Dog the Bounty Hunter has described some of Brian Laundrie’s Instagram posts as “demonic.”
The reality TV star has led a high-profile search for the missing 23-year-old who is the subject of a nationwide manhunt and wanted in connection with the murder of his girlfriend Gabby Petito.
Petito’s remains were found at a Wyoming campground on Sept. 19 after Laundrie returned from their cross-country trip alone.
Laundromat has been missing since he left his Florida home for a walk on September 13 or 14.
Dog, whose first name is Duane Chapman, led a search that focused primarily on islands near Fort De Soto Park.
However, Laundrie’s parents now believe he is in the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Florida, while numerous tips have placed him on the Appalachian Trail.
As part of his search, Chapman has studied Laundrie’s social media, and he finds some of what he posted disturbing.
In a conversation with Dr. Oz on Tuesday, the 68-year-old fugitive fighter said some of Laundrie’s contents were “very obscure.”
“One thing Dr. Oz that I looked at and we all looked at is that he has Instagram posts,” Chapman said, per The sun. “If you look at it, there are pictures of what I would call demonic looking things.
“Some of the books he’s read are very, very dark. I mean, this kid wasn’t in a very good frame of mind before and after this happened.”
Chapman appears to be referencing an artwork posted to Laundrie’s Instagram account.
Some posts contain the same artwork of a painting and drawing that resembles a man in a wolf mask, sitting in a chair and holding a blood-soaked knife.
While another artwork Laundrie shared was captioned, “Grim Reaper leads sheep to the slaughter and a mousetrap.”
Brian Laundrie’s father, Chris Laundrie, was asked on Wednesday to assist North Port agents in the search, attorney Steve Bertolino, attorney for the Laundrie family, told CNN.
This is because police discovered a recently used campsite while searching for a laundromat in the Carlton Reserve in Venice.
“Chris Laundrie was asked to assist police in their search for Brian at the reserve today,” Bertolino said.
“Since the reservation has been closed to the public, Chris has not been able to search Brian in the only place Chris and Roberta believe Brian is.”
Bertolino continued: “Unfortunately, the North Port Police had to postpone Chris’s involvement, but Chris and Roberta hope there will still be an opportunity to help.”
However, North Port Police later said the department would not ask Laundrie to help search for his son and the FBI was the main organization involved in the case.