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SALEM – Rexburg Police executed a search warrant at Chad Daybell’s home on Monday afternoon.
Officers in marked and unmarked vehicles arrived around 1:15 pm and showed some documents to Daybell’s son-in-law, who has been living in the home with his family, witnesses say. Police entered the house, the buildings outside the property and were seen in the backyard with cameras. They left around 2:50 pm It is unknown what the agents were looking for, and Madison County District Attorney Rob Wood declined to comment on the order.
Monday’s scene is dramatically different from when a search warrant was filed on June 9 at the same house. Dozens of officers were on the scene and the roads were closed for two days while the Daybell property was excavated. Police discovered the remains of Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan during their search.
The fact that the Rexburg police are in the house means that the order is likely related to the children, and not the death of Chad Daybell’s wife, Tammy Daybell. The Attorney General’s Office and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office are investigating his death. Fremont County sheriff’s deputies assisted Rexburg police on Monday.
Chad Daybell was arrested on June 9 and charged with two serious crimes of destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence. The children’s mother, Lori Vallow Daybell, is charged with child desertion and three misdemeanors. Both remain in jail on $ 1 million bail.
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