VALLOW DAYBELL CASE

Chad Daybell discussed finances with daughter after arrest: ‘I’m not coming back’

Apr 15, 2024, 9:00 PM | Updated: Apr 16, 2024, 1:41 pm

BOISE, Idaho — On the third day of testimony in the Chad Daybell triple murder trial, law enforcement officers took the stand to explain their observations surrounding Daybell’s arrest on June 9, 2020.

While in police custody that day, Daybell was allowed to speak with his daughter and, while making long-term financial plans, told her, “I’m not coming back.”

The conversation between Daybell and one of his daughters was taken from 90 minutes of camera footage recorded while he was detained in the back of a squad vehicle.

That morning, investigators started excavations on Daybell’s property in Salem, Idaho. Law enforcement witnesses testified that Daybell watched investigators from his driveway and other locations as they searched the ground in the area where the children’s bodies were later found. After watching, Daybell went indoors for 90 minutes, then came back out and drove away from his home in a way witnesses said was “in a hurry.”

Officers allowed her to talk to him while he was in custody. She asked them if she could take his car and where she might later be able to recover his wallet.

Some of the exchange was played for the jury, including portions where Daybell was explaining where cash and other financial documents and accounts were located. The daughter stated she was going to move into Daybell’s house.

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