According to NBC News, Madison County District Attorney Rob Wood said via Zoom at a June 10, 2020 Daybell court hearing that the “way of concealing” one of the bodies was “especially terrible.” The complaint alleged that the remains had been in the yard since sometime between September 22, 2019 and June 9, 2020.
To this day, neither Chad nor Laurie has provided any explanation for how the children were buried in his yard.
“This whole process is really difficult.” Colby RyanLaurie, Laurie’s son from her second marriage and Kylie’s half-brother, told East Idaho News in June 2021 after Chad joined Laurie in pleading his innocence of the murder. “We’ve all had to go through it, but he’ll say what he’s going to say. He’ll lie about it. From the start, they lied about it. So, you can’t do anything about it.”
But Chad’s children said last August 48 hours They believe their father is innocent of the three murders, including that of their mother. Emma Murray’s daughter claimed that Chad was framed; When asked who, she replied, “I think it’s pretty obvious that it’s Laurie and Alex.”
However, by all accounts, Laurie has maintained her loyalty to Chad since their arrest.