North Port, Fla. – When Gabby Petito went Missing And as news broke that her fianc Brian Laundry was walking around the country without her in her van, people across the country were in touch for updates on her potential whereabouts.
The FBI then opened her remains at the Wyoming campsite and the laundry left late at night – presenting more questions and revealing some answers.
Duan “Dog” Chapman, also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, joined the search after friends, fans and family appealed to him to join him last week, he said.
But when he looked into the matter, something became clear. His daughter, Barbara Katie Chapman, died in a rollover car accident near her Fairbanks home in Alaska in 2006 – when she was 23 years old. Petito was 22 years old.
“Because I lost a girl at the same age, I know what the parents think,” Chapman told Fox News. “And you want justification. You want a man in prison.”
Frances Chapman, the prize hunter’s wife, also reported that she and her husband were both widows and played an emotional role in getting them involved in the case.
“Doug and I had the opportunity to say goodbye to Bob and Beth when we were sick and we knew they were going home,” she told Fox News. “We were off – even though we still had to go through the mourning process and still we had a heart attack and backed up our lives – we had to say goodbye.”
She said the idea of not being able to say goodbye to a loved one is heartbreaking.
“If we can help them close something and start reuniting their lives, we want to be able to do that,” she said.
They’ve been working all day-from sunset to sunset शोध looking for tips, fact-checking rumors, and looking for signs of laundry movements in the field with volunteer search teams. Earlier this week, Chapman and a private K-9 unit discovered a pair of islands outside Fort de Soto, where laundry may have been hidden.
Passersby will call and Chapman greets them warmly but returns to business.
“I can’t talk right now, we’re working,” he would tell a goating cyclist or a group of people leaning against the back of the boat. “But Aloha and God bless you.”
Despite the hoopla around the case – Chapman has a long record of successful capture. And he says he has the record for most arrests with 8,000.
With the help of secret sources and tips from the public, the prize hunter brought two major leads that led to major developments in the case.
St. Petersburg, Fla. He was the first to lead reporters at Fort de Soto Park in, where records show the laundry family was out between 6 and 8 September.
And he was the first to share evidence that Casey Laundry, the sister of Brian Laundry who does not live with her parents, met the family in the campground.
Chapman says his goal is to catch the laundry alive – but he’s also in contact with the FBI.
And he’s telling the public to continue sharing any potential leads in the case, which have been helpful so far.
“Please keep your eyes open for everyone and thank you for giving us all the leads we get,” he said Saturday morning. “Aloha.”
Chapman has his own anonymous tip line on 833-TELL-DOG that he is reluctant to call the authorities directly तथापि however anyone with information about the laundry’s location is asked to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or 303-629-7171. .