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Stepfather indicted in death of 13-year-old teen

Posted at 8:37 PM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 00:11:43-04

The man accused of killing 13-year-old Jayden Glomb was indicted Tuesday.

Josh Lelevier, the stepfather of Glomb, was arrested on May 31, 2017, on suspicion of first-degree murder.

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

Lelevier is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, June 20, at 1 p.m.

A statement was provided by RPM Law on behalf of Jessica Lelevier, the mother of Jayden Glomb, in regards to the Grand Jury Indictment.

The news of the indictment of Mr. Lelevier by the Grand Jury today sparks a great deal of new emotion in an already overwhelming and difficult time. I wish to recognize the continued outpouring of support from the community, in particular the continued support from the Tucson Police Department, Homicide Survivors Inc., and the future efforts of the Pima County Prosecutors Office. I place my complete trust and faith in the criminal justice system and hope that whoever is responsible faces the full force of the law for their actions.

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.