Dog the Bounty Hunter urged Gabby Petito’s fugitive boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, to flip himself in — saying that the Wyoming coroner’s discovering that she was strangled makes him look responsible as sin.
Teton County Coroner Brent Blue, who on Tuesday revealed the reason behind dying of the 22-year-old Long Island native, later mentioned in an interview on CNN that she had been strangled by “human force.”
“His best decision now would be to turn himself in,” Dog, whose actual title is Duane Chapman, informed the Sun, including that the 23-year-old man’s mother and father “need to be doing more to signal Brian to stop running.”
The celeb bounty hunter mentioned that Blue’s “statement has established a timeline that looks worse for Brian Laundrie,” including that Laundrie’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,” the 68-year-old informed the information outlet.
Meanwhile, Chapman informed WFLA on Tuesday that he had determined to stay in Florida to proceed his seek for Laundrie regardless of struggling an ankle damage throughout the huge manhunt.
He informed the information outlet that he made a “change of plans” to return to Colorado as a result of he “couldn’t bring himself to leave.”
He mentioned the coroner’s report is “not good for the Laundrie family,” including that “strangulation is not an accident.”
Documents listed Petito’s reason behind dying as “manual strangulation/throttling.”
“Throttling means that someone was strangled by human force,” Blue mentioned on “Anderson Cooper 360.” “There was no mechanical force involved.”
“People can be strangled by other means. We have seen people on snowmobiles who run into a wire — that would be strangling by a mechanical event. But this was, we believe this was strangling by a human being,” the coroner added.
Petito had been lifeless for 3 or 4 weeks by the time her physique was present in Bridger-Teton National Forest on Sept. 19, ending a weeklong search that drew nationwide headlines.
Although officers dominated her dying a murder, the reason behind dying wasn’t revealed till Tuesday afternoon when Blue briefed members of the media on the outcomes of the post-mortem. But he mentioned that beneath Wyoming legislation, he wouldn’t launch additional particulars.
Although he didn’t speculate about Laundrie’s potential involvement, Blue mentioned that Petito’s was one in every of many deaths of “people who are involved in domestic violence” and it was unlucky that others don’t get as a lot consideration.
Petito was final seen alive someday in late August whereas on a cross-country journey with Laundrie. But the journey was aborted and Laundrie returned dwelling to his mother and father’ home in Florida with out Petito early on Sept. 1.
He refused to cooperate with police when Petito was reported lacking on Sept. 11, and vanished shortly after.