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Brian Laundrie Doppelganger Takes To TikTok To Clear His Name

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Brian Laundrie Doppelganger Takes To TikTok To Clear His Name

A 'Brian Laundrie lookalike' has taken to TikTok to clear his name. Watch here:

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Authorities in the US are searching for Laundrie, whose fiancée Gabby Petito was found dead earlier this month.

Laundrie and 22-year-old Petito had been driving around national parks in their van, all the while documenting their trip on social media.

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However, Petito's family did not hear from her verbally after 25 August, and they subsequently reported her missing on 11 September.

Laundrie returned to Florida - where the couple lived - in the van but wouldn't cooperate with police, before his family subsequently reported him missing, claiming they haven't seen him since last Tuesday (14 September).

Laundrie has not yet been found. Credit: Instagram
Laundrie has not yet been found. Credit: Instagram

The story has attracted international attention, with people across the US looking out for Laundrie. But one guy was seemingly wrongly identified as the wanted man, so decided to set up a TikTok account to set the record straight.

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The unidentified bald and bearded man set up an account with the username @notbrainlaundrie, with the bio: "Just trying to prove that I'm #NotBrianLaundrie. Happy to answer any questions."

His first post - which has amassed almost two million views - shows him stood among a large crowd, with a caption that reads: "Brian Laundrie sighting."

Following this case of mistaken identity, he has posted a series of videos in which he repeatedly points out that he is not the wanted man.

In one clip, he says: "I would just like to put all of these rumours to death."

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In a follow-up post, he says: "Quick request from everyone - any advice on what I should say to people that think I am Brian Laundrie? Really appreciate it."

In another video, he says: "I'm flying across the country tomorrow for my cousin's wedding, and it's a pretty long flight.

"So if you have any tips for me on how not to get attacked or accused of being this guy, get at me. Duet this or leave a comment."

He wants to set the record straight. Credit: TikTok/@notbrianlaundrie
He wants to set the record straight. Credit: TikTok/@notbrianlaundrie
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Dog The Bounty Hunter is now among those searching for Laundrie.

The reality TV star Dog - real name Duane Chapman - has apparently come across a new campsite close to the one Laundrie's family stayed at when Petito went missing.

The new campsite that Chapman is now at is on Egmont Key in the woods of Shell Island near Fort De Soto Park, which was where the Laundrie family checked in to on 6 September.

Speaking on Twitter, 68-year-old Chapman said: "We're here at the island. This would be and could be the perfect spot for him to hide. Not too many people out here but there's a lot of environmental things that we're going to fight.

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"So here we go. The search now is really on. The search has just begun."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@notbrianlaundrie

Topics: Community, Weird, TikTok

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