Doctor Who star Tanya Fear’s cousin says ‘LAPD did not tell family she’d been found’

Doctor Who star Tanya Fear’s family launched an appeal after she went missing on Thursday in Los Angeles

Doctor Who star Tanya Fear’s cousin says ‘LAPD did not tell family she’d been found’ByZara Woodcock

  • 08:52, 14 Sep 2021
  • Updated09:07, 14 Sep 2021
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Doctor Who star Tanya Fear's cousin said that the Los Angeles Police Department "did not tell them she had been found".

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The actress was found alive and safe on Monday 13 September several days after she went missing.

LAPD released a statement confirming she was found and that "family had been notified".

However, her cousin Kudzi Manyande said that the police had not made any contact with Fear's mum.

"She's trying to call them as she has also seen similar news on social media," Manyande told The Sun. "She says until she sees/speaks to her, she won't believe it."

"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."

Her father Andrew, who lives in Germany, also said he didn't know she had been found.

Manyande later revealed that Fear's mum, Yvonne Marimo, was finally able to prove with the LAPD that Fear had been found.

Fear was found safe on Monday
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Mirror have contacted the LAPD for comment.

After she went missing on Thursday, her family and friends launched an appeal and said she was last seen in the Hollywood Bowl area in LA after leaving her apartment.

Taking to social media, one close friend wrote: "Our friend Tanya is missing. She was last seen in the LA area on 9/9/21. No one has seen or heard from her since.

“Repost her picture with the hashtag #FindTanyaFear to help locate her. If you have seen her or know where she is please call (626)-232-8616 #missingperson #Missing."

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Her cousin also asked the public for help, saying that Tanya "has no family in the US and we’re all really worried."

H er distraught cousin later said she had been spotted in a Trader Joe's supermarket in Santa Monica, California.

Sharing updates on Twitter, she wrote: "UPDATE: Tanya was last seen on 12th September at Trader Joe's on 7310 Santa Monica Blvd (close to N. La Brea Ave).

"Anyone in that area please keep your eyes open! Thank you for all the help! Contact @FindTanyaFear or (213)-927-2971"

Her family launched an appear when she went missing
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Tanya played the role of Dr Jade McIntyre in an episode of Doctor Who in 2018.

She also appeared in the TV series Spotless as well as Kick-Ass 2, where she played Harlow.

Tanya had been working on the short film series Shoot Your Shot in 2020 as well as Dark Day and Grandad's Visit.

An official Doctor Who fan page retweeted an image of Tanya in a bid to find the star.

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