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AZ KIERA LANAE BERGMAN: Missing from Phoenix, AZ - 04 Aug 2018 - Age 19 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by fran, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    According to a statement, 19-year-old Kiera Lanae Bergman was last seen at her home near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road, and has not returned home or heard from since.


    Bergman is described by Phoenix Police as an African American woman, 5'3" tall and weighing 143 lbs. Police did not provide a description of what she was last seen wearing.

    "I just want her home," said Kiera's mother, Kirsten Bragg. "I want her in my arms and safe."

    Bragg said when she reached out to her daughter via text on Saturday, there was no response. When she called, her daughter's phone was off.

    "I'm crazy. I'm going crazy," said Bragg. "I'm a nervous wreck. I'm exhausted just thinking of all these scenarios in my head."

    "My biggest fear is that they're gonna find her, and she's not gonna be here anymore," said Bragg. "That's my biggest fear."

    Anyone with information on this case should call the Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at (602) 534-2121. For calls made after hours, call (602) 262-6141.


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  2. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    San Diego mother pleads for her missing daughter's return in Arizona

    SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – A San Diego mother on Thursday pleaded for her missing teenage daughter’s return after she vanished without a trace.

    Kiera Bregman, 19, had recently moved to Arizona from San Diego with her boyfriend.

    According to Kiera’s mother, Kiersten Bragg, her daughter left work early Saturday and then vanished.

    Bregman said Kiera’s roommate called her earlier this week saying she had not seen Kiera for day. “I am so scared for her right now – out there not knowing where she is and what she is going through.”

    Kiera’s San Diego based family is currently living at a Glendale hotel desperately awaiting word on their loved one. Kiera’s family said she worked at a Glendale leasing company.

    Kiera’s purse, wallet and car were found at her nearby apartment complex. “I am trying to think positive. I am trying to think that she is out there and she is either okay or – I don’t know what to think,” said her mother.

    Police said the investigation is in its earliest stages. Officials said they currently have more questions than answers. “Her disappearance is unique, in that we don’t have any answers and no leads as to where she currently might be. This is out of character for her to not speak with friends or family,” said Sgt. Vincent Lewis, Phoenix Police.

    For Kiera’s family, her disappearance just does not make sense. “If she wants to be gone for a day, she’ll at least let somebody know. She’ll at least contact somebody. I am very scared. I just want her home,” said Kiera’s sister, Braydee Bragg.

    According to the family, Kiera recently expressed she wanted to return to San Diego. Phoenix police stressed they are only classifying the case as a missing person’s case – at least at this point.

  3. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Vigil held for missing El Cajon woman who recently moved to Arizona

    SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — Family and friends of an El Cajon woman who went missing in Arizona came together Friday to pray for her safe return. Kiera Bergman recently moved to Glendale with her boyfriend then over the weekend she vanished.

    The 19-year-old went missing Saturday and hasn't been seen since she left her job at a Glendale, Arizona, leasing company.

    "You see this in movies, you see this on the news with other people and you don't think one day you're going to be going through it,” said Kiera’s aunt Mindy Tarantino.

    Mindy says her family is trying support the search effort in Arizona from afar, but it's been heartbreaking to still not know where Kiera is.

    "We're struggling,” she said. “We're trying to stay strong. We've had many sleepless nights this week.”

    Kiera moved from San Diego to the Phoenix area earlier this year with her boyfriend.

    Her mother and other family members are at a Glendale hotel as the investigation into Kiera's disappearance continues.

    "Just breaks my heart not knowing where she is and what's happening to her if anything,” said Kiera’s mom Kiersten Bragg.

    Phoenix police say they are in the early stages of their investigation.

    "The disappearance is unique in that we don't have any answers as to where she could be and this is out of character for her to not speak with her friends and family,” said a Phoenix police officer.

    As of Friday her disappearance is only classified as a missing persons case

    read more ................. http://www.cbs8.com/story/38862619/...-el-cajon-woman-who-recently-moved-to-arizona
  4. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    I have an uneasy feeling about this missing girl.

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  5. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Me, too. When someone's purse, wallet and car are found while the person cannot be found it usually is a bad sign.
    I hope this is a rare occasion where she returns safely. :vigil:
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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Teen vanishes in 'unique' disappearance from Glendale

    “Her disappearance is unique, in that we don’t have any answers and no leads as to where she currently might be, and this is out of character for her to not speak with friends or family,” said Phoenix police Sgt. Vincent Lewis.

