Dog, the Bounty Hunter, is calling off his search mission after the human remains of Brian Laundrie were discovered on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
“We are praying for Gabby’s family as yet another day ends with seemingly more questions than answers though it does seem the search for Brian is indeed over,” the reality star told the Sun Wednesday.
Dog, also known as Duane Chapman, volunteered his participation in the manhunt for 23-year-old Laundrie while still on his honeymoon with newlywed Francie Frane shortly after Laundrie disappeared on Sept. 13.
The 68-year-old celebrity was adamant Laundrie was still alive and guilty of killing his fiance Gabby Petito, 22. He also believed the parents of Laundrie were keeping some information about their lost son.
“There will be time to ask questions such as what was the extent of the Laundries’ involvement in aiding Brian,” he said. “But now we wait.”
The remains of Laundrie were found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, where his parents told the law enforcement officials they went looking for their son on Sept. 14. At that time, the place was submerged in waist-deep water, attorney for the Laundries, Steve Bertolino, told Fox News.
Dental records confirmed the remains belong to the 23-year-old fugitive.
Laundrie came back to Florida alone on Sept. 1 after accompanying Petito on a cross-country trip. The pair was in a fierce fight on Aug. 12 while in Utah, which prompted a domestic report to the local law enforcement.
Petito reportedly died of manual strangulation at least three weeks before they could find her body on Sept. 19. She was last seen alive on Aug. 27 with Laundrie in a restaurant.
Officials have not charged him for her death, but he was wanted by the FBI for using her debit card after she went missing.