Simply days after becoming a member of the quest for fugitive Brian Laundrie, Duane Chapman, who is best referred to as “Canine the Bounty Hunter,” has already made vital contributions to the case — and it is his Christian religion that drives him.
In a remark to The Christian Submit, Canine’s spokesperson, Jennifer Willingham, defined that the bounty hunter’s religion pressured him to sign up for the seek for Laundrie, an individual of hobby within the murder of his 22-year-old fiancée, Gabby Petito.
She printed that Canine and his new spouse, Francie, have been honeymooning on Marco Island, Florida, when the manhunt started.
“Canine and Francie, who’re religious Christians, felt as though their proximity to the hunt was once no longer a accident and so they sought after to do one thing to lend a hand the Petito circle of relatives,” she mentioned. “On the identical time, Canine’s enthusiasts have been sending him pointers and urging him to sign up for the hunt.”
“Subsequently, Canine and his staff, together with his daughter Lyssa and Francie’s son Greg who’re operating from Hawaii and Colorado respectively, spread out a proper tip line, 833-TELLDOG, and volunteered their time to seek for Mr. Laundrie this previous weekend.”
Fox Information reported on Thursday that the truth celebrity, who joined the seek for Laundrie previous this week, got here throughout a contemporary campsite deep within the woods of a Florida park the place he and his staff discovered a can of Monster Power Extremely Gold.
In spite of the to find, Canine’s staff didn’t to find forged proof that Laundrie is within the woods on Egmont Key, positioned simply southwest of the 1,136-acre Castle De Soto Park. Canine believes that Laundrie is hiding someplace within the park, which is made up of 5 interconnected islands.
“This might be and is usually a best spot for him to cover, no longer too many of us out right here. However there is numerous environmental issues that we are going to combat,” he mentioned in a video posted to Twitter.
“So right here we move. The quest now could be in reality on. The quest has simply begun,” the 68-year-old added.
Canine, who has apprehended greater than 8,000 fugitives, printed Wednesday that boat crews and floor groups have been known as in and rescue canine deployed to the hunt house.
Petito, an aspiring go back and forth blogger, was once reported lacking 9-11 by way of her folks after no longer responding to calls and texts for a number of days whilst she and Laundrie visited parks within the western United States. Her frame was once came upon on Sept. 19 in a far off house in northwestern Wyoming.
Even though her loss of life has been dominated a murder, government in Wyoming have not printed how she died pending additional post-mortem effects.
Willingham printed that Canine and his staff have the blessing of the Petito circle of relatives to be concerned and feature been involved periodically.
“All the way through their seek, they’ve unearthed more than one new leads. They are going to be proceeding the quest within the coming days, following proof and pointers with the intention to assist legislation enforcement,” she mentioned.
Within the days forward, Willingham mentioned that Canine and Francie intend to paintings in ministry in combination and proceed the seek for lacking individuals and fugitives.
Some, like MSNBC’s Pleasure Reid, have complained concerning the media’s “disproportionate” protection of Petito’s case, arguing that she is receiving extra consideration than different lacking or murdered girls as a result of she is white.
However in an op-ed for The Christian Submit, Ghanaian Canadian Samuel Sey refuted such theories.
“There are a number of explanation why Gabby Petito has gained vital consideration, and there is no reputable explanation why to imagine racism is this kind of causes. Petito was once a Youtuber with a rather sturdy social media following. She was once additionally a member of the close-knit van existence group,” he wrote.
“Gabby Petito is the sufferer of an exceptionally ordinary and evil lacking individual and homicide case. That is the major reason her case has gained vital consideration.”