TV Actress Lindsey Pearlman Dead Body Found in Hollywood

The body of an actor who had been missing for several days was found Friday morning near an entrance to hiking trails in Hollywood, authorities said.

Lindsey Pearlman, 43, was reported missing Sunday after she did not return home, Los Angeles police said. She was last seen in an East Hollywood neighbourhood a few miles away from where her body was found.

“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,” read a statement posted to the LAPD’s website. “The L.A. County Coroner’s Office has since confirmed the individual to be Lindsey Erin Pearlman.”

The actress’ husband Vance Smith posted on Instagram, “The police found Lindsey. She’s gone. I’m broken.”

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the body, which was found in a vehicle near Runyon Canyon Park, as Pearlman.

The cause of death has not been released.

“We are deeply saddened by Lindsey Pearlman’s passing today,” Pearlman’s agent, Michael Chiaverini, said in a written statement. “The family has asked for privacy during this difficult time while they process and grieve.”

Pearlman was a veteran of Chicago theatre and a graduate of the city’s Second City Conservatory. She scored a recurring role on NBC’s “Chicago Justice,” a job that inspired her to move to Los Angeles, according to her bio.

Her credits also include “General Hospital” and “Empire,” according to Pearlman’s resume.

Chiaverini said donations could be made in her honour to Santé D’Or Foundation, an animal rescue and adoption nonprofit.

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