Mother of missing Antigo teen speaks out

Viral video could shed light on disappearance
Posted at 10:48 PM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 00:34:58-04

UPDATE (11:30 p.m.): Viral video is fake, has no connection to disappearance of Kayla Berg


ANTIGO -- Antigo Police think a disturbing viral video may solve the Kayla Berg disappearance.

The teenager was last seen alive in 2009.  

The YouTube video, posted seven years ago, shows a man talking to the camera about his new girlfriend he had just gone shopping with. The video takes a disturbing turn when he goes into the basement and opens a door, showing a girl bound on the ground crying. TODAYS TMJ4 is not showing this portion of the video on television because it is too graphic. 

The FBI wants to talk to the person who uploaded the video to find out if it's real or fake.

Kayla's mother said she has seen the video and believes it is her daughter.

"It sounded like her, it looked like her, and that's when my heart just dropped. It's eerie, very eerie, the resemblance to me. I would never want to see her in that situation cause it's just sick," Hope Sprenger said.

Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller finds the video suspicious because it was first uploaded two months after Kayla Berg disappeared.

If you know who the man is in this video, call Antigo Police right away at (715) 627-6411.