Dog the Bounty Hunter sets deadline to reunite with Brian Laundrie, says Gabby’s fiancé will stay out and not steal


DOG the Bounty Hunter pledged to catch Gabby Petito’s missing fiancé Brian Laundry before the fugitive’s birthday in November and believes Laundry room will stay outside and not on display.

The reality TV star joined the search over the weekend as cops try to locate the 23-year-old.


Dog the Bounty Hunter pledged to catch Brian Laundrie before his birthday in NovemberCredit: Fox News
Laundrie returned home to Florida alone without his fiancée Gabby on September 1


Laundrie returned to Florida alone without his fiancee Gabby on September 1Credit: Instagram @gabspetito
FBI agents scour Florida's 25,000-acre Carlton reservation as they attempt to find Laundrie


FBI agents scour Florida’s 25,000-acre Carlton reservation as they attempt to find LaundrieCredit: CNN

Laundrie was reported missing on September 17 – days after he allegedly told his family he was going for a hike in a nature preserve in Sarasota, Florida.

Dog, real name Duane Chapman, told Fox and Friends on Monday that he had received more than a thousand leads from members of the public.

The bounty hunter wants to try and find Laundrie before his 24th birthday in November, but believes authorities will have a tracking location for him within 48 hours.

Detectives continue to search the Carlton Preserve, but some investigators believe Laundrie may be heading for the Appalachian Trail.

He said most of the information he received was about the hiking route.

Dog said, “Well the tracks yes said so. The reason is that he has been there for a few months in the past and is an outdoor enthusiast. He has t-shirts on his social networks with the mountains, he has pictures.

“He’s been there before. He is very young. He is not an experienced criminal.

“He will do what he has to do. He can’t stay shopping and shoplifting, and stay in cheap motels or rob people like a lot of the people I chase.

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“This kid is an outdoorsman, so I think he’s gone, again, where he’s comfortable in the outdoors.”

Dog ranked Laundrie at “six” compared to the outdoor enthusiasts he has captured in the past.

He also said that his daughter Barbara Katy was the same age as Gabby when she was killed in a car crash in 2006.

She died the day before Dog’s wedding to his fifth wife Beth Smith.

The presenter said: “I kind of know what it feels like. This is the saddest thing. Catching this guy won’t bring so much justification, but it will make sure he doesn’t do it again.

I kind of know what it feels like. This is the saddest thing.

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It comes as cops have revealed they will target the search to find Laundrie based on the intelligence as the investigation enters the ninth day.

Police-led efforts are likely to be curtailed as FBI agents investigate, according to reports.

Josh Taylor of the North Port Police Department told Fox, “The FBI is now leading the search. I’m told it will be reduced and targeted based on intelligence.

“I hope the water will drop in areas that are difficult to access now.”

Experienced breeder Alan McEwen has questioned Laundrie is hiding in the vast Carlton Preserve.

He said Fox News: “Unless he’s got the butt of a duck and can float, he’s not in there.”

“I’ve been in the woods my whole life. I have learned a lot in my life, and one thing I do know is that no one will survive there for two weeks on foot.


But, Dog appeared to defend the cops by saying they had to “find and try” based on potential leads.

The Carlton Preserve is a 25,000-acre park and is home to poisonous rattlesnakes, alligators, coyotes and bobcats.

Panthers and black bears have also been spotted roaming the reserve.

It is approximately 15 miles from the Laundromat House in North Port.

Images uploaded to Twitter by North Port Police show teams on swamp buggies navigating the treacherous swamps.

Dog joined the search to find Laundrie on Saturday as he encouraged Americans with information to call the bounty hunter at 833-TELLDOG.

He knocked on the door of Laundrie’s parents at their home in North Port, but encountered silence.

The bail bondsman has already suggested how he would hunt down Laundrie.


He advised investigators to start with the family and friends of the missing man before examining his ties to the Florida reservation.

The laundry is being sued by the FBI after an arrest warrant was issued for the 23-year-old.

He is charged with swiping a Capital One debit card and accumulating a balance of $ 1,000 from August 31 to September 1.

The arrest warrant came weeks after Laundrie returned to Florida alone without his fiancée Gabby.

Gabby was reported missing on September 11 by her parents and her remains were found in Wyoming a week later.

Laundrie has been named a person of interest in the case but has not spoken with the police as he refuses to cooperate.

Swamp buggies were drafted to aid in research


Swamp buggies were drafted to aid in researchCredit: AP
Carlton Reserve is renowned for its dangerous terrain


The Carlton Reserve is renowned for its dangerous terrainCredit: FOX 13

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