DOG the Bounty Hunter has revealed new crucial clues in his hunt for Brian Laundrie, including Walmart surveillance video and poop at a campsite.
Dog, who joined the search for slain hiker Gabby Petito's fugitive fiance last month, shared his most enticing revelations with The Sun on Friday.
In the two weeks since he officially announced his independent search effort, Dog said he's gained invaluable information that he believes will lead to Laundrie's capture.
"Is he still alive? Oh yeah. Yeah, he's alive,' Dog – real name Duane Chapman – told The Sun.
"Do they wish we thought he was dead? Oh yeah. Do they wish that we thought that his body was being eaten by alligators? Oh yeah."
He said he's also grown even more confident that Laundrie is responsible for Gabby's death the longer he remains on the run.
"In the beginning, I thought [Gabby's death] was not intentional – second degree involuntary [manslaughter]," he said.
"Now, the way he's running, I think it's more than that."
Laundrie had been weeks into a cross country trip with his fiancée when he returned home to his parent's house without her on September 1.
Gabby's parents reported her missing on September 11 and her remains were found a week later in a Wyoming national park – by which time Laundrie had been reported missing by his parents.
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Dog said he's spent a substantial amount of time collecting surveillance video evidence that could help locate Laundrie.
On Friday, he visited a Walmart where the manager granted him access to a 24-hour surveillance camera, he said.
He did not specify if anything significant was found on that footage, but described a trash can located under the camera as a "criminal smorgasbord."
Late last week, Dog announced that he'd discovered a campsite potentially linked to Laundrie at the Fort de Soto campground.
The site offered an important clue: poop.
Dog said he was disappointed to learn that DNA could not be recovered from human feces.
However, he said there were hopes that toilet paper used in the act would have DNA on it.
'TERRIFYING' FACEBOOK POSTS
Dog collected more useful information by trawling Laundrie's Facebook page, where he discovered posts he described as "dark" and "demonic."
"What [my wife] Francie and I found on that Facebook is absolutely, I can say, terrifying," he said.
He continued: "There are pictures of demonic angels standing there with the sword, and the throat bleeding. There is blood squirting from their eyes."
He said when his wife Francie saw Laundrie's posts, they gave her "goosebumps."
"I hope the jury that sentences him does get a chance to see what he's like," he added.
'SERIAL KILLER' BOOKS
Dog said Laundrie's social media profiles also revealed his like for "serial killer books."
"The books he read are unbelievable," he said. "This kid Brian has taken those books, obviously, to heart."
"This is what happens when your kid is looking at those kinds of things, it catches on, and it's demons and it's blood and it's this and it's that, look what that led to."
Dog said he believes Laundrie "didn't just become a killer overnight," but rather through a culmination of "demonic" things he was exposed to.
"A killer is made, and he is built, to be a killer," he said. "He built himself to be that by looking at the dark side stuff."
While Laundrie is considered a person of interest in Gabby's death, he has not officially been named a suspect by authorities.
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s search for Brian Laundrie
Reality television star Dog the Bounty Hunter, Duane Chapman, joined in the search for Gabby Petito’s missing fiancé Brian Laundrie. Here is a timeline of Dog’s search for Laundrie:
- September 25: Dog the Bounty Hunter officially joins the search for Laundrie. He is seen knocking on the door of Laundrie's parents home in North Port, Florida.
- September 25: Dog claims in an interview that he promises to find Laundrie ahead of his 24th birthday which is on November 18.
- September 30: Dog claims he's gotten thousands of tips on Laundrie and isn't sharing with law enforcement.
- October 1: Dog raises reward money for any tip leading to Laundrie's arrest.
- October 2: Dog's daughter, Lyssa Chapman, said she has also joined the search for Laundrie.
- October 3: Dog gives an update on the search for Laundrie. "The search has continued throughout the weekend on the islands off the west coast of Florida," he wrote on Instagram.
- October 8: Dog does an exclusive interview with The Sun where he slams Laundrie's father for joining law enforcement in the search for his son. Dog told The Sun, "It's a little too late. Don't you think?"
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