Pet dog the Bounty Hunter stated he believes that Brian Laundrie is however alive somewhere in the wilderness because he’s a “survivalist” and showed no sign that he experienced programs to take his very own lifestyle.
“I would assume, you know, he is alive. Not alive and accomplishing properly but he’s alive,” the actuality Tv set star, whose real identify is Duane Chapman, told TMZ on Monday.
Chapman, 68, said he has no purpose to believe that the 23-12 months-old fugitive — who is sought for questioning in Gabby Petito’s disappearance and demise — was suicidal when he took off amid mounting awareness to the situation.
“There’s no evidence of him currently being suicidal like that any place. And you know he did not say that to any person,” he reported.
“If you go to his Instagram webpages and glance what type of human being he actually is and the publications that he reads, and particularly a extremely most loved e-book, [those are] not books for suicidal persons.”
Laundrie’s shared YouTube website page with Petito highlighted a clip of him looking through Jeff VanderMeer’s “Annihilation,” a novel about persons discovering uncharted terrain who go lacking.
Chapman reported he thinks that Laundrie may possibly be hiding out in Fort de Soto Park in Pinellas County, wherever he camped out past month with his household.
“He goes fishing or tenting … with his mom and dad, though he’s down listed here in that camp region, the bomb drops,” Chapman stated, referring to the information of Petito’s disappearance. “Brian Laundrie hits nationwide information. They are looking at that on tv and they are going, ‘Oh no.’”
“So ideal then, they experienced to make selections and considering the fact that he’s a survivalist — he’s been on the Appalachian Mountains for two months at a time by himself … That was the only detail to do,” he ongoing.
Chapman reported he’s collected evidence that implies Laundrie was still in the area a few days back.
“Is he below a couple of days ago? Totally. But he could have acquired out through night? Then he’d have to have enable from, I guess it may well be close to a spouse and children member, and you know he’s taken off someplace else,” he reported.
Laundrie was on a cross-place journey with Petito when she vanished in late August.
The overall body of the 22-12 months-old Extended Island indigenous was found at a distant Wyoming campground on Sept. 19, practically three weeks following Laundrie returned property to the couple’s Florida home without her.
Laundrie refused to cooperate with authorities and took off on Sept. 14, according to his mother and father, and has because been the subject matter of a significant manhunt.