A family member of two missing Idaho children has said that human remains found on Chad Daybell’s property outside Rexburg, Idaho, are the missing siblings.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, JJ Vallow’s grandmother Kay Woodcock told a Fox 10 Phoenix reporter that one set of remains found on Daybell’s property were that of her missing 7-year-old grandson. Since then, Kay Woodcock’s husband Larry Woodcock told the Post Register that the second set of remains belongs to JJ’s half-sister, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan.
“Both children are no longer with us,” Larry Woodcock told the Post Register.
Woodcock did not immediately respond to CrimeOnline’s request for comment. Authorities have not publicly confirmed the identity of the remains found on Daybell’s property.
Daybell is married to Lori Vallow, the mother of the presumably deceased children. Vallow is in custody in Madison County, Idaho, on felony child desertion charges, and Daybell was booked into the Fremont County Jail on Tuesday. He is charged with two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.
At a virtual court hearing on Wednesday, a judge ordered Daybell held on $1 million bail, siding with the prosecutor’s recommendation despite objections from Daybell’s attorney, who argued that the current charges did not warrant an excessive bond amount, and insisted his client wasn’t a flight risk. But Madison County Prosecutor Rob Wood appears to have convinced the judge that Daybell would be further implicated in the disappearances and presumed deaths of Tylee and JJ, just minutes before Fox 10 Phoenix reported that JJ was likely found dead at Daybell’s property.
“One of the primary reasons we are asking the bail to be set at that amount is these are human remains and although those remains have not yet been positively identified, we are aware that these remains are the remains of children,” Wood said at the hearing.
“The concealment of one of the bodies is particularly egregious and should Mr. Daybell bail out, he has strong incentive to flee.”
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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