Right now, individuals know Lori Vallow Daybell as a “doomsday mother.” She’s been referred to as a “monster” and a ‘cult mother.” She’s accused of murdering her kids – Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, who vanished in September 2019.
2006: Fortunately Married
Earlier than all of the notoriety, Lori married businessman Charles Vallow. Pals say it gave the impression to be a cheerful marriage. Collectively, the couple was elevating Tylee Ryan, Lori’s daughter from a earlier marriage.
2014: JJ Joins the Household
Lori and Charles Vallow adopted JJ Vallow. He was the grandson of Charles’ sister. JJ had autism and April Raymond, who was Lori’s buddy, says Lori was “affected person,” a perfect mom for him.
Vaisia Itaaehau met the Vallow household after they lived in Arizona. She says Tylee embraced her position as a giant sister, that Tylee even jokingly referred to JJ as her personal little one.
2017: Household dynamics change
Someday round 2017, relations say Lori’s relationship along with her kids modified. Her pals say she had been studying the books of doomsday creator Chad Daybell. Daybell, who wrote a number of fiction books about getting ready for the tip of the world, lived exterior Rexburg, Idaho.
2018: Lori Vallow meets Chad Daybell
Someday in 2018, Lori Vallow met Chad Daybell. Lori’s pals say there was a connection between the 2 they usually started doing spiritual podcasts collectively. Daybell was additionally married. Collectively together with his spouse Tammy Daybell, he was elevating 5 kids.
Lori’s buddy Melanie Gibb would later say she heard Chad and Lori speaking about “zombies”— individuals whose souls have been changed by “darkish spirits.” Lori’s former buddy, April Raymond, advised “48 Hours” that Lori began referring to her husband, Charles Vallow, as a “demon.”
2019: Looking for assist
In 2019, Charles Vallow turned very nervous about Lori, and he went to the police together with his issues. He advised them Lori believed she was a “god” getting ready for the tip of days. He additionally stated Lori had threatened to homicide him.
February 2019: Charles Vallow’s fears
Charles Vallow filed for a divorce from Lori. In court docket paperwork, Charles expressed that he feared for his and the youngsters’s security.
July 2019: A demise investigation
Charles Vallow went to the home the place Lori Vallow was residing with the youngsters in Chandler, Arizona. Charles was alleged to drop their son JJ off in school. However when he went inside the house, Charles was shot lifeless by Lori’s brother, Alex Cox.
Cox advised police that Lori and Charles obtained right into a battle. Alex claimed he was defending his sister and shot Charles in self-defense. Lori and Tylee — who each say they heard the capturing — advised comparable tales of self-defense.
Lori Vallow moved nearer to Chad Daybell. She relocated her children to Rexburg, Idaho. Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, moved into the identical house complicated.
September 8, 2019: Tylee Ryan vanishes
Lori, Tylee, JJ, and Alex Cox went to Yellowstone Nationwide Park. Police say that is the place the final recognized picture of Tylee was taken earlier than she vanished.
Melanie Gibb has stated that Lori had referred to Tylee as a “zombie.”
September 9, 2019:
The morning after Tylee Ryan disappeared, investigators say that Alex Cox’s cellphone GPS positioned him in Chad Daybell’s yard, on the property for about 2 hours. About 14 minutes after Cox’s GPS confirmed him leaving the property, Chad Daybell texted his spouse, Tammy Daybell. The textual content learn: “… I noticed a giant racoon [sic] alongside the fence. I hurried and obtained my gun, and he was nonetheless strolling alongside. I obtained shut sufficient that one shot did the trick. He’s now in our pet cemetery…”
September 22, 2019: JJ Vallow disappears
Police say JJ Vallow was final seen on September 22, 2019.
Melanie Gibb says that she and her boyfriend, David Warwick, have been staying with Lori in Rexburg that weekend. On the evening of September 22, 2019, Warwick says he noticed Alex Cox carry JJ into Lori’s house. However the subsequent morning, in line with Warwick, when he requested to see JJ, Lori reportedly advised them that JJ was “being a zombie” and that Cox needed to take him away.
September 23, 2019
The day after JJ was final seen, investigators say Alex Cox’s cellphone confirmed that Cox returned to Chad Daybell’s yard. This time, Cox was there for less than 17 minutes.
October 19, 2019: One other demise
With Lori Vallow’s kids’s whereabouts unknown, tragedy struck Chad Daybell’s household. Daybell’s spouse, Tammy Daybell, died. The couple’s son, Garth Daybell, stated Tammy died in mattress and that he and Chad referred to as 911.
