Dog the Bounty Hunter hot on the trail of Dirty Laundrie


“I will find him!”

Dog the Bounty Hunter has joined the manhunt for Brian Laundrie, the fugitive woman-beater wanted in connection with the murder of his 22-year-old girlfriend Gabby Petito.

Bounty Hunter chasing Laundrie
Gabby Petito loved life.

The famous reality TV star — whose real name is Duane Chapman — has captured 8,000 criminals in his career. The 68-year-old made international headlines in 2003 when he nabbed cosmetics heir Andrew Luster in Mexico, where Luster had fled in the middle of his trial on charges of drugging and raping numerous women.


The outlaw hunter’s team included his wife Beth, who died in 2019 at the age of 51. Chapman was so devastated by her death that he wanted to kill himself. After a heart attack, however, he summoned up the will to go on with his life.

Duane Chapman and his late wife Beth.

Dog started his search for Laundrie at the North Port, Florida, home where Gabby and boyfriend Laundrie had lived with his parents.

Laundrie, 23, skipped town September 14, three days after Gabby Petito’s family of Long Island, NY, reported her missing. Gabby’s body was found September 19 at a campground in Wyoming’s Bridger Teton National Forest.



Dog said he has received hundreds of tips on his 833-TELLDOG hotline. Many of the calls indicate that Laundrie hightailed it for the wilderness of the Appalachian trail, where he used to go camping for months at a time.

Bounty Hunter chasing Laundrie
El Creepo Brian Laundrie — Catch this bastard!

“That is the most leads coming in right now,” said Dog.

The trail stretches more than 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

“That’s what he does. He’s a wilderness guy,” said Gabby’s friend Rose Davis.

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‘Dog’ wanted to die after losing Beth


Dog the Bounty Hunter was so heartbroken after the death of his wife Beth he wanted to kill himself.

“I just hope that I don’t live very much longer without her,” said 68-year-old Duane Chapman on the season finale of “Dog’s Most Wanted” Wednesday night.

“Now she made the first step, she’s through the gate,” he said. “She paved a way for me. I want to take a goddamn pain pill so bad.”

Beth Chapman died in June at the age of 51 after losing her battle to throat cancer.

The dog said he doesn’t know what Beth’s reaction would be if he suddenly showed up in Heaven.


“I feel like if I did something to myself right now and passed away suicidal and I got to heaven and was like, ‘Hi honey,’ and would she go, ‘You d—k a—s, why would you do that?’ Or would she go, ‘Wow, you’re here.’ I’ll be like ‘Of course I’m here. You left me. I’m here.’ So, am I obligated to do that?”

The reality star said he hates to be left alone for too long because “That’s when I start thinking about things. I don’t realize yet psychologically that she’s gone.”

In September, Dog was hospitalized with chest pains which he said was caused by a broken heart.

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