Mother of missing Rotorua man says she 'just wants him home'
The mother of missing Rotorua man James Fleet says he is "so loved" and desperately wants him to get in touch.
Bronwyn Fleet said she had no idea where her son and brother could be, and why they hadn't been in touch with family.
James, 25, and his uncle Raymond, known as Ray, 51, were last seen on Monday evening.
It was unlike either of them to be away this long without contacting anybody as they were a tight-knit family, Bronwyn said.
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"He's very close to all of us, he has lots of siblings on both sides who love him very much," she said.
"He's very family oriented."
Fleet last saw her son on Saturday morning, when he visited her Mamaku home.
He had not been seen since visiting his grandparents around 6pm on Monday, she said.
Fleet said it was hard not knowing where they were or what they were doing.
"I feel like if they could have come home they would have."
Police believe the pair could be in either Rotorua or Auckland.
Both James' and Ray's cars were still parked outside their homes, and neither had another vehicle, she said.
Fleet said it was important people knew how loved they both are.
Ray is a father of two young boys, who always know where he is and can always call on him whenever they need him, she said.
She appealed to anyone who might have seen them or knew anything, "even if it seems random or not relevant," to contact police.
"There are people who love them, and need them, and want them back.
"We just really want them home."
Raymond Fleet is Caucasian and is described as being of thin to medium build, and 1.75m tall.
He has a receding hairline, short brown hair and a moustache. He has hazel/green eyes and has a tattoo of a bird on his back.
James David Fleet is also Caucasian and described as being of medium build with thick, wavy, dark brown shoulder-length hair.
He is 1.72m tall and has hazel or grey eyes.
James has tattoos along his right arm of crossed rifles under a "Codys" symbol and a dragon-looking tattoo down his right forearm to his hand.
He was last seen wearing a dark coloured hoodie and grey track pants.
Police urge anyone who knows where the men could be or who have seen them to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.