UPDATE: Investigators say Ghilardi left the area voluntarily and has been located, KTLA reported.

A California mom vanished after she told a friend that she was going to take a homeless parolee to see his parole officer, her family says.

Kristin Whitney Ghilardi, 29, volunteers to help the homeless through a church program. She told her friend that she was going to drive a homeless man named Patrick to see his parole officer on Aug. 26. Her family called police when she didn’t pick up her 10-year-old from school later that day.

KTLA reported:

The Costco manager's family has since been unable to contact her on her cellphone — a circumstance that her brother, Anthony Ghilardi, described as unusual.

"She's a mom first and foremost. She doesn't go a day without talking to her son before he goes to bed," he said. "For her to be … four or five days now since anyone's seen or heard from her — that's not her. She wouldn't do that."

Ghilardi is 5-foot-6 and about 140 pounds with a shaved head and brown eyes. Her car is described as a grey 2006 Toyota Corolla with the license plate 5VLM990.

Anyone who is able, please print and post this flyer anywhere and everywhere in Southern California! This will be the biggest help in getting the word out!!! Thank you in advance!#FindKristinGhilardi

Posted by Missing from Santa Clarita: Kristin Ghilardi on Monday, August 31, 2015


Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call police at 661-255-1121.

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