A distressed lady is using Tiktok and other forms of social and mainstream media to extend the hunt for her sister, who went missing on September 23 in a California national park.
A woman looking for her missing sister is using social media platform Tiktok, and other forms of social media, to extend the hunt for her sister; who went missing on September 23 in a California national park while walking her dog.
According to NBC News, Katana Curven has been going online and on television shows in an attempt to find her missing sister, Courtney Bryan, a Nevada resident who was hiking in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest with her dog Booch and her early 2000s red Subaru Outback when she, her dog Booch, and her car went missing on September 23rd.
“She left her cat here at her apartment, so I know she was planning on coming back,” Carven said. “She loved her animals. And her plants. And would never leave them like this.”
Courtney’s grandfather died on September 16, and Bryan was about to go for a short grief leave when she went missing. Carven and her family realized something was wrong when she didn’t show up to work on September 27 as expected.
“It makes sense that she wanted to get away,” Curven said of her sister. “But she would’ve been back by now. She wouldn’t let us worry.”A video she made on Tiktok asking for help in locating her sister has been viewed by over 650,000 people, and Curven believes that the people on the video-sharing app will be able to bring her sister home from wherever she may be, as per The Daily Beast.
“It’s worked for other cases and missing people. So now I’m hoping TikTok comes through for us. Please help me find my sister,” she said.
Bryan’s last recent actions include sharing a selfie on Instagram and texting a Spotify music link to a friend. She was last spotted at the Hunt Hot Springs at Big Bend, which is more than an hour away from the actual national forest in California.
When Carven was asked if her sister would do something weird like disappear from others without prior notice or advice, she argued that her sister would not do anything like that if it would hurt her family.
“She’s a free spirit and would often travel alone,” she said. “But she would’ve let us know when she was coming back. She would’ve checked in with somebody.”
The investigation into the case is still ongoing. The Reno Police Department is investigating Bryan’s disappearance, with the Missing Persons Department in charge of the search and rescue.