The estranged daughter of martial arts superstar Jackie Chan has reportedly been spotted in Canada after speculation that she had gone missing.
Earlier this week, on.cc reported that 18-year-old Etta Ng had quit her job, had not been heard from or seen for months, and that her mother Elaine Ng filed a missing persons report in February.
Adding to the strange circumstances, CCTV footage that surfaced online yesterday appears to show the younger Ng — accompanied by her girlfriend, 30-year-old Canadian model Andi Autumn — in a convenience store telling the cashier she is looking for her father.
In the short clip, Ng can be heard telling the cashier in Mandarin: “I want to find my dad… My dad… I know, but my mom.”
The clip purports that this was filmed in Canada, but Coconuts Hong Kong has been unable to independently confirm where and when this encounter took place.
According to Apple Daily, there have been suggestions that the pair were seeking lodgings from the supermarket owner, and perhaps name dropping Jackie Chan in their bid to do so.
After the video emerged online, many netizens expressed concern for Ng’s welfare, with some wondering if she was now sleeping on the streets.
Responding to questions from on.cc, Ng, the mother, told the outlet she didn’t want to say too much.
She did say, however, that she had been in contact with her daughter a few days ago and knew she was staying with friends and not in Hong Kong.
The uncertainty surrounding the situation follows what has long been a mother-daughter relationship fraught with tension.
The pair had lived together in an apartment in Happy Valley until the younger Ng came out as a lesbian in September, dropped out of school, and moved to North Point with her 30-year-old girlfriend, the Canadian model.
In October, the younger Ng dismissed allegations that she broke into her mother’s Happy Valley home after the elder Ng reported to the police that her home had been burgled and about HK$17,000 worth of goods had been taken.