Fears for Melbourne mum who vanished just days before Christmas

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A Melbourne mother of two's family are desperately trying to find her after she went missing a week ago, just days before Christmas.

Kylie Prince, 53, was last seen at a convenience store in Clayton, in Melbourne's southeast, last Wednesday about 6.45am.

CCTV aired by 7News shows the mother, from nearby Bentleigh East, wearing a face mask as she bought a coffee from the 7-Eleven on the corner of Clayton and North roads.

Police and family have concerns for her welfare as she has a health condition which requires regular medication.

Kylie Prince is pictured with a red Honda HRV, which she is believed to be driving. Source: Victoria Police
Kylie Prince is pictured with a red Honda HRV, which she is believed to be driving. Source: Victoria Police

Ms Prince had left her handbag, phone and wallet at a hospital she had visited on the Tuesday before she disappeared, according to 7News.

The 53-year-old's sister Michelle Piccone, who lives in Far North Queensland with the rest of the missing woman's family, said she was trying to stay positive.

"But in the back of my mind I was just thinking of my dear little sister... not knowing where she is," Ms Piccone told 7News.

"We're just bewildered. How far can you go on a tank of fuel?"

Kylie Prince pictured in a CCTV still buying a coffee at 7-Eleven where she was last seen.
The 53-year-old was last seen at a 7-Eleven buying a coffee. Pictured is CCTV. Source: 7News

Police in other states have reportedly been alerted about the missing mum.

A week on, investigators have renewed their appeal for public assistance.

Ms Prince is believed to be travelling in a red Honda HRV with a Victorian registration of AYS742.

She is described to be about 175 centimetres tall with blonde hair, and when reported missing was last seen wearing a black top, white skirt and metallic gold slides.

"The longer something like this goes on, the more concerning and the more apprehensive you get because time then becomes something that’s really the enemy," Senior Sergeant Wayne Elston said.

Police were unable to provide further details about Ms Prince's disappearance when contacted by Yahoo News Australia on Wednesday morning.

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