Rexburg Idaho police said an autopsy confirmed the remains belong to Tylee and Joshua, who were 17 and 7 years old respectively, and the children of the so-called “cult mom”, Lori Vallow.
The remains were found at Chad Daybell’s Fremont County, Idaho home after authorities obtained a search warrant. police said Tuesday. Daybell was taken into custody and questioned that same day and later charged with two counts of concealing evidence. His bail has been set at $1 million.
Rexburg police began searching for them in November after they tried to conduct a welfare check on Johsua, who was adopted and had special needs.
Daybell and Vallow were married just weeks after Daybell’s former wife, Tammy Daybell, was found dead in her home in October of 2019. Vallow is also being investigated in the death of Tammy Daybell, as well.
Vallow and Daybell had refused to cooperate with the investigation into the missing children and left the state, police said in a December statement.
In February, the couple was found in Hawaii, and Vallow was arrested and extradited to Idaho on charges of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. She is being held on a $1 million bond. Vallow has pleaded not guilty, according to The Associated Press.
Authorities have not said if Vallow and Daybell will face additional charges. Attorneys for the couple could not immediately be reached on Saturday.