The search for a Melbourne mum who disappeared from a small seaside town has ended after a third day with no sign of the woman, while her husband has pleaded for her safe return.
Elisa Curry, 42, went missing at the weekend from Aireys Inlet, a small town on the Great Ocean Road, and widespread land and air searches have failed to find her.
It was initially believed the mum-of-three went for a run with her dog at 10.30pm on Saturday, but that is now unclear, police say.
Distraught husband David Curry begged for her and anyone with information on her whereabouts to come forward.
“I and my kids, we just want her to come home. Elisa if you’re out there can you please contact us?” Mr Curry told reporters on Tuesday.
“If anyone has seen anything or heard anything, can you please, please call police, please call triple-zero.”
The family dog, a black labrador, which was believed to have been seen with Ms Curry was found on Monday.
Inspector Peter Seel said the police were treating this as a missing person’s case but were not ruling out foul play.
“We are looking into all avenues,” he said.
Police and family members say Ms Curry’s disappearance is out of character.
She is described as Caucasian, about 167cm tall, with an athletic build, brown eyes and brown shoulder-length hair.
It is not known what she was wearing at the time of her disappearance.
The area where Ms Curry was last seen is near sheer cliff faces that lead to beaches, some of which are not accessible by land, with water police searching waters off the south west cost.
Mounted police and members on dirt bikes were also searching the rough terrain in the nearby Great Otway National Park
State Emergency Service personnel along with Parks Victoria staff are helping to search tracks and bushland within a 20 kilometre radius of Aireys Inlet in the hopes of finding Ms Curry.
The search will continue on Wednesday.