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Law enforcement searching Daybell’s home

Chad Daybell home being searched
Law enforcement vehicles outside Chad Daybell's home north of Rexburg, Idaho.



The mysterious case of two missing Rexburg kids. 

Investigators with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, Rexburg Police, and the FBI, appear to have completed their search in the home where Tammy Daybell was found dead in October.

Investigators are not saying what evidence they collected from the home. 
We are told it will be weeks before investigators will release any finding that correlates to the missing children's case and/or Tammy Daybell's death.
Sheriff Len Humphries says the people living in the home are not directly connected to the investigation.

"If anybody does hear something or sees something we certainly would like to know about it. I would encourage everyone if you see something say something," said Humphries.
Humphries also reminds us that people who claim to know the family have been posting on social media, but not all of it is true.

 At the same time, Rexburg Police continue searching for 17-year-old Tylee Ryan,  adopted 7-year-old Joshua "J.J." Vallow and their parents.
We believe JJ's grandmother, Kay Vallow Woodcock is on her way to Idaho Falls to talk to officials at his school.

Those who do know anything about either case are asked to call law enforcement.


A number of law enforcement officers are searching the home of Chad Daybell in Salem.

Neighbors said the police have been at the home since 8:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Rexburg police, Fremont County Sheriff's deputies and FBI agents can be seen searching the home and outside in sheds and buildings.

Fremont County sheriff, Len Humphries, said they are executing a search warrant looking for evidence in finding two missing children and the death of Chad Daybell's former wife Tammy. She passed away in October.

Joshua Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17 have been missing since September and are the children Lori Vallow/Daybell.

Lori Vallow/Daybell, married Chad Daybell a short time after Tammy's death.

Lori and Chad Daybell have refused to cooperate with police in determining the children's welfare and location.

Tammy Daybell was found dead at the home police are searching. At first, investigators thought she died of natural causes, but now think it could be suspicious. Her body was exhumed from her grave in Utah and the Fremont County Sheriff's office is waiting for the autopsy results.

Colby Ryan, brother to the missing children, said to ABC News his mother hasn't told him anything.

"I'm just as in the dark as anyone else and that's a really hard position to be in when those are your siblings," said Colby. "I have absolutely no idea where they are, I can't imagine. I just hope and what I've thought and prayed for is that everybody is safe.

Vallow and Daybell's attorney issued a statement saying they are both loving parents and spouses, saying they look forward to addressing the allegations once they move past speculation and rumors.

Curtis Jackson

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Ariel Schroeder

Ariel is a reporter for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.



  1. It seems….interesting(?) to me that–maybe NOT the police, so much, but certainly–“THE MEDIA” jumps all over this ‘CULT’/’CULT’ thing. Reminiscent of all that DEVIL CULTS/SATANISTS bull**** from the last part of the last century.

    The far MORE likely scenario is that a quasi-human couple decided that there were STILL two ‘problems’ standing in their WAY–having murdered their ‘significant others’–involved in whatever they had going on prior. This SHOULD become obvious, as the belated investigations into the PREVIOUS deaths advance, and–I suspect–law enforcement most likely already have a pretty good idea that their role now is more about body recovery than anything else, but I’m SURE we can count on “THE MEDIA” (national AND local!) to beat the ‘CULT’ ‘CULT’ thing clear to death, until PROVEN that, once again, ‘journalism’ is driven by greed, not truth.
    I’m lucky; my two grandsons are BOTH involved in respectable fields for careers, but–had they chosen ‘journalism’–well, let’s just say I would have VERY seriously tried to guide them towards ‘musical entertainment’ in brothels. 😉

  2. “Vallow and Daybell’s attorney issued a statement saying they are both loving parents and spouses, saying they look forward to addressing the allegations once they move past speculation and rumors.“

    Sounds like verbiage from the DeOrr Kunz case.

    1. I kind of like the term verbiage, Hugh. Sounds so much more refined than the term ‘BULL****!’, which would be MY definition. And….it needs less ****. 😉

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