Just after authorities in Utah turned over the results of Tammy Daybell’s autopsy to investigators in Idaho, a family friend has shared new information about the circumstances of Tammy’s death — and conflicting accounts between family members.
Julie Rowe, once a close friend of Chad Daybell’s, appeared on Tuesday’s episode of “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace,” and revealed a conversation she had with Chad and Tammy Daybell’s daughter Emma Murray, shortly after Tammy’s sudden death at age 49 in October 2019.
Chad Daybell reportedly told police that his wife had gone to bed on the night of October 18, 2019, with a cough; the next morning, he woke up to find her dead next to him in bed. But Rowe told Nancy Grace that Murray, who at the time lived across the street from her parents’ home in Salem, Idaho, said that Tammy was found dead on the floor. Murray also said that Emma told her Tammy had pink foam and blood coming from her mouth. As CrimeOnline previously reported, a friend and co-worker of Tammy Daybell’s told a local station back in June that Emma Murray had expressed concern about the condition of her mother’s body, mentioning the pink foam.
“It was reported to me two different versions of where and how she had actually found her,” Rowe told Nancy Grace.
“One report says he found her in bed dead. The other one I heard from Emma was that he found her on the floor, that she was foaming at the mouth and there was blood coming out of her mouth, foaming at the mouth, blood coming out of her mouth.”
The Daybell family declined an autopsy and Tammy was quickly buried in Utah, where she and Chad both grew up. But two months later, as suspicions began to surround Chad Daybell’s new wife Lori Vallow–who he married just weeks after Tammy’s sudden death–authorities exhumed Tammy Daybell’s body for further examination. Last week, Utah investigators turned over the autopsy results to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the apparent homicides of Vallow’s two children, who were found dead in Chad Daybell’s backyard in June 2020. The sheriff has declined to release any aspect of the autopsy report to the public, citing the ongoing investigation.
While law enforcement did not know it at the time, both children were missing and now, presumed dead, at the time of Tammy Daybell’s death.
Watch Nancy Grace as she talks to Julia Rowe about her conversation with Emma Murray, and her clairvoyant visions that cast Chad Daybell in a deeply suspicious light:
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