It’s been two weeks since the last time Brian Laundrie’s parents claim to have seen him. They told law enforcement that he was going to the Carlton Reserve. That swampy Florida terrain has become the subject of a relentless search costing millions of dollars. Now, as law enforcement continues searching the nature preserve, Dog the Bounty Hunter, who joined the hunt in recent days, has his own ideas about Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts.
Most need no reminder, but Brian Laundrie is a wanted man who is being sought for any information he might have regarding the murder of his fiancee Gabby Petito. It’s important to note that he is not currently wanted for murder but unauthorized debit card usage. That said, law enforcement is dedicating significant resources to finding the young man.
But observers have noticed that, for whatever reason, the investigation seems fixated on the Carlton Reserve area. It has prompted people to wonder if the police are still going off of the Laundrie parents’ word or if they have information to suggest Brian could be hiding/met his fate in the swamp.
Meanwhile, Dog the Bounty Hunter is miles away at Fort De Soto. The park outside of St. Petersburg has become an area of interest since it became clear that the Laundrie family went camping there twice in the weeks following Brian’s return to Florida in early September.
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s involvement in the search may initially seem like great news. But his presence has come under fire by law enforcement and the internet alike. Former FBI Special Agent Dr. Bryanna Fox named talked to WFLA 8.
“The other big issue with somebody who is such a high-profile person, such as a reality TV figure, injecting themselves is everything they learn now is public,” said Fox.
Dog the Bounty Hunter Hasn’t Shown Any Signs of Stopping
Despite the criticism, Dog the Bounty Hunter is committed to finding Brian Laundrie. It may have something to do with his personal connection to the case. Remember when he knocked on the Laundrie home’s door the other day? Well, he did so with the intention of talking to the parents about how he can relate to the position in which Brian finds himself.
“In murder-one, you’re facing the death penalty. Manslaughter is a life sentence with the possibility of parole. I wanted to explain to him, ‘I know exactly what you’re going through right now. As a matter of fact, I personally went through it.’ So, I just wanted to talk to the dad,” Chapman told Dr. Oz on Tuesday.
At the time of this writing, Dog the Bounty Hunter is still hard at work searching the islands of Fort De Soto Park for any sign of Brian Laundrie.