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Dog the Bounty Hunter calls on Brian Laundrie to turn himself in

Dog the Bounty Hunter joined the search for Brian Laundrie. Now, he has some advice for him

Dog the Bounty Hunter at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C.
Dog the Bounty Hunter attends a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. He has some advice for the missing Brian Laundrie — turn yourself in.
Richard Shiro, Associated Press

Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman has some advice for the missing Brian Laundrie — turn yourself in.

Chapman, who joined the search for Brian Laundrie in the last month, told The Sun the recent autopsy results in the death of Gabby Petito make Brian Laundrie look guilty, and he should turn himself in before things get worse.

  • “His best decision now would be to turn himself in,” Chapman said, according to the New York Post.
  • He said Laundrie’s “continued evasion of law enforcement makes him look guilty.
  • “I can’t fathom how Brian’s parents can live with themselves. They need to be doing more to signal Brian to stop running,” he told The Sun.

On Tuesday, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue said that Gabby Petito died by strangulation about three to four before her body was found, as I wrote for the Deseret News. He said her body has been in the wilderness on the outskirts of a Wyoming national park during that time.

Petito and her boyfriend, Laundrie, had been on a cross-country road trip during the summer that brought them to Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Her body was found in Wyoming on Sunday, Sept. 19.

  • Before authorities found her body, Laundrie had returned home to Florida on Sept. 1. He then went missing a few days later, with his family reporting him missing on Sept. 17.
  • Laundrie’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Dog the Bounty Hunter — a reality TV star who has caught dozens of criminals over the years for his show — joined the search for Laundrie at the end of September. He kicked off his investigation with a tip that Laundrie and his parents went to Fort De Soto Park, a campground that is about 75 miles away from their home in North Port, Florida.

Days later, public records showed that Brian Laundrie’s mother, Roberta Laundrie, visited the Fort De Soto Park during that time, checking into “Site 001-Waterfront” from Sept. 6 to Sept. 8, according to WFLA.