Dog the Bounty Hunter's Daughter Questions How Brian Laundrie's Parents Found Belongings

Dog the Bounty Hunter's daughter Lyssa Chapman has questioned how Brian Laundrie's parents found their son's belongings.

Duane Chapman, the reality TV star's daughter, was part of his team that led a high-profile search for the missing fugitive over the past four weeks.

The search for the 23-year-old has seen major developments this week after some of his personal belongings were found in Florida's Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.

Human remains were also discovered, the FBI has confirmed.

Steven Bertolino, who is representing Christopher and Roberta Laundrie, has said that the remains are likely Brian Laundrie's.

"The probability is strong that it is Brian's remains but we are going to wait for the forensic results to come in to verify that," Bertolino said on CNN.

In a statement on the discoveries, Bertolino confirmed that "Chris and Roberta Laundrie went to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park this morning to search for Brian."

He added: "The FBI and NPPD [North Port Police Department] were informed last night of Brian's parents' intentions and they met Chris and Roberta there this morning after a brief search off a trail that Brian frequented some articles belonging to Brian were found. As of now law enforcement is conducting a more thorough investigation of that area."

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The entrance to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on October 20, 2021 in North Port, Florida. The FBI announced that human remains and personal items belonging to Brian Laundrie were found there. Laundrie is wanted in connection with the death of his fiance Gabby Petito, whose body was found in Wyoming. Mark Taylor/Getty Images

The discovery by Chris and Roberta Laundrie came just one day after the park reopened to the public, NBC reported.

This has led to questions about why the couple went there on Wednesday and how they found items that the FBI and other search teams had not managed to find previously.

Lyssa Chapman, the daughter of bounty hunter Duane Chapman, has questioned how Brian Laundrie's parents made the discovery.

And the park was just re-opened to the public… hummm 🤔 https://t.co/MbYmpL4RhU

— Lyssa Chapman (@BabyLyssaC) October 20, 2021

"And the park was just re-opened to the public... hummm," she tweeted in response to a tweet that said the items were "magically" discovered.

Bertolino addressed these questions on Wednesday.

"The parents had assumed that the experts, the FBI and all the tracking teams they had would be able to locate Brian based upon the information that we had provided them, to the specific areas and trails in the park that Brian liked to visit," he said, per NBC.

Newsweek has reached out to Bertolino for further comment.

Dog the Bounty Hunter and Brian Laundrie
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Lyssa Chapman's father, Duane Chapman, has now confirmed that he has called off his search for Brian Laundrie.

"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. Grateful to the authorities who are working to process the evidence as quickly as possible," Chapman said in a statement to Newsweek.

"There will be a time to ask questions such as what was the extent of the Laundries' involvement in aiding Brian, how exactly did the discovery of the belongings happen today, did the looming possibility of potential indictments prompt more cooperation, and so forth," Chapman said. "But now we wait."