The big news right now is the discovery of several items thought to belong to Brian Laundrie as well as unconfirmed partial human remains at the Florida Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park. It definitely could be a huge break in the case and everyone who is anyone is down there trying to get the scoop.
Everyone, that is, except Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Dog hasn't given up the search but a stroke of bad luck sent him home to Colorado to mend his injured ankle.
He might be down and on the mend at the moment, but that doesn't mean Dog is out of the fight -- we're told he still has reason to believe BL is alive ... and will continue filtering through tips.
Speaking of those ... we're told that since he's been back in the Rockies, Dog's received upwards of 4,000 possible leads -- through which he's sifting for one that might be legit. As you can imagine, it's a daunting task -- but DTBH is up for it.
Consider this as well ... Dog was roughing it in the Sunshine State -- which our sources say took a toll on him. The guy was seen wading through marshy swamps in the area -- but even beyond that ... we're told he'd been putting in 20-hour days, and sustained injuries that he hasn't really made public ... leaving him cut up and bloodied.
Now, as to whether Dog will return to Florida, his rep says only time will tell. If these bones turn out to be those of the missing Brian Laundrie the search will be over and Dog will have no reason to travel back down south.
On the bright side, this experience has given the bounty hunter a new purpose utilizing his skills to help families find their missing loved ones.