Cassie Compton, a missing girl from Arkansas, vanished seven years ago when she was 16 years old, but now she might be alive — and it’s all because she was potentially spotted in a TikTok video.
In the video, which is being shared on the social media platform, a woman — who has similar features to Compton — is seen in the backseat of a car with bruises on her face, as she looks into the camera.
Now, the FBI is looking into the case after the video surfaced online.
“The TikTok video has been brought to our attention. The FBI Little Rock is aware of it,” FBI Little Rock spokesperson Connor Hagan said. “We are following up on the video and taking any logical investigative steps but we cannot say anything further at this time.”
Compton went missing in 2014 after she told her mom she was going to the store, but she never returned. “There has not been anything, any leads, as far as what happened to her,” Genevie Strickland, assistant director for the Morgan Nick Foundation, said.
Strickland revealed Compton’s mother’s fiancé, Brandon Rhodes, has always been a person of interest in the case since he “lived in the house with them” and “had quite a few jail stints.”
“There’s speculations that float around, but they don’t have any evidence that they’ve charged anyone with. They still have persons of interest that they’re looking for, but they’ve never arrested anyone or anything like that,” Strickland said.
Unfortunately, it looks like it isn’t Compton after all. One Twitter user revealed the girl is Haley Grace Phillips, “who lives in California with her two kids and boyfriend” and “hasn’t been seen or heard from in days.”
“For everyone asking, to my knowledge, I don’t believe anyone has filed a missing persons case in my family. She travels a lot, she goes to Atlanta, Kansas, but her home is in Los Angeles. We have been trying every way to contact her,” Phillips’ cousin wrote on Facebook.
Eventually, Phillips was found and told her side of the story. “Thank you everybody for worrying, also thank you for making me post a picture with my recovering black eyes,” she said in a video clip posted to social media. “I was robbed this weekend. I am fine, OK. I am fine, I am not kidnapped. It’s my phone, and I am real, and this is a real account. So everyone stop bothering me. I don’t know who this Cassie b**ch is, but I am Haley Grace, OK? And I am fine.”
last update. will delete all my tweets soon. remember that human trafficking is very much real and we had every right to be worried about her life. even tho she doesn’t seem to appreciate it. thanks to everyone that made sure she’s okay. x https://t.co/39wftCzHyV— HALEY IS SAFE! (@antidiary88) January 14, 2021
She added, “All the sudden these people I don’t know I met are concerned about me. I have never even met any of you guys in my entire life, and you’re all worried about me. And then you’re talking about how it looks suspicious. How does it look suspicious if you don’t even know who the f**k I am?”