FBI releases Gabby Petito love letter to Brian Laundrie amid hundreds of pages of evidence

The FBI released hundreds of pages worth of documents surrounding the Gabby Petito murder case, including a love letter she wrote to her killer, Brian Laundrie.

In the undated handwritten letter, first obtained by FOX News, Petito wrote "I love you so much it hurts," while apologizing to Laundrie for getting upset "over a dumb piece of paper" and urging him to "stop crying! And come home and say you love me with a big hug."

Petito, a 22-year-old native of New York's Long Island, disappeared late in the summer of 2021, making headlines around the world. Her body was later found in Wyoming, not far from where she was last seen while she and Laundrie were in the middle of a cross-country road trip. The couple was engaged at the time.

Laundrie also disappeared not long after Petito was reported missing. His remains were found in October 2021 in the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County. Documents show he had driven Petito's van back to Laundrie's parents' home in North Port and refused to speak with investigators prior to vanishing.

The latest documents also show Laundrie wrote in his journal about suicide and kept a revolver under his mattress.

Petito and Laundrie's families each told FOX News they were not made aware ahead of time that the FBI was going to release the latest documents.

READ: Gabby Petito's mom forgives killer Brian Laundrie but calls out 'evil' Roberta: 'You deserve to be forgotten'

Petito's death led to her parents and stepparents launching a foundation in her honor aimed at combating domestic violence and raising awareness of missing persons cases. Last year, the nonprofit donated $100,000 to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 (SAFE).

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