VAIL, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Josh Lelevier, the 37-year-old stepfather charged with the death of Vail teen Jayden Glomb, appeared in court Thursday morning. The judge set his bail at $500,000.
Lelevier's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 12 on the charges of first degree murder, abandonment, and concealing a body.
Tucson police arrested Lelevier Wednesday in connection with Glomb's death. The body of the Vail teen was found in a desert area near her home in mid May.
Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, said Lelevier was charged with first-degree murder and abandoning or concealing a body on Wednesday, May 31.
Dugan confirmed Lelevier was Jayden's stepfather and that the 13-year-old died of asphyxiation.
The TPD said Jayden was not killed where her body was found and the investigation is ongoing.
Dugan said there does not appear to be more suspects, but they cannot rule anything out yet.
Earlier in the day, authorities served a search warrant at Lelevier's home in Vail and investigators were seen going through boxes and other items in the garage.
Jayden's body was discovered between Cienega High and Empire High on Thursday, May 11, about 13 hours after she was reported missing from her home.
She was a seventh grader at Old Vail Middle School, which is just two miles from where her body was found near the side of the road.