Gabby Petito Case: Lyssa Chapman Comments on Dad Dog the Bounty Hunter Getting New Brian Laundrie Lead

by Matthew Memrick

The daughter of “Dog The Bounty Hunter” star Duane Chapman revealed that her dad has a lead in the search for Brian Laundrie.

Authorities are trying to find the missing 23-year-old man. Brian Laundrie is a person of interest in the death of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito.

Lyssa Chapman also Tweeted for her followers to remember her late sister, Barbara Katie. Her sister died in a 2006 car accident and was almost the same age as Petito.

She added that her age may be a strong reason why her father has “taken this case so personally.” 

“Dog The Bounty Hunter” (Duane Chapman) has said he’s working on over 1,000 Laundrie leads

On Monday, he told Fox News that he’d received many pictures of the boyfriend in multiple locations. Chapman and his team are confident that he will “probably will have a location where (his team) start the tracking (the man).”

At one point, Laundrie’s family called 911 when Chapman was near the family’s house.

Reward Money Up to $170K

When a neighbor offered $5,000 for information leading to Laundrie’s whereabouts, others joined to boost the reward money, and now it’s up to six figures.

A Tampa personal injury firm offered $20,000, as did the MJ Morning Show.

The 23-year-old Laundrie has been missing since Sept. 17. After arriving home in Florida on Sept. 1 without Petito, a neighbor noticed that the man and his family were acting normal.

In addition to the bounty, federal authorities issued an arrest warrant for the man after they learned he may have committed fraud. Officials linked him to a missing $1,000 from Gabby Petito’s bank account.

At one point, Chapman suspected Laundrie would be hiding along the Appalachian Trail, based on his past camping expeditions there. 

‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ Faces Stumbling Blocks

“Dog The Bounty Hunter” Chapman revealed he and his wife, Francie Chapman, were honeymooning in Florida when calls about Brian Laundrie started coming to this phone.

Since then, the TV star has worked with his team over numerous leads and tips.

But the 68-year-old bounty hunter may be in legal jeopardy in his search for Gabby Petito’s boyfriend.

A Florida ABC station broke down requirements Chapman needs to execute his search in the state legally.

First off, the “bounty hunter” or bail agent is a title that Chapman must officially have in Florida. Next, he must live in the state. The title comes with a required high school diploma, qualifying examples, and a lack of felony charges.

“Dog The Bounty Hunter” Chapman doesn’t meet these marks. He’s got a felony conviction from 1976. However, he did not kill the man but acted as a getaway driver. 

As a result of the Texas conviction, he cannot possess any firearms.