The lawyer for Brian Laundrie's family is ripping Dog The Bounty Hunter for inserting himself into the Gabby Petito case, believing the reality TV star is merely in it for himself.
Last month, Duane Chapman, better known as Dog, joined in the hunt for Gabby's fiancé and wasn't shy about posting updates that showed him scouring remote areas of Florida, where he believed Brian was. Afterward, Dog and his team found no conclusive evidence that Brian was in the area.
Like Dog, "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh has also been very involved in the case, which the Laundrie family attorney, Steven Bertolino, claimed is self-serving.
"Dusty relics like that Dog and John Walsh need a tragic situation like this so they can clear the cobwebs off their names and give their publicity hungry egos some food," the attorney told TMZ.
On Oct. 13, Dog even showed up unannounced at Brian's sister's house and knocked on the door, but no one answered. While leaving, Dog told an awaiting camera crew that the sister "absolutely" knows something about Brians whereabouts.
The 23-year-old, who is still only technically a person of interest in Gabby's homicide, has eluded authorities for nearly a month.
TMZ asked the Laundrie attorney if Dog is impeding the active investigation by showing up at family member's homes. "That's for law enforcement to determine," Bertolino said.
The webloid claimed in early October that Dog was getting offers from TV networks about a show tied to his search for Brian. Dog's wife, Francie, has been filming much of the manhunt on her cell phone, but it's not believed that a show is currently in the works.