Kiera Bergman's ex-boyfriend recommended for murder charge by Phoenix Police
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Jon Clark, Kiera Bergman

By Max Walker, KNXV

PHOENIX -- (KNXV) -- Phoenix police say investigators have developed probable cause to charge the ex-boyfriend of Kiera Bergman in the teen's death.

Jon Clark was previously arrested after detectives found evidence of identity theft and forgery while searching his car as part of the investigation into Bergman's disappearance. Now police have recommended Clark be charged with first-degree murder, improper removal of a body, and evidence tampering in Bergman's death.

The 19-year-old was last seen at her apartment near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird on August 4. Her disappearance gained national attention as friends, family and neighbors searched for weeks.

Bergman was found dead in the West Valley near State Route 85 and Hazen Road on September 3.

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