Dog the Bounty Hunter has decided to join the hunt for Brian Laundrie, the 23-year-old boyfriend of Gabby Petito. According to CBS News, Laundrie and Petito ventured out on a road trip across the United States in a white van back in July. On September 1, Laundrie returned to his home in Florida in the white van — without Petito. On September 11, her parents reported her missing. Laundrie refused to talk with police, and, a few days later, his family reported him as missing. On September 19, police located Petito’s body near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Laundrie is described as a “person of interest” in the case. A warrant for his arrest was issued after he used an “unauthorized” debit card to withdraw more than $1,000, according to The Sun. Laundrie has not been named as a suspect in the Petito case.
On September 25, the Daily Mail reported that Duane Chapman had joined the search for Laundrie. “I will find him,” Chapman told the outlet. “I’m chasing several leads. We’ve got a lot of leads. I can’t tell you more but we are getting leads every ten minutes,” he told the outlet. The case is said to be extremely personal to Chapman — and for good reason; Fox News reports that Chapman lost his own daughter when she was Petito’s age.