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Human remains were buried on Daybell property in the days after JJ and Tylee disappeared, documents allege

Daybell Case

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Chad Daybell | Fremont County Jail

REXBURG — Chad Daybell has been officially charged with two felony counts of concealment or destruction of evidence, according to a criminal complaint obtained by EastIdahoNews.com Wednesday morning.

Daybell was arrested Tuesday after authorities excavated a section of his Salem property and discovered human remains. Rexburg Police Assistant Chief Gary Hagen confirmed that two sets of remains were found at the Daybell home during their search.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the property Wednesday.

The first felony count in the criminal complaint alleges Daybell hid, altered, or destroyed human remains on his property between Sept. 8, 2019, and June 9, 2020. The second count says Daybell hid, altered, or destroyed human remains on his property between Sept. 22, 2019, and June 9, 2020.

The two September dates correspond with the last time 8-year-old Joshua JJ Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan were seen. The children both disappeared that month, and their mother Lori Vallow Daybell is sitting behind bars on a $1 million bail in connection to their disappearance.

Neither set of remains have been identified as either JJ or Tylee. Positive identification will be made following an autopsy of the remains.

In the weeks following the kid’s disappearance, Chad’s wife Tammy Daybell died and he married Lori Vallow Daybell on the beaches of Kauai, Hawaii.

Both Chad and Lori are under investigation 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.

Tuesday search of the Daybell home involved the Rexburg Police Department, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI. It was not the first time investigators visited the home on North 1900 East. On Jan. 3, the same agencies raided his home and collected 43 items of potential evidence.

No other information was released in the criminal complaint, and for the moment, the probable cause statement has been sealed.

Chad is scheduled to appear in court at 11 a.m. and will be streamed live on EastIdahoNews.com.

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