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Police executing search warrant at Chad Daybell’s home

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 17:40:57-04

SALEM — This article was written by Nate Eaton with East Idaho News.

Rexburg Police executed a search warrant at Chad Daybell’s home Monday afternoon.

Officers in marked and unmarked vehicles arrived around 1:15 p.m. and showed some paperwork to Daybell’s son-in-law, who has been living at the home with his family, witnesses say. Police went into the house, exterior buildings on the property and were seen in the backyard with cameras. They left around 2:50 p.m. It’s unknown what officers were looking for, and Madison County Prosecuting Attorney Rob Wood declined to comment on the warrant.

The scene Monday is dramatically different than when a search warrant was served June 9 at the same house. Dozens of officers were on the scene and roads were closed for two days as Daybell’s property was excavated. Police discovered the remains of Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan during their search.

Daybell was arrested and charged with two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence. The children’s mother, Lori Vallow Daybell, is charged with desertion of children and three misdemeanors.

The fact that the Rexburg police are at the house means the warrant is likely related to the deaths of the children, and not the death of Chad Daybell’s deceased wife, Tammy Daybell, which is a Fremont County investigation.