Brian Laundrie's parents call 911 on Dog the Bounty Hunter as he finds fresh campsite
The bounty hunter joined the search over the weekend
Duane Chapman, a.k.a. 'Dog the Bounty Hunter', has apparently made somewhat of a breakthrough in the Brian Laundrie case, who is still missing after the disappearance and death of his fiancé, Gabby Petito.
Chapman claimed on Monday that he had found a campsite Brian Laundrie and his parents stayed at after Laundrie returned home without Petito.
According to Fox News, the 68-year-old bounty hunter and former bail bondsman was given a tip-off that Laundrie and his parents went off into a Florida campground in early September, but only two of them were seen leaving. However, it is also understood that Laundrie's parents have called 911 on the bounty hunter himself.
Chapman only joined the manhunt this past weekend but told reporters that he had received "over 1,000 leads". On Saturday, he turned up at their home in North Port, Florida and banged on the door looking to ask them about their son's whereabouts but they did not answer. It was at this point that mother Roberta Laundrie is believed to have called the police.
North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor said, “We’ve been called to the house numerous times for all sorts of issues. Media, protesters, celebrity searchers. It’s not something normal. If the family calls and is concerned, we will respond like we would for anyone.”
Regardless, Chapman is continuing his pursuit and this particular lead alleges that the 23-year-old suspect spent the night in Fort De Soto Park with his parents twice between September 1st-3rd and then again from the 6th-8th.
Dog went on to say: "They were registered, went through the gate. They’re on camera. They were here. We think at least if he’s not here right now, we are sure he was caught on camera as he went in the gate — that he was here for sure. Not over in the swamp." You can see the full interview down below.
Meanwhile, Brian's parents claim they "do not know where [he] is.", as their attorney, Steven Bertolino, issued a statement saying, "They are concerned about Brian and hope the FBI can locate him.
"The speculation by the public and some in the press that the parents assisted Brian in leaving the family home or in avoiding arrest on a warrant that was issued after Brian had already been missing for several days is just wrong," the statement read.
Laundrie hasn't been seen since he told his parents he was going for a hike into Carlton Reserve on September 14th and was reported as missing shortly after.
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