The strange case of Tea Wright-Finger: Teen posted bizarre cryptic videos days before she went missing
RICHMOND, QUEENSLAND: A series of videos posted by missing teenager Tea Wright-Finger on her social media handle has come to light that shows disturbing glimpses of her life. One of these includes a chilling clip that features images of her face - bloodied and bruised.
The 19-year-old has been missing since Sunday, October 16. She was last seen by a friend who dropped her off near her car, a blue Toyota Prado 4WD in Richmond. Since then, neither Wright, not her vehicle has been spotted.
A video posted by the teen on TikTok last year contains close-up selfies of her face which is bloodied and bruised. In several of the images, she can be seen sobbing and there is blood all over her nose and hand. Other images from the clip show her wounds healing gradually and the bruises fading. The caption to the video reads "When it’s toxic it’s toxic." The audio added to the clip is a prerecorded sound of a man saying, "Now that was a lot of damage. Woah."
The video, which was posted in November last year, has a series of comments asking if she was alright. "hope you OK my girl xx," reads one, while another user asks, "Who am I stabbin for doing that to u?" Someone else cautioned, "Get out of their sis it will get worse." Reports from the Daily Mail reveal that authorities have conducted an aerial and land search spanning several hundred kilometers, but to no avail.
In September, Wright shared a video on the occasion of her birthday. Captioned "#lifelessions," the clip contains another montage of selfies. The on-screen text on the first picture reads, "What 19 years of life has taught me." This is followed by another selfie of the teen inside a car. The text on the image is chilling. It reads, "Always take risks in life. You never know when it's going to end."
Other life lessons shared by the 19-year-old are, "You have to work hard to get what you want. No one is going to hand it to you," followed by "If people want you in their life, they will make time for you." The final picture is rather alarming. It reads, "It's okay to feel lost sometimes." The series of hauntingly disturbing captions and images add to the complexity of what the teen was going through. One of her earlier videos mourns the loss of a loved one, with clips of a young man and a memorial service for him. She captioned the clip, "Been a year since you grew your wings and left us #mentalhealthawareness."
The most recent clip uploaded to TikTok contains the on-screen text that goes, "I don't feel so good. I want to go home." This was posted on October 4, a couple of weeks before her disappearance. Sources reveal that her mother, Tracy Wright mentioned that police tracked her mobile phone, only to find that it was switched on for a short while in the Flinders River area. SES volunteers along with the police searched the region, and the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter combed the area from above. "The community of Richmond have been absolutely wonderful. The search plane was also up looking yesterday and again today," said her mother.