Dog the Bounty Hunter Says Search For Brian Laundrie is Becoming 'More Dangerous'

Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, has said that the search for Brian Laundrie is becoming more dangerous.

The reality television star is on the hunt for the fugitive. Laundrie went missing after returning alone from a trip with his fiance Gabby Petito, whose remains were found in Wyoming last month.

Chapman has been leading a high-profile search for the 24-year-old in Florida, where he was last seen.

Chapman and his team are being aided by law enforcement, a K-9 unit and thousands of tips from members of the public. They are continuing to search islands near Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County, Florida.

However, despite finding a campsite and possible evidence of Laundrie's presence, the search remains ongoing.

Law enforcement officials have been searching for Laundrie since his family reported him missing on September 17.

"Tracking a fugitive is a marathon, not a sprint," a spokesperson for Chapman's team said in a statement to Newsweek on Sunday night.

"We are continuing to search for Brian Laundrie. The longer he is on the run, the more dangerous this becomes."

Chapman's team confirmed that they are now assessing evidence and evaluating next steps.

"Dog and team appreciate the thousands of tips pouring into the tip line and urge people to report tips to the FBI as well as his tip line," the spokesperson said.

The team also confirmed on Sunday night that that evidence has been handed over to authorities with the hope that DNA testing proves Laundrie's presence.

"Dog has turned over evidence to the authorities including items found on one of the islands near Fort De Soto Park. It is his hope that DNA can be assessed to prove Laundries' presence," his team confirmed.

Brian Laundrie, Dog the Bounty Hunter
Brian Laundrie, Dog the Bounty Hunter MOAB Police/Getty Images

"In addition, he has had multiple conversations with law enforcement."

Chapman has added money toward the reward for any information leading to Laundrie's arrest bringing the total sum to $180,000.

On Thursday, Champan's spokesperson told Newsweek that he "does not care who brings Laundrie in, just that he is apprehended."

Meanwhile, a man from Florida has claimed that he spoke with Laundrie in North Carolina on Saturday.

"There is no doubt in my mind I spoke to Brian Laundrie—none whatsoever," Dennis Davis told The New York Post.

Chapman has an anonymous tip line at 833-TELL-DOG for people who do not want to contact the authorities directly.

Anyone with information on Laundrie's whereabouts is asked to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or 303-629-7171.