Waynesboro police captain Kevin Quick, 45, was last seen leaving his mother's house Friday night on his way to visit a friend 20 miles away, according to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Gellar.
"There were other pieces of evidence and information we had that made us concerned about his safety right off the bat," Gellar said in a news conference Monday.
Surveillance photographs place Quick's silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner in Fork Union, Virginia, on Friday and in the Manassas area Saturday, before it was recovered abandoned outside of a residence Monday in Louisa County, an hour away from where Quick was last seen. The SUV is being examined by the Virginia State Police.
Photos have surfaced that show two unidentified adult males who investigators believe may have information regarding Quick's disappearance.
Homeowner Frank Houchens told CNN affiliate WWBT that he called police when found Quick's vehicle in his driveway. He said police from nearby Harrisonburg, Virginia, showed him photos, but he did not recognize the person of interest or Quick.
Gellar said Quick's family had "exhausted all their resources" and that his disappearance was uncharacteristic for the longtime police officer who is described as "an institution with the (Waynesboro) police auxiliary unit."
"We stand here today shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in law enforcement across the region and Virginia hoping for Kevin's safe return," Waynesboro Police Sgt. Brian Edwards said at the news conference Monday.
"He is a generous and loyal friend to many of those who are present here today."
Numerous tips have poured in, according to the Virginia State police, and they along with the FBI, the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, the Albemarle County Police Department, the Charlottesville Police Department, the Waynesboro Police Department, and the Prince William County Police Department are looking into each one, as well as looking for Quick via ground and aerial searches.
Quick is described as a white male, 6 feet 1 inches and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and medium build. He wears contacts or glasses and has a scar above his left eye.
Several local businesses are offering a reward of up to $8,000 for information that leads to the discovery of Quick.