Yesterday (January 4th), it was widely reported that former Coal Chamber bassist Rayna Foss had been missing for the last several months. But as it turns out, according to a statement her daughter Kayla Rose posted on Instagram, Foss is, in fact, safe and secure. "I spoke to my mother as recently as yesterday," the 22-year-old wrote. "We have never lost contact."
The misinformation that led to dozens of media outlets — including Revolver — to inaccurately report that Foss had been missing for four months, stemmed from a missing person bulletin shared by WVUE Fox 8 on September 13th, 2021. The bulletin, which sourced its information from NOPD, stated that the 51-year-old Foss — a longtime member of the now-defunct Los Angeles nu-metal crew — was last seen by a group home manager on September 7th, and that anyone with additional information about her whereabouts was encouraged to call a detectives hotline.
"Let me set the record straight," wrote Rose, who was born in 1999 and took the last name of her father, Morgan Rose, Foss' ex-husband and the drummer of Sevendust. "I've seen all of the posts regarding that my mother Rayna has been missing since September. I have no idea where these stories are coming from. I spoke to my mother as recently as yesterday, and we have never lost contact."
"My grandparents have also been in contact with my mother," she added. "And we all know exactly where she is. I have a message in to the New Orleans Police Department advising them of this and am waiting for them to respond." You can read the whole statement below via Rose's Instagram.
Foss became Coal Chamber's first bassist in 1994, one year after the band was formed by current DevilDriver main man Dez Fafara and Gemini Syndrome guitarist Meegs Rascón. She initially played with the group from 1994 to 1999 and then again from 2000 to 2002, performing on their first three records including the widely popular 1999 LP Chamber Music, which included a hit cover of Peter Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey" featuring Ozzy Osbourne. When Coal Chamber reunited in 2011 after breaking up in 2003, Foss was not part of the lineup.