    Police say Kiera Bergman was last seen at her residence, which her roommate identified as Indigo Creek Apartments. Her family says her boyfriend told them he saw Kiera at home Saturday.

    Bragg says Kiera was last seen in public after leaving work early Saturday at Progressive Leasing in Glendale. They say she had recently moved from San Diego to the Phoenix area with her boyfriend.

    "We are fully cooperating with the police in this matter, and our thoughts are with her and her family," said Garet Hayes, director of public relations for Aaron's, which is the business' parent company.

    Bragg says she's especially concerned because Kiera left her purse, wallet, and car behind at home.

    Police say the investigation is in its earliest stages, and that right now they have more questions than answers.

    “I’m trying to think positive. I’m trying to think that she is out there and she is either OK or—I don’t know what to think,” Bragg said.

    The family insists that disappearing is not something Kiera would do willingly.

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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    ‘I want her to come home’: Family searching for 19-year-old daughter holds Phoenix vigil

    Family and friends of Kiera Bergman, a 19-year-old who went missing in Phoenix last Saturday, held a vigil at her apartment Saturday evening as the first week of their search found more questions than answers.

    “She’s just a very happy, loving, very outgoing, very strong-minded girl,” Bergman’s mother, Kiersten Bragg said.

    Nearly 30 people attended the vigil outside of Bergman’s apartment near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road, where Phoenix police said Bergman was seen last.

    Prayers, tears, and hugs were shared among those close to Bergman while several other guests who didn’t know her trickled in to show their support.

    Chris Bragg, Bergman’s father, said “she was a very innocent, naïve kid. I tried to keep our kids … sheltered.”

    Bergman grew up outside San Diego, was passionate about hair and makeup, and attended cosmetology school, her mother said.

    She moved out of her family’s home in March to live in Phoenix with her then-boyfriend, Kiersten Bragg said.

    Concern grows among family, friends for missing Phoenix teen

    “Not too long after that, the phone line was disconnected. We’d only be able to connect with her through messenger or FaceTime on Facebook,” Bragg said.

    Soon after, Bergman told her family that she and her boyfriend had broken up, and she moved into an apartment with her friend Destiny Hall-Chand, Bragg said.

    Hall-Chand, 20, was one of the last people to see Bergman. They worked together at Progressive Leasing in Glendale, a lending division of furniture retailer Aaron’s.

    According to Hall-Chand, the two went to work together last Saturday morning when Bergman became noticeably upset and left work early.

    Bergman’s ex-boyfriend, who had recently moved into their apartment, picked her up, the friend said.

    Hall-Chand said Bergman did have a phone, and the roommate texted and called Bergman repeatedly when she didn’t come home Saturday.

    Bergman texted back saying she would call Hall-Chand when she got a charger for her phone. When Bergman did not return home Sunday or show up to work Monday, Hall-Chand said she called police.

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  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member


    One of her roommates told KPHO-TV that she didn't come home after sending a strange text message. "She was saying that she was going to go out with some guy that she met at the store a couple days ago, which is something that's not like her, I mean, that's not something that she would do," Destiny Hall-Chand told the station.

    A roommate called Bergman's mother, Kiersten Bragg, last Monday when Kiera didn't come to work. Bergman's family traveled from San Diego to Arizona last week and spent Friday posting fliers asking for help around the apartment complex in the Phoenix-area city of Glendale.

    "This is my worst nightmare," Bragg told KPHO-TV. "... For it to now be a week and her not getting in contact with anybody, this is not Kiera."

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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Dad says lack of information about missing 19-year-old Phoenix girl 'just kills us'

    It's been 10 days since 19-year-old Kiera Lanae Bergman disappeared in Phoenix, leaving her belongings behind -- and her worried father says he has no idea what happened to her.

    "We have no information, which just kills us," Chris Bragg told ABC News on Tuesday. "If we knew something, our minds wouldn't be racing and thinking of all the different possibilities."

    "She's a beautiful, intelligent person. She's extremely talented," Chris Bragg said of his daughter. "She has the biggest heart of anybody I've ever met. Our church used to do homeless outreach and she would go down and do these ladies' hair and makeup just because it made them feel beautiful."

    "She got so much joy out of making other people happy -- that's just the kind of person she is," he added.

    Authorities said it isn't like her to be out of touch with her family for so long.

    "It was out of character for Kiera to disappear as she did," Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis told ABC News on Tuesday.


