INSTAGRAM user Haley Grace Phillips claims that she is the bruised woman in a viral TikTok video that some people thought was missing teenager Cassie Compton.
Phillips spoke on her Instagram story on Thursday afternoon, after social media users speculated she could be Compton, who disappeared in Stuttgart, Arkansas, in 2014.
The viral TikTok video showed a woman with bruised eyes whose features resembled those of the missing teen.
“Thank you, everybody, for worrying … and also thank you for making me post a picture of me with my recovering black eyes. I was robbed this weekend. I'm fine. OK? I am not kidnapped," Phillips said in her Instagram story.
"And this my phone and I am real and this is a real account. So, everyone stop bothering me. … I am Haley Grace.”
A family member of Phillips also identified her in a Facebook post and said she was last seen in Los Angeles and had “been missing for a few days.”
In the viral TikTok video, a woman with bruised eyes, apparently Phillips, stared out of the backseat of a car while two men spoke to each other.
The Stuttgart Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began investigating the video.
"We appreciate all the tips and information about Cassie Compton. We have the video from TikTok and have the seen the Facebook posts," the police department said in a statement.
"We are working diligently with the Arkansas State Police and FBI right now. Since this still an open investigation we can’t release any further information right now.”
The FBI's Little Rock field office stated that investigators were following up on the video “but we cannot say anything further at this time.”
Tina Storz, a private investigator who has been searching for Compton, agreed that the woman in the TikTok video looked like the teen but did not confirm it was the same person.
The Find Cassie Compton Facebook group thanked social media users for flagging the TikTok video.
"Ok people the voices of cassie want to thank each [and] everyone of yall who contacted an reached out to us on this matter … the video has been sent to the police [and] it is being looked at," the group wrote.
"Please join us in a prayer chain [and] pray that whomever this young girl is."
Compton, who was 15 when she vanished, attended a demolition derby with a family friend in Dewitt on Sept. 14, 2014, and returned home before 7pm.
She then told her mother she was going to a store, but never returned.
Compton had blonde hair and blue eyes and was about 5’3” and weighed around 100 pounds.
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