Police release update on Tammy Daybell death investigation

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 15:33:11-05

FREMONT COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) — The Fremont County Sheriffs Office released an update on the Tammy Daybell death investigation Monday afternoon, 6 On Your Side's sister station Local News 8 reports.

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An Idaho man and woman are being sought for questioning after the man's previous wife, identified as Tammy Daybell, was found dead and weeks earlier his two stepchildren were reported missing.

Daybell was found dead in her Fremont County home on October 19, according to a release from the Rexburg Police Department. Authorities initially thought her death was natural, but have since deemed her death suspicious and exhumed her remains on December 11.

Investigators are now looking to question her husband, Chad Daybell, who police say married another woman, Lori Vallow, weeks after the initial death. Police are also looking to question Vallow.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office detectives along with Rexburg Police Department officers and the FBI served a search warrant on the Chad Daybell residence in Fremont County Friday.

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The search took most of the day with the home being released back to Chad’s sons Seth and Garth Daybell who are currently living in the house.

As a result of the search, 43 items were removed from the residence. This included electronic devices such as computers and cell phones, journals, documents and medications.

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The sheriff's office said these items will be further examined by forensics experts. It is expected that the results of the examinations will not be available for several weeks.

Police ask anyone who may have information they think is relevant to this investigation to call the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office at 208-624-4482.