Tv character Duane Lee Chapman, much better known as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” has joined the manhunt for Brian Laundrie, the fugitive boyfriend of slain Lengthy Island indigenous Gabby Petito.
The actuality Tv set star was found banging on the display screen door of the North Port, Florida, household exactly where Petito and Laundrie lived with his parents on Saturday.
Laundrie, 23, vanished Sept. 14, a few days right after Petito’s family claimed her missing. The pair experienced been on a cross-place van trip going to national parks when her spouse and children turned suspicious after she stopped contacting, but sent a number of incongruous texts.
Her body was identified Sept. 19 at a campground in Wyoming’s Bridger Teton Countrywide Forest, not far from Grand Teton Countrywide Park.
Wednesday, the FBI issued an arrest warrant for Laundrie, dependent on his suspected use of Petito’s debit card on Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, presumably as he drove back to Florida in Petito’s van. He is the only individual of curiosity in the demise of Petito that the FBI has named.
“Dog and [his wife] Francie have expert extraordinary loss themselves. Their hearts go out to Gabby’s loved ones and want to enable carry justice for her demise,” their agent stated in a statement.
Even though Chapman was attempting to join with Laundrie’s mothers and fathers, dozens of law enforcement officers continued to comb through a swampy, 25,000-acre character reserve where by he went for a hike and hardly ever returned.
“I want anyone with information on Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts to connect with me at 833-TELLDOG,” he reported in the statement. He explained he will cooperate with authorities but continue to keep the names of any informants private.