Mysterious death of Gabrielle Petito: the most famous bounty hunter of the United States promises to find Brian Laundrie
Steph Deschamps / September 27, 2021
Duane Lee Chapman, better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter is America's most famous bounty hunter. He joined the manhunt to find Brian Laundrie, promising to catch the fugitive boyfriend of Long Island native Gabby Petito before his 24th birthday on November 18.
The reality TV star was seen knocking on the screen door of the parental home where Petito and Laundrie lived with the young man's parents in Florida. He later told the New York Post that he had already received hundreds of tips on his phone line, many of which point to Laundrie being somewhere along the Appalachian Mountains (The Appalachian Mountains are a mountain range in eastern North America stretching from Newfoundland in the north to the central state of Alabama in the south) where he was known to camp for months at a time.
That's where the most reports are coming from, Dog told The Post. Gabrielle's friend, Rose Davis, told me she was 100 percent sure and that was because of his background. He bragged that he had been camping there for months before.
Duane Lee Chapman is not convinced that Laundrie is on the Carlton Reservation near his home, which is being thoroughly searched by authorities. Laundrie, 23, went missing on Sept. 14, three days after Petito's family reported him missing. The couple was on a road trip across the United States in a van to visit national parks when her family did not hear from her.
The young woman's body was found on September 19 in a campsite in the Bridger Teton National Forest in Wyoming, not far from Grand Teton National Park. On Wednesday, the FBI issued a warrant for Laundrie's arrest based on his alleged use of Petito's debit card on Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, presumably while driving back to Florida in Petito's van. He is the only person of interest in Petito's death that the FBI has named.