Dog The Bounty Hunter’s daughter Lyssa Chapman claims the FBI believes Brian Laundrie’s mom is using a burner phone.
The accusation started after internet detectives, attempting to solve the Gabby Petito homicide, had questions about a phone featured in photos of Roberta.
Daily Mail reported local Florida reports contacted the FBI with the rumors floating around online. They presented the agency with screengrabs of Lyssa claiming the FBI believes Roberta is using a burner phone.
There are no claims that Roberta is using the phone to communicate with her son.
A rep for the FBI told 10 Tampa Bay, 'We do not confirm or deny contact with any individual or entity in order to preserve their privacy, as such, we do not confirm or deny the receipt of any tip. We have no additional comment.”
Roberta Laundrie's lawyer, Steven Bertolino, said “no comment” when pressed on the issue.
As Radar previously reported, Dog The Bounty Hunter is currently down in Florida trying to track down Brian himself. He is the first to report Brian and his parents went on a camping trip at Ft. De Soto Park from September 6 through 8. His source told him the family also visit the site between September 1-3 but the Laundrie's attorney has not confirmed that detail.
Official records show Roberta signing in at the campsite. Dog claims on the second trip only two people left the park despite all three originally being there. Laundrie's attorney confirmed the second trip but not the first. He also denied Brian did not leave with his parents.
The trip is raising questions as Brian had returned home on September 1 without Gabby. The two had left in July for a two-month cross-country road trip. After he arrived back at his Florida home, where he lived with Gabby and his parents, Brian refused to cooperate with police and hired himself a lawyer.
Gabby's parents reported her missing on September 11. A couple of days later, officials found the remains of her body in Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming.
On September 17, Brian's parents reported him missing and claimed they had last seen him on Sept 14. A nationwide manhunt was launched and the FBI took over the investigation.