Gabby Petito's 'last texts and postcards' sent to Brian Laundrie's sister revealed
Brian Laundrie's sister Cassie Laundrie received several postcards from Petito, from Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park and Red Canyon
The 'prime suspect' in Gabby Petito's disappearance, her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie's sister Cassie Laundrie revealed some 'final texts and postcards' sent to her by Gabby. The screenshot of Petito's text and postcards were first shared on Twitter by WABC reporter Kristin Thorne as Brian's home was declared 'scene of crime' and cops launched a full-fledged search inside the house, removing his parents from the property briefly on Monday, September 20. According to the screenshot released, Petito sent a text to Cassie on August 10, which talked about Cassie's sons.
"Ahh oh my gosh I can’t believe school started already!!! Haha I saw your post on Instagram! So cute!! Send me the picture of the boys to show Brian!! Lol and I love their backpacks too!!", Petito's text read. "We’re in arches right now so we don’t have be [sic] best WiFi, but we did send you some mail, " she added, referring to the Arches National Park north of Moab in Utah. Cassie also received several postcards from Petito, from Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park and Red Canyon.
"Guess what!! Oh my Gosh! Me and uncle Brian were sitting on a Rock eating a snack after our long walk, and the fattest Squirrel I’ve ever seen!!! Came Right on my lap!! And with its tiny Hands Stole a piece of the granola bar I was eating!! Can you Believe it!," Petito wrote in one of her postcards addressing Cassie's sons. "He must steal everyone's Food … oh man! That’s wild! A Squirrel!!!! Lol! Aunt Gabby, " she added. In another postcard, Gabby wrote, "Uncle Brian and I miss you so much! Everywhere we go Reminds us of you, like the Red Rocks at Bryce Canyon! The sky here is so open, there’s more stars than I’ve ever seen!! Scorpio is so Big and bright every night! It’s always the first one me and uncle Brian Spot! Love Aunt Gabby."
During an interview on Friday, September 17, Cassie stated that she hadn’t yet spoken to her brother Brian after he had returned alone to Florida in the couple’s van on September 1. "I haven’t been able to talk to him. I wish I had information where I could give more, " she said. "Obviously me and my family want Gabby to be found safe. She's like a sister and my children love her, and all I want is for her to come home safe and found and this to be just a big misunderstanding, " Cassie added.
Meanwhile, the FBI has finished combing through Brian's family home in Florida and the investigation is ongoing. Human remains that officials believe to be of Petito's were found in an undeveloped camping area in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest on the eastern edge of Grand Teton National Park on Sept 19. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept 21 to confirm the identity.