NORTH OGDEN -- Police confirmed Thursday they are "looking at quite a few people" who may have seen Alexis Rasmussen the night she disappeared.
The 16-year-old Weber High School junior has been missing since a Sept. 9 baby-sitting job at the home of Eric and Dea Millerberg, who are now in the Weber County Jail on drug charges unrelated to the girl's disappearance.
Police have been told Alexis may have briefly left the Millerberg residence the night of Sept. 9 around 11 p.m. or midnight, either to meet a friend at a nearby school or for a ride home.
"That's the question, isn't it, whether she went back to the Millerbergs that night," said a source close to the investigation, speaking on condition of anonymity. "That's one of the things being checked."
"That she may have gone to meet someone that night is the information we've been given," said Detective Paul Rhoades, spokesman for the North Ogden Police Department. "We still have not confirmed or refuted that yet."
He acknowledged that, if confirmed, the development points to other suspects.
"We're looking at quite a few people she may have seen that night," Rhoades said.
Officials announced Wednesday they had found human remains in Morgan County near Taggart that they believe to be Rasmussen. Formal identification from the state Medical Examiner's Office is still pending.
Weber County Attorney Dee Smith would only say investigators want to hear from anyone who saw Rasmussen that night.
Rhoades said anyone with information concerning the case should call North Ogden Police at 801-782-7219 or, after hours, call Weber Consolidated Dispatch, 801-629-8221.
Rhoades also said Thursday evening, "We do not have any new information or time frame when to expect something from the medical examiner."
The Millerbergs were both arrested on unrelated charges in the days leading up to a search of their home Oct. 9 pursuant to a search warrant obtained by the county's homicide task force.
The Millerbergs are still in jail but have not been charged in relation to the Rasmussen case, and officials haven't commented further. Their arrests were for drug-related violations.
A neighbor of the Millerberg home in the 3200 South block of 900 East said the couple, even with three small children, were running what he described as a party house with numerous visits by police and people coming and going at all hours of the night.
"There were always teenage girls there, always," said the neighbor, asking that his name be kept confidential. " ... they lived there three years. This was the first year they watered the lawn."