A 53-year-old hiker told the New York Post that he saw Brian Laundrie on Saturday morning.
Dennis Davis was hiking the Appalachian Trail when a man he now believes to be Laundrie stopped.
He said the man, who was driving a truck, was concerned and asked for directions to California.
A man said he saw Brian Laundrie Saturday morning near the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina, the… New York Post reported.
Dennis Davis, 53, told the Post that he is currently hiking the Appalachian Trail and that a man in a vehicle stopped next to him to ask for directions on Waterville Road near the North Carolina-Tennessee border.
Davis, a Florida engineer, said he has “no doubt” that the man was Laundrie, a person of interest in Gabby Petito’s case. murder.
Authorities have been looking for Laundrie since his parents reported him missing on September 17 at their home in North Port, Florida, just days earlier. Petito’s body was found near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Laundromat stayed with his parents since September 1 when he just back from the road trip he was with Petito, his girlfriend. Petito’s family reported her missing on September 11.
“I have no doubt that I spoke to Brian Laundrie — nothing at all,” Davis told the Post. “Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter sent me an audio file of Brian’s voice and the voice was the same one I heard.”
Davis said the man in the vehicle claimed he was “lost” and that he and his girlfriend got into an argument and that he was now traveling to California to see her. Davis said he didn’t immediately recognize the man and it wasn’t until after the interaction that he came to believe it was Laundrie.
“He was worried and didn’t make any sense,” Davis told the Post, adding that he had given directions but the man wanted to avoid the main road and stay on back roads. David said the man was driving a light-colored pickup truck and wearing a dark bandana.
Davis also said he has contacted authorities about the interaction but has heard nothing from the FBI or the police.
The FBI did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Police in North Carolina said they had received tips that Laundrie could be hiding on the Appalachian Trail, where he had spent time hiking in the past. However, the Watauga County Sheriff told: WSOC TV On Thursday, there’s no reason to believe Laundrie is in the mountains of North Carolina.
Dog the bounty hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman, joined the search for Laundrie last week and said he was following leads and… looking for a laundromat near the Appalachian Trail.
Meanwhile, the authorities Search for laundry in Florida this week.
Possible sightings of Laundrie have also been reported in other parts of the country, although none have been publicly verified. The FBI encourages the public to contact them with tips at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
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