Dog The Bounty Hunter Believes Laundrie Committed Murder And Called His Parents Afterwards
Famed TV Bounty Hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman, who has inserted himself into the hunt for Brian Laundrie, believes that the fiancé of Gabby Petito not only is guilty of her murder but that he most likely called his parents immediately after committing the heinous crime!
The reality TV star told the Sun that he believes Laundrie — the sole person of interest in Petito’s case — was encouraged by his parents, Chris and Roberta, to return to their home in North Port right after her death.
“Of course, he murdered her. I think he called the mom and dad right from the scene and said, ‘OMG!'” Chapman told the news outlet, offering no evidence.
“Now we have to remember that they lived — Gabby and Brian — with his mom and dad for almost two years,” the bounty hunter continued. “And the house, I was there, it’s not a huge house, so I’m sure they heard, the parents probably heard Gabby screaming.
“I was told by a very close source that he was a gentleman,” he said. “I think he said, ‘Mom, she was screaming, she was screaming, so I put my hand over her mouth, and I held my hand, and she was screaming, and when I took it away she wasn’t breathing, and I tried CPR.'”
Dog speculated that Laundrie’s parents told him to rush back to the Sunshine State after Petito’s death, which has been ruled a homicide. A coroner in Wyoming, where her body was found, just ruled that the autopsy revealed that she died of strangulation.
The family’s lawyer, Steven Bertolino, told the Sun that the parents would not comment on Chapman’s claims.
As the world now knows, Petito disappeared in late August while on the ill-fated trip with Laundrie. She was reported missing by her parents in Suffolk County on Sept. 11, more than a week after he returned to his parents’ home without her.
Gabby’s body was found in a remote camping site in Wyoming on Sept. 19.
Laundrie, 23, who hasn’t been accused of being involved in her death – but remains a person of interest — has been on the lam for the last month. There is now a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly using Petito’s credit card illegally around the time she was last seen alive.
Chapman also has speculated that Laundrie could be a serial killer, citing the kinds of disturbing books the fugitive has reportedly read.
On Monday, Chapman’s spokeswoman Jennifer Willingham told The NY Post in a statement that he is still hunting for Laundrie despite an ankle injury that has him headed back home to Colorado.
His daughter Lyssa Chapman is managing “logistics” and researching leads from Hawaii, while Greg Zecca does the same from Colorado, the spokeswoman said. She pointed potential tipsters to the TV bounty hunter’s hotline, 833-TELLDOG.