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The parents of a missing Antigo teen speak out

by Colby Robertson

ANTIGO (WAOW) -- The parents of a missing Antigo teen put out a desperate plea for their daughter's safe return. Kayla Berg,15, was last seen in Wausau ten days ago.

Her friends, family and police in both cities say they have no idea where she.

Kayla's parents describe her as an outgoing, chatty, fun loving kid, who loves gymnastics. After ten days and no word from her, they're hoping for the best, but fearing the worst.

Hope Sprenger, Kayla's mom says, "It just doesn't make any sense for her at all. She's always kept in touch and it just scares me because I really feel that something has happened."

Antigo police say the teen traveled to Wausau to see friends and last seen here, at a home, near Colonial Manor August 11th.

Kayla's parents are divorced and didn't double check with each other on where their daughter was and that lead to a 6-day delay in her being reported missing.

Eric Roller "We're looking at ten days and I guess the biggest concern is we haven't been able to confirm that she's had any contact with any of her friends that she's had in this area. That's our biggest concern."

Concerns that no one knows where Kayla is, but police can find no signs that she's in trouble.

Still, the Chief hopes she may be with friends and is unaware that her family is looking for her. But, Kayla's mother contends that her daughter always checks in whether it's with her or friends.

Sprenger says, "She left here with nothing. Just the clothes on her back and purse, no money. And if she was going to go somewhere, she's the kind of person who needs clean clothes, her hair's got to be perfect, makeup's got to be perfect. So, it's just not like her to not come back or call anybody." 

A week from Saturday is Kayla's Sweet Sixteen. With a big birthday and the start of school just around the corner, her parents are looking for any information that anyone has that will lead to their daughter.

Sprenger says, "I just want, if anyone sees her to please let someone know. I need to know she's okay. I need her back home."

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Langlade County Sheriff's Department at 715-627-6411

Online Reporter: Colby Robertson

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