“#Missing boy JJ Vallow’s remains found on Chad Daybell’s property: report”
June 10, 2020 | 2:07pm | Updated June 10, 2020 | 2:57pm
Kay Woodcock, the grandmother of Joshua “JJ” Vallow, confirmed that the remains were those of the 7-year-old boy, Fox 10 Phoenix reporter Justin Lum tweeted.
The news comes as Fremont County prosecutor Rob Wood confirmed that the two sets of remains found at Vallow’s husband Chad Daybell’s home in Rexburg Tuesday were of children.
Daybell was arrested and charged with two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence. He faces up to five years in prison on each count.
Daybell appeared in court Wednesday via Zoom, as Wood hinted that upgraded charges could be forthcoming.
“The evidence that has been concealed in this case is not simply a document, or drugs or a gun,” said Wood. “These are human remains.”
The prosecutor said the “manner of concealment of one of those bodies is particularly egregious.”
A judge set Daybell’s bail at $1 million — despite arguments from Daybell’s attorney John Prior that his client wasn’t a flight risk.
“When police showed up at his house last night, Mr. Daybell didn’t flee, Mr. Daybell didn’t abscond, Mr. Daybell didn’t run,” Prior told the judge. “He has every intention to address these issues.”
Daybell and Vallow, who is already in custody on child desertion charges, have been under investigation in connection with the disappearance of Joshua and his 17-year-old sister, Tylee Ryan.
Both children were last seen in September.
The couple — who fled to Hawaii in November after law enforcement showed up to do a welfare check on the children — were involved with Preparing a People, a doomsday group that says its mission is to “prepare the people of this earth for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.”
Vallow is also being held on $1 million bond following her arrest in February. She is accused of lying to police about her children’s whereabouts.
A friend has said Vallow and Daybell were obsessed with zombies, with the mother believing Joshua was one.
The couple is also under investigation by the Idaho Attorney General’s Office for “conspiracy, attempted murder and/or murder” in the death of Daybell’s former wife, Tammy Daybell.
Daybell and Vallow married shortly after Tammy was found dead in her home in October.
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