The family of lacking lady Gabby Petito responded Friday night time after info emerged that the Florida family of her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, claimed they haven’t seen him since Tuesday.

“All of Gabby’s family want the world to know that Brian is not missing, he is hiding. Gabby is missing,” the regulation workplace of Richard B. Stafford, approved expert for the Petito and Schmidt households, said in a press launch. 

“Brian is not missing, he is hiding. Gabby is missing.”

— Lawyer for Gabby Petito’s family

But police in North Port, about 85 miles south of Tampa, burdened late Friday that Laundrie was not thought of a suspect in Gabby Petito’s disappearance.

“It is important to note that while Brian is a person of interest in Gabby’s disappearance, he is not wanted for a crime. We are not currently working a crime investigation. We are now working a multiple missing person investigations.” 

“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 (Florida) Police assertion

Laundrie’s family made their disclosure earlier Friday about Brian being away from residence, after officers obtained proper right here by the house the place he lives collectively collectively along with his mother and father, anticipating to converse with him. Laundrie had been mendacity low there since Sept. 1, police believed. Investigators had been now making an attempt to uncover him too. 

Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petitos. (North Port Police Department)

Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petitos. (North Port Police Department)

“We understand the community’s frustration. We are frustrated too,” the discharge said. “For six days the North Port Police Department and FBI have been pleading with the family to contact investigators regarding Brian’s Fiancé [sic] Gabby Petito.”

.MISSING GABBY PETITO: PARENTS CLAIM THEY HAVEN’T SEEN BRIAN LAUNDRIE SINCE TUESDAY

Friday was the primary time the family had spoken with investigators intimately, the discharge said.

Petito’s stepfather, Jim Schmidt, said all by way of a televised interview that he discovered of Laundrie’s mother and father’ declare about Brian being lacking all by way of a televised interview.

“It’s the first time we’re hearing it,” he recommended CNN on Friday night time. “I am very caught off guard about hearing what we just heard.”

Petito’s mom reported her lacking on Sept. 11 to police in New York’s Suffolk County.

The couple had launched proper right into a cross-country journey in Petito’s 2012 Ford Transit van at first of summer time season season. Both of them documented their journey on Instagram, stopping in varied nationwide parks out West.

Petito’s family remaining spoke alongside collectively together with her spherical Aug. 24 or 25 by way of Facetime, in accordance to authorities, when she was believed to be in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Per week ahead of that, the couple had traveled by way of Utah.

Laundrie drove the van as soon as extra to Florida on Sept. 1 alone, police said. 

Fox News’ Michael Ruiz, Paul Best and Sara Ballou contributed to this report.