Brian Laundrie Manhunt: Tipster Sends Dog The Bounty Hunter To Florida Campground 75 Miles From The Family Home
Published in Sep 2021 / Updated in Oct 2021
Dog the Bounty Hunter allegedly has new leads on Brian Laundrie's whereabouts.
Brian Laundrie, who has been charged for unauthorized use of credit card, and is a person of interest in the homicide of Gabby Petito, has been missing for two weeks now.
On Saturday, Dog the Bounty Hunter, real name Duane Chapman, came to Laundrie's family home, knocked on the door, stating that he wanted to talk to Brian's father face to face.
Here is what Dog found out by now.
Tips Are Pouring In
Chapman opened a line for tips, and he claims he received thousands of tips regarding Brian Laundrie's movement since the begging of September.
Talking to Fox News, Dog said that Laundrie and his parents went to Fort De Soto Park twice, from 1-3 September and 6-8 September.
The real-life bounty hunter stated:
"We think at least if he's not here right now, we are sure he was caught on camera as he went in the gate — that he was here for sure. Not over in the swamp."
"Allegedly, what we're hearing, is two people left on the 8th. Three people came in on the 6th, and two people left on the 8th. I think he's been here for sure."
Fort De Soto Park is located near Brian's family home, and the conditions are much better than in swampy Carlton Reserve.
After Dog visited the Laundrie home, they called the police on him.
Laundrie family attorney released a statement, claiming that Brian's parents, Chris and Roberta, "do not know where Brian is."
"They are concerned about Brian and hope the FBI can locate him."
"The speculation by the public and some in the press that the parents assisted Brian in leaving the family home or in avoiding arrest on a warrant that was issued after Brian had already been missing for several days is just wrong."
The statement comes after numerous people started gathering in front of the Laundrie family home demanding justice for Gabby. In the last few days, the protestors became increasingly annoyed by the silence from the family and their alleged involvement in their son's disappearance.
Gabby's Funeral Was On Sunday
Gabby Petito was laid to rest on Sunday, approximately a month after her death.
Gabby, 22, was on a road trip with Brian Laundrie, 23. The two were living together with his parents and were engaged to be married.
Though Laundrie returned on September 1, Gabby was seen arguing with him on August 27. Additionally, Gabby's mom claims that her daughter was last seen at 7 a.m. on August 30 at Grand Teton National Park.
Schmidt, Gabby's mom, wrote in the report that her Long Island home was a "probable destination."
Gabby was laid to rest, but the search for the only person of interest in her homicide case is at all-time heights.
Petito's case gives hope to many other families of missing people. It might even lead to changes regarding possible domestic disturbances and how police respond to resolve these conflicts.
Utah's town of Moab officers, who stopped Gabby and Brian, are allegedly under investigation.
This is a developing story, and the results of Gabby Petito's autopsy will, most likely, be available today or tomorrow. However, it does not mean that the public will know any more than we know at this point.