THE family of missing Tanya Fear said they were “overjoyed and extremely grateful” early today after she was found alive following a frantic four-day search.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that the British Doctor Who actress, 31, was safe and “not physically harmed”.
She was reportedly being cared for in hospital as a “precaution”.
A Twitter account set up by the family, named #FindTanyaFear, shared a statement expressing their many emotions following the good news..
“It is with great pleasure and relief to report, that Tanya has been found safe by police today,” the statement read.
“We understand she is not physically harmed, but as a precaution is being assessed at a local hospital.
“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 relieved and extremely grateful.”
A second statement believed to be from Tanya’s mum Yvonne said: “Our family is overjoyed and relieved to confirm that Tanya has been found.
“A family friend is currently with her. As a family and members of Tanya’s circle, we would love to thank you the LA community for their active efforts on the ground looking for her.
“To the global community, we want to thank you for sharing her image, posters and stories.
“Together we have our girl back. Thank you.”
It came hours after we told how “distraught” Yvonne was preparing to fly out to LA to join the search.
Tanya was last seen on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles on Thursday.
She had left her apartment at the Hollywood Bowl without her mobile phone and her purse.
Tanya was later reported missing by a friend.
Her disappearance sparked a frantic search by her family in the UK who tried to make their way to the United States.
She was spotted at a Trader Joe’s in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday.
Tanya’s devastated mum fought to get a temporary visa in order to jet over to Los Angeles to look for her daughter.
Her mum Yvonne said earlier: “I am devastated about this situation and I appeal to anyone with information to please come forward to bring out daughter back safely.”
Tanya’s manager Alex Cole confirmed to US media that she had been living in LA for the past two months and that he spoke to her eight days ago.
Tanya had been working for charities in Zimbabwe during the pandemic as she was stuck there due to travel restrictions but had recently flown back to America to perform stand up.