The hunt for Brian Laundrie is not over with Dog the Bounty Hunter, who is heading home in Colorado over personal issues, his daughter says.
“We are still actively searching for #BrianLaundrie, leaving a team in place in Florida. As always, whatever I can share with you, I will,” Lyssa Chapman, daughter of TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter, or 68-year-old Duane Chapman, confirmed on Twitter.
Dog was in the middle of enjoying his honeymoon when he vowed to join the hunt for Brian Laundrie, 23, the only person of interest in the case of deceased 22-year-old Gabby Petito.
Laundrie, the fiancé of the now-deceased Petito, returned home alone after going on a month-long trip with her. He disappeared while under law enforcement’s watch several days before Petito’s body was found in a Wyoming park. The FBI ruled her death a homicide.
While Dog is unfortunately forced to temporarily depart the hunt for Laundrie, his daughter said his mission is continuing, with a trap set up.
“Not giving up … It’s common that we (include you all) put so much heat on a fugitive they dig down, he will pop up again. Bait is set,” Lyssa tweeted.
According to WFLA, the television personality is returning home to have treatment for an injured ankle, which was sustained during the search for Laundrie.
Although Dog cannot personally be in Florida, he has prepared a “Florida Team” of local members to continue the search on his behalf.
Dog will lead the team remotely while seeking financial aid to afford the “expensive” hunt for Laundrie who remains unfound after nearly a month of extensive search from authorities.