Dog the Bounty Hunter has been working to substantiate a tip a few current sighting of Brian Laundrie close to the Appalachian Trail, it was revealed Sunday.
Lyssa Chapman, the daughter of Duane “Dog” Chapman, instructed The Post that she has been in touch with Dennis Davis, who claims he spoke with Laundrie on a abandoned street close to the border of Tennessee and North Carolina Saturday morning.
“I do believe Dennis. I am convinced he’s convinced,” she mentioned.
“We’re doing everything we can to verify Dennis’ tip but there isn’t much to go off other than the location. But we’re working that tip for sure.”
Lyssa, 34, mentioned she has been operating down shut to three,000 suggestions which have flooded into the 833-TELLDOG hotline in the course of the previous week. Dog has suspected Laundrie was hiding out on the Appalachian Trail since his hunt started every week in the past.
Davis’ tip suits the Chapmans’ profile of Laundrie, which is that he’s almost definitely alone within the wilderness.
“I don’t think [Laundrie] is in a high technological area because in this day and age we would have a lot more footage of him,” Lyssa mentioned.
“I do think wherever he is, he is stashed among a community of people who don’t read the news or could be traveling solo or with a group that’s helping him.”
Laundrie, 23, is needed on financial institution fraud expenses after his 22-year-old fiancée, Gabby Petito, was discovered lifeless in Wyoming final month.
Dog has additionally continued to seek for Laundrie in Pinellas County on the west central coast of Florida on Sunday. The bounty hunter will stay there till there may be concrete proof to look elsewhere.
Dog tracked the Laundrie household to a campground at Fort De Soto Park, which was later confirmed by public data that confirmed Laundrie’s mom Roberta checked into “Site 001-Waterfront” between Sept. 6 and Sept. 8 after Gabby Petito was final seen or heard from.
The Laundrie household’s legal professional, Steven Bertolino, confirmed Brian Laundrie and his household camped at Fort De Soto Park on Sept. 6 and Sept. 7.
Footage launched on Sunday confirmed Dog wading via chest-deep water to look an island off the coast of Florida.
“On the ground right now with Dog is his wife Francie, her son Greg, and he has assembled a team on ex-law enforcement and hunting dogs,” Chapman mentioned.
“They usually are not scent canine, they’re looking canine that may get into locations we will’t get together with little holes.
“A scent dog goes after a scent but a hunting dog goes after any person.”
While she refused to call them, Lyssa is especially within the actions of Laundrie’s sister Cassie Luycx and her husband James Luycx, each 31.
Protesters have additionally turned their consideration to Cassie’s house in Lakewood Ranch, about 40 miles from the Laundrie household house in North Port, though it didn’t seem they had been house on Sunday.
“We have been looking into all family members,” she mentioned.
“I don’t need to identify names, it’s horrible what protesters are doing to the household, and we don’t need to add to that. But Cassie has a husband.
“Every single one that had contact with Brian from the time Gabby died to the time [Laundrie] disappeared is an individual that needs to be interviewed, talked to, and researched.
“The family, in my opinion, is definitely withholding information and I think the police know that as well.”
Dog’s workforce is compiling an in depth understanding of the Laundrie household from paperwork leaked to their tip line, which Lyssa mentioned was essential to discovering the outlaw.
“People are sending financials, vehicle records, addresses, phone numbers,” she mentioned.
“We are tracing down all identified kin, the place they dwell, pals, members of the family, who they went to high school with.
“We want to know everything about [Laundrie], what kind of cigarettes he smokes and what color socks he wears.”
Lyssa is satisfied Laundrie remains to be alive, based mostly totally on the FBI’s intensive search of the Carlton Reserve close to the Laundrie’s North Port house.
“I don’t believe they’d be spending this kind of money on a body recovery,” she mentioned.
“They must have something they think is definitive, which they are not sharing with the public.”