** Mrs Harnett has now been found **
Janet Harnett, 66, from Lamel Street, in the Hull Road area of the city, has not been seen since she left her home between 6am and 7am today, Friday 8 March 2013.
Her family are very concerned for her safety as she left the house suddenly and without taking her medication.
Janet is described at white, 5ft 7in tall, with a medium build and curly black hair.
She is believed to be wearing a three-quarter length black Berghaus rain jacket.
Extensive police enquiries are taking place in and around York as the effort to locate Janet continues.
To help the search, officers are appealing for members of the public to report possible sightings as soon as possible.
Chief Inspector Mike Walker, from the Force Control Room, said:
Janet’s family are very worried for her safety as she has never gone missing before.
We are doing everything we can to find her and ensure that she is safe and well.
I am appealing to members of the public in York to keep an eye out for a woman matching Janet’s description, particularly the distinctive curly black hair and the black Berghaus jacket.
We also need to piece together her movements from when she left her home on Lamel Street, in the Hull Road area, between 6am and 7am. People travelling to work or walking dogs in the area at this time might be able to help.
If you have any information that could assist the missing person inquiry, please contact the police without delay.
Chief Insp Walker added:
Janet, if you see or hear this appeal yourself, please get in touch with the police or your family as soon as possible. Your safety is our only priority.
If you can help to find Janet Harnett, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and pass details to the Force Control Room.