As Lori Vallow goes to trial, Rexburg hopes to breathe a sigh of relief

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The bodies were discovered on the other side of the fence near a brick home surrounded by farmland, where Peggy Jeppesen now stands on a cold and snowy spring night in southern Idaho. Miles to the east, the Grand Tetons loom.

It’s there, about three years ago, police discovered the remains of two children, killed and buried in a shallow grave, in a disappearance that captured the attention of the country and weighed on the small, southern Idaho community.

“A long time ago, sometime in the early ’90s, there was a horrible car accident right here, taking the life of five or six youths,” says Jeppesen, who lives several miles down the road.

She points to the intersection about 20 yards away. “I feel like this area never recovered from that dark cloud. That’s how I feel. Our town has a dark cloud over it.”

Jury selection began Monday at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, hundreds of miles away, in the trial of Lori Vallow, who along with her husband Chad Daybell have pleaded not guilty to murder, conspiracy and grand theft in the deaths of Lori’s children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17. They are also charged in connection to the death of Tammy Daybell, Chad’s wife.

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