Davie, FL – The search for a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for a month took a dark turn on Thursday, when the teen’s aunt received a video call from the girl’s Instagram account.
Destiny Rose, a 16-year-old habitual runaway, was last seen at the Alpha Group Home in Southwest Ranches on Aug. 20, the Miami Herald reported.
But on Thursday, Rose’s aunt, Shanna Champion, said she received an incoming video call from the teen’s Instagram account.
When she picked up, a Hispanic male she did not know panned the camera over and showed Rose bound to a chair and crying, Champion told police, according to Newsweek.
Her niece also had a rope around her neck, according to Champion.
“If you actually cared about her, you would be here to get her,” the man said before disconnecting the call, according to Champion.
The aunt said she did not record the video call, the Miami Herald reported.
The suspect was described as being in his late 20s to early 30s, had a short crew-cut, and a small patch of facial hair on his chin, Newsweek reported.
Rose, who is still listed as a runaway on the Florida Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse database, was last seen wearing a white shirt, black jacket, and red pants. She also had a black and pink beanie cap.
The blonde-haired, green-eyed teen is approximately five feet, one inch tall, and weighs 146 pounds.