Law enforcement is still searching for Brian Laundrie. The reward money in the Gabby Petito case has risen dramatically over the last few days. There is now more than $170,000 being put towards a reward for tips leading to his exact location. So many folks are out looking for answers.
What started out as a wonderful gesture from the Gabby Petito family’s neighbor, has grown from $5,000 to now well over six figures. That neighbor, Jerry Torres initially put the money up hoping to help law enforcement find clues to Laundrie’s whereabouts.
“Law enforcement is working tirelessly and they need your help,” Torres said.
Laundrie has been missing since the 17th and there are no signs of him at this point. After arriving back home on September 1, the family apparently acted like everything was normal according to one neighbor. Since his disappearance, law enforcement has named him as a person of interest in the case.
Also, there is a federal arrest warrant issued for the 23-year-old. The charges that he is currently wanted for include “Use of Unauthorized Access Devices” after the death of Gabby Petito. That amounts to using a debit card and PINs in order to access up to over $1,000. In other words, he committed fraud.
Although the warrant has been out for multiple days, there has not been any sign of Laundrie. While one Florida resident thought they caught him on a trail cam at night, it turned out not to be the man that investigators are searching for. So, the search continues while the country wonders when we will learn more about this case.
Dog the Bounty Hunter Joins Search for Brian Laundrie in Gabby Petito Case
In a surprising turn of events, Dog the Bounty Hunter is now involved in the search. He has gone down to Florida and is apparently going to lend his services to officials. While he has made a career catching bail breakers down in Hawaii, no one thought he would be involved in this case.
During his trip down to Florida, he stopped at Gabby Petito’s house as well as the Laundrie family home. Law enforcement gave the go-ahead for Dog and his team to knock on the door. Afterward, Roberta Laundrie called 911 on the famous bounty hunter.
“It’s a shame they wouldn’t speak with us,” Duane “Dog” Chapman said. “The police said we were welcome to knock on the door so we did. I wanted to tell the Laundries that our goal is to find Brian and bring him in alive.”
As for the police, they responded to the call.
“We’ve been called to the house numerous times for all sorts of issues: media, protestors, celebrity searchers,” Officer Josh Taylor said. “It’s not something normal. If the family calls and is concerned, we will respond like we would for anymore.”