The search for Gabby Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie has been given a boost after an area of interest has reportedly become more accessible.
As part of the search, Duane Chapman has been studying Brian Laundrie's social media, and he found some of his posts disturbing.
"Hopefully Brian will be located soon," the Laundrie family attorney, Steven Bertolino, said in a statement on Thursday.
"The preserve has been closed to the public and the Laundries as well but the parents have been cooperating since the search began," the Laundrie family attorney, Steven Bertolino, said in a statement.
"Chris was asked to point out any favorite trails or spots that Brian may have used in the preserve," the family lawyer said.
Brian Laundrie's parents don't believe he left the area, but some are skeptical that he'll be found if he hasn't been already.
Brian Laundrie has managed to evade arrest for weeks, despite a massive manhunt
The fiancé of Gabby Petito was last seen on September 13, according to an updated statement from his family attorney.
Investigators have extended their search for Laundrie to North Carolina, after a hiker there said he believes he spoke with Laundrie over the weekend.
"To be completely honest with you, the FBI is never going to let Dog the Bounty Hunter catch Brian anyway—the FBI is way too prideful for that." Cecily Chapman said.
During an interview on the Dr. Phil show, Petito's parents said they did not receive any response from Laundrie's parents after their daughter's disappearance.
The reality television star has received a tip that the 23-year-old was sighted near the Tennessee, North Carolina border.
Dr Michael Baden said he believed the FBI was being "very cautious" because the agency doesn't want to make a mistake.
Laundrie's parents said they may have last seen their son on September 13, as investigators continue searching for the 23-year-old.
Brian Laundrie flew from Utah to Florida on August 17 and later returned to Utah on August 23, his attorney said Tuesday.
Cassie Laundrie denied she ever "hid" a September 6 meeting with Brian from law enforcement after being accused of contradicting previous comments.
Duane Chapman is reportedly getting a new TV series and his social media followers have surged massively.
Dennis Davis, an engineer by trade, said he was "100% sure" the man he spoke to was Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of Gabby Petito.
"I would assume he is alive. Not alive and doing well, but he's alive," said Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman.
Ashley Darlene Walls, aged 17, and Matthew Allen Morrison, 18, left a rural area in Jackson County around 11:30 a.m. on October 2. No one has seen them since.
Cassie Laundrie and her husband, James Luycx, answered questions about Gabby Petito, whose remains were found in Wyoming last month.
"He said that his girlfriend loved him and he had to go out to California to see her, and he was asking me how to get to California," Dennis Davis said.
"Tracking a fugitive is a marathon, not a sprint," a spokesperson for Chapman's team told Newsweek.
"It is his hope that DNA can be assessed to prove Laundries' presence," Duane Chapman's team told Newsweek.
"I know that was the guy. There is no doubt about it," said a hiker who claims Laundrie asked him for directions on Saturday morning.
Some thought Davidson's Dog the Bounty Hunter should become a "recurring character" but others felt it was "disgusting."
The reward for information leading to Laundrie's arrest now stands at $180,000.
An attorney representing the Laundrie family now says Brian's sister visited the campsite, contradicting earlier claims.
Records show police were called to the Laundrie family home twice on September 10 for "public service" calls.
Bounty hunter Duane Chapman has nabbed some high-profile fugitives before his most recent hunt.