Father's pleas go unheard.
Dean Billen, 38, last saw artist Fiona Faulkes, 35, and their two 22-month-old children Jack and Amber Billen last Tuesday morning.
Unemployed Mr Billen, who lives in an isolated farmhouse off Pontsarn Road, Merthyr Tydfil, made a heartfelt appeal through the Echo on Saturday for anyone who has seen the three to let him know they are all well.
Police are investigating the possibility that Fiona has returned to her native Burnley, England, but family and friends say they have not heard from her. Anyone who has seen the three is asked to contact Merthyr police on 01685 724 272.