Brian Laundrie search sees 'cops & helicopters flock to Fort De Soto park' he visited with parents after Gabby vanished

THE search for Brian Laundrie continues as "cops and helicopters flock to Fort De Soto Park" on Wednesday, where he camped with parents after Gabby Petito vanished.

The heavy police presence at the park comes after Dog the Bounty Hunter said Laundrie and his parents were caught on camera at Fort De Soto Park.

They are thought to have visited the campsite twice – once September 1 to 3 and again on September 6 to 8.

Dog said Laundrie, 23, was not with Chris and Roberta when they left Fort De Soto Park on the second visit.

Laundrie had returned home from his cross-country trip without Gabby on September 1.

The 23-year-old was reported missing by his parents on September 17.

On Wednesday, WFLA's Josh Benson reported "activity" at Fort De Soto, as law enforcement were on scene and helicopter in the air.

When asked by The Sun about police "activity" at Fort De Soto Park, the North Port Police Department said they "can't give any of that information out over the phone"

Dog – real name Duane Chapman – told Fox News on Monday: "They were registered, went through the gate. They’re on camera. They were here.

"We think at least if he’s not here right now, we are sure he was caught on camera as he went in the gate — that he was here for sure. Not over in the swamp."

He added: "Allegedly, what we’re hearing, is two people left on the 8th. Three people came in on the 6th, and two people left on the 8th. I think he’s been here for sure."

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Dog said that his team will continue to investigate leads in the Fort De Soto Park area, adding, "I think he's been here for sure."

In his interview with Fox News, Dog also addressed the possibility that Brian might be somewhere on the Appalachian Trail.

"He spent a couple of months there in the past, and he is an outdoorsman," said Dog.

"He's very young, he's not an experienced criminal," the bounty hunter explained, adding that Brian's lack of criminal history prior to Gabby's disappearance suggests that Brian won't attempt shoplifting or breaking and entering to stay on the run.

"This kid is an outdoorsman, so I think he went where he's comfortable," Dog said.

He also addressed the idea Laundrie could be moving from island to island in a canoe.

Dog said: "There’s a lot of little islands around the area where we’re at, that he could get to on a canoe."

"We talked to the caretakers today of the islands, they said he could be out here," he added.

More to follow…

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