Dog the Bounty Hunter Searches for Brian Laundrie in Florida

Duane Chapman, popularly known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, announced he and his team were joining the search for Brian Laundrie, who has evaded officials seeking to ask him questions relating to the death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito.

Dog the Bounty Hunter posted video to Twitter on Wednesday from what he said was a “key area” that he and his team were searching. A press representative told Storyful this area was near Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County, Florida.

“We’re out here on the island. This would be and could be a perfect place for him to hide, not too many people out here but there’s a lot of environmental things we’re going to find,” Chapman says to the camera. “So, here we go. The search now is really on. The search has just begun.”

He wrote on Twitter that “boat crews and ground teams have been called in,” and that search dogs were “deployed.”

The FBI took over the search in Florida’s Carlton Reserve, where authorities believe Laundrie could have gone. Laundrie had not been seen since September 13, and his family has said they don’t know where he is, according to reports.

The body of Gabby Petito, who was engaged to Laundrie, was found in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest on September 21. Her death was declared a homicide. Credit: Dog the Bounty Hunter via Storyful

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