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Kiera Bergman case: Family of missing teen holding on to hope

Posted at 9:25 PM, Sep 04, 2018

UPDATE: Phoenix police say the body of missing 19-year-old Kiera Bergman was found in the West Valley on August 4. For the latest on the investigation into her death, CLICK HERE



One month after the teen's disappearance, Kiera Bergman's family is holding on to hope.

The family of Kiera Bergman, holding out hope their daughter will be found alive, exactly one month after the 19-year-old was last seen near her apartment off 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road.

Shades drawn, lights off, no more missing posters, flowers or candles. Bergman's apartment is now showing signs people are starting to move on. That is anything but the case for her parents.

"We're constantly searching Kiera's name for news stories or any updates," said Bergman's father, Chris Bragg.

From handing out posters to scouring nearby neighborhoods, it has been a month of hard work and heartache. 

Bergman was last seen August 4.

"It's just completely heartbreaking," Chris Bragg said.

"She always knew how to make you laugh if you weren't happy and we had so much fun together," said Bergman's mother, Kiersten Bragg.

With Phoenix police suspecting foul play, news of two bodies found in the Valley in recent days brings mixed emotions.

"It would be some kind of closure for our family if they do find her, we just hope it's not going to be that way," Chris Bragg said. 

"Just to think of the fact that that could potentially be her is just devastating."

Bergman's ex-boyfriend, 23-year-old Jon Clark, is behind bars on unrelated forgery charges. However, police say they have no suspects and no leads.

"Somebody saw something, somebody did something, somebody knows something, and we pray that if they see it enough times that it will eat away at their conscience and they'll confess to whatever part they may have or whatever they may know," Chris Bragg said.

Anyone with information can call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.