(RNS) Actress Leah Remini, who recently left the Church of Scientology, filed a missing person’s report with the Los Angeles Police Department for Scientology leader David Miscavige’s wife, Shelly Miscavige.
But after detectives made contact with Shelly Miscavige, the report was deemed “completed and classified as unfounded,” according to The (N.Y.) Daily News. LAPD Officer Gregory Baek told The Underground Bunker, run by former Village Voice editor Tony Ortega, that police now consider the case closed.
Ortega, a longtime reporter and critic of Scientology, said Remini made the filing on Wednesday (Aug. 7) for Shelly Miscavige, who has not been seen in public in six years.
Remini’s recent break from the church is said to have stemmed from her inquiry into Shelly Miscavige’s whereabouts at Tom Cruise’s 2006 wedding. The two women were friends.
In her statement at the time of her exit earlier this month, the “King of Queens” actress said, “I believe that people should be able to question things. I believe that people should value family, and value friendships, and hold those things sacrosanct. That for me, that’s what I’m about. It wouldn’t matter what it was, simply because no one is going to tell me how I need to think, no one is going to tell me who I can, and cannot, talk to.”
Ortega said Shelly Miscavige might be living at a private Scientology compound outside Los Angeles and has been cut off from the outside world.
The Church has previously stated that Shelly Miscavige is not missing, but simply doing church work.
(Ann Oldenburg writes for USA Today.)