New information, including that the prosecution plans to pursue murder charges for Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell and may pursue the death penalty, was revealed at the Wednesday morning hearing regarding the case.
2020 has been a bad year for most. But for few more than Kay and Larry Woodcock, grandparents of 7-year-old J.J. Vallow. Kay recently penned an essay titled “Finding My Grandchildren’s Killer” describing her harrowing year. It was published by Elle Magazine on Dec. 21.
One year ago, on Dec. 20, 2019, the Post Register published an article about law enforcement asking for help locating two children missing from Rexburg: 16-year-old Tylee Ryan and her brother 7-year-old J.J. Vallow.
Attorney John Prior has previously made it known he will seek to move his client Chad Daybell’s trial out of Fremont County. In a new six-page memorandum filed Thursday, Prior explained why he believes it should be moved.
Lori Vallow and her fifth husband Chad Daybell are in jail awaiting their trial for the reported cover-up of the deaths of Vallow’s two minor children. Seven-year-old J.J. Vallow and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan were found buried in Daybell’s backyard in Salem on June 9.
Judge Steven Boyce ruled the cases of Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow will be joined together in a single trial. The hearing was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday over Zoom.
Chad Daybell’s hearing has been rescheduled to November, according to new court records. Daybell’s attorney John Prior said the postponement was “because the parties just recently received the preliminary hearing transcript and additional time is needed to review said transcript and prepare …
The number of spouses, dead bodies and jurisdictions involved in the cases of Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow have made for no small amount of confusion for anyone looking to understand the case.
On Thursday, Lori Vallow’s attorney filed a motion requesting her trial be transferred to a new location “because fair and impartial jury trial cannot be had in Fremont County, State of Idaho.”
Vallow request to wear ‘street clothes’ is granted
Lori Vallow appeared in court Thursday morning for her arraignment. She pleaded not guilty and requested a jury trial.
Special Prosecutor Rob Wood has motioned for Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow be tried jointly, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The state has requested a hearing on the matter.
In a 10-minute remote arraignment on Friday morning, Chad Daybell pleaded not guilty to his felony charges in relation to the disappearance of his new wife’s two children.
Lori Vallow’s attorney Mark Means has written a five-page response to a recent letter sent by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to its leaders. In it, he called the First Presidency letter “at least disturbing and at worse, criminal.”
When Rexburg’s two missing children were found buried on Chad Daybell’s property on June 9, the community responded by creating a makeshift memorial. Flowers, balloons, stuffed animals, photos and notes to the children were hung on the stretch of fence running along the Daybell property wher…
Lori Vallow’s attorney Mark Means has waived her preliminary hearing, and the case will head to trial in district court.
It was a long day in court Monday at the Fremont County Courthouse in St. Anthony as the first day of Chad Daybell’s two-day preliminary hearing kicked off.
A detective Monday described in excruciating details how investigators unearthed the remains of two children who had been missing for months while searching the rural Idaho property of a man charged with concealing evidence.
Prosecutors on Monday plan to begin sketching out their evidence against a couple at the center of a bizarre case of two missing children whose bodies were later unearthed in rural Idaho, offering potential new details in an investigation with ties to doomsday beliefs and other mysterious de…
Three FBI agents have been subpoenaed by state prosecutor Rob Wood to appear at Chad Daybell’s upcoming hearing. The agents, Special Agent Benjamin Dean, Special Agent Steven Daniels and Agent Gary Lyu, are all based out of Salt Lake City. A fourth subpoena was also filed for Rylene Nowlin, …
Magistrate Judge Faren Eddins has ruled that the preliminary hearings of Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell will be broadcast live by media.
Prosecutor Rob Wood has filed a motion asking Magistrate Judge Faren Eddins to disallow video coverage of Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow’s preliminary hearing, citing concerns about tainting the potential jury pool.
Lori Vallow, who is being investigated for her possible involvement in the deaths of her two minor children, her former husband and her current husband’s former wife, will face a jury trial from Jan. 25 through Jan 29, 2021, on three Madison County misdemeanor charges.
The August preliminary hearings for Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow will be in-person, according to new court documents.
Charges have been filed against Chad Daybell for conspiracy to conceal evidence, a day after his wife appeared in court for the same charges.
A new case has been filed against Lori Vallow in Fremont County for two charges of conspiracy to conceal evidence.
BOISE — The Ada County Coroner’s Office will perform testing on the remains of two Rexburg children who were last seen alive in September, and whose disappearance attracted national attention and led to the arrest and charging of their mother and her husband.
The FBI has released a newly discovered photo from Tylee Ryan’s last known day alive. Photos place Tylee in Yellowstone National Park with her mother Lori Vallow, her uncle Alex Cox and younger brother J.J. on Sept. 8, 2019. This is “the last verifiable sighting of her.” The FBI had previous…
Editor’s note: This article’s contents are disturbing.
Since the remains of missing children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old J.J. Vallow were discovered nearly two weeks ago, more friends in their mother’s religious circle have come forward.
Colby Ryan issued his first statement regarding the deaths of his two siblings, Tylee Ryan and J.J. Vallow, through his Instagram account on Saturday.
Now, that a monthslong mystery regarding the whereabouts of two missing children has been tragically resolved with the discovery of their remains, the eastern Idaho community, which held out hope for their safe return, is looking to heal.
Family members confirmed on Wednesday that the two sets of human remains found on Chad Daybell's property were 8-year-old J.J. Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional information since it was first published.
REXBURG — Law enforcement announced at a Tuesday night press conference that Chad Daybell will have a court hearing at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Fremont County Courthouse. Daybell is currently being held in the Fremont County Jail and faces felony charges of destruction or concealment of evid…
SALEM — At approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday law enforcement descended on Chad Daybell’s property. They started digging shortly afterwards. Officers with shovels and hoes could be seen in aerial shots. As the day went on, they brought backhoes and tents to the scene. The digging seemed to be focu…
Alex Cox, one of the central characters in the Rexburg missing children case, died Dec. 12, 2019, in Gilbert, Ariz. He was found unconscious by 25-year-old stepson Joseph Lopez. Cox was lying face down on the floor of Lopez’s bathroom.
Last Friday, NBC aired its second “Dateline” episode on Lori Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell. In it, several people close to the couple spoke publicly for the first time. Their “Dateline” interviews provide new insights into the couple’s beliefs and show a concerning pattern.