Brian Laundrie’s sister shared postcards sent to her by Gabby Petito on the couple’s road trip.
Cassie Laundrie sent condolences to Petito’s family after a body matching Petito’s description was found.
The full results of the autopsy are expected on Tuesday.
The sister of Gabby Petito’s boyfriend shared on Monday postcards and texts she said the 22-year-old sent her from the couple’s road trip.
Laundrie’s sister Cassie also offered her condolences to Petito’s family in a statement on Monday that said, “Gabby was a fun and loving influence to ‘the boys’ as she always referred to them,” ABC News reported.
A body matching Petito’s description was found on Sunday near Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, after a massive missing-person search. The results of an autopsy are expected on Tuesday.
“The boys” in question are Cassie Laundrie’s children, to whom Petito appears to have addressed cheerful postcards from her road trip with Laundrie.
Signing the cards “Aunt Gabby,” Petito wrote about the things she had seen in her “van-life” trip.
“Oh my gosh! Me and Uncle Brian were sitting on a rock eating a snack after a long walk, and the fattest squirrel I’ve ever seen!!! Came right on my lap!!” she wrote on one card.
“The sky here is so open, there’s more stars than I’ve ever seen!!” she wrote on another card, apparently from Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park.
Other cards shared with ABC4 showed colorful drawings of the rock formations the couple saw on their trip. “The rocks here are so cool!!” Petito wrote.
“Uncle Brian and I have seen many different rock-types, I knew there were different kinds of rocks, but I didn’t know that some are different formations, did you?” she continued.
In the text message, dated August 10, Petito was similarly upbeat, mentioning the children’s return to school and asking for pictures of them.
“We’re in arches right now so we don’t have be best WiFi, but we did send you some mail,” she wrote, adding a hugging emoji. Arches is likely a reference to Utah’s Arches National Park, which the couple’s social media suggested they visited.
Cassie Laundrie is the only member of Laundrie’s family to have spoken directly with media since Petito went missing. She gave ABC News an interview on September 17, in which she described Petito as being “like a sister.”
Two people believed to be law enforcement were seen visiting Cassie Laundrie’s Lakewood Ranch home on Monday, Fox 13 News reported.
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