UPDATED 10/1, 12:30 p.m. ET: Dog the Bounty Hunter has upped the reward for any information that could lead to Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts and arrest.
TMZ reports that Dog has added another $10k to the original reward money, which was $170k. Most of the fund was contributed by private individuals who are advocating for Gabby Petito’s family.
UPDATED 9/28, 3:27 p.m. ET: Dog the Bounty Hunter’s reported talk of a campsite in the search for Brian Laundrie may have led to a connection, as the missing man’s mother Roberta Laundrie checked into a campground at Ft. De Soto Park in Florida earlier in the month, according to a public records request reported by WFLA.
Roberta was at the campsite from Sept. 6 to Sept. 8, but the record does not state if she was at the campsite with her son or other family. Reporter Daniela Hurtado tweeted Tuesday that law enforcement and the reality star were not around the campsite when she visited. She confirmed that Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reps said they aren’t conducting a search at the location.
Additionally on Tuesday, an attorney for Gabby Petito’s family shared that they were skeptical if the Laundrie family would assist with a search for their son.
“The Laundrie’s did not help us find Gabby. They’re sure not going to help us find Brian,” family attorney Richard Stafford said. “For Brian, we’re asking you to turn yourself in to the FBI or the nearest law enforcement agency.”
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While authorities continue to search for Brian Laundrie—the missing fiancé and primary suspect in Gabby Petito’s homicide case—a reality star may have found the biggest clue to his whereabouts.
Dog the Bounty Hunter, who previously joined the search for Laundrie this past week and was spotted outside of his family home in North Port, Florida, received a tip that led him to a campsite which may be tied to the missing man, TMZ reports.
A source told TMZ that Dog has found proof linking the campsite to Laundrie’s parents, whose home Brian lived in with Petito before her death. While it isn’t clear what Dog found, he’s reportedly waiting for authorities to arrive, as he thinks it may be a major clue in the search. Laundrie’s family has been threatened by Dog’s involvement, and had previously called the North Port Police Department because Dog was allegedly on their property.