REXBURG — Authorities didn’t release any new details regarding the arrest of Chad Daybell during a press conference Tuesday evening.
During the conference, Rexburg Police Assistant Chief Gary Hagen reiterated Daybell had been arrested and booked into jail in Fremont County following the discovery of unidentified human remains on Daybell’s Salem property.
Daybell was arrested for two felony counts of destruction or concealment of evidence, according to online court records. No bond has been set.
Hagen also said an autopsy will be conducted on the remains before more information is released.
Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries said Daybell will appear in court at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and the hearing would be streamed live on Youtube.
Kay and Larry Woodcock, the grandparents of Joshua “JJ” Vallow, released the following statement on Tuesday evening:
“We got this news early this morning that Police and FBI had served a search warrant at Chad Daybell’s property and have been in touch with law enforcement throughout the day. We were notified that law enforcement had discovered human remains on the property. This is obviously a very difficult time for our family, and we ask that you respect our privacy as we wait further news with heavy hearts.”
Chad and his new wife, Lori Vallow Daybell, are being investigated by the Idaho Attorney General’s Office for conspiracy, attempted murder and murder in connection to the death of Chad’s former spouse Tammy Daybell.
Lori Daybell’s two children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan, have been missing since September, and Lori is in the Madison County Jail on two counts of desertion and nonsupport of a dependent child.