Tanya Fear’s cousin has claimed police released a statement the Doctor Who star had been found safe before informing her worried family.
Many feared for the actor, after it was reported Fear had gone missing in Los Angeles last week.
It was confirmed the 31-year-old, who appeared in the BBC drama as Dr Jade McIntyre in the 2018 episode Arachnids, was tracked down by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit.
The family released a statement celebrating the news, following confirmation from the Los Angeles Police Department the Fear was found alive and safe. While the LAPD did say her family has been notified, Fear’s cousin has since alleged that wasn’t the case.
Speaking to The Sun, Kudzi Manyande claimed they were left in the dark about Fear’s whereabouts until they saw the LAPD’s statement online.
They told the publication: ‘I just spoke to her mom and she says LAPD has not made any contact.
‘She’s trying to call them as she has also seen similar news on social media. She says until she sees/speaks to her, she won’t believe it.’
Manyande added: ‘They have not made any contact with her immediate family. It’s so distressing. Not being on the ground has made it extremely difficult for us.’
A post on the family’s social media @FindTanyaFear read: ‘Hi everyone. We are aware various media outlets are stating Tanya has been found. We have not received such verification at this time. We are anxious to confirm the same.’
Fear’s father Andrew, who lives in Germany, also told the publication he was ‘completely unaware she’d been found’ when the LAPD released its statement.
It added the LAPD wouldn’t be drawn on the claim, reiterating only that Fear has been ‘found and is safe’.
Manyande added Fear’s mother, Yvonne Marimo, was finally able to confirm with police that her daughter had been found, with messages posted on social media.
‘It is with great pleasure and relief to report, that Tanya has been found safe, by Police today. We understand she is not physically harmed, but as a precaution, is being accessed at a local hospital,’ a statement read.
‘We wish to thank the Police, members of the public for their efforts in locating Tanya, as well as the outpouring of concern and support over the last several days.
‘Tanya’s family are relived and extremely grateful.’ (sic)
Marimo had earlier urged her daughter to reach out in a desperate plea.
According to Mail Online she’d written on social media: ‘I want my daughter to be safe.
‘I would appeal to her directly that, if she is reading this, to please get in touch with someone just to let us know that you are ok.’
She added: ‘We haven’t been able to reach anyone from the U.S Embassy in London yet and we are very keen to hear from them to find out what’s going on in Los Angeles.’
It was originally believed that Tanya was last seen in the Hollywood Bowl area of LA on Thursday, September 9.
It was later revealed she was spotted at Trader Joe’s on Sunday, September 12.Credit: Original article published here.