THE mother of missing Ballarat woman Kobie Parfitt has made an impassioned plea for information as to the whereabouts of her daughter, who has not been seen, or heard from, since April.
Police and family hold grave concerns for the safety of the 43-year-old central Ballarat mother of four, who was estranged from her family at the time of her disappearance.
Ms Parfitt's mother Kathy Snowball last saw her daughter briefly in March, but it has since been revealed that none of her bank accounts have been accessed since late April.
Ms Snowball revealed her daughter had been struggling in recent times, but the length of disappearance was out of character.
"Just please, if you know anything, even if it's just the smallest piece on information, it might help police put the final pieces together, we just need to know," she said. "I just hope someone out there can help us stop this nightmare we are living.
"She had been estranged from the family for quite a while, but if she ever did run into family members, she would always speak to them.
"I last saw her fleetingly in March this year, she was struggling."
Ms Snowball said despite Ms Parfitt being estranged from her family, someone would always see her around Ballarat.
"We have a large family and someone would always say that they might have seen her down the street, or at the supermarket people I work with would tell me she had been in during the week, but right back to March, we've had no-one say anything to us," Ms Snowball said.
Detective Senior Constable Jason Stewart police were treating her disappearance as suspicious.
"We are seeking assistance from members of the public that know Kobie that might have some information as to her whereabouts, or what happened to her, or anyone who has had contact with her this year," he said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 of file a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au