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- On Tuesday a pre-trial hearing concluded with the news that Chad Daybell, the doomsday cult author who has been linked to the deaths of two missing siblings, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan, would remain in jail until his arraignment on August 21.
- Daybell is charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence and two felony counts of destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence, along with the children’s mother, Lori Vallow.
- The bodies of Tylee and JJ were discovered buried on Daybell’s property on June 9, after both children had been missing for more than eight months.
- Testimony and evidence introduced during the hearing revealed disturbing details of the case.
The doomsday cult author accused of conspiring to conceal evidence and concealing evidence in the deaths of his new wife’s two children is headed to trial. Chad Daybell is suspected of aiding Lori Vallow and her brother Alex Cox in misleading police and hiding the bodies of Lori’s children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, in his backyard.
Daybell is charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence, and two felony counts of destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence.
A number of witnesses provided evidence that there was probable cause to remand Daybell — who’s been in custody at the Fremont County Jail since June 9 — over for trial.
JJ, age 7, and Tylee, 16, were first reported missing in September 2019, after their grandmother Kay Woodcock contacted police. Detective Ray Hermosillo, of the Rexburg Police Department, who conducted the initial welfare check on JJ Vallow, took the stand first.
He testified when he questioned Chad Daybell the first time on November 26, 2019, Daybell told him he had met Lori Vallow only “a couple of times” through her brother Alex Cox and didn’t have her phone number.