Why Dog the Bounty Hunter Thinks Brian Laundrie Is Still Alive

by Leanne Stahulak

As Dog the Bounty Hunter continues to search for Brian Laundrie, he’s come to a few conclusions about the missing man.

Dog, whose real name is Duane Chapman, spoke to TMZ on Monday about why he thinks the 23-year-old is still alive. Apparently, he told the outlet he doesn’t think Laundrie’s “profile” fits someone who is “suicidal.”

Some have speculated that with all the authorities searching for him and the nation eagerly awaiting his capture, Laundrie might have decided to take his own life. Authorities currently search for signs of Laundrie alive, not dead, and Dog the Bounty Hunter thinks that’s the right move.

Per TMZ, Dog still thinks Laundrie’s hiding out in Florida, near Fort De Soto Park where he’s been searching. Even if Laundrie isn’t there anymore because Dog’s been closing in, the bounty hunter still looks for signs that Laundrie was recently there. He even recently submitted evidence to the authorities in the hopes that they can trace Laundrie’s DNA on it.

Dog the Bounty Hunter told TMZ that he’s convinced Laundrie’s hiding out in the wild because he’s survived off the land before. In Dog’s eyes, it wouldn’t make sense for Laundrie to try and escape to Mexico or South America. He could be more easily spotted there.

As of today, it’s been three weeks since Laundrie was last seen by his family (reportedly). He’s been not only living off the land in that time but also escaping authorities and the famous reality TV star as they try to hunt him down. Between the circumstances and amount of time that’s passed so far, Dog the Bounty Hunter thinks Laundrie can’t be doing “well” now, mentally speaking.

Dog the Bounty Hunter Turns Over Evidence to Authorities

Dog’s already found evidence that could point to Brian Laundrie in his search of Fort De Soto Park. The bounty hunter started investigating the park last week. He uncovered documents that reveal Laundrie and his parents did stay at the park Sept. 6-8. Now, Dog’s looking for clues that show Brian Laundrie never left.

The New York Post reported that he turned over some evidence to the authorities earlier this week. The outlet did not specify what the evidence was. Only that he hoped the authorities could trace Laundrie’s DNA on it. Back on Sept. 29, Dog found a recently used campsite and Monster can on an island off the coast. Those may or may not be among the evidence submitted to the authorities.

Dog’s publicist also told The Post that he’s working with an off-duty police officer in his search.

“Tracking a fugitive is a marathon, not a sprint,” Dog the Bounty Hunter said. “We are continuing to search for Brian Laundrie. The longer he is on the run, the more dangerous this becomes.”