LORI VALLOW & CHAD DAYBELL

Headstone Placed For Tammy Daybell; Idaho Attorney General’s Office To Take Over Lori Vallow Case

Apr 11, 2020, 9:45 PM | Updated: 10:04 pm

REXBURG, Idaho – Court documents confirmed the Idaho Attorney General’s Office will be taking over the Lori Vallow case as a headstone was placed for Tammy Daybell in a Springville cemetery.

The headstone at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery has a large duck being followed by five little ducklings, which sources told KSL were for Daybell’s favorite pet duck and each of her children. It is also adorned with her favorite flowers, carnations.

A caption on the headstone reads: “Tammy was a beloved wife and mother, devoted daughter and sister and friend to all animals.”

Daybell died on Oct. 19, 2019. Her obituary said she passed away peacefully in her sleep in her Salem, Idaho, home.

She was buried three days later. A few weeks later, her husband, Chad Daybell, married Lori Vallow in Hawaii.

Shortly after that, detectives from the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office determined Tammy Daybell’s death was suspicious.

They exhumed her remains in December for an autopsy. Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries confirmed to KSL on Saturday that those results were still pending.

Meanwhile, the investigations into Daybell’s death and the disappearance of 7-year-old JJ Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan were pushing forward.

According to a report from the East Idaho News, Daybell and Vallow are being investigated for either conspiracy, attempted murder and/or murder by the Idaho Attorney General’s Office.

The letter, sent by Deputy Attorney General Colleen Zahn, was in response to a request for prosecutorial review by Fremont County Prosecutor Marcia Murdoch.

The documents confirmed the Idaho Attorney General’s Office will take full responsibility of the case. Fremont County officials will cover the expenses associated with the case, except for attorney general office personnel salaries.

Humphries said he was pleased to hear the case will be handled by the attorney general’s office because it will provide continuity.

Murdoch’s term will end later this year and she was not expected to seek re-election.

However, the documents do not mean new charges had been filed against Chad Daybell or Vallow.

Vallow was arrested in Hawaii on Feb. 20 and later charged with felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. Her children haven’t been seen since September.

She was expected back in court for another bond reduction hearing on April 17.

Her attorney, Mark Means, cited new facts had come to light for the hearing, but it was unclear what those facts were.

No charges had been filed against Daybell as of Saturday.
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Headstone Placed For Tammy Daybell; Idaho Attorney General’s Office To Take Over Lori Vallow Case