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.”
More charges have been filed against an Idaho woman after the remains of two of her children were found months after they disappeared.
The woman, Lori Vallow, was charged Monday with two felony counts of conspiracy to destroy, alter or conceal evidence, according to court documents. She was scheduled to make her initial court appearance on the new charges Tuesday.
She was initially jailed on charges of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. Her bond remains at $1 million. An attorney for Vallow could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.
Human remains were found this month on the property of Vallow’s husband, Chad Daybell, and were identified as those of Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7. The children were reported missing in September.
Daybell was arrested several weeks ago and charged with two counts of concealing evidence. A complaint alleges that he concealed the remains