Warburton locals urged to check properties for missing grandmother Susan Shaw

Police are urging members of the Warburton community to check their properties as they search for a cherished grandmother who has now been missing for almost a week.

Susan Shaw was last seen out on a walk in the leafy town of Warburton, about 72 kilometres east of Melbourne, at about 1.30am last Friday.

Police have released these images of Susan Shaw, who they believe is lost in the area around Warburton, east of Melbourne.

Investigators have asked residents in the Warburton area to check their holiday homes, sheds and outhouses for Ms Shaw as they believe she could be sheltering somewhere nearby.

Police also said they would like to speak to a camper after a witness reported seeing a tent pitched roadside on Mount Donna Buang Road in Warburton with a bike next to it. Police hope the tent’s owner might have information that could help them find the 67-year-old.

Kane Cashmore, Ms Shaw's son, said he was "only just" holding up amid fears for her safety considering the tough terrain his mother was lost in.

"I just hope she's alright," he told Nine News, “we just need to keep looking, keep thinking positive and try not to think the worst."

Kane Cashmore, Susan Shaw’s son, is worried for her whereabouts.Credit:Nine News

"It's hard, the bush is pretty thick … I'm hoping she didn't go into the bush."

Mr Cashmore pleaded for anyone who knows anything to come forward and contact police.

Mr Cashmore also thanked the 120 emergency services personel who descended on the thick and steep bush last week, for their work in trying to locate her.

The terrain is dense and steep, and volunteers are having to take extra care in the wet conditions.

SES workers search for Susan Shaw in the area around Warburton, east of Melbourne.Credit:Nine News

Police are concerned for her welfare as her disappearance is out of character. Friday will mark a full week since she has last been seen.

Ms Shaw was last seen wearing a green cardigan, jeans and bright pink short gumboots, although she may have removed her cardigan due to the warm weather.

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