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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Mom of missing teen pleads for help

    VIDEO AT LINK: https://www.12news.com/video/news/local/valley/mom-of-missing-teen-pleads-for-help/75-8221637

    Teen from San Diego vanishes in Arizona after strange texts to roommate

    The desperate search for a San Diego teen who went missing after sending strange text messages to a roommate continued Wednesday, more than one week since her last sighting.

    “She was saying that she was going to go out with some guy she met at the store a couple days ago, which is something that’s not like her, that’s not something she would do,” Hall-Chand explained.

    Bergman is originally from San Diego, but moved to Phoenix to be with her boyfriend in March. The couple later broke up, and Bergman moved in with Hall-Chand. Her family, who still live in San Diego County, have traveled to Arizona to aid in the search for their daughter.

    Bergman’s mother, Kirsten Bragg told FOX10 she reached out to her daughter on Saturday, but there was no reply to her text message. “I’m crazy. I’m going crazy,” Bragg told the station. “I’m a nervous wreck. I’m exhausted just thinking of all these scenarios in my head.”

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  11. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Boyfriend Of Missing Phoenix Teen Kiera Bergman Refuses Polygraph Test: Exclusive
    Jon-Christopher Clark said the so-called lie detector tests are not admissible in court and he didn’t want an “interpretation on my feelings.”

    The boyfriend of missing Arizona teenager Kiera Bergman said Friday that he has refused an offer by Phoenix police to take a polygraph test.

    “I didn’t want to do anything that would give the indication I was hiding anything but also didn’t want anything on the record that would have them say I was doing anything or had any part in this,” Jon-Christopher Clark, 23, told HuffPost.

    “I told them I would not like a lie detector test because, ‘One, they are not admissible in court, and two, whatever you guys gather from that is basically your interpretation on my feelings,’” Clark added. “So I didn’t want [investigators] to pretty much gather [their] conclusions off of something that is not guaranteed.”

    But Clark said investigators didn’t give him a choice when they picked him up at a hotel on Monday morning and took him to the police station for questioning, “I just really felt like they were treating me like a suspect.”

    Clark said he picked Bergman up from work and took her back to the apartment, where he also lived. He claimed they got into an argument over finances. Bergman mistakenly thought Clark was leaving Phoenix, where the two had moved together from San Diego, for a job in Texas. The last contact Clark said he had with Bergman was when she walked out of the house around 1 p.m.

    “When she left there was no immediate concern because we have had arguments in past where either me or her have left for an hour or a couple at a time to go clear our head,” he said. “I didn’t really find it unusual until she wasn’t in contact with me.”

    Bragg also alleged that authorities told him investigators had found some of his daughter’s personal belongings in an unusual place.

    “Her ID for work, her purse with her wallet, ID and credit cards, was found thrown in the back of her closet,” he said. “That is strange. What woman throws her purse in the back of her closet?”

    Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entr...raph-test-arizona_us_5b7744aee4b05906b413b4bf
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  12. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    He can't seem to keep his story straight off why she is gone. Why would he logically think she left for a job in Texas but left everything there? Do these guys think before they speak?
  13. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    The bf is saying that Kiera thought he was leaving for a job in Texas. I guess he's insinuating she was upset about it since she moved to Phoenix to be with him.
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  14. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Kiera Bergman case: Ex-boyfriend of missing woman arrested for identity theft

    The Phoenix Police Department says the ex-boyfriend of Kiera Bergman, a 19-year-old woman who has been missing since August 4, has been arrested for identity theft.

    Police say 23-year-old Jon Clark was being questioned in relation to Bergman’s disappearance when police found several items with the personal identification of other people as well as items indicating forgery in his vehicle.

    Clark was arrested Friday and booked into jail for 22 counts of aggravated identity theft and two counts of forgery.

    During his first court appearance on Saturday morning, a judge set his bond at $25,000.

    Clark may have also violated his probation terms in connection with another case. He'll be back in court on Aug. 24 for both incidents.

    Police have given no indication that this arrest connects Clark to Bergman’s missing person’s case.

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  15. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    19-year-old Kiera Bergman missing from Arizona under ‘sudden and suspicious’ circumstances, authorities say

    “After speaking to enough people who are close to her, the official word is her last known location is her apartment complex near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road in Phoenix,” Sgt. Lewis told Dateline, adding that he was unable to disclose the exact time Kiera was last seen, but said it was in the daytime on Saturday, August 4.

    In an Instagram post posted five days after she was reported missing, Jon-Christopher said Kiera left the house on August 4 “because she was mad that [he] was contemplating going to live with [his] aunt in Texas.”

