Actress Lindsey Pearlman, 43, who was known for her work on television series including Chicago Justice and Empire, was found dead in her car in Los Angeles on Friday, five days after she had been reported missing.
Pearlman had last been spotted in Hollywood on Sunday, although her body was found several miles away in a parked car.
According to a security guard working on a movie in nearby Runyon Canyon, when police found Pearlman’s body there were allegedly pills strewn throughout the inside of the vehicle. She was also said to be wrapped in a blanket.
Pearlman’s friends and family including her husband, Vance Smith, had asked for help from the public to help find her after she did not return home on Sunday, February 13.
Lindsey Pearlman, a 43-year-old actress who had been reported missing over the weekend was found dead in the Hollywood Hills area of LA on Friday morning
Lindsey Erin Pearlman’s body was found in a parked car near the intersection of Franklin Avenue and North Sierra Bonita Avenue, pictured, in Los Angeles according to the LAPD
According to a security guard working on a film in nearby Runyon Canyon when police found Pearlman’s body there were pills all over the car and she was wrapped in a blanket
Pictured, the area from where police towed the car on Friday night, in Los Angeles
He shared news of her death on Friday night. ‘The police found Lindsey. She’s gone. I’m broken, ‘Smith wrote on social media.
‘I will share more later, but I wanted to say thank you to everyone for their love and efforts and ask you to respect the privacy of her family at this time.’
At one point, Smith shared an image of a woman on a beach in Oregon, although it was never confirmed whether it was actually Lindsey Pearlman or not.
‘Today around 8:30 am, Hollywood Area officers responded to a radio call for a death investigation at Franklin Avenue and North Sierra Bonita Avenue,’ the LAPD said in a statement Friday.
Husband, Vance Smith, shared news of her death on Friday night. ‘The police found Lindsey. She’s gone. I’m broken, ‘Smith wrote on social media
Husband, Vance Smith, had asked for help from the public to help find her after she did not return home last Sunday, February 13
Authorities found her in her car on Friday morning with ‘pills all over the place’
‘The LA County Coroner’s Office has since confirmed the individual to be Lindsey Erin Pearlman.’
There were no additional details given by police. The cause of her death is now being investigated by the coroner.
According to her website, Pearlman was a graduate of The Second City Conservatory and had been active in the Chicago theater community before heading to California to look for additional on-screen roles.
Her other television credits include The Ms. Pat Show, Sneaky Pete, American Housewife, Vicious and General Hospital.
Elaine Hendrix, who portrayed Meredith Blake in The Parent Trap, paid tribute to her friend on Twitter.
‘Thank you to everyone who shared Lindsey’s missing person report. I’m deeply saddened & stunned to share that she was found deceased.
‘There’s no further info to share at this time. Pls send her friends & family love, ‘she tweeted.
Concerned family and friends had asked for the public’s help finding Pearlman, who is pictured on an unknown set
Husband Vance Smith at one point shared an image of a woman on a beach in Oregon, although it was never confirmed whether it was actually Lindsey Pearlman or not
Elaine Hendrix, who portrayed Meredith Blake in The Parent Trap, paid tribute to her friend on Twitter