'Dog the Bounty Hunter' puts up reward for info on missing MN woman


A renowned reality TV star is offering $10,000 for any information that leads to the whereabouts of a missing Minnesota mom.

Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman is expected to join the search for 31-year-old Rose Downwind, a Redby resident who disappeared in the Bemidji area last week.

The reason? The famous bounty hunter, known for chasing bail-jumpers in shows like “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt," is friends with Downwind's grandfather, Dennis Banks, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement and a noted actor who's portrayed Native American characters in a number of Hollywood films.

"The bounty hunter has graciously put up $10,000 of his own money for any information leading to her location and safe return," a family statement posted on Facebook read.

This comes just a day after reports said Chapman would be lending his time to the search effort.

"Rose's family is grateful for Dog's kindness and generosity on the donation and are ever so thankful for his offer to help with locating their daughter," according to their statement.

Downwind was last seen on Oct. 21, when her ex-boyfriend says he saw her leave her residence and get into a blue vehicle. She has five children.

A candlelight vigil was held for her in Bemidji Thursday night, the Bemidji Pioneer reported.

Valley News Live noted there is a warrant for her arrest for a disorderly conduct charge, but family members told the station “she wouldn’t be in hiding” for that reason.

The Hawaii-based Chapman is known for his A&E reality show, “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and its follow-up, “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” on CMT.

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