Reality TV star Duane “Canine the Bounty Hunter” Chapman is on the scent of Brian Laundrie, who’s the topic of an arrest warrant for actions following the demise of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito.
Chapman, who efficiently captured dozens of criminals on the run throughout his present Canine the Bounty Hunter, mentioned he is investigating a tip that Laundrie and his mother and father went to a Florida campground 75 miles away from the household house in early September. The Laundrie household had been mentioned to have stayed in Fort De Soto Park twice between Sept. 1-3 and Sept. 6-8, and the second time solely two folks left, in line with Chapman.
“They had been registered, went by means of the gate. They’re on digital camera. They had been right here,” Chapman advised Fox Information on Monday. “We predict a minimum of if he’s not right here proper now, we’re positive he was caught on digital camera as he went within the gate — that he was right here for positive.”
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Laundrie returned alone to his Florida house on Sept. 1 from a cross-country highway journey with 22-year-old Petito, who was later discovered lifeless in Wyoming’s Grand Teton Nationwide Park. His household final reported seeing him on Sept. 14. The FBI mentioned Laundrie was an individual of curiosity in Petito’s demise and disappearance, and a federal warrant for his arrest was issued final week for alleged bank card fraud.
Police have been trying to find Laundrie within the Carlton Reserve in Florida, which is dense and swampy. Fort De Soto Park is simpler to look — and survive in — than the place the searchers have been focusing.
The Laundrie household’s counsel mentioned they don’t have anything to do with their son’s disappearance and are anxious about his well-being.
“They’re involved about Brian and hope the FBI can find him,” their lawyer mentioned in a press release. “The hypothesis by the general public and a few within the press that the mother and father assisted Brian in leaving the household house or in avoiding arrest on a warrant that was issued after Brian had already been lacking for a number of days is simply fallacious.”