Man accused of killing Kiera Bergman to appear in court

PHOENIX (KSAZ) - The man accused of killing Kiera Bergman is scheduled to appear in court on Friday where is he expected to enter his plea.

Jon Clark has been charged with the murder of Bergman, who's disappearance captivated the Valley. Clark was arrested for identity theft and forgery shortly after his ex-girlfriend, Bergman, disappeared in early August.

He has since been charged with killing the 19-year-old woman, who's body was found in the west Valley earlier this month.

According to police, Clark says he and Bergman got into a fight and she stormed out of her apartment. Berman's roommate told police she later received a text message from Kiera saying she was going to hang out with another man.

Clark later reported Bergman missing and mentioned the text message, which made police suspicious because Kiera's roommate never told Clark about the text message.

Police believe Clark sent the text message from Kiera's phone to her roommate to cover his tracks.

Clark's arraignment is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.