Chad Daybell, the husband of Lori Vallow, will stand trial for charges of concealing evidence after Vallow’s two children were found dead on his property, an Idaho judge ruled Tuesday.
Judge Faren Z. Eddins found that after a two-day preliminary hearing, the state had shown probable cause and scheduled an arraignment for Aug. 21 in district court. Daybell faces four felony counts in the complex case that spans multiple states and includes several suspicious deaths.
Vallow’s children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, were found dead on Daybell’s property in June; nobody has been charged with their deaths. Vallow is expected to face a preliminary hearing on similar charges next week.
The case has attracted national attention because of the couple’s alleged doomsday beliefs.
At issue in the case against Daybell are allegations that he sent text messages in an effort to conceal Tylee’s body, lied to police about his
On the day that the Rexburg Police Department served a search warrant on the property of Chad Daybell, Lori Vallow’s fifth husband, Detective Ron Hermosillo smelled a decomposing body.
The search for Vallow’s two children – missing Idaho siblings JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan – was about to meet a gruesome end, with their bodies found buried in Daybell’s backyard in Fremont County, Idaho.
It was June 20, and Hermosillo was watching the FBI Evidence Recovery Team dig through a plot of sod that measured four feet by two feet.
Hermosillo, a 19-year veteran of the Rexburg Police Department, had been searching for JJ and Tylee since late November, when JJ’s grandmother requested a welfare check on the then-7-year-old boy, who had last been seen in September, the detective testified in court Monday during Daybell’s preliminary hearing.
The remains of two people,
Friends and relatives who have waited for months on answers about the whereabouts of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan will gather Friday to mourn their deaths.
The missing Idaho children were confirmed dead Wednesday, a day after two sets of remains were found on the property of their mother’s, Lori Vallow, husband.
“I just got this kick in the butt today that was like, ‘You’ve got to do something.’ Everybody on my Facebook page is talking and wants to do something but doesn’t know what. So I just thought, ‘Let’s do this,’” organizer Timanee Olsen told East Idaho News.
Olsen has asked everyone to wear purple and blue to honor the siblings.
Plans include prayers, a moment of silence and a musical performance of Sarah McLachlan’s “In the Arms of an Angel.”
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