Rexburg police confirm two sets of remains found on Daybell property

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Rexburg police confirm two sets of remains found on Daybell property

Update 6/10 @ 2:45 pm: The remains found on Chad Daybell’s property Tuesday were the Idaho children reported missing since September, multiple family members told East Idaho News.


REXBURG, Idaho (ABC4 News)- The Rexburg Police Department say there were two sets of remains found on Chad Daybell’s property Tuesday.

Chad’s new wife Lori Daybell is currently in the Madison County Jail for desertion and nonsupport of a dependent child in connection to the disappearance of her two children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan, who have been missing since September.

Chad Daybell was arrested Tuesday after a search warrant was served on his home in Salem, Idaho.

During the search of the property, investigators say they discovered two sets of human remains.

In an interview with ABC4 News Investigative Reporter Jason Nguyen Rexburg Mayor Jerry Merrill hinted that the remains were the missing kids.

“Well, it is a sad day for Rexburg, you know, of course, to find out the news about the kids,” he said.

Chad Daybell appeared in court Wednesday morning where his bail was set at $1,000,000. He is charged with felony destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence.

During the hearing, prosecutor Rob Wood said “the remains are children.”

Police have not confirmed the identity of the remains but a reporter with East Idaho News who has been covering this case since the beginning tweeted JJ’s grandmother told him one set of the remains has been identified as the boy.

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