However, Charles’ loved ones claim he was killed by Alex and Lori, who acted under the belief that Lori would be the recipient of a $1 million life insurance pay-out.
Detectives have struggled to uncover the truth though, because Alex died just months later in December 2019. An autopsy report determined he died of natural causes.
Similarly, Chad’s first wife, Tammy Daybell, passed away in her sleep of what was claimed to be natural causes in October 2019. At the time, Chad, who was already seeing Lori, declined an autopsy examination and she was subsequently laid to rest.
Two weeks later, Chad and Lori were married in a private ceremony in Hawaii.
Tammy’s body has since been exhumed and the authorities completed an autopsy report this February, though the results have not been shared with the public.
Then, in a heartbreaking conclusion to a 9-month search, authorities discovered the buried remains of J.J. and Tylee in Chad’s backyard last June, prompting the police to arrest both Chad and Lori. At the time, Lori and Chad were already in police custody after being extradited from Hawaii to Idaho on charges in connection with the children’s disappearance.