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'Vanderpump Rules' Star Scheana Shay's Cousin Is Still Missing After One Week

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By Whitney Vasquez

"Vanderpump Rules" star Scheana Shay's cousin is still missing one week after his disappearance but the reality vixen and her family are not giving up hope. The Bravo bombshell revealed her 67-year-old cousin Phillip Tate disappeared from a retirement community last Tuesday while she and her mom were on vacation in London. Returning home to sunny Los Angeles, Scheana Shay gave fans an update today revealing that they are still looking for her mom's first cousin. Taking to her Instagram Story, the 34-year-old posted a Silver Alert issued by the California Highway Patrol and wrote "Day 7!!!!"

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Mom Says It's 'Critical'

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Her mother, Erika van Olphen, also shared the alert and called the status "critical" while revealing there's been "no new leads." Over the weekend, while away in the United Kingdom, Scheana Shay revealed she felt "helpless" being so far away and begged her fans for help in assisting to find their missing family member. Turning the camera on herself, the "Pump Rules" star told her followers, “My mom and I are here in London right now feeling helpless. I posted yesterday that her cousin’s been missing and he still is. We haven’t found anything. There were a couple updates the day before yesterday — a few sightings around Mission Grove and Bathurst [Road] and in, like, a Sprouts shopping center parking lot, but we still haven’t found him, so anyone in the Riverside area, please keep your eyes out.”

It's Been One Week:

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Fast-forward to day 7 and the family is still looking for Phillip Tate. The 67-year-old was last seen with his wife visiting his mother-in-law at Westmont Village Facility in Riverside, CA on Tuesday. According to Scheana's rep, security footage shows him leaving the parking lot by himself on foot. Adding even more urgency to the situation, Scheana Shay's team told The Blast that Tate has dementia and diabetes. Scheana Shay's family released a statement regarding his disappearance and stated they are "keeping open minds" during the search. “We are sad, scared and desperate to find Phil as he has been suffering from dementia in the last year and is unfamiliar with the area where he was reported missing," their statement read.

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"Phil currently resides on a ranch and loves the outdoors more than anything so he is most likely to be found in open land rather than the city, but anything is possible at this point and we are keeping open minds during our search," it continued. "We love our Phil and just want him back home with us. If you think you have any leads, big or small, please contact 911 as the Riverside Sheriff’s Department and the Police Department are working around the clock on this investigation.”

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