DOG the Bounty Hunter is investigating whether Brian Laundrie could have been eaten by wild hogs or alligators while hiding out from authorities.
Laundrie, 23, has been missing for over a month after telling his parents that he was going for a hike in Carlton Reserve in Florida in mid-September.
Dog, real name Duane Chapman, joined the search for Gabby’s Petito's on-the-run fiancé on September 25.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Dog said that he had learned a lot during the search for Laundrie, including exactly how alligators and wild boars can eat humans.
"I've learned I learned a lot in this case … I thought I knew at all," the famous bounty hunter, 68, explained.
"…I found out that a hog, wild boar, if they eat a human, and they check for DNA, we're so close to their DNA, they can't tell it.
"I also found out that an alligator, when they get you they don't go — like we see on TV — eat you up. They … drowned you and then stick you up underneath the bank for four or five days to start softening up, and then they eat you."
However, Dog said he personally believes that Laundrie is still alive.
"In the beginning … I thought [Gabby's death] was not intentional — second degree, involuntary," he told The Sun.
"Now, the way he's running, I think it's more than that. Is he alive? Oh, yeah. Yeah, he's alive," Dog continued.
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"Do they wish he was dead? Oh yeah. Do they wish that we thought that his body was being eaten by alligators? Oh yeah."
Dog also addressed speculation that Laundrie may have taken his own life.
"I think they all wish that we thought that he was dead. I don't think he's that personality," he said.
"I guess it takes a lot of guts to kill yourself. I know that I think I got a lot of guts, but I don't have that much guts.
"I don't have [those] guts myself so I don't think he does either."
Dog has been on the hunt for Laundrie for weeks and even interrupted his own honeymoon to join the search.
GABBY'S CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED
Gabby's body was found in Grand Teton National park on September 19, eight days after her family reported her missing.
On September 21, the Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed that she died as a result of a homicide.
This week, the official autopsy report was released by Teton County, revealing that Gabby's cause of death was strangulation.
Special Agent Michael Schneider issued a statement after, asking for anyone with information on where her fiancé Laundrie is to contact them immediately.
"The FBI's commitment to justice is the forefront of each and every investigation," Schneider said.
"The FBI and our partners remain dedicated to ensuring anyone responsible for or complicit in Mr. Petito's death is held accountable for their actions."
"Mr. Brian Laundrie has been named a person of interest. Anyone with information concerning Mr. Laundrie's role in this matter or his current whereabouts should contact the FBI."
Meanwhile, a friend of Laundrie's told The Sun that the fugitive had plans of living outside the US since high school and revealed the countries he may try to escape to — including South Africa and New Zealand.
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