Chad Daybell has been booked into the Fremont County Jail on felony charges. No bail has been set.
He was arrested Tuesday morning after police found human remains behind Daybell's home in Sugar-Salem. Rexburg Police, Fremont County Sheriff’s office and the FBI received a warrant to investigate the property. Road access to Daybell’s home was restricted while officers searched. A press conference was held on Tuesday morning where officers announced finding the remains.
It wasn't known if the remains were male or female or how long they had been buried behind Daybell's home.
Police held a subsequent press conference Tuesday evening where they announced that Chad will appear before a Fremont County judge at 11 a.m. on Wednesday during a closed hearing. The hearing will be broadcast live on YouTube.
Daybell’s two stepchildren J.J. Vallow, 8, and Tylee Ryan, 17, have been missing since September. Tylee was last seen in September while visiting Yellowstone Park while J.J. was recorded playing in his front yard about the same time. The children’s mother and Chad’s new wife Lori Vallow-Daybell is being held at the Madison County Jail on $1 million bond and faces two felonies of Desertion and Nonsupport of Dependent Children under 18 years of age, and three misdemeanor counts of Arrests & Seizures-Resisting or Obstructing Officers, Criminal Solicitation to Commit a Crime and Contempt of Court-Criminal-Willful disobedience of court process or order.
As more information is made available, the Standard Journal will update this story.