A Canadian actress that was the subject of a missing persons report appears to have taken to Facebook to say that she and her nephew are safe and sound.
Police said Roseanne Supernault, 28, and her six-year-old nephew Nikaeo Supernault were declared missing on Wednesday.
The pair had reportedly last been seen on Sunday.
However, a post on Supernault’s Facebook page suggests otherwise.
“Contrary to the media coverage, I was not ‘watching’ my nephew, I have in fact been raising him for the past 7 months, and I have documentation to substantiate it. It is clear to me that the Kamloops RCMP were being misinformed,” the message on Supernault’s page reads.
“My nephew and I in fact went into hiding after he confided seriously distressing allegations to me.”
The post goes on to allege that the situation with the boy’s mother and relatives deteriorated over a recent holiday visit.
She also said she has been in contact with the RCMP to give them “our side of the statement.”
“I think it best for authorities and professionals to investigate and conclude the allegations made by my nephew,” she wrote.
The post also thanks everyone who offered prayers and support when she was declared missing, and says she had wanted to solve them matter privately between family members and the authorities.
However RCMP weren’t prepared to consider the matter closed as of Wednesday evening.
In an email, Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Victor Steinhammer said that police had “made contact with the person whom they believe to be Roseanne Supernault and Nikaeo Supernault,” and that after the conversation, she had taken to social media to say she was no longer missing.
“Kamloops RCMP wish to advise that until Nikaeo Supernault has been located and confirmed to be safe by the authorities our investigation will continue and he and Roseanne will remain listed as missing.”
According to a prior police media release, Nikaeo was being “looked after” by his aunt before losing touch with family.
Police had initially issued a “request to locate … to discuss the situation,” before issuing the formal missing persons bulletin on Wednesday.
Supernault is best known for her roles as Natalie Stoney in the television series Blackstone, which airs on APTN.