Wisconsin police investigating whether missing girl was seen in 2009 viral video

ANTIGO, Wis. — Authorities in Wisconsin are asking for public help to determine the origin of a disturbing video posted online in 2009 that some believe may be connected to a missing person.

The video shows a man talking to the camera about his new girlfriend, then shows a female, apparently bound, in a small bathroom crying.

Fifteen-year-old Kayla Berg of Antigo vanished a couple of months before the video was posted in 2009. Police say she had been dropped off by an acquaintance in Wausau.

Berg’s mother, Hope Sprenger, tells WAOW that the video makes her sick because it sounds like her daughter and looks like her.

Police in Antigo say they were recently made aware of the video, which had about 940,000 views on YouTube before it was taken down Tuesday.