Doug the Bounty Hunter insists he is still on the hunt for Gabby Pettito’s runaway boyfriend while he is back home in Colorado with an ankle injury.
Doug, the reality TV star whose real name is Duane Chapman, on Monday was revealed to have injured his ankle during a search for Brian Laundry in Florida.
But his spokesman said he still found a team of investigators in the Sunshine State still researching the whereabouts of the slippery laundry after Doug and wife Frankie went home.
“Dog has not concluded its search for Brian Laundry,” spokeswoman Jennifer Willingham said in a statement. “The dog and Francie Chapman need to attend to a variety of cases at home in Colorado, including the dog’s ankle injury that occurred during the search.”
Doug’s daughter, Lisa Chapman, is managing the “logistics” and research from Hawaii, while Greg Zeka does the same from Colorado, the spokeswoman said. She pointed potential tipsters to the TV Bounty Hunter’s hotline, 833-taildog.
“Doug and the team will continue the search until Brian Laundry is found,” she said.
The 23-year-old has been on the run for almost a month and the extensive searches and constant publicity on the case are yet to uncover where exactly the fugitive is. Laundry is the only person interested in the disappearance and murder of Long Island native Petito.
The young couple had set out on a month-long cross-country road trip over the summer, but the trip was canceled with Laundry returning to his parents’ home in Florida in late August—without Pettito.
Petito’s parents reported her missing on September 11, and authorities found her remains on September 19 at a remote camp site in Wyoming. By then, the laundry had also been reported missing.
Laundry left behind items like his cellphone when he went on a hike in a vast protected area in Florida. Doug and his team jumped in the search for laundry, but the move was criticized, with critics calling their involvement a publicity stunt.
the dog was Told WFLA-TV reporter Josh Benson On Monday he was raising money for an “expensive find,” Benson said on Twitter.
The Teton County, Wyoming coroner plans to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon on the decision to perform Petito’s autopsy. It is expected that he will offer new details about the cause of his death.
Laundry has not been charged with involvement in the murder, but a warrant was issued for her arrest for allegedly using Pettito’s credit card when she went missing.