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Family searches for Ciera Breland in Johns Creek

Ciera Breland’s family distributed flyers throughout Johns Creek and used digital displays in the hope that someone will provide information on the missing mother’s whereabouts.

The man, whom police called a person interested in the disappearance of a 31-year-old Indiana mother, was brought back to Georgia Tuesday to face unrelated charges.

Xavier Breland Jr., 37, was booked into the Coweta County Jail on an outstanding warrant for a no-show on serious stalking charges. That warrant was issued after records show Breland missed a court date on February 23 while he was visiting his mother in Johns Creek with his wife and 5-month-old son. As of Friday this week, the courts had voided his bail in addition to issuing the warrant.

Xavier Breland Jr. was arrested in Indiana on March 1, 2022 on an outstanding warrant in Coweta County, Georgia. (Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office)

A missing person case has been opened for Ciera Breland

This Friday was also the last time Breland told police he had seen his wife, Ciera Locklair Breland. He filed a missing persons report on February 26, stating that he saw her leaving her home in Brookstone Park of the Carmel subdivision in Carmel, Indiana, to go to a nearby store just after 10 p.m. The police report says she wore a black top and purple shorts that night, with temperatures ranging from the mid to high 20s. Ciera left her 5-month-old son, dog, cell phones, ID and credit cards.

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A missing person report to the Carmel Police Department states that Ciera Breland was last seen on February 25, 2022 at this home in the Brookstone Park of Carmel subdivision in Carmel, Indiana. (FOX 59)

Family members said police told them she never arrived at the store and there was no surveillance video of her in or inside the store. Xavier’s father, who lives in the same neighborhood, told police he hadn’t seen her either, according to media reports. In fact, police have not produced any physical evidence to confirm that she returned to Indiana. John Creek Police said surveillance video caught Ciera leaving her mother-in-law’s home at 7:17 p.m. on February 24 at Highgate Manor Court in the Parsons Walk subdivision in Johns Creek. That was the last time investigators were able to verify her location.

A few days after Ciera was reported missing, Xavier was taken into custody in Indiana on that pending warrant from Georgia. He was sent to the Hamilton County Jail. Investigators at the same time officially named him a person of interest, but have not charged him in connection with her disappearance.

The couple’s son, Jackson, was initially placed in state custody after his father’s arrest, but her parents have since traveled to Indiana to work to obtain custody.

Ciera (Locklair) Breland

Ciera (Locklair) Breland (family photo)

Ciera Breland told family members she’s moving back to Georgia

Xavier’s Georgia charges of violating a family violence order, aggravated stalking and phone call harassment are not related to Ciera or her disappearance, but they have increased her family’s worst fears.

Johns Creek Police say investigators were last able to house Ciera Breland at this home at Highgate Manor Court on February 24, 2022.

Johns Creek Police say investigators were last able to house Ciera Breland at this home at Highgate Manor Court on February 24, 2022. (FOX 5)

The night before leaving for her mother-in-law’s home, Ciera had asked her father if she could move back into his home in Cleveland, Georgia, telling him she had no intention of returning to Indiana with Xavier. That was just over a year after her marriage to Xavier and five months after the birth of their son. She said she wants to make a fresh start in her home state. Family members have said they are concerned about violence in the relationship and said Ciera even has a torch phone in case she needs to reach her family in an emergency. That Burner phone was with her work and home phone, which was left behind the night she was reportedly last seen by Xavier.

Ciera was reportedly headed to his mother-in-law’s house with Xavier and was expected back in northern Georgia the next day. She has not seen her family since then.

Ciera Breland's family and friends distribute flyers in Johns Creek on March 11, 2022.

Ciera Breland’s family and friends distribute flyers in Johns Creek on March 11, 2022. (FOX 5)

Her family members have been searching for her, actively handing out flyers and asking anyone who may have seen her car around the week of February 20 to call investigators. Ciera drove a white 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan with Georgia license plates RMB 5869 and an FSU Law School frame surrounding the license plate.

Ciera is described by police as 5 feet tall and about 120 pounds with blonde hair.

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading authorities to Ciera.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Corporal Rozier at Johns Creek Police Department at 678-372-8046, Carmel Police Department at (317) 571-2580, Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477), the Georgia Bureau of Investigation hotline at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), or the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).