DNA testing conducted on tools, possible blood in Daybell case


REXBURG, Idaho (ABC4) – DNA testing has been conducted on tools seized from Chad Daybell’s property, as well as a possible blood sample found at an apartment, according to East Idaho News.

Court documents filed Tuesday in connection to the case against Chad and Lori Vallow Daybell. Both are facing charges of conspiracy to conceal or destroy evidence while Chad is charged with concealment/destruction of evidence. These charges are the result of the bodies of Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan – Lori’s children – were found buried on Chad’s property last summer.

According to East Idaho News, a hearing was scheduled for Wednesday in regards to the DNA testing being conducted, but was postponed as both the prosecution and the defense are now requesting information from the state lab so they could reach an agreement on the issue.

For more on this development, visit East Idaho News.

In early April, Lifetime announced a new made-for-TV movie based on the Daybell story will air this summer.

‘Doomsday Mom’ is based on the true story of Lori Vallow. While investigating the case, authorities learned Lori and her husband, Chad Daybell, were involved in a doomsday-prepper group. The discovery unveiled a mystery spanning five states and numerous deaths.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Utah Coronavirus

More Coronavirus Updates


More In Focus

Justice Files

More Justice Files