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Duane 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Chapman Finds Makeshift Campsite In Florida Amid Manhunt For Brian Laundrie

Sep. 30 2021, Published 9:34 a.m. ET

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Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman has sniffed out a campsite in his search for fugitive Brian Laundrie.

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On Wednesday, September 29, the Dog The Bounty Hunter star discovered what he believes to be a makeshift campsite in the woods of Shell Island near Fort De Soto Park in Florida.

The park, which is about 75 miles from the Laundrie’s residence in North Port, is the same area where the 23-year-old is believed to have stayed overnight with his parents just days after he returned from his road trip without Gabby Petito.

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“We’re out here at the island,” Dog said in an Instagram video on Wednesday. “This would be and could be a perfect spot for him to hide.”

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“Not too many people out here, but there’s a lot of environmental things we’re gonna fight,” he continued.

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Dog also let his followers know that the search is “really on” now: “The search has just begun."

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Source: @gabspetito/Instagram
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“Earlier today we launched an active and specific search in a key area based on the intelligence we are receiving and researching,” the caption on the post read. “Boat crews and grounds teams have been called in and we have search and rescue dogs deployed. More to follow…”

Dog’s team also came across an empty Monster Energy Ultra Gold Can at the site, which appeared to be recently discarded, according to a tweet from Fox News. However, users on Twitter were quick to call out that it was unlikely for Laundrie — who was known for being an environmentalist — to litter or drink from a can.

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The update from Dog comes as the FBI continue to track down Laundrie, who is named as a person of interest in the death of his fiancé.

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As OK! previously reported, the lawyer for Christopher and Robert Laundrie recently revealed that the pair are “very concerned” that their son may have harmed himself, as he reportedly went for a hike and never returned.

The couple also believe that Brian left their residence “with no means of communication,” as his cell phone is now in the possession of the FBI, however some have speculated that the missing person of interest might be using a burner phone.

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