Believe it or not, Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman holds a personal attachment to the Gabby Petito case. During an interview with Fox News, he feels so close to the case, in fact, that he’s been to Brian Laundrie’s parents’ house. The house where Brian and Gabby lived prior to the cross-country vacation that turned fatal.
As Dog told Fox News, he lost one of his own daughters around the age of 22, which was how old Gabby Petito was at the time of her passing. And while no one answered his knocks on the door, Dog has joined the search for Brian Laundrie.
“We had a lot of requests that I get in on this,” he said. “This is what I do for a living, for 45 years.”
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, at some point between September 1 and September 14, Brian fled his Florida home and hasn’t been seen since. On September 19, Gabby Petito’s body was discovered near the Spread Creek campsite in Wyoming one of the last places their white Ford van was seen.
“The reason I went to Mr. [Christopher] Laundrie is I carry a reputation with me,” Dog told Fox News. “The reputation is, ‘He gives you a second chance. He’s gonna get you, but he gives you a second chance.’”
As Fox News reports, Chapman’s daughter passed away as a result of a car accident in 2006. When Dog caught wind of the Petito case and the search for Brian Laundrie, he was already in Florida celebrating his honeymoon with his new bride Francie.
Fox shared a video clip of the moment Dog the Bounty Hunter arrived at and knocked on the Laundrie’s door.
“I know what the victims feel like,” Chapman added. “And the dad can still reach out to me, through social media. Let’s get the kid captured alive. Alive.”
According to Fox News, Chapman, who has his own anonymous tip line (833-TELL-DOG), said he’s getting calls every two or three minutes. He revealed that much of the information he received has pointed him toward the Appalachian Trail – where Laundrie camped out before.
“Somebody else knows where he’s at, where they dropped him off at or did they drop him off,” Chapman concluded. “That person is gonna tell us because again, we’re not the police. This is anonymous.”
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