Missing woman's body discovered; search for Kiera Bergman comes to tragic end

PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Police say the body of a 19-year-old woman who has been missing since early August has been found.

According to Sgt. Vince Lewis with the Phoenix Police Department, the body of Kiera Bergman was found on September 3 near State Route 85 and Hazen Road.

Just a month ago, Bergman's family was desperate for answers.

"I want her in my arms and safe," said Bergman's mother, Kiersten Bragg.

Bergman, an El Cajon, California native who moved to Phoenix four months ago, was last seen on Saturday, August 4 near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office recovered Bergman's body and Phoenix Police has taken over the investigation.

No arrests in her death have been made. Bergman's boyfriend, Jon Clark, was arrested twice, but not in connection to this case. Days after Bergman went missing, Clark told FOX 10's Stefania Okolie that Bergman left their home in anger, after an argument. He also asserted that he knew nothing more.

According to reports, a search warrant executed by Phoenix Police on the couple's shared car led to Clark being charged with several counts of identity theft and forgery.

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