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BREAKING: Lori Vallow called Chad Daybell from jail the morning her children’s bodies were found in his backyard

A court in Fremont County heard a recording of a phone call Lori Vallow placed to Chad Daybell on June 9, the day the remains of her children were found buried in Daybell’s backyard.

On the second day of testimony at Daybell’s preliminary hearing, a member of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department testified that outgoing calls from the jail, where Vallow has been in custody since February, are recorded. During his testimony, the court played an audio recording of a call Vallow placed to Daybell around 11 a.m. on June 9, when investigators were at Daybell’s property, where they would discover the remains of JJ Vallow, 7, and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan.

The recording played in court on Tuesday was not clearly audible, but Vallow appears to ask Daybell is he is okay at the start of the conversation. She then appears to ask if investigators are searching the house, and Daybell says they are searching the property. Vallow also appears to ask Daybell if she should try and call him later, and Daybell sounds uncertain. Before ending the call, Daybell and Vallow tell each other that they love each other, and Daybell appears to say “talk to you soon.”

After the recording was played, the judge presiding over the hearing noted the low audio quality and said that recording would be admitted into evidence and further reviewed at another time.

Although the conversation heard between Vallow and Daybell suggests that Vallow was aware of something going on at Daybell’s home, she does not explicitly say in the recording that she had prior knowledge of the search, and it is unclear how she learned about it, if she did.

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