PHOENIX (KSAZ/AP) - Authorities say a Phoenix man accused of killing his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend used cellphones to try to make it seem like she was still alive.
According to a probable cause statement, Clark texted himself and others from Kiera Bergman's phone after she was last seen Aug. 4.
Police say when reporting Bergman's disappearance, Clark showed several inconsistencies including mentioning details from a text that her roommate hadn't shared.
I am stunned. 15 page court document on Kiera Bergman’s BF Jon Clark, details long list of lies police say he told- text messages sent from Kiera’s phone AFTER she went missing traced back to her own WiFi at their shared apmt... meanwhile Clark was claiming she left #Fox10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/G3iZrFAZJ6— Stefania Okolie (@StefaniaFOX10) September 12, 2018
Bergman's partially nude body was found Sept. 3 in Buckeye near State Route 85. The cause of death has not been determined.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 21.
A defense attorney has not yet been appointed.