Aussie actress Laura McCulloch missing in LA after online date, family says

An Australian actress has gone missing in Los Angeles after going on an online date, her family says.

Laura McCulloch, 37, was last seen at a restaurant in the Santa Monica area of the city on Friday.

Her family in Australia is desperately waiting for news as her friends in the US try to find her.

An Aussie actress has gone missing in LA after going on an online date. Laura McCulloch, 37, was last seen at a restaurant in the Santa Monica area on Friday. (Supplied)

Her sister, Clare McCulloch, from Melbourne, said she was contacted on Tuesday by a group of Laura’s friends who said they were worried about her.

They said they had not heard from her since Friday night, when she was on her way to a restaurant for a first date with a man she had met on a dating app.

“They haven’t heard from her and she didn’t show up to work or her yoga class,” Clare told 9News.

An Aussie actress has gone missing in LA after going on an online date.Laura McCulloch, 37, was last seen at a restaurant in the Santa Monica area on Friday.
Sister Clare McCulloch, from Melbourne said she was contacted by a group of Laura’s friends on Tuesday, who say they were worried about her. (Supplied)
An Aussie actress has gone missing in LA after going on an online date.Laura McCulloch, 37, was last seen at a restaurant in the Santa Monica area on Friday.
She worked as a nanny between acting jobs, but hasn’t shown up to work which her family said is very unusual. (Supplied)

“Her phone is now off, I’ve been trying to call her as well.

“I’m absolutely beside myself, we all are.

“It’s a total nightmare, it’s so hard to not think the absolute worst.”

Laura has performed in shows around the US. She moved to LA after living in New York and worked as a nanny between acting jobs.

Her family said it was unusual for her not to show up for work.

Clare said her sister’s disappearance had been reported to Los Angeles police, but they had been told officers wouldn’t investigate yet.

An Aussie actress has gone missing in LA after going on an online date.Laura McCulloch, 37, was last seen at a restaurant in the Santa Monica area on Friday.
Clare is now waiting desperately for news in Melbourne, and is looking into hiring a private investigator. (Supplied)

The restaurant Laura was at would not give her friends any CCTV footage without police being involved.

Clare said the dating apps Laura had used wouldn’t allow the family to access her messages, and even said her profile had been deleted.

Clare is now waiting desperately for news and late tonight confirmed the family had hired a private investigator.

“Her best friend Lisa is about to fly down from Oregon tomorrow and all her friends in LA are out looking for her,” Clare said.

“They’ve called and door-knocked all the restaurants and all of them were being extremely unhelpful.”

Clare described her sister as “bubbly and vivacious”.

9News.com.au has sought comment from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as well as from the LAPD.

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