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Death of 13-year-old Jayden Glomb ruled homicide, stepfather arrested

Posted: 5:16 PM, May 31, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-01 13:38:54-04
New info to be released about Jayden Glomb death
New info to be released about Jayden Glomb death

The suspicious  death of 13-year-old Jayden Glomb  has been ruled a homicide by authorities.

Tucson Police arrested 37-year-old Joshua Lelevier, Jayden's stepfather. Lelevier has been booked on counts of first-degree murder and abandoning or concealing a body. 

Joshua Lelevier is being held on $500,000 secured bond. He was ordered not to have contact with the victim's family and to not return to his home. 

Police say the cause of Jayden's death has been ruled asphyxiation.

A search warrant was served at the family's home on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the parents have been cooperative during the investigation.

On May 11, Jayden was reported missing hours before her body was located near Mary Ann Cleveland Way and Steve Street, just north of Cienega High School.

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.

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

Police say the investigation into the death of Jayden is ongoing despite the recent arrest.