Lightroom Classic: Deleted photos from my computer, now I cannot remove them from my catalog

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I deleted a bunch of photos from my computer but they are still there in Lightroom! I am unable to remove them from Lightroom either! I always get the following error "the original file cannot be deleted because it is missing or on a volume that is offline"

I KNOW that it is missing! I DELETED it, but I CANNOT remove them from Lightroom BECAUSE I deleted the! Because I deleted them, I want them gone from Lightroom as well!

There seems to be no information on Google when I searched the error message!

Lightroom SHOULD just remove them because I deleted them! I am surprised that it did not automatically once it realized that they were gone from my drive! It is STUPID that Lightroom is programmed NOT to.
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My advice is to learn some basics of lightroom. I can recomend the Free Lighroom Quickstart E-books from the Lighroom Queen: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/free-downloads/