Gabby Petito homicide: For Dog the Bounty Hunter, search for Brian Laundrie is personal


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Where is Gabby Petito from?

Gabby Petito was a travel influencer. Originally from Blue Point, New York, Petito lived with Laundrie — apparently her fiancé — and his parents in North Port, Florida. Beginning around 2019, the pair traveled the country together, with Petito documenting their trips on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. The CutWhat We Know About the Disappearance of Gabby Petito

Is Dog the Bounty Hunter on the laundrie case?

Laundrie is a person of interest in the case surrounding Gabby Petito's homicide. Dog the Bounty Hunter has joined the search and is urging people to contact him with tips. INSIDERVideo: Dog the Bounty Hunter at Brian Laundrie's house, joins search

Is Brian laundrie in Florida?

FOX News confirmed that Chapman and his wife Francie are currently in Florida, where Laundrie, who has been missing since last Tuesday, was last seen at Carlton Reserve. ... “Dog and Francie have experienced extreme loss themselves,” the bounty hunter's team said in statement released to FOX News. fox8.comVideo: Dog the Bounty Hunter now helping search for Brian Laundrie in Florida, shows up at family home

When was Gabby Petito reported missing?

Petito was reported missing Sept. 11. Authorities found her remains Sunday at the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area campground in Bridger-Teton National Forest, near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. NBC NewsGabby Petito went missing, then her fiancé: Some say police should have done more

Manhunt for Brian Laundrie continues

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Dog the Bounty Hunter on Ground in Florida at Home of Brian Laundrie as Manhunt Continues 25 September, 2021 - 10:27pm

Dog the Bounty Hunter star Duane "Dog" Chapman is back to work this weekend, joining the search for Brian Laundrie, the person of interest in Gabby Petito's death. Chapman was seen outside the North Port, Florida home Laundrie shares with his parents Saturday afternoon. Laundrie has been missing since Sept. 14, and local authorities are now searching Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County.

Chapman, with cameras and his wife Francie Frane following him, walked up to the Laundrie family home to knock on the screen door. He left the home after a few minutes, reports Fox13 Tampa Bay. Laundrie's parents did not answer the door. Police later went into the home and left a few moments later.

Dog the bounty hunter at the house

Afterward, Chapman said he "wants anyone with information on Brian Laundrie's whereabouts to call me at 833-TELLDOG," and that information will be kept confidential. His team also issued a statement, noting that both he and Frane have "experienced extreme loss themselves" and their "hearts go out to Gabby's family for what they're going through and want to help bring justice for her death."

Chapman first commented on the Petito case on Tuesday when Newsweek asked him how he would search for Laundrie. "We need to run his record," Chapman told the magazine. "We need to see what his background is, as far as domestic violence or anything else." The Dog's Most Wanted star did note that he had no inside information, but that did not stop him from speculating about the case. "You got to start with his friends, family members, find out where are they gone? When's the last time they saw him? What kind of vehicle is he in? There's all kinds of ways to track that vehicle," Chapman said. "I mean, now the investigation is really kicked into high gear."

North Port police, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, and the FBI are searching Carlton Reserve, but they have not turned up anything. North Port Police Department Commander Joe Fussell told Fox13 the grueling search has been worthwhile, even though officials appear to not be closer to finding Laundrie. "The warrant doesn't change anything for us," Fussell said, referring to the federal warrant out for Laundrie's arrest. "We're working as hard to find him now as we did on Day 1."

Petito, 22, disappeared in late August. Laundrie and Petito spent the summer on a cross-country road trip in their 2012 Ford Transit Connect van, but Laundrie returned to his parents' Florida home on Sept. 1 without Petito. Ten days later, her parents in New York reported her missing. On Sept. 19, her remains were found in Bridger-Teton National Park Forest in Wyoming. On Sept. 22, the FBI issued a warrant for Laundrie's arrest for alleged debit card fraud. According to the indictment, Laundrie allegedly used a debit card to obtain $1,000 between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. Laundire was also named a person of interest on Sept. 15, and his parents have reported him missing. The FBI is asking anyone with information on the case to submit tips to or call 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).

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Gabby Petito homicide: For Dog the Bounty Hunter, search for Brian Laundrie is personal

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Dog the Bounty Hunter joins search for Brian Laundrie: ‘I know what the victims feel like’

FIRST ON FOX: Dog the Bounty Hunter arrived at Brian Laundrie’s parents’ home Saturday, knocked on the door and met silence, but he’s already picked up a scent.

"The reason I went to Mr. [Christopher] Laundrie is I carry a reputation with me," he told Fox News Digital moments later. "The reputation is, ‘He gives you a second chance. He’s gonna get you, but he gives you a second chance.’"

The reality TV star and legendary bounty hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman, is a father of 13 who lost a daughter around the same age as Gabby Petito in a car accident in 2006. He was already in Florida on a honeymoon with his wife Francie Chapman, he said, when people began reaching out to him to look into Laundrie’s disappearance.

"I know what the victims feel like," he said.

Petito’s parents and stepparents spent Saturday preparing for a planned funeral for their daughter Sunday, a week after her remains were discovered at a campsite she shared with Laundrie in late August.

Laundrie’s parents reported him missing Friday, Sept. 17, telling police they hadn’t seen him in three days.

"And the dad can still reach out to me, through social media," Chapman said. "Let’s get the kid captured alive. Alive."

On Sept. 19, an FBI-led search discovered the remains of Laundrie’s fiancée, Petito, at the Spread Creek dispersed camping area north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Laundrie was named a person of interest in her disappearance and is the subject of a federal indictment for alleged debit card fraud, prompting a warrant that Chapman carried with him Saturday.

"We had a lot of requests that I get in on this," Chapman said. "This is what I do for a living, for 45 years."

With a search underway at a swampy reserve near Laundrie’s home, many outside experts say they don’t believe he could survive there.

Surviving in the swamp would be difficult enough, Chapman said, and thermal vision devices used by law enforcement make eluding capture even harder. 

Chapman, who has his own anonymous tip line (833-TELL-DOG), said he’s getting calls every two or three minutes. His wife, Francie Chapman, stood a few feet away fielding a steady stream of calls.

Much of the information he’s received points toward the Appalachian Trail, where Laundrie camped previously. So if he’s not in the Carlton Reserve, as many suspect, Laundrie may be along the trail.

"If there’s anywhere out there that looks the hottest, that could be the area," Chapman said.

If Laundrie skipped town, investigators must figure out where he went and begin their search with dogs, infrared and other technology, Chapman said.

"I think he’s young enough, not an experienced criminal, but what is his greatest experience? Outdoorsman. — that’s what he does the best," Chapman said. "I don’t think he can shoplift, live on the run, live in cheap hotels. On a one-to-10 he’s probably a six, compared to the outdoorsmen and some of the guys I’ve captured."

So, Chapman’s hunch is Laundrie is on the trail. 

"What’s in his blood is in them hills," Chapman added. 

And Chapman is no stranger to the Appalachian Trail himself. He took part in a massive manhunt in upstate New York in 2015 for two escaped murderers.

And if Laundrie does turn out to be in the swamp, he would have to be moving by night when authorities suspend their search and trying to hide by day.

Chapman agrees with other experts that Laundrie’s probably not in Mexico.

"A White boy that doesn’t know Spanish, the cartel’s gonna grab him for the reward," he said. "So he’s not down there."

So he’s likely in the states and probably somewhere along the East Coast, according to Chapman.

"Somebody else knows where he’s at, where they dropped him off at, or did they drop him off?" Chapman said. "That person is gonna tell us because, again, we're not the police. This is anonymous."

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