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,
Chad Daybell, the husband of Lori Vallow, who is charged with desertion in the disappearance of two of her children last year, was charged Wednesday with two counts of concealing evidence after human remains were found on his Idaho property, and his bail was set at $1 million.
During Daybell’s initial court hearing Wednesday via Zoom, prosecuting attorney Rob Wood revealed that the remains found on Daybell’s property were those of children, and said the state found the manner of concealment of one of the bodies to be “particularly egregious.”
Wood did not elaborate on the state of the body, and a probable cause affidavit has been sealed, according to court documents.
Daybell was taken into custody Tuesday and faces two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence, according to a criminal complaint filed in Idaho’s Seventh Judicial District Wednesday.
The complaint said Daybell “did willfully