The parents of missing 24-year-old, Janelle Gray, (pictured) will arrive in Hawke's Bay today to join the search for their daughter who has been missing since running away from care on Tuesday.
John and Sue Gray will arrive from Wellington as the thought of their only daughter living "rough" in the cold and wet becomes too much.
Extended family in Napier have been handing out flyers and searching day and night for the woman who has been receiving mental health care in the region since March.
This is about the fourth time Janelle has fled her care, with an incident in June leading to her arrest when a $4799 diamond ring was snatched from a Napier jeweller and two days later a car allegedly taken from a salesperson during a test drive was crashed.
She was due to appear in Napier District Court on Wednesday. Police issued a missing persons notice on Thursday.
With no friends in the area, or warm clothes, the family were becoming increasingly worried.
"She has no food and very little clothing that is suitable for this weather," Mr Gray said.
"She's living it rough. Her physical safety right now in this weather is a problem."
He appealed to the public to come forward with any information of Janelle's whereabouts.
"She's a good, bright girl, but she has just got a bit lost at the moment," Mr Gray said.
"She is just going through a difficult time and she really need her family and friends' support."
Have you seen Janelle?
Janelle Gray has been missing since Tuesday.
She is European, of slim build, with long, brown hair.
Last seen in Greenmeadows, wearing a white cardigan, black tights, a black spotted dress and carrying a white bag.
Phone police on 06 8310700 with information.