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Kayla Berg's mom has renewed hope

(WBAY)
Published: Jan. 14, 2019 at 4:49 PM CST
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It’s been almost a decade since Hope Berg saw her daughter, Kayla.

In 2009, investigators said the teen was given a ride from Antigo to Wausau by a friend and hasn't been seen since.

Ten years later, Hope is still looking for answers.

"Stay strong, never stop fighting, and we all want you home,” Berg said. “I will be here with my last dying breath. I will not stop."

On the heels of Jayme Closs' dramatic escape, there's renewed hope Kayla, too, can return home.

"Her pictures are circulating again and there’s a lot of posts,” Resident Brittany Prasalowicz said. "Somebody knows something."

Prasalowicz was 19 when Kayla went missing.

She said many people have been talking about Kayla on social media, making sure she's not forgotten.

"It reaches really wide, and everyone is on social media, so the more people it reaches the better,” Prasalowicz said.

Hope said she's thankful for the community's support and will never stop spreading the word until she sees her daughter again.

"I still don't know what happened to her,” said Berg. “She's still not home, and you got to keep her name out and keep the word out that she's still out there and she needs to be found.”

There still is a $20,000 reward for information about Kayla Berg's whereabouts.