The whole world has been following the Gabby Petitio case the last few weeks. To jog your memory, her family reported her missing on September 11, a full ten days after her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, returned home early from their cross-country trip…without her.
Three days later, he was named a person of interest by the police. More and more information about the couple is being revealed, including body cam video of an incident between the couple on August 12 in Moab City, Utah.
On September 17, Laundrie’s parents reported him missing, when they allegedly hadn’t heard from him since Tuesday, September 14 when he went for a hike and never returned.
Two days later, on September 19, a body was found in Wyoming that was believed to be Gabby Petitio’s and later, autopsy results confirmed it was her. A cause of death has not yet been revealed and search is still underway for Laundrie.
Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue’s initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy resultshttps://t.co/EjiSsZ7kCW
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) September 21, 2021
Countless people on social media have expressed their feelings on the topic, including the urgent need to find Laundrie, who many believe is on the run – and not missing. One celebrity who has started to talk about the search for Brian Laundrie is a person very experienced in finding wanted felons…Duane “Dog The Bounty Hunter” Chapman.
Speaking with News Week on September 22, Dog revealed just how he would track down Laundrie. The famed bounty hunter also said he’d interview Laundrie’s friends and family, seeing what they know, then move on the tracking his vehicle, which the parents actually brought home from his hiking spot days before he was reported missing.
On September 24, the search for Brian was officially declared a manhunt after a federal arrest warrant was issued in relation to bank card fraud.
“The search for Laundrie, who has been missing for more than a week, turned into a manhunt Thursday after a grand jury indicted him for alleged unauthorized use of a Capital One debit card and several accounts,” USA Today reports.
Dog paid a visit to the Laundrie residence in Florida on September 25 and has joined the manhunt. He set up a phone line (833-TELL-DOG) for people to submit any tips they may have concerning Brian’s whereabouts. While speaking with the Daily Mail, the famed bounty hunter said he is “chasing several leads” and that he gets “leads every ten minutes.” He told told Fox News at the time he had received “over 1,000 leads.”