DOG the Bounty Hunter’s daughter says he’s “not giving up” the search for Brian Laundrie despite getting injured, and said the “bait is set.”
Dog the Bounty Hunter is heading back home to ColoradoCredit: John Chapple for The US Sun
The search for Brian Laundrie has been underway for weeksCredit: Instagram
“Dad is headed back to Colorado temporarily to handle some business. (Remember, he was in Florida on his honeymoon),” Lyssa confirmed.
“We are still actively searching for #BrianLaundrie, leaving a team in place in Florida. As always, whatever I can share with you, I will.”
Replying to a fan who hoped the team wasn’t giving up, Lyssa tweeted: “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.”
According to WFLA, Dog has put together a “talented team” to continue his hunt while he’s away.
He will continue to process leads in Colorado while he’s there and is raising funds to continue what he has labeled an “expensive search.”
It comes after Dog bluntly warned Gabby Petito‘s fugitive fiancé: “I’m gonna catch you.”
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Dog confirmed he’s received thousands of calls and said: “So I’m gonna tell you right now Laundrie, I’m gonna catch you.”
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THOUSANDS OF TIPS
Dog told The Sun he has been running down leads he has been getting from tipsters.
He said his team has fielded “3,500 calls” since they joined the search for Laundrie.
During the chat, Dog also had some choice words for the Laundrie family attorney, Steve Bertolino.
It was Bertolino who pushed back against Dog’s claims that Brian hadn’t returned to his family’s North Port, Florida, home with his parents after a camping trip and instead was left behind at Fort DeSoto Park.
Dog claimed the family camped together at the island grounds on September 1 through 3 and September 6 through 8.
“They were registered, went through the gate,” Dog said at the time in an interview with Fox News.
He added: “They’re on camera. They were here.
“We think at least if he’s not here right now, we are sure he was caught on camera as he went in the gate — that he was here for sure. Not over in the swamp.”
DOG SLAMS LAUNDRIE FAMILY ATTORNEY
“That Dog doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Bertolino retorted in a statement, explaining that the family went to “other places on two different dates,” which the FBI is allegedly aware of.
“So, Brian obviously returned home after camping and what that Dog is spewing is nothing but baloney,” he added.
Dog shot back in his interview with The Sun.
“Oh, we need this Dog to go away,” he said, suggesting that Bertolino is not a fan of the bounty hunter freelancing while the feds are also trying to find Brian.
“Because he’s mentioned my name right now… instead of ‘No Dog – a Dog.’”
Brian was named a “person of interest” four days before his 22-year-old ex-fiancee, Gabby, was found dead in Grand Teton Park in Wyoming.
The van-life couple had logged two months of a cross-country road trip over the summer.
Gabby was last heard from on August 27.
The Teton County coroner and FBI confirmed remains found on September 19 was Gabby.
Dog’s daughter, Lyssa, confirmed they are still searching for LaundrieCredit: Instagram
Dog joined the search in FloridaCredit: Fox News
Brian Laundrie has thus far evaded all search effortsCredit: Splash
Lyssa confirmed that Dog still has a team on the Laundrie caseCredit: Social Media – Refer to source