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Police release hours of interviews from Jayden Glomb murder case

Posted at 10:06 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 22:15:14-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) The Tucson Police Department released hours of police interviews and recordings in the Jayden Glomb murder investigation.

The 13-year-old was reported missing then found dead in Vail in May.

MORE: Jayden Glomb autopsy, toxicology results released

Sensitive information in the reports has been removed, but the newly released recordings include police interviews with Jayden's mother, audio recordings from her friends, and video of the suspect Joshua Lelevier. 

After nearly four and a half hours cuffed in an interrogation room, the video shows detectives officers come in and to tell Lelevier: "Ok Josh.  What's going to happen is we're going to take you down to the Pima County Jail.  You're gonna be booked on first-degree murder and abandonment and concealment of a dead body."

As they head for jail, Lelevier asks detectives when he can get a lawyer.

In other videos detectives speak to Jayden's mother Jessica. She tells police about the day Jayden went missing and they fill her in about what they know about her daughter's death.  

Jessica begins to realize Joshua Lelevier is a suspect.

She says to detectives, "All these questions.  I feel like you're saying he did this."

Investigators finally do tell Jessica her husband is a suspect in Jayden's death.

Autopsy reports say 13-year-old Jayden Glomb was strangled but if there's evidence that directly ties Lelevier to the death it has not been made public. Investigators say they found evidence Lelevier had been spying on Jayden Glomb using secret cameras to watch her in a bathroom.

Police interviews show they examined the Jayden Glomb's habits, and looked into whether any of the teenaged boys she knew should come under suspicion. 

Detectives asked a long list of teenagers if they knew anything that could crack the case.

A detective said to one of Jayden's male friends: "Word travels fast around schools so somebody knows where she was before she was dumped like garbage on the side of the road. So if you have any information about that, now's the time to tell us."  

The teen responds: "I have no clue."

Police asked about the girl's habit of slipping out at night.  A friend told them she seemed to have made peace with her mother and stopped that behavior.

Others told police they'd heard rumors Jayden Glomb did not get along with her stepdad.

A female friend told a detective: "She was not very happy being around her stepdad.  She always would talk bad about him and not be fond of him." 

Detective: "Like give me an example" 

Victim's Friend: "Like he was rude or something."

But suspicious behavior by Lelevier, including a fake suicide note left on the girl's computer pointed to her stepfather.  Police say it was written when only Lelevier had access to the computer.

Soon after he was charged, Lelevier's wife Jessica filed for divorce. She had a child from Lelevier about the time the divorce became final and changed her last name.

A trial date for Lelevier is set for July 2018.