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WATCH LIVE: Chad Daybell Trial Day 22


BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - It has been a busy day of testimony on day 22 of the Chad Daybell murder trial.


On Monday morning, 6 witnesses took the stand, including FBI analyst Angi Christensen and Tylee’s best friend from Arizona, Ashlynn Rynd.

Christensen testified that Tylee’s bones revealed sharp trauma wounds found on her hip and pelvic areas.

Christensen: “Typically dismemberment will occur in what we call pre-mortem, but typically shortly into the post-mortem period, and usually occurs around the joints. Because typically the purpose of dismemberment is to break the body into smaller portions or remove portions that might be easily identifiable.”

Prosecutor: “Did you determine any of these alterations to be consistent with dismemberment?”

Christensen: “No.”

Prosecutor: “And why not?”

Christensen: “Because they all occur around the pelvic region, which isn't a region that you would typically see sharp traumas. If somebody were trying to dismember the body.

Prosecutor: “And in these particular areas where there is sharp trauma, did you find any indication of thermal damage?”

Christensen: “Not in that direct area. So there are some portions of the hip bones that have some thermal alteration but all of the areas with the sharp traumas are unburned.”

Rynd testified about her and Tylee’s relationship.   She said she tried to stay in touch with Tylee after she moved to Idaho in September 2019, but only stayed in contact for a couple of weeks.

Rexburg Detective Chuck Kunsaitis also took the stand and described satellite photographs of Chad Daybell’s property. The photos show how the area looked before and after Tylee’s body was burned and buried.

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

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