents related to the investigation were released by the FBI. Other items released by the federal agency include personal belongings of the couple, internal FBI notes about the case, warrant returns, and police reports from local agencies around the country.

One document, a North Port, Florida, search warrant, states that a person who was in regular touch with Petito was aware of the tensions between the couple, Fox News reported. Investigators also released photographs of sketches done by Laundrie as well as his journals.


One journal entry has him fantasizing about suicide and sharing how he has a revolver under his mattress, Fox News reported.

Petito and Laundrie had both been living in Florida, and at the time of the alleged murder were on a cross-country trip that Petito was covering on her social media. Her last post was uploaded on August 25, 2022, and she was reported missing by her parents on Sept. 11 after they did not hear from her for days.

Four days later, Laundrie was considered a person of interest and a warrant was issued. On Sept. 19, Petito's remains were found in Wyoming. Analysis ruled Petito's death a homicide by strangulation, CBS News reported.


On October 20, Laundrie's remains were found at a Florida reserve. Along with his body, investigators also found personal items, including a notebook in which he confessed to killing Petito. A month later, the Laundrie family's attorney announced that Brian had died by suicide.

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