Chad Daybell to appear in court

Posted at 10:35 AM, July 31, 2020 and last updated 7:15 PM, May 18, 2023

By Court TV Staff

The Idaho man accused of concealing two children’s bodies is standing before a judge. A preliminary hearing for Chad Daybell is taking place in Madison County on August 3 and 4. Court TV will carry the proceedings live.

Daybell is charged with two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence. Prosecutors claim he buried the bodies of  his wife, Lori Vallow Daybell’s two children — 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow — on his property in Rexburg, Idaho. Vallow Daybell faces the same charges.

Authorities had been searching for the children since November 2019. Their remains were discovered back in June after cellular data from Vallow’s brother, Alex Cox, led them to points of interest on Daybell’s property. JJ’s remains were found buried in a plastic bag, while Tylee’s remains had been dismembered, burned and buried. Daybell was arrested that day, while Vallow Daybell was already in custody on charges related to the children’s disappearance.

Vallow Daybell’s preliminary hearing in Fremont County, Idaho is scheduled to begin on Monday August 10, one week after Daybell’s.