Dog the Bounty Hunter has officially joined the manhunt for Brian Laundrie, the Florida man wanted in connection with the death of his fiancee, Gabby Petito, whose body was located on a remote campsite in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park last week. The TV personality, real name Duane Chapman, turned up at the home of Laundrie’s parents, Christopher and Roberta, and knocked on the door, WFLA reports. Unsurprisingly, no one answered.
- Chapman wants to bring the Brian Laundrie manhunt to a close. Asked by a News Nation reporter why he was there, Chapman replied pretty frankly: “Come on, you know.” Laundrie was reportedly last seen by his family on September 14 and his whereabouts are currently unknown.
- If anyone can find him, Dog the Bounty Hunter can. All jokes about his reality TV status aside, Chapman has decades of experience hunting down criminals who don’t want to be found. While there are plenty of qualified authorities doing the search, Chapman knows all the tricks of the trade and just may be able to find Brian Laundrie.
- Chapman is calling for tips from anyone who has them. Talking to local news crews present on the scene, Chapman urged members of the public who know anything about Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts or have any tips for the manhunt to call 833-TELL-DOG.
- Laundrie is wanted not just in connection with Petito’s death but for federal fraud charges too. Authorities revealed last week that Laundrie was now wanted on charges of debit card fraud, having withdrawn or made purchases in excess of $1,000 after Petito was reported missing.