Reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter has joined the search for Brian Laundrie, who went missing after his girlfriend was killed.
Brian Laundrie, 23, went missing on September 14. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Gabby Petito was found dead, making him a person of interest.
As Unilad reports, Petito’s death was ruled a homicide by the coroner. However, the nature of death is still unrevealed.
Tatiana Boohoff, a Florida lawyer, is now offering a bounty of $20,000 for any information on Laundrie’s whereabouts. The attorney, who is also a mother-of-two, said that a missing child is “every parent’s worst nightmare.”
Following Boohoff’s announcement, Duane Chapman, known as the reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter, has joined the search. As per Daily Mail, the moment Chapman arrived at Laundrie’s parents’ house, he said:
“I need to speak to the father. I need to ask him where his son is. Is he in there? I will find him.”
Dog the Bounty Hunter has set up a special phone line for anyone who has information on Laundrie.
The phone line you can contact Chapman if you have information about the 23-year-old person of interest is 833-TELL-DOG.
In the meantime, FBI and local police are allegedly searching for Laundrie in an alligator-infested reserve five miles from his home. Reportedly, shortly before he went missing, he told his parents he was going for a hike in the nearby Carlton Reserve.
Dog the Bounty Hunter is now offering his professional services for free. He has also promised to work alongside the police and keep any classified details regarding the investigation in confidence.
A representative for Chapman said:
“Dog and Francie [his wife] have experienced extreme loss themselves. Their hearts go out to Gabby’s family and want to help bring justice for her death.”