- Authorities are investigating the disappearance of the fitness influencer Ca’Shawn Ashley Sims.
- Sims recently posted a YouTube video accusing her father of domestic violence.
- Sims is a fitness, health, and beauty influencer with over 216,000 followers on Instagram.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is investigating the disappearance of fitness influencer Ca’Shawn Ashley Sims, known also by the nickname Cookie, according to a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page on Monday.
In the last video on her YouTube channel, Sims, 30, told her nearly 10,000 subscribers that she was pregnant and alleged that her father had physically abused her. “If something fucking happens to me, you guys know why,” she said.
According to a missing person special bulletin shared by the department on social media, Sims was last seen on September 8 in Duarte, California. Police haven’t said what Sims was last seen wearing.
—LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) October 5, 2021
Sims is a fitness, health, and beauty influencer with over 216,000 followers on her main Instagram account @cookieeedough, which also bears the title “The Booty Doctor.” Her main account also lists several side accounts that she runs focused on beauty, fitness, food, and her own athleisure shop. The most recent post on her main account is dated July 1.
The last YouTube video on Sims’ channel, entitled “DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WHILE PREGNANT – TRIGGER WARNING,” was posted on September 11. The LASD said in a statement that she was last seen on September 8, although Ca’rynn Sims, who identified herself as one of Sims’ sisters, wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday that “authorities” confirmed that Sims was in Pasadena on September 11 and September 12.
The LASD did not respond to a request for comment.
In her last video, Sims alleged that her father had abused her since she was 16 and that he “smashed her head” in early July. She also alleged that he punched her in the face while she was pregnant in early September. She said that her mother did not intervene in the alleged abuse.
Sims also alleged that her family began putting or spraying some substance around their house in early September that gave her allergic reactions and that her family placed a roach on a table in order to provoke her.
Sims also expressed in the YouTube video that her family believed she was experiencing mental health struggles. “Everyone’s trying to convince me that I have mental issues,” she said. “But literally everyone in my family is truly acting fucking mental.”
As NBC News reported, members of Sims’ family had posted on Instagram regarding her disappearance, asking for assistance in finding her.
“I never thought there’d come a day of me posting a missing flyer for my sister,” Ca’rynn, her sister, wrote in the Instagram post on Tuesday. “We want her covered in prayers, God’s grace and to know that she is whole, well and alive.”
Social media accounts believed to belong to Sims’ mother, father, and sister, Ca’rynn, did not respond to requests for comment.