Dog the Bounty Hunter announces he’ll join search for Brian Laundrie

Brian Laundrie, the man suspected of killing his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, has been missing since Sept. 15, sparking a massive manhunt spearheaded by local, state, and federal law enforcement officers.

But recently, according to the Daily Mail, none other than reality star Dog the Bounty Hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman, joined the hunt as well. The 68-year-old former bail bondsman showed up at the home of Laundrie’s parents as he kicked off his search, adding that he’s already receiving tons of leads.

News crews swarmed as Chapman arrived at Laundrie’s parents’ home.

“I need to speak to the father,” Chapman told the Daily Mail as he banged on the front door of the home, decked out in his aggressive, black leather gear that he wore during his reality television days. “I need to ask him where his son is. Is he in there?”

Going further, Chapman assured reporters that he’ll find Laundrie before law enforcement officials do, saying, “Yes, I will find him” when asked. The professional fugitive tracker gave himself a deadline of six weeks to track Laundrie down.

“I’m chasing several leads. We’ve got a lot of leads. I can’t tell you more but we are getting leads every ten minutes,” Chapman added, sounding confident in his abilities to locate the missing man, if he’s still alive, which many believe he isn’t at this point.

News of the search efforts came after Petito’s body was discovered at Grand Teton National Park’s Spread Creek campground.

Whether it’s Dog the Bounty Hunter or law enforcement who finds Laundrie, time is of the essence, and whether he’s found dead or alive, it’ll be an important discovery, if anything, to get some kind of justice for Gabby.