Hawera parents June and Jim Lockley are desperate for any word of their missing daughter.
The Lockleys have not heard from their 42-year-old daughter Tania Gaye Lockley, who was living in Sydney, for two years and are pleading for any information about her whereabouts.
Mr Lockley spent yesterday trying to file a missing person's report with both the Hawera and Sydney police, only to be told his daughter cannot yet be classified as missing.
Ms Lockley had been working at the Deutsche Bank in Sydney, but left that job as well as her home address.
No family or friends in Hawera have heard from her, neither has her sister who now lives in Queensland.
Now in their 70s, the Lockleys need to know the fate of their eldest child amid fears something has happened to her or could happen to them.
They have heard every rumour about their daughter, from having a mental breakdown to joining a cult.
"If she's alive and well that's all I can ask. Why she's doing this I don't know," said Mrs Lockley.
The silence is completely out of character from a Hawera girl who "used to be the life and soul of the party", she said.
Ms Lockley moved to London to begin work in the banking industry - even paying for her parents to fly to England to celebrate their 60th birthdays.
Although the Lockleys don't have a computer, their daughter would regularly call them for a catchup.
Then they say a few years ago she moved to Sydney without initially telling them.
Now after two years of total silence the Lockleys say they know they cannot ask their daughter to come home, but they just want the peace of mind of knowing her fate.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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