A Florida engineer is adamant he spoke with Brian Laundrie on a deserted street in the vicinity of the Appalachian Path in North Carolina on Saturday morning.
Dennis Davis’ alleged face with the boyfriend of slain Prolonged Island indigenous Gabby Petito comes as police receive suggestions that Laundrie may well be traversing the path, the world’s longest footpath.
“There is no question in my mind I spoke to Brian Laundrie — none in anyway,” Davis, 53, claimed.
“Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter sent me an audio file of Brian’s voice and the voice was the exact same I heard.”
A missing and dazed man allegedly waved down Davis on Waterville Street, the place the Appalachian Trail runs nearby the border of North Carolina and Tennessee.
The Appalachians is comprehended to be an place acquainted to Laundrie, who was previously described to have at the time lived there “by himself for months.”
The gentleman believed to be Laundrie pulled his auto up together with Davis to request for directions to California working with only back roadways and refused Davis’ recommendation to get close by Interstate 40.
Davis, a father of 4 now mountaineering the Appalachian Trail, claimed the Laundrie-look-alike acted skittish and rambled about getting in a battle with his girlfriend.
Davis said he believes if the person was Laundrie he was “wigged out” from currently being on the operate and the problem with Petito.
“He explained ‘man, I’m shed.’ I said ‘what are you trying to uncover?’ and he explained ‘me and my girlfriend received in a fight but she referred to as me, advised me she loves me, and I have to get to California to see her.’
“I stated ‘well, I-40 is proper there and you could get it west to California’ and he claimed, ‘I’m just going to consider this highway into California’.
“He was fearful and not earning sense.”
Davis did not instantly acknowledge the man as the fugitive until finally he pulled more than and looked up pics of the outlaw on his cellular phone.
The gentleman Davis sighted drove a white or mild-coloured decide on up truck resembling a Ford F-150 and wore a darkish bandana on his head.
Davis is frustrated three phone calls to the FBI and 911 phone calls in each North Carolina and Tennessee have not been returned by regulation enforcement.
In spite of the road being dim, Davis stated the headlights from both idle autos ended up sufficient to see the guy at these shut vary.
“Obviously, as a father with a daughter, I want to do regardless of what I can to help the spouse and children discover closure and get this person off the streets,” he reported.
“Law enforcement is possibly having tens of millions of prospects on this guy, but I am not some goofball out there doing prescription drugs in the center of the evening, I am a extremely educated specialist.
“And I know that was the dude. There is no question about it.
“We have this direct but no one’s undertaking nearly anything, not even a cellphone simply call.”
Laundrie returned to Florida from a cross-country excursion with no his girlfriend and journey companion Gabby Petito, 22, on Sept. 1.
Petito was officially described lacking Sept. 11 and later identified useless in Wyoming.
Laundrie continues to be the sole person of interest in the scenario. He went lacking on Sept. 14, according to his dad and mom, who only documented it to police three times later.
There is an lively warrant for his arrest on fraud charges for applying someone’s financial institution card all around the time Petito disappeared.