Dog the Bounty Hunter says Brian Laundrie’s family went to Fort De Soto Park campground
Dog the Bounty Hunter suggests Brian Laundrie parents might have been staying at the Fort De Soto Park campground
Dog the Bounty Hunter — a reality TV star who has caught dozens of criminals over the years — started investigating the search for Brian Laundrie, and he’s already offered a major breakthrough in the case.
Dog the Bounty Hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman, has been helping with the search for Brian Laundrie, the missing boyfriend of the late Gabby Petito, who was found dead by homicide in Wyoming after a nearly two-week search.
Chapman — who has his own reality show, “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” — said he was recently investigating a tip that Laundrie and his parents went to Fort De Soto Park, a campground about 75 miles away from their home in North Port, Florida.
According to Chapman, the Laundrie family stayed at the park Sept. 1-3 and Sept. 6-8. On the second trip, he said, only two people left the campground, per The Washington Examiner.
“They were registered, went through the gate. They’re on camera. They were here,” Chapman told Fox News. “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.”
On Tuesday morning, there was no immediate police activity at Fort De Soto Park, per WFLA.
Petito and Laundrie spent the summer on a road trip across the country, briefly stopping in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho along the way. Laundrie returned home from the trip on Sept. 1 without his girlfriend. Petito was reported missing on Sept. 11.
Two neighbors of the Laundries, Charlene and William Guthrie, told Fox News last week that they saw the Laundrie family use a new camper vehicle to go camping.
“I saw them doing some work. And then when they prepared for their trip, I saw them loading the camper,” William Guthrie said.
Guthrie said it was odd to see the family go on a camping trip with their son in such a small camping vehicle. It was also odd that the camping trip began around the time authorities began to ask questions about Petito’s disappearance.