East Idaho News reports Chad Daybell appeared before a judge Wednesday afternoon after being charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence. He is also charged with two counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.
The charging document alleges Daybell was involved in a conspiracy with Lori Vallow to dispose of the remains of Vallow's two children, Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan, KSTU reports.
Police note that based on cellphone records and GPS data, Lori's brother Alex Cox likely played a role in disposing of Tylee's body in Chad Daybell's backyard on Sept. 9, 2019.
“It was not possible to identify (Tylee's) remains by simply looking at them as they were too damaged by fire and dismemberment and no longer had any recognizable features,” Rexburg Police Detective Lt. Ron Ball wrote. “An orthodontist ... was able to identify these remains as belonging to Tylee Ryan by matching an irregular jawline with an X-ray of Tylee when she was alive.”
Police were able to obtain “sufficient soft tissue” that was not burned to perform DNA tests on Tylee's remains. JJ's remains were found wrapped in plastic, and he recognized the child when his body was uncovered.
ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (EAST IDAHO NEWS) -- Lori Vallow is facing additional charges in connection to the disappearance and deaths of her children.
Vallow was charged late Monday with two counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence, according to multiple sources.
The charges come hours after Rexburg Police served a search warrant at Chad Daybell's Salem home. Officers went into the house, exterior buildings and were seen in the backyard with cameras. They left with brown evidence bags, East Idaho News reports.