A YouTube video that some are speculating to be connected with teen Kayla Berg, who went missing in 2009, has become a subject of much debate and discussion.
Although the video, titled “Hi Walter Its Me Patrick” was originally posted two months following Berg’s disappearance, but was deleted thereafter. It was recently rediscovered on YouTube channel dedicated to “creepy videos.”
Berg, who was on her high school gymnastics team, disappeared in 2009 Wausau, Wisconsin, after taking a ride to Antigo, as was reported by CNN in 2010.
As reported by Morning News USA, the video shows a man talking about a date with his girlfriend. It then shows “the man opened a door leading to a small storage room with a girl’s hand tied and left locked in the dark room.”
Kayla Berg video: “It sounded like her, looked like her”
The video, which contains graphic content, can be watched towards the bottom of the story. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.
However there is a growing speculation, especially among Reddit users, that the “Walter” in the video is serial killer Water E. Ellis. According to a 2009 story from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Ellis’ DNA was discovered on at least nine female victims between the years of 1986 and 2007.
It has not been made clear who “Patrick” is.
The Antigo Police Department has called for the public to report any information they may have concerning the video. “If anyone has particular information as to the origin of the video or the identity of the individuals in the video please contact the Antigo Police Department,” the police department said in a Facebook post.
Hope Sprenger, Berg’s mother, said the video re-discovered recently could be of her missing daughter. “[It] sounded like her, looked like her, it gave me chills… Disturbing. It made me sick to my stomach,” Sprenger said, as reported by WAOW. “The clothing could be a big possibility. We do believe she was wearing that type of shirt, we know she had jeans. I thought it looked a lot like her. I pray to God it’s not.”
The video can be viewed below. Viewer discretion is advised.
Warning: The video contains graphic images, which readers may find disturbing.