Inverness police urge local residents to remain vigilant as the search for missing Jade McGrath continues.
The 19-year-old was last seen during the early afternoon on Wednesday, in the Leachkin area of the city.
Jade, who is from the Aviemore area, is considered to be vulnerable and officers are keen to ensure her safety as soon as possible.
Extensive efforts have been ongoing to locate her but so far these have been without success.
Inspector James Rice said: “Jade has not been seen since Wednesday afternoon and as time passes her family are naturally growing increasingly concerned for her.
“We have been carrying out thorough inquiries to piece together Jade’s movements since she was last seen.
“So far we do not have a confirmed sighting since she was seen in the Leachkin Road area so I would urge residents who live around that part of the city to be vigilant.
“Please thoroughly check any sheds or outbuildings in case Jade has sought shelter and report any information you feel could be of assistance to us as soon as you can.
“It is also possible that Jade could have travelled away from the area so I would urge everyone to be vigilant and get in touch if you believe you have information which could help.
“If Jade herself is reading this then please let us know you are okay. You are not in any trouble and your family just want to make sure you are safe.”
Jade is described as being about 5ft 1in and of slim build, with platinum blonde hair and blue eyes.
She was last seen she wearing a light grey turtle neck top, parka jacket, black leggings and black/white coloured Nike trainers.
Anyone with information which could help locate Jade is asked to call 101, quoting reference NN12175/18.