DOG the Bounty Hunter has issued advice to fugitive Brian Laundrie, following the reveal of Gabby Petito's autopsy results.
"His best decision now would be to turn himself in,” the TV star told The Sun, adding that Laundrie's parents "need to be doing more to signal Brian to stop running."
“The coroner’s statement has established a timeline that looks worse for Brian Laundrie," Dog added.
The bounty hunter also said that Brian's "continued evasion of law enforcement makes him look guilty.
“I can’t fathom how Brian’s parents can live with themselves."
"They need to be doing more to signal Brian to stop running," Dog said.
It comes after an autopsy report revealed that Gabby Petito was strangled four weeks before her body was found.
The 22-year-old vlogger's remains were discovered at a campsite near Grand Teton National Park on September 19.
The manner of her death was ruled a homicide, but the autopsy report has revealed information on her cause of death.
Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue confirmed that Gabby Petito died by strangulation during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
He added that Gabby's predicted death was three to four weeks before her body was found. The body was outside "in the wilderness" for this time.
The doctor also confirmed that Gabby Petito was not pregnant at the time of her death and that a toxicology report was unable to be released at this time.
Following the autopsy, the young woman's body was returned to the mortuary who are dealing with the family at this time, the doctor added.
Following the results of the autopsy, Brian Laundrie's family attorney, Steve Bertolino, released a statement saying: "Gabby Petito’s death at such a young age is a tragedy.
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"While Brian Laundrie is currently charged with the unauthorized use of a debit card belonging to Gabby, Brian is only considered a person of interest in relation to Gabby Petito’s demise.
"At this time Brian is still missing and when he is located we will address the pending fraud charge against him."
Dr Blue declined to say more about the autopsy or the case overall, saying he was prevented by Wyoming law that limits what coroners can release.
It wasn't clear if Tuesday's determination might lead to additional charges against Brian Laundrie, who is considered a person of interest in her disappearance and remains unaccounted for.
Brian and Gabby, who met in New York before moving to Florida two years ago, were around two months into their planned four-month cross-country road trip touring the US’ national parks before Gabby vanished sometime around August 27.
LAUNDRIE RETURNED HOME ALONE
Brian quietly returned home to Florida alone on September 1, failing to alert police or Gabby’s family that she was missing.
He reportedly acted "without a care in the world" upon his return, neighbors said, mowing the front yard and enjoying idyllic bike rides with his mom.
Gabby was eventually reported missing by her mother in New York on September 11. That came after 10 days of allegedly being stonewalled by Brian and his parents about where her daughter was, she said.
Then, on September 14, Brian allegedly vanished after telling his parents he was going hiking at Carlton Reserve.
But they didn’t report Brian missing until three days later.
A four-week search for Laundrie has so far yielded no leads beyond speculation and a handful of potential sightings.
Laundrie is not currently considered a suspect in Gabby's murder but is considered a person of interest.
He does, however, have a warrant out for his arrest on bank fraud allegations after allegedly racking up $1,000 in charges on a debit card that's believed to have belonged to Gabby.
Law enforcement is still searching Carlton Reserve for traces of Laundrie, while TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter was on hand scouring Fort De Soto.
GABBY'S DEATH WAS 'BRUTAL'
Last week, Dog said that he didn't believe Gabby Petito’s autopsy would show she was suffocated as he claims the final results were withheld because her death was more "brutal."
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, the 68-year-old claimed that the Teton County coroner’s office showed “mercy” to the Petito family by “slowly” revealing more information.
“I have never seen the findings of an autopsy take this long to announce.” Dog said.
"I know that my daughter was killed at the same age and for a few weeks, they didn't tell me that the car actually rolled over on my daughter’s skull.
"I remember these exact pieces of time when Barbara Katy passed away so I’m glad I didn’t hear that right away.
"It’s more the mercy of the federal government and the coroner really to go out very slowly.
"If she was suffocated they would have announced that right away," Dog added of Gabby's autopsy. "I think it’s more than that."
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s search for Brian Laundrie
Reality television star Dog the Bounty Hunter, Duane Chapman, joined in the search for Gabby Petito’s missing fiancé Brian Laundrie. Here is a timeline of Dog’s search for Laundrie:
- September 25: Dog the Bounty Hunter officially joins the search for Laundrie. He is seen knocking on the door of Laundrie's parents home in North Port, Florida.
- September 25: Dog claims in an interview that he promises to find Laundrie ahead of his 24th birthday which is on November 18.
- September 30: Dog claims he's gotten thousands of tips on Laundrie and isn't sharing with law enforcement.
- October 1: Dog raises reward money for any tip leading to Laundrie's arrest.
- October 2: Dog's daughter, Lyssa Chapman, said she has also joined the search for Laundrie.
- October 3: Dog gives an update on the search for Laundrie. "The search has continued throughout the weekend on the islands off the west coast of Florida," he wrote on Instagram.
- October 8: Dog does an exclusive interview with The Sun where he slams Laundrie's father for joining law enforcement in the search for his son. Dog told The Sun, "It's a little too late. Don't you think?"
- October 12: Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue confirmed Gabby died by strangulation.
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