A body found in Arizona has been identified as a 19-year-old woman who disappeared a month ago, and the case is being investigated as a homicide.
Kiera Bergman, 19, of San Diego, California, was last seen alive at her shared home in Phoenix on August 4.
A few hours later, she sent an unusual text message to her roommate, indicating that she was going to meet a man she had found in the furniture store where she worked.
Heartbreaking: The body found in Buckeye near State Route 85, Arizona, earlier this week had been identified as Kiera Bergman, 19 years old.
Mystery: Miss Bergman was last seen alive at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 4, and later sent a text message to her roommate who was meeting a man she had met in her room. Workplace.
Miss Bergman's body was found Monday in Buckeye near State Route 85, Arizona. The authorities did not immediately say how he could have died.
Police in Phoenix have taken over the investigation involving the death of Bergman and says no arrests have been made.
Her roommate Destiny Hall-Chand said she had received a text message from Miss Bergman on the day of her disappearance, in which she said she would go out with a man she had recently met at her workplace, a furniture store.
"She was saying that she was going out with a guy she met in the store a couple of days ago, which is something that is not like her, I mean, that's not something she would do," Mrs. Hall told her. Chand. CBS affiliate KPHO-TV after the disappearance of Miss Bergman.
I do not know. I do not know what to think, I do not know what to believe, I do not know. It's just, I know there's something wrong, "added Ms. Hall-Chand.
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Miss Bergman had left San Diego in March to move to Phoenix, Arizona, to live with her intermittent boyfriend Jon-Christopher Clark
The Phoenix police have taken over the investigation involving the death of Miss Bergman, pictured with her boyfriend, and says no arrests have been made
Ms. Bergman had left San Diego in March to move to Phoenix, Arizona, to live with her intermittent boyfriend Jon-Christopher Clark.
Mr. Clark has repeatedly denied having anything to do with his disappearance and the police say he is not considered a suspect or person of interest in the case.
On August 17, he was arrested on charges unrelated to the disappearance of Ms. Bergman, and remains in custody.
He has been charged with 22 counts of aggravated identity theft and two counts of forgery, according to the Phoenix Police Department.
Ms. Bergman was seen leaving her job at a furniture store on August 4, "notoriously" annoying according to her co-worker.
Heartbreaking: his mother Kiersten Bragg and the rest of his family have been holding vigils since his disappearance
Mr. Clark picked her up from work and took her back to the apartment they shared with Mrs. Hall-Chand. He said they had a discussion about finances.
He says he saw her for the last time when he left the house around 1 p.m.
"When she left there was no immediate concern because we had discussions in the past in which or I left an hour or a couple of times to clear our heads". It really did not seem unusual to me until she was not in touch with me. "
She had left her wallet, her purse and her car in the apartment.
Both Mr. Clark and Mrs. Hall-Chand had text exchanges with Ms. Bergman after she left the house.
Both say it was not unusual for Miss Bergman to need a "cool down" after an argument with her boyfriend, but when she did not show up for work on August 6, they contacted the police.
During a vigil held for her daughter on August 12, her mother, Kiersten Bragg, said she was overwhelmed by the amount of support the community gave her during a stressful time.
A page from GoFundMe had been created by a member of Miss Bergman's family to help fund Bergman's search, and any donation will now go towards commemorative expenses.