The Phoenix Police Department says the ex-boyfriend of Kiera Bergman, a 19-year-old girl who has been missing since August 4, has been arrested for identity theft.
The arrest is not directly tied to her disappearance.
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.
Three weeks later 19-year-old Kiera Bergman is still missing and her parents are back in the Valley to continue in the search for their daughter. Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend, alleged to be the last person to see her, walks out of jail Friday night.
One month after the teen's disappearance, Kiera Bergman's family is holding on to hope. ABC15's Danielle Lerner has the story.
PHOENIX - Missing 19-year-old Kiera Bergman has been located deceased in the West Valley.
Phoenix police said Kiera’s body was located near State Route 85 and Hazen Road on Monday.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office recovered Bergman’s body and Phoenix police assumed the homicide investigation.
Bergman was last seen at her home near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road on Aug. 4.
According to police, Bergman never returned home after leaving and has not been seen or heard from since.
At this time, no arrest has been made.
Phoenix police have suspected foul play in the disappearance of the 19-year-old.
Phoenix police arrested Bergman's ex-boyfriend while interviewing him about Kiera's disappearance. A search of his car turned up several stolen IDs.
He was arrested and charged with 22 counts of aggravated felony theft and two counts of forgery.
Police have not given any indication that he has any connection to her disappearance. Kiera's family, however, remains suspicious.
"I believe he knows something," said her mother, Kiersten Bragg. "Whether he has done something or he knows what has happened."
Police are asking anyone with any information about her death to call 480-WITNESS.