Timeline of Ciera Breland's disappearance

Ciera (Locklair) Breland (Family photo)

Family members are revealing more details about the timeline in the disappearance of a missing 31-year-old mother from Indiana last seen in Georgia as more details emerge about an unrelated crime for which her husband, who has been named a person of interest in her disappearance, is wanted in Coweta County.

It has been ten days since Ciera (Locklair) Breland was reported missing by her husband, 37-year-old Xavier Breland Jr. No one has been charged in connection to her disappearance, but a more solid timeline has developed about Ciera's trip with her husband to Georgia.

When was Ciera Breland last seen?

Family members said Ciera and her husband traveled to Georgia to visit with family. She arrived in Cleveland, Georgia at her fathers’ house on Feb. 19, a Saturday. By all accounts, it was a good visit with her nieces and nephews showing up to see their 31-year-old aunt who had recently moved from metro Atlanta to just outside of Indianapolis after taking a job at law firm.

At some point during the stay, family members said she asked if she could move back in with them. Despite the request, she left the next day with Xavier to reportedly visit his family just north of Atlanta.

This was the last time her family saw her.

Police believe the couple made it 45 miles southwest to his family’s home in Johns Creek, Georgia, together. Investigators have not released too many details from there.

Family members are hoping someone saw the vehicle they were driving sometime in the week following Feb. 20 and will step forward to tell investigators when and where that was. The couple was driving a white 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan with Georgia tag RMB 5869. An FSU Law School frame surrounds the license plate.

Ciera Breland

Ciera Breland  (Johns Creek Police Department)


On Feb. 22, her cousin and best friend tried to call her but go not response.

"My sister, they were like strapped together, they never stopped talking to each other, they were, she called her like two or three times a day most of the time, and when my sister texted her, she would always call back without fail," cousin Luke Locklair told FOX 5.

The next day, the couple was supposed to be headed back to Indiana, but family members are not convinced Ciera was with Xavier.

On Feb. 25, according to the Carmel Police Department’s official missing person’s report, Ciera left their home in the Brookstone Park of Carmel subdivision in Carmel, Indiana sometime shortly after 10 p.m. to walk to the nearby store. She reportedly was wearing a black top and purple shorts in temperatures that were in the mid- to upper-20s that night.

Family members said police told them she never arrived there and there was no surveillance video of her entering the store. They also are concerned because her personal phone, her work phone, and a burner phone were all left behind along with her ID, credit cards, and the couple’s five-month-old son. Family members said she had the burner phone to contact them in case of an emergency. 


The Carmel Police Department issued an alert for Ciera on their Facebook page the next night, and in the course of the investigation, the Johns Creek Police Department soon joined in the search. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and FBI soon also joined in the investigation.

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

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

Xavier Breland Jr., was arrested by the Newnan Police Department on aggravated stalking charges on June 2, 2022.

Xavier Breland Jr., was arrested by the Newnan Police Department on aggravated stalking charges on June 2, 2022. (Coweta County Sheriff's Office)

What charges does Xavier Breland face?

On the same day that Xavier Breland said his wife, Ciera, went missing, the Coweta County courts were revoking his bond on an aggravated stalking charge filed by the Newnan Police Department.

According to court records, Breland had an arraignment on that charge on Feb. 23. The next day, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest and by Friday, the court was working to void his bond.

Details surrounding the charge have not been released, but court records indicate it stems from an incident nearly a year ago, on March 11, 2021. Breland was not arrest on that charge for another three months. 

Coweta County jail records indicate Breland was being processed into the facility well into the morning of June 3, 2021.

A grand jury indicted Breland on the charge on Dec. 14, 2021 and an arraignment date was initially set. That court date was pushed several times due to omicron surge of COVID-19.

Xavier Breland Jr., was arrested in Indiana for an outstanding warrant in Coweta County, Georgia on March 1, 2022.

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

Breland was taken into custody in Carmel, Indiana on March 1 and booked into the Hamilton County jail where he remained Monday awaiting extradition back to Georgia.

No charges have been filed against Xavier Breland in connection to his wife’s disappearance.