Brian Laundrie’s five distinct features to look for as manhunt continues

THE daughter of Dog the Bounty Hunter has revealed Brian Laundrie’s distinctive features to look out for as the search to find Gabby Petito’s fiancé enters its third week.

Lyssa Chapman, the daughter of Duane Chapman, joined the hunt on October 2 as she tries to help investigators in their probe.


Laundrie was reported missing on September 17 by his parentsCredit: Instagram
Dog the Bounty Hunter's daughter Lyssa Chapman shared a series of clues as she tries to help investigators in their search to find Laundrie


Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter Lyssa Chapman shared a series of clues as she tries to help investigators in their search to find LaundrieCredit: Twitter

Chapman shared images of Laundrie’s black beard, matching tattoos, and ears on her Twitter account.

Laundrie was reported missing on September 17 and forensic artist Lois Gibson believes that the fugitive’s appearance and face would’ve changed by now – apart from his ears.

She said being on the run will naturally “degrade” his appearance – but features such as ears “generally can’t be altered”.

Gibson, who holds a Guinness World Record for most identifications by a forensic artist, told NewsNationNow: “I’ve been working cases for 39 years and he is going to get a lot of sun, he’s gonna lose weight.

“I don’t care how much money he has. If you’re on the run … it’s hard to eat, it degrades your life.

“Ears are the most complicated object on the surface of the head. They’re more complicated than the eyes, lips, or the nose.”

She said if Laundrie is smart, he would’ve shaved his beard and mustache immediately.

Chapman also shared social media snaps of Laundrie’s matching tattoos.

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A picture of the artwork was uploaded to Gabby’s Instagram account as part of a Valentines’ Day montage earlier this year.

The fugitive is seen with a tattoo that looks like a vine leaf on one of his fingers.

Vine tattoos are thought to represent partnership, endurance, promise, survival, and strength.

Online sleuths noticed several images of vine-leaf tattoos on his Pinterest page.

Artist Danny Nostrom, who owns a business in Venice, Florida, told that Laundrie also had a tattoo of mountain peaks that featured three ‘X’ marks.

The tattoo looks identical to the social media snap that Chapman shared online.

Online sleuths have tried to assist the FBI throughout their investigation.


Detectives urged Chapman “not to forget about the duck walk” as they commented underneath her post.

Sleuths studied bodycam footage following Gabby and Laundrie’s incident in Moab, Utah in August and they claimed the 23-year-old appears to be slightly “duck-footed”.

As he is showing cops inside his 2012 Ford Transit white camper van, Laundrie’s feet appear to be pointing outwards.

One Twitter “detective,” said: “Noticing he appears to be slightly duck-footed. Distinctive.”

Another said: “It was one of the very first things I noticed about his stance.”

Some claimed he is probably changing his gait to fool cops, while others said Laundrie wouldn’t be able to change his walk.

Laundrie was reported missing on September 17 – days after allegedly telling his parents that he was going for a hike in the Carlton Nature Reserve in Sarasota.

Dog the Bounty Hunter pledged to find the fugitive by his 24th birthday as he scours the areas surrounding the Fort de Soto campground.

Documents from Pinellas County Park show that Laundrie’s mom stayed at the campground on September 6. The papers do not reveal who was with her.

Dog is yet to find Laundrie but he unearthed a “makeshift camp” and has turned over “information” to the FBI.


He told Fox News: “On Friday we found a makeshift, very primitive camp that had some promising things around it. So we gave gathered up all those things.

“We turned them over yesterday to the FBI. We are now talking to the FBI and working with local law enforcement”

It came just days after the reality TV star said he hadn’t been sharing tip-offs with law enforcement.

There have been several alleged sightings of Laundrie since he was reported missing.

Neighbors allege that Laundrie was spotted running from his home in North Port on September 17.

Dozens of alleged sightings have been reported in North Carolina along the Appalachian Trail, cops say.

Engineer Dennis Davis said he encountered a man he believes to be Laundrie on October 2.

He told a 911 dispatcher: “I’m telling you, it was him. He was talking wild. He said that his girlfriend left him and he had to go out to California to see her.

“He was acting funny. And I wasn’t sure what he looked like. And then … I went and parked and pulled up the photographs of him. And I’m 99.99 per cent sure that was him.”

A flight attendant believes she may have spotted Laundrie in a hotel in Canada, while a tourist claims to have interacted with the fugitive at a bar in Montana.

Mannies told the New York Post that he saw a man who resembled Laundrie sitting alone at Bullwinkle’s Saloon in West Yellowstone on August 26, the day before Gabby Petito was last seen alive.

According to Mannies, the man was drinking alone, angry and confrontational.

Online sleuths shared an image that they claim shows Laundrie at a restaurant in Mexico, and dozens of alleged sightings were reported in Alabama.

But, most potential leads have led to dead ends as the probe into the fugitive’s whereabouts continues.

Gabby shared pictures of the couple's matching tattoos on social media


Gabby shared pictures of the couple’s matching tattoos on social mediaCredit: Instagram
Chapman shared images showcasing Laundrie's vine leaf and mountain range tattoos


Chapman shared images showcasing Laundrie’s vine leaf and mountain range tattoosCredit: Instagram
The search to find Gabby Petito's fiancé has entered the third week


The search to find Gabby Petito’s fiancé has entered the third weekCredit: Instagram / Gabby Petito
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