Body found

Tucson detectives examine the area where the body of Jayden Glomb, 13, was discovered.

There was no indication that 13-year-old Jayden Glomb was sexually assaulted before she was suffocated, according to investigators quoted in a court document Friday.

When the body of the Vail teen was found May 11 off the side of a road, she “was lying face down, wearing shorts that were torn up the side, and her sweatshirt and bra were pulled up near her shoulders,” says the document, a search warrant return.

“Despite the torn clothing, there was no indication any sexual assault had occurred,” the lead detective in the case wrote.

Jayden had been reported as a runaway the morning her body was found. She was last seen at home by family members on the evening of May 10, police were told.

On Wednesday, Tucson Police Department homicide detectives arrested her stepfather, Joshua Lelevier, 37, who is accused of first-degree murder and abandoning or concealing a body. He is being held at the Pima County jail on a $500,000 bond.

Jayden was not wearing shoes or socks, “and the bottom of her feet were clean without any scratches or indication that she had been walking outside barefoot,” according to the document.

There was “what appeared to be a ligature mark on the front left side of her throat.”

Her right leg “had two sets of marks in a linear pattern,” which “would have been consistent with an object similar to a dining fork.”

Jayden, a seventh-grader at Old Vail Middle School, lived with her family, which included three younger siblings, on East Buchman Canyon Drive in Vail. Her mother, Jessica Lelevier, is a senior master sergeant with the 943rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Jayden’s stepfather did not work, court documents state.

Jayden’s mother and stepfather told investigators that last summer that Jayden snuck out of the house several times at night, but once she stopped associating with a particular group of acquaintances, she no longer did.

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Joshua Lelevier told investigators that “he assumed she snuck out” when he did not find her in the house early May 11, and he said he drove his blue Dodge Charger around the neighborhood looking for her. When he did not find her, he went home, woke up his wife and told her Jayden was gone, according to documents.

During the investigation and an analysis of Jayden’s laptop, detectives discovered that Joshua Lelevier was the only one who had access to her laptop when his wife was at work and the children were at school. Six days before Jayden’s disappearance, there were internet searches during the mid-afternoon associated with suicide, drugs and bleeding to death, the court document says.

Also, five days before Jayden’s disappearance, a file entitled “Everyone is against me all the time” was created on Jayden’s laptop and “apparently concealed in the ‘Downloaded Installers Folder’”.

Further analysis showed that on May 11 between 2:13 and 2:15 a.m., after Joshua Lelevier claimed he woke up and found Jayden missing, Jayden’s laptop powered on, and the “Everyone is against me all the time” file was accessed and deleted. The deleted document “could be interpreted as a suicide note. It was signed Jayden,” court records state.

On May 22, Joshua Lelevier reported to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department “a very strange story, and was acting very strangely,” police wrote in the court document. He said he was writing a letter to his dead stepchild, went into his backyard, and “claimed an arm came around him and someone started strangling him” and that he passed out.

During a search of the family home, homicide detectives seized items including a computer tower, laptops, tablets, electronic reading devices, paperwork, cords, cellphones, photographs, kitchen utensils, clothing, bedding and a mattress top and carpet from a trunk.

Contact reporter Carmen Duarte at or 573-4104. On Twitter: @cduartestar


Carmen started at the Star in 1981 and covers the aging population. She wrote “Mama’s Santos: An Arizona Life”, a book about the Mexican and Mexican-American experience in the Southwest through stories about her family. It won 11 awards.