Shelly Miscavige, the “missing wife” of controversial Scientology leader David Miscavige, has reportedly been spotted twice in public looking “thin”, “frail”, and “almost like she was homeless.”.
Now, according to Scientology reporter Tony Ortega, an anonymous source claims to have seen Miscavige in person in a small town near the Church of Spiritual Technology headquarters in California.
The source told Ortega that they first saw the missing woman in December 2015 walk into a hardware store in the town.
“She was a thin, smaller woman, escorted by two men,” the source reportedly claimed. “Disheveled. Almost like she was homeless.”
The source said she looked “frail.” “It was awkward.”
“My attention was never on [the men]. My attention was on her,” the source continued. “This was what I do for a living. And I had a thought that this woman was not supposed to be there. It was disturbing.”
But when the source tried to take photos at the church’s compound, “a truck emerged from behind a fence, and began following them as they made their way back to town.”
The second reported sighting of Miscavige reportedly happened in April, where the same source told Ortega that she spotted the same woman at Goodwin & Sons Market which is near the hardware store.
The source claims the same woman who, again looked like Miscavige, was escorted by two younger men.
In 2013, Miscavige was the subject of a missing persons report filed by former church member, actress Leah Remini.
However, at the time, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that the report was “unfounded,” while the church slammed Remini’s actions as “ludicrous self-promotion.”
Remini, who left the church in 2013, recently hosted and produced an eight-part documentary series (Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath) about the controversial religion.
In the documentary the church, whose most famous members include Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Kirstie Alley, is accused of lies, abuse and sexual misconduct.
In a statement to People magazine, the Church of Scientology said, “As we said before, desperate for attention with an acting career stuck in a nearly decade-long tailspin, Leah Remini needs to move on with her life. Instead, she seeks publicity by maliciously spreading lies about the Church using the same handful of bitter zealots who were kicked out years ago for chronic dishonesty and corruption and whose false claims the Church refuted years ago, including through judicial decisions.”
This article was originally published on news.com.au