LOS ANGELES — Actress Lindsey Pearlman was found dead in Los Angeles on Friday, one day after officials reached out to the public for help finding the 43-year-old.
Authorities said Pearlman was last seen around noon on Feb. 15 in the 1600 block of North Mariposa Avenue.
“Pearlman failed to return home and has not been seen or heard from since,” reads the missing person’s alert.
On Friday morning, officers found Pearlman dead about 3.5 miles from the area where she was last seen, according to an update posted online by police.
“Today around 8:30 a.m., Hollywood Area officers responded to a radio call for a death investigation at Franklin Avenue and North Sierra Bonita Avenue. The L.A. County Coroner’s Office has since confirmed the individual to be Lindsey Erin Pearlman,” read a statement posted to the LAPD’s website.
Police said a coroner will determine Pearlman’s cause of death.
In an Instagram post, Pearlman’s husband, Vance Smith, confirmed his wife’s death, Variety reported. He thanked people “for their love and efforts” and asked for privacy.
“She’s gone,” he wrote. “I’m broken.”
Pearlman portrayed award-winning songwriter Diane Warren in “Selena: The Series” and appeared on TV shows including “General Hospital,” “Chicago Justice,” and “American Housewife”. On her website, Pearlman was described as “an activist for animals and humans” who recently moved from Chicago to Los Angeles.
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