A 53-year-old engineer from Florida says he has "no doubt" that he crossed paths with Brian Laundrie near the Appalachian Trail near the border of North Carolina and Tennessee on Saturday.
Dennis Davis said, "There is no doubt in my mind I spoke to Brian Laundrie - none whatsoever."
"Dog the Bounty Hunter's daughter sent me an audio file of his Brian's voice and the voice was the same I heard."
Davis says the man waved him down on a road where the Appalachian Trail runs near the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. He says Laundrie pulled up in a car alongside him and asked him for directions to California using only back roads.
He says the man looked skittish and complained that he had just gotten into an argument with his girlfriend.
He said ‘man, I’m lost.’ I said ‘what are you trying to find?’ and he said ‘me and my girlfriend got in a fight but she called me, told me she loves me, and I have to get to California to see her.’
I said ‘well, I-40 is right there and you could take it west to California’ and he said, ‘I’m just going to take this road into California’.
He was worried and not making sense.
Davis says although it didn't immediately register, soon after he looked up photos of Laundrie on his phone and made a connection.
He says he reported what he saw to the FBI and 911.
Obviously, as a father with a daughter, I want to do whatever I can to help the family find closure and get this guy off the streets. Law enforcement is probably getting millions of leads on this guy, but I am not some goofball out there doing drugs in the middle of the night, I am a highly educated professional. And I know that was the guy. There is no doubt about it.