More charges were filed against an Idaho woman after the remains of two of her children were found months after her disappearance.
The woman, Lori Vallow, was charged Monday with two serious crimes of conspiracy to destroy, alter or hide evidence, according to court documents. She was scheduled to make her initial court appearance on the new charges on Tuesday.
She was initially jailed on charges of desertion and non-support of dependent children. Her bonus remains at $ 1 million. A Vallow attorney could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.
Human remains were found earlier this month on the property of Vallow’s fifth husband, Chad Daybell, and were identified as those of Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7. The children were reported missing in September.
Daybell was arrested several weeks ago and charged with two counts of concealing evidence. A complaint alleges that he hid the remains on his Fremont County property sometime from September 22 to June 9. He pleaded not guilty.
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Court documents say Joshua was buried in a pet graveyard and that Tylee’s remains were dismembered and burned in a fire pit. Authorities have not said how the children died, and Daybell and Vallow have not been charged with their death.
The search for the brothers began in November after police in Rexburg attempted to conduct a welfare check on Joshua.
Vallow and Daybell refused to cooperate and left the state, police said in a statement in December. They were found the following month in Hawaii, and Vallow was arrested and extradited to Idaho.
Vallow, who pleaded not guilty to the previous charges, is also being investigated for the death of Daybell’s ex-wife, Tammy Daybell, who was found dead in her home in October.
Tammy Daybell’s death was initially considered natural, but has since been classified as suspicious, and her remains were exhumed for an autopsy in December. Chad Daybell and Vallow were married weeks after Tammy Daybell’s death.