1:30pm PT by Chris Payne, Billboard
'The Voice' Alum Tess Boyer Has "Vanished," According to Friends
Former Voice contestant Tess Boyer has gone missing, according to her friend and fellow season 6 competitor Bria Kelly.
"Tess has been missing for weeks and has vanished from social media," Kelly tweeted Tuesday afternoon, launching the hashtag #FindTessBoyer.
"Tess has not shown up to class and hasn't communicated with us," she continued, noting that Boyer is missing from Glen Carbon, Ill., in addition to her social media silence. "Her family will not give us any info. We need your help."
There is no evidence of Boyer's family or any authorities reporting her disappearance. Kelly admitted that there was no initial news about Boyer because she and her friends had been keeping it a secret "out of respect to her."
Since her initial tweets, Kelly has retweeted others' input on the disappearance.
According to Gossip Cop, Tess' father, Roy Boyer, says his daughter is "fine" and "not missing." The site reports, "He doesn't know where the story came from, but the family is looking into where the rumor originated." Boyer competed on season 6 of The Voice in 2014; Kelly referred to Boyer as her "big sister" during their time together on the show.
NBC's Voice profile for Boyer reads:
Originally picked in a solo chair turnaround by Usher, Tess was stolen twice: the first time by Blake Shelton and then again in the second battle round by Shakira. Tess grew up dancing, cheerleading and competing in pageants. She was a cheerleader for the St. Louis Rams football team and currently works with special needs children while studying pre-law. Tess' true love is singing, and she auditioned for The Voice to prove she has what it takes.
NBC hasn't responded to Billboard's request for comment at press time.
Here, Boyer performs Paramore's "Ain't It Fun" on the show.
March 17, 3:15 p.m. Updated with Roy Boyer's comments on the story.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.