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Chad Daybell charged after authorities searched his home, found human remains

Idaho police agencies and the FBI on scene
Posted at 11:30 AM, Jun 09, 2020

Chad Daybell was arrested Tuesday after investigators recovered what they believe are human remains on his property.

A search warrant was executed at his home in Salem, Idaho, Tuesday morning in connection to the search for two missing children — his 7-year-old stepson, Joshua "JJ" Vallow, and 17-year-old stepdaughter, Tylee Ryan.

The remains have not been identified.

Police took Daybell into custody about a mile from his home as numerous police officers and FBI agents served the search warrant. He was booked into the Fremont County Jail several hours later. Specific charges were not disclosed, but authorities did say they were felony charges and that he was being held with no bond.

East Idaho News reports Daybell's car was stopped about a mile from his home and police took him into custody.

According to a news release from the Rexburg Police Department, its officers, with the assistance of the FBI and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, served the search warrant around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

FBI Public Affairs Specialist for the Salt Lake office, Sandra Barker, has confirmed that the FBI is assisting with the search warrant.

She told CourtTV there are about 20 FBI personnel on scene helping, including agents and support staff.

The warrant is sealed, meaning that the information is only available to law enforcement officers working on this case.

Numerous roads around the home are closed and drivers are being re-routed.

Chad and Lori Vallow Daybell were found living in Hawaii in January. Kaua'i Police and Rexburg Police served search warrants there on January 25.

Lori Vallow Daybell was arrested on February 20, and has been in an Idaho jail ever since, despite several attempts to lower her bail.

Chad Daybell married Lori Vallow not long after his wife, Tammy, died of reported natural causes.

The Idaho Attorney General is investigating possible murder and conspiracy in her death.

This is not the first time the Salem home has been searched by law enforcement officials.