NEWS & ANALYSIS

Dog the Bounty Hunter Joins $30k Hunt for Brian Laundrie


A whopping reward of $30,000 is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend and believed-to-be killer of slain 23-year-old Gabby Petito. 

As previously reported by Human Events News, Petito’s body was found in Wyoming on September 29 after she was missing for over two weeks. Laundrie is believed to be the last person to see Petito before she was murdered, and has since gone missing. 

On Thursday, the FBI issued a federal arrest warrant for Laundrie, accusing him of “use of unauthorized access devices” following Petito’s murder, ABC 4 reports. He is wanted for bank fraud charges, although remains a person of interest in the homicide.

Indeed, Petito’s case has spread like wildfire through social media, as people across the country call for justice. Even Dog the Bounty Hunter has joined the manhunt, saying he’s received over 1,000 leads. 

Duane “Dog” Chapman is a celebrity bounty hunter who starred in the reality television series “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” The show detailed Chapman and his team’s experience locating and arresting people who broke the terms of their bail agreements.  

“We’ve gotten over a thousand leads…so we’re going through all those leads,” he said of the Petito case, per Fox News. “I would say within 48 hours, we probably will have a location where we start the tracking at.” 

“I’d like all the Christians out there to start praying,” he added. “What they haven’t asked for is prayer, now it’s time for prayer.” 

Chapman said he went to the Laundrie family home, but the parents refused to speak to him. He said Laundrie is an “outdoorsman” who is likely hiding out in nature, “where he’s comfortable.”