Police are searching for a 19-year-old Phoenix woman who disappeared after leaving work more than a week ago.
Kiersten Bragg said her daughter, Kiera Bergman, left her job on the morning of Aug. 4, but doesn’t know if she ever made it home.
“I don’t know if she ever made it back to her apartment or not. I haven’t really talked to anybody that saw her there, so I’m not quite sure where she was last seen and I’m not really getting information from people about that,” Bragg said in an interview on Monday. “She does have a boyfriend.
Bragg said she last spoke with Bergman via text on July 30, but she wasn’t “her normal, happy self.” Bergman left San Diego in March and moved into an apartment with her boyfriend near Phoenix, where she had recently started a new job, her mother said.
“I don’t know, maybe circumstance in her life when she came out here you know caused her to maybe have some anxiety or stuff about what she was going through,” she said. “That’s when I noticed a lot of her moods and everything. That’s when she started changing, when she started dating this guy and coming out here, so I do believe that a lot — that has to do with that relationship.”
Her mother also questioned reports that she had left to “hang out” with a guy she’d just met.
Bragg and her husband arrived in Arizona from California last week to help with the search. The family says Bergman isn’t the type of person who would willingly disappear and cut communication with her family and friends.
“We are going to find her, we are going to find out what happened and we’re going to bring her home,” she added.