Waterloo Region police say a mother and her daughter who hadn't been seen since May 25 have now been found safe and sound.

Forty-two-year-old Melissa Wubs, who also goes by the last name Hiemstra, and her daughter, five-year-old Emily Hagewood had not been heard from since Friday.

They had last been seen on Wilson Avenue in Kitchener just before 3 p.m. when Hagewood was being picked up from school.

Police had said there was no reason for their extended absence and they'd received calls from concerned friends and family members.

They were located sometime before 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.