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Teen Murder: TPD says stepdad spied on teen in bathroom

Posted at 11:58 AM, Jun 26, 2017

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Joshua Lelevier used peepholes and special cameras to capture images of his 13-year-old stepdaughter in the bathroom.  That’s the claim a Tucson Police detective makes in connection with a third search of Lelevier’s house.

Lelevier is already charged with killing Jayden Glomb and attempting to hide her body.  Autopsy results say she was strangled to death.

Search warrant documents say a search of Lelevier’s computer led detectives to believe Lelevier captured images of the young girl when she was in a bathroom that shared a wall with his den.

Detectives say they found two peepholes in the bathroom wall and that measurements based on the photo of the girl led them to another location where a camera might have been hidden.

Detectives seized additional evidence including an endoscopic camera.  That sort of camera has a small lens on the end of a flexible cable. Doctors and mechanics may use that sort of camera to inspect hard to reach areas.

Now Tucson Police say they are considering additional charges against Lelevier including surreptitious photographing and sexual exploitation of a minor.




Joshua Lelevier, 37, is accused of killing his stepdaughter, 13-year-old Jayden Glomb.

Lelevier has been arraigned on charges of first-degree murder and abandonment/concealment of a dead body.

He will next appear in court 9 a.m. July 20 for a case management conference. He is being held in Pima County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

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.

On May 31, Tucson Police arrested Lelevier. He was booked on counts of first-degree murder and abandoning or concealing a body. 

According to reports, Glomb's death has been confirmed as asphyxiation. She had abrasions on her neck, hemorrhages, as well as minor abrasion and contusions on her head, torso, and extremities.

The toxicology report showed Glomb tested positive for ethanol.