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Jurors brought to tears listening to heartbreaking, graphic testimony about Tylee and JJ’s autopsies

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Wednesday was another day of heartbreaking and graphic testimony in the triple murder case against Chad Daybell.

Some members of the jury were even crying hearing about the autopsies on Tylee and JJ.

We want to warn you, the following may be difficult to read.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Garth Warren said Tylee's autopsy took an entire week, longer than usual because of the condition of her badly burned and dismembered body.

What was left of Tylee’s body had to be delivered in several bags. 

Dr. Warren said they were able to identify bones fragments, soft tissue and some organs.

"So the organs that I identified were the heart, the right and left lung, a portion of the liver, one of the kidneys, small fragments of brain tissue, and a few small segments of bowel. Now, just so you know that all of these tissues are charred or blackened or shrunken some of them are partially burned away so these weren't intact. Organs that look like normal organs's, they, they definitely had fire artifact," Dr. Warren said.

Tylee’s burned remains were found on Chad Daybell’s property.

JJ’s body was also found buried at that location.

Dr. Warren described the way JJ’s body was wrapped when they opened the body bag.

You can see at the top of the photo near the top of the head, you can kind of see there's a white plastic bag that's covering his head and then his face is wrapped with duct tape all the way from the eyes and at the neck. You can also see that his forearms, wrists and hands are bound with duct tape. There is a blue and white blanket that was accompany in the body that was resting on JJ and then you can also see he's wearing a red pajama top and red pajama bottom," Dr. Warren said.

Dayebll was taking notes and talking to his attorney and at times shaking his head throughout Dr. Warren’s testimony.

As you can imagine, Kay and Larry Woodcock, JJ’s grandparents, were not in the courtroom Wednesday morning. 

You can view a timeline of events and all our past stories on Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow-Daybell HERE.

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