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Police identify body found in desert as missing 13-year-old girl

Posted: 3:30 PM, May 11, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-13 04:56:57Z
Body found, homicide detectives investigating
Body found, homicide detectives investigating
Body found, homicide detectives investigating
Body found, homicide detectives investigating

Tucson police have identified a southeast side suspicious death victim as 13-year-old Jayden Glomb.

Glomb had been reported missing hours before her body was located.

According to Sgt. Peter Dugan with TPD, a worker was leaving a new housing development when he saw what he thought was a body in the bushes.

He got out of his car, confirmed it was a body and called the police.

Police located her body near Mary Ann Cleveland Way and Steve Street which is just north of Cienega High School.

Calvin Baker, the Superintendent of Vail School District sent out a letter to parents.

Dear Vail Parents, Disbelief. Grief. Deep sadness. Fear. Anger. Anxiety. These emotions are rippling across our schools and community. In the past month our community has dealt with suicide, homes and all possessions completely consumed by fire . . . and today the tragic death of Jayden Glomb, a 7th grade student at Old Vail Middle School. This afternoon, I stopped by the library at Old Vail Middle School where our crisis counseling team was meeting with students. Counselors and other staff members provided students with a variety of ways to process their grief. Small groups of students were writing notes, working with clay or sand, hugging puppies, or just talking. In another room, a teacher gathered all the students from Jayden’s homeroom class. She gave each one of them copies of recently taken serious and goofy class pictures. Jayden was portrayed full of life in the middle of the pictures. The teacher let them talk and share memories. She comforted them. They grieved. We too, grieve. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jayden’s family. We appreciate the staff members who love, care for, and comfort our students. Tragedy calls us to come together as a community and do the same for each other.

A representative of Jayden Glomb's family released a statement:

"We appreciate the love and compassion of everyone who have surrounded Joshua and Jessica Lelevier, Robert Glomb, and their families following the loss of their daughter, Jayden Glomb. The city of Vail, our Air Force & Air Force Reserve communities, 943rd Rescue Group, and so many others have poured out prayers and sent love and light to everyone involved. Thank you. In response to multiple requests from the communities that wish to help, this YouCaring site has been established to help Jayden's families and the expenses they will face in the days ahead. We will update with more details as they become available. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.