A disturbing viral video that police thought could solve Kayla Berg's disappearance is fake, Antigo police said Tuesday night.
The teenager was last seen alive in 2009.
The police department posted the following note on their Facebook page:
In the YouTube video, posted seven years ago, a man is 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.
TODAY'S TMJ4 spoke with Kayla's mother Tuesday afternoon, and she 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.
The video was pegged as suspicious because it was first uploaded two months after Berg disappeared.