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Evidence outlined in murder case against stepdad

Posted at 12:53 PM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 20:41:34-04

The stepfather of the 13-year-old girl found dead in Vail is being held on 500-thousand dollars bond.

37-year-old Joshua Lelevier is charged with first-degree murder and abandoning and concealing the body of Jayden Glomb.

Lelevier's next court appearance is June 12th.

Blood traces in a family car and analysis of a computer are key parts of Tucson Police’s murder case against Joshua Lelevier.

The victim’s name is blotted out in the document used to justify Lelevier’s arrest Wednesday but he is charged with the murder of his 13-year-old stepdaughter Jayden Glomb, and the victim is described as 13 years old.

Police say blood traces in one of the family’s cars were a DNA match for the victim.

When the girl was still missing, it was theorized she might have been a runaway.  

Charging documents against her stepfather, Joshua Lelevier suggests she did not walk anywhere on her own the day she died.

Her body was found strangled in a field.  She was barefoot, with no marks on her feet as if she had walked anywhere.  All her shoes were still in her house.

Police did find shoe prints where the body was found---and they noted some of Joshua Lelevier's shoes were missing and replaced with new ones.

Before Jayden Glomb’s body was found suicide was also suspected.  Police say a computer in the house showed someone had researched ways to commit suicide and wrote a suicide note with Jayden Glomb’s named typed on the bottom before the girl disappeared.  Computer forensics showed the searches were done at a time when only Joshua Lelevier was in the house with access to the computer.

The note was deleted 45 minutes after Jayden Glomb was reported missing, but police were able to recover it.

Then there are the cars. Investigators say they found traces of blood around the cargo area of the family's SUV. It was a DNA match for the victim.

Lelevier was booked on counts of first-degree murder and abandoning or concealing a body. He is being held on $500,000 secured bond and ordered not to have contact with the victim's family and to not return to his home. 

Read the Joshua Lelevier charging document below: