WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- The police announced that charred and dismembered human remains bodies wrapped in plastic bags were unearthed in a field near the suspect’s house.
- Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow are described as “doomsday cult” members, who believed their children turned into zombies.
- Daybell published books about supposed apocalyptic scenarios and described the children as possessed, hosts to dark spirits.
The charred and dismembered human remains were uncovered during a search operation, federal investigators confirm. The first corpse suspected to belong to missing children were unearthed in front of a dog statue, in a pet burial grounds.
“When I cut through the white plastic, that’s when the possible human hair began coming out onto my hands and that’s when we determined it was human remains,” FBI Special Agent Steve Daniels recounted.
The testimonies are for a preliminary hearing to determine whether the suspects’ case will remain in state court.
Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow are described as “doomsday cult” members, arrested on charges related to the disappearance of their children.
The couple participates in discussions in preparation for the biblical end times. The husband published books about supposed apocalyptic scenarios and described the children as possessed, hosts to dark spirits. Court documents in the criminal case include claims that the couple believed that their children turned into zombies. The couple specified at different times that to purge these dark spirits from the possessed person, the person needs to die.
Joshua Vallow was the suspects’ adopted son. He is seven and diagnosed with autism. Tylee Ryan is seventeen. She is the wife’s biological daughter from a previous marriage. The missing children were last seen in September 2019.
In November, the children’s grandparents reported the missing children to the local police. Daybell and Vallow were later arrested and held on a $1 million bond each.
This week, the federal investigators announced that human remains wrapped in plastic bags were unearthed from the pet burial ground in an open field near the suspect’s house.
The documents submitted and testimonies from the police officers said that the first corpse was dressed in red pajamas and black socks, with a white and blue blanket laid over him. The corpse was “intermingled with duct tape.”
The investigation covered more ground, inspecting more burial sites. The excavation uncovered two sets of animal remains before unearthing the second dismembered corpse, the federal agent testified in court.
The team uncovered two potential vertebrae, using additional excavating equipment. From there, the investigators found decomposing parts of human remains, including a pelvic bone and more samples “that appeared to be burned, some of them were pink still.”
On June 10, “at the very bottom of this mass [of human remains], we find this melted green bucket,” Daniels recounted. “To the side of that bucket, we eventually find a skull and then to the side of that skull we find a mandible with some teeth.”
Source: New York Post