Authorities have collected dozens of items of evidence from the home of Chad Daybell and his late wife Tammy Daybell as police continue the search for 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, the children of Daybell’s new wife Lori Vallow.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Daybell is believed to have married Lori just weeks after his wife’s death in October. Tammy Daybell’s cause of death was initially ruled as natural causes, but authorities have exhumed her body for further evaluation.
On Friday, multiple agencies searched the Daybell home in Salem, Idaho, reportedly taking 43 pieces of evidence that may be connected to the death of Tammy Daybell or the disappearance of Lori Vallow’s children.
Among the items taken from the home are medication, journals, documents, and electronics such as cell phones and computers, according to East Idaho News. It is not clear from the report if the cell phones and computers belong to Chad Daybell, his late wife, or any of their children.
Law enforcement sources told East Idaho News that it could take weeks to complete a forensic examination of all of the items.
Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow have not been seen since September, and Lori Vallow did not report them missing. Authorities did not learn the children were gone until they performed a requested wellness check at Vallow’s condo in Rexberg, Idaho, where she was living with Daybell. Vallow allegedly lied to investigators about her son’s whereabouts, and the couple soon fled the home. They have not been charged with any crime but authorities have said they are not cooperating with the investigation to find the missing children.
Anyone with information about the disappearance of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan is urged to call (208) 359-3000 or 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678).
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