    Police declined to comment on specifics to protect the integrity of the investigation, but Kiera’s mother Kiersten told NBC News that Kiera left behind her purse, wallet, ID, bank card and car.

    Sergeant Lewis said authorities began their investigation by talking to people who were close with Kiera, who may have known where she was in the days and hours leading up to her disappearance. One of the people they spoke with was Jon-Christopher Clark, Kiera’s on-again-off-again boyfriend.

    “When we spoke to him, investigators were able to identify places she had likely been before she disappeared, and one of those places was his car,” Sgt. Lewis told Dateline.

    Authorities then obtained a search warrant for the car. During that search, they discovered numerous items that contained personal identification information for people other than Clark.

    “The complete severance in contact with friends and those close to her, and the inability for people to connect with her -- that’s inexplicable. And there are other suspicious parts of the investigation that I can’t share,” Sgt. Lewis added. “Her disappearance appeared sudden and suspicious, and for that reason we are concerned.”

    Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/mis...ssing-arizona-under-sudden-suspicious-n902331

  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Mother of missing East County teen questions ex-boyfriend’s role

    The mother of Kiera Bergman, a 19-year-old El Cajon native who has been missing in Arizona for nearly a month, voiced new suspicions about her daughter's ex-boyfriend in an interview with FOX 5 on Wednesday.

    "From what I’m hearing, he is the last person that saw her. That’s why I feel like there’s more to it than what he’s saying,” said Kiersten Bragg. “I’m praying that she is still alive, but with how long she been missing, the thought in the back of my head is that if she’s not, then where is she?”

    “I heard they got into a fight over Facetime and then Kiera went home early and Jon picked her up. Employees said she looked distraught and they saw her leave with him," Bragg told FOX 5.

    Her purse, keys and car were all at the home. Her roommate said she also received a strange text. Her mother says the message didn’t sound like her at all: “Anyone that knows her, knows she sends really short text messages.”

    Bragg said she was never a fan of Clark because her daughter had confided in her that he had some unsavory characteristics. “She let me know he scammed people. To me, that’s not a good person,” Bergman's mother said.

    Clark has not been named a suspect in the teen's disappearance, but he was arrested on unrelated charges on Friday. He faces 22 counts of aggravated identity theft and two counts of forgery. “I really don’t believe him now, after the situation he’s in,” Bragg said of the charges.

    In an Instagram post and in interviews with media outlets, Clark has denied keeping any information from investigators or Bergman's family. He says that after the argument on Aug. 4, the teen walked out of his apartment and stopped answering messages from him.

    Later, the 23-year-old addresses doubts expressed by Bergman's family: "It hurts me so deeply that I was not able to attend Kiera's Vigil of Hope because her mom did not want me there ... To all of Kiera's family that still wants to look at me negatively, you better have this same energy when (Kiera) comes home, because we will spend the rest of our lives together and I will never forget the way you're treating me."

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  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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  18. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    On-again, off-again boyfriend of missing 19-year-old set to be released from jail

    The on-again, off-again boyfriend of 19-year-old Kiera Bergman, who has been missing for three weeks, was set to be released from jail in connection with an unrelated case, officials said Friday.

    "The County Attorney's Office has requested additional information from law enforcement to make a determination" on what formal charges will or will not be brought, said Rebecca Wilder, Maricopa County Attorney's Office spokeswoman.

    "The charges are under review," Wilder said.

    In Clark's court appearance Friday, the court commissioner ordered him to be released, Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman Bryan Bouchard confirmed. He said a probation revocation hearing for Clark was vacated because no petition to revoke was filed.

    "As far as charges being dropped or levied, that's the County Attorney's determination, not the court," Bouchard said.

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  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Well, uh, I think most of us suspected it all along actually...

    Foul play now suspected in case of missing AZ teen, police say

    Police now believe the disappearance of Kiera Bergman, a 19-year-old who vanished in Phoenix earlier this month, is the result of foul play.

    Multiple local outlets reported authorities’ updated assessment of the case. Bergman originally went missing Aug. 4.

    Clark was released from jail this weekend. Police do not consider him, or anyone else, a suspect.

    Chris Bragg told KPHO last week that despite “no clues as to where she is” the family is “holding onto hope that our daughter may still be alive.”

    Sgt. Vince Lewis of the Phoenix Police Department told the station that “unfortunately there are still unanswered questions” as they continue to try to piece together what happened.

    “We never forget, we never give up,” Lewis said.

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  20. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    He's still considered a POI, I hope?
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