Lori Vallow Daybell: A Mother Accused of Murder

Lori Vallow Daybell
Lori Vallow Daybell

Lori Vallow Daybell is an American woman who is accused of killing her two children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17. She is also accused of conspiring to kill her husband, Charles Vallow, and her ex-husband, Joseph Ryan.

The Background

Lori Vallow Daybell was born in 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona. She married Charles Vallow in 2001, and they had a son together, Joshua. In 2014, Lori’s daughter, Tylee, was born from a previous relationship.

In 2019, Charles Vallow was shot and killed by Lori’s brother, Alex Cox. Cox claimed that he acted in self-defense, and he was never charged with a crime.

After Charles’ death, Lori married Chad Daybell, a self-published author who writes about doomsday prophecies. Chad and Lori shared a belief in the end times, and they began to homeschool their children together.

In September 2019, Lori and Chad took JJ and Tylee to Hawaii. They returned to Idaho in November 2019, but the children were nowhere to be found.

The Investigation

In December 2019, the Idaho police began investigating the disappearance of JJ and Tylee. They soon learned that Lori and Chad had lied to the police about the children’s whereabouts.

In February 2020, the police searched Chad and Lori’s home in Rexburg, Idaho. They found the bodies of JJ and Tylee buried on the property.

Lori and Chad were arrested in June 2020 and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. They are currently awaiting trial.

The Trial

Lori and Chad’s trial is scheduled to begin in January 2023. They have both pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

The case has attracted national attention, and it has been the subject of several documentaries and podcasts.

The Aftermath

The disappearance and deaths of JJ and Tylee have had a devastating impact on their family and friends. Their case has raised questions about parental rights, religious extremism, and the dangers of social media.

It is still too early to say what the ultimate outcome of the case will be. However, one thing is for sure: the story of Lori Vallow Daybell is one that will not soon be forgotten.


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