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,