Fitness influencer Ca’Shawn Ashley Sims, also known by the nickname “Cookie,” has
been found weeks after she was last seen, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s
Department (LASD) confirmed in a press release and a statement to Insider.
On Thursday night, the LASD Information Bureau released a public statement on the
bulletin website Nixie saying that Sims had been found at a local hospital in good
condition and that she reunited with her family. The statement also said that “there
is no suspicion of foul play” and that the family asked for privacy at this time. It is
unclear what hospital she was found in.
“Thank you to the public, the media, and deputy personnel for their tireless efforts in
the search for Ms. Sims,” the release stated. “There is no additional information at
A spokesperson for the LASD told Insider that Sims “has been located” and pointed
to that Thursday night press release for more information.
Sims’ sister, Chris’tol Sims, posted a photo of Sims on her Instagram page and
Instagram story on Thursday night and said she had been found.
“Thank you guys so much we found her and she is safe!” Chris’tol Sims wrote in the
Story. “We love you thank you ! God is great!!!!!!”
Sims, who has over 217,000 followers on her main Instagram account
@cookieeedough, had told viewers in the last video on her YouTube channel, posted
in mid-September, that she was pregnant. She warned something might happen to
her. In the video, Sims alleged that her father has been abusing her since she was 16,
including “smash[ing]” her in the head in early July and punching her in the face
while she was pregnant in September. She said that her mother never intervened in
the alleged abuse.
She also said that her family thought she had mental health problems. “Everyone’s
trying to convince me that I have mental issues,” Sims said in the video. “But literally
everyone in my family is truly acting fucking mental.”