Photo: Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com
SALEM — Rexburg Police executed a search warrant at Chad Daybell’s home Monday afternoon.
Officers in marked and unmarked vehicles arrived around 1:15 p.m. and showed some paperwork to Daybell’s son-in-law, who has been living at the home with his family, witnesses say. Police went into the house and were seen in the backyard with cameras. It’s unknown what officers are looking for, and Madison County Prosecuting Attorney Rob Wood declined to comment on the warrant.
The scene Monday is dramatically different than when a search warrant was served June 9 at the same house. Dozens of officers were on the scene and roads were closed for two days as Daybell’s property was excavated. Police discovered the remains of Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan during their search.
Daybell was arrested and charged with two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence. The children’s mother, Lori Vallow Daybell, is charged with desertion of children and three misdemeanors.
The fact that the Rexburg police are at the house means the warrant is likely related to the deaths of the children, and not the death of Chad Daybell’s deceased wife, Tammy Daybell, which is a Fremont County investigation. Fremont County Sheriff’s deputies were assisting Rexburg Police Monday.
EastIdahoNews.com reporter Eric Grossarth is on the scene, and this story will be updated when we learn new information.
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