The North Port (Florida) Police Department said late Friday that they'd finished speaking with the Laundrie family in detail for the first time.
Brian Laundrie is now missing in addition to his fiancée Gabby Petito. The case has captured nationwide attention after Laundrie returned to his Florida home without her.
In a statement, the police department said officers understand the community's frustration and are frustrated too.
"It is important to note that while Brian is a person of interest in Gabby's disappearance, he is not wanted for a crime," North Port Police said in a tweet. "We are not currently working a crime investigation. We are now working a multiple missing person investigations (sic)."
A crowd of nearly a hundred gathered outside Laundrie's home Friday, with a relentless string of chants, including: "Where's Gabby?"
Laundrie's attorney said in a statement Friday night: "The FBI is currently at the Laundrie residence removing property to assist in locating Brian. As of now the FBI is now looking for both Gabby and Brian."
The couple traveled through Utah last month, and Moab police intervened on Aug. 12 following a domestic dispute.