Police say ‘chilling’ viral video not connected to case of missing Wisconsin woman

ANTIGO, Wis. - Police in Wisconsin said a supposed "new lead" in the search for a Wisconsin girl who disappeared in 2009 has "no connection" to the case.

Antigo police said they had identified the video's producer/camera man and the actor and actress involved in that video, which was produced so it would be placed on YouTube. The department said the video is "100% fake."

Earlier, Antigo police said the YouTube video, which was originally posted in 2009 and republished later, could be connected to missing teen Kayla Berg.

The video shows a man talking about a date with a girlfriend until a door opens, revealing a woman tied up on the floor, crying. The video has been making the rounds on social media -- with some viewers believing it's missing Antigo teen Kayla Berg. Berg's mother says she sees a resemblance.

"Sounded like her, looked like her. It gave me chills, it's hard to explain," said Kayla Berg's mother Hope Sprenger.

Sprenger tells WAOW-TV that the outfit from the girl in the video could belong to Kayla.

"The clothing could be a big possibility. We do believe she was wearing that type of a shirt. We know she had jeans," said Hope Sprenger.

In just three months, the video went from less than 20,000 views to almost a million. For Kayla's mom -- something about the video really caught her attention.

"As you start looking at it more, you're seeing well this was posted seven years ago, two months after her disappearance. To me that's a major red flag," said Hope Sprenger.

Antigo police said they had identified the video's producer/camera man and the actor and actress involved in that video, which was produced so it would be placed on YouTube. The department said the video is "100% fake."

Earlier, Antigo police said the YouTube video, which was originally posted in 2009 and republished later, could be connected to missing teen Kayla Berg.

The video shows a man talking about a date with a girlfriend until a door opens, revealing a woman tied up on the floor, crying. The video has been making the rounds on social media -- with some viewers believing it's missing Antigo teen Kayla Berg. Berg's mother says she sees a resemblance.

"Sounded like her, looked like her. It gave me chills, it's hard to explain," said Kayla Berg's mother Hope Sprenger.

Sprenger tells WAOW-TV that the outfit from the girl in the video could belong to Kayla.

"The clothing could be a big possibility. We do believe she was wearing that type of a shirt. We know she had jeans," said Hope Sprenger.

In just three months, the video went from less than 20,000 views to almost a million. For Kayla's mom -- something about the video really caught her attention.

"As you start looking at it more, you're seeing well this was posted seven years ago, two months after her disappearance. To me that's a major red flag," said Hope Sprenger.