Jayden Glomb Cause of Death: A Stepfather’s Betrayal

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In this paragraph, you can introduce the topic and give some background information about Jayden Glomb, a 13-year-old girl who was found dead near her home in Vail, Arizona, on May 11, 2017. You can also mention that her stepfather, Joshua Lelevier, was arrested and charged with her murder, as well as other crimes related to her death.

Autopsy and Toxicology Results

In this paragraph, you can summarize the findings of the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office, which released the autopsy and toxicology results in June 2017. According to the reports, Jayden Glomb’s death was 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 that she tested positive for ethanol, which could have been administered by her stepfather. You can cite the source as “according to KGUN 9 News”.

Evidence Against the Stepfather

In this paragraph, you can describe the evidence that the Tucson Police Department collected and presented against Joshua Lelevier, who was indicted for first-degree murder and abandonment or concealment of a dead body. Some of the evidence included blood traces in the family car that matched Jayden’s DNA, tire marks near where her body was found that matched the family’s SUV, and computer files that showed someone searching for information on ways to commit suicide and creating a fake suicide note with Jayden’s name, all done when only Lelevier was home. You can cite the source as “according to Tucson Police report”.

Motive and Sentencing

In this paragraph, you can discuss the possible motive and the sentencing of Joshua Lelevier, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and sexual exploitation of a minor in January 2019. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The sexual exploitation charge was added after detectives found evidence that he was taking secret pictures of Jayden while she was in the bathroom. The motive for the murder was never fully explained, but some of Jayden’s friends told investigators that she was scared of her stepfather and that he had done something to her that made her uncomfortable. You can cite the source as “according to Arizona Daily Independent”.