Theadvised “48 Hours” they declined an post-mortem. They are saying the coroner advised them Tammy’s demise gave the impression to be pure causes. They believed that as a result of they are saying their mother was in in poor health well being previous to her demise.
November 5, 2019: Chad and Lori wed
Roughly two weeks later, Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell obtained married on a seaside in Hawaii.
Later that month, JJ’s grandmother, Kay Woodcock, requested police to verify on JJ’s welfare. Woodcock stated she was involved and hadn’t heard from JJ in months.
November 26, 2019: Lacking children
Rexburg police went to Lori’s home in search of JJ. Police say Lori lied to them, claiming that JJ was protected and staying in Arizona along with her buddy, Melanie Gibb. At first, Gibb wasn’t forthcoming about JJ’s whereabouts however later referred to as police and advised them JJ hadn’t been along with her.
Whereas Rexburg police tried to find JJ, investigators quickly realized that his sister, Tylee Ryan was additionally lacking, and launched afor the youngsters.
Whereas investigators looked for the lacking kids, Lori and Chad Daybell traveled again to Hawaii.
In December 2019, Fremont County Sheriff’s Investigators grew suspicious about Tammy Daybell’s demise. They exhumed her physique to conduct an post-mortem.
That very same month, Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, died in Arizona. It was decided he died of pure causes.
January 25, 2020
Authorities served Lori Vallow Daybell an order requiring her to provide her kids.
February 20, 2020: An arrest
After failing to conform, Lori was arrested in Hawaii. Two weeks later, she was extradited to Idaho.
June 9, 2020: Looking Chad Daybell’s yard
Even after Lori’s arrest, the couple refused to say the place the youngsters have been. On June 9, 2020, the FBI, Rexburg Police and Fremont County Sheriff’s Workplace descended upon Chad Daybell’s dwelling and property.
Authorities dug in areas of the yard the place Alex Cox’s cellphone had pinged in September 2019. Tragically, they uncovered human stays buried in shallow graves.
JJ Vallow had been buried below a tree and about 50 yards away; investigators discovered Tylee’s grave within the Daybell’s pet cemetery. Prosecutors imagine she was buried in the identical location Chad Daybell referenced when he texted Tammy Daybell 9 months earlier, saying he was burying a raccoon.
Investigators dug up a part of the pet cemetery and located no raccoon. However Daybell’s household advised” 48 Hours” there was a second pet cemetery on the property that was not searched.
Chad Daybell was arrested.
Authorities later confirmed that they. A memorial was constructed alongside the Daybell’s fence to honor the victims.
Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow Daybell have beenfor the deaths of JJ and Tylee. Daybell was additionally charged with murdering his first spouse, Tammy Daybell.
June 2021: Chad in court docket
Chad Daybell pleaded not responsible to all the fees.
June 2021: Lori’s case on maintain
Lori Vallow Daybell was additionally charged with conspiring to homicide Charles Vallow. That very same month, a choose dominated Lori incompetent to face trial whereas she receives psychological well being remedy. She had not but entered a plea; her case was on maintain.
August 2021: Awaiting trial
Prosecutors introduced they’ll search the demise penalty in opposition to Chad Daybell. Daybell is jailed, awaiting trial.
September 2021: Talking out
Chad and Tammy’s kids — talking publicly for the primary time collectively — advised “48 Hours” they imagine their father is harmless. Daybell’s daughter, Emma Murray, says she believesby Alex Cox and Lori Vallow Daybell.
April 11, 2022: Lori Vallow Daybell match to face trial
Decide Steven Boyce dominated Lori Vallow Daybell is nowto face trial within the Idaho homicide case. He didn’t present different particulars about her remedy or psychological situation. She is scheduled to be formally arraigned in court docket subsequent week and each Lori and Chad Daybell are set to face trial collectively early subsequent 12 months.
April 19, 2022: Decide enters plea on Lori Vallow Daybell’s behalf
refused to enter a plea to homicide and different costs, prompting Decide Steven Boyce to enter a not responsible plea on her behalf. Lori Vallow Daybell and her husband, Chad Daybell, have been each on the courthouse within the jap Idaho city of St. Anthony for court docket proceedings; Lori Daybell for an arraignment that was delayed for months whereas she underwent remedy at a psychological well being facility, and Chad Daybell for a listening to over the trial venue.
Might 4, 2022: Lori Vallow Daybell might face demise penalty
will if she is convicted at her trial later this 12 months as a result of the slayings have been exceptionally wicked and carried out for monetary acquire, in line with court docket paperwork filed by prosecuting attorneys from Fremont and Madison counties on Might 2.
August 16, 2022: Lori Vallow Daybell’s lawyer’s search change in costs
Attorneys for Lori Vallow Daybell requested a choose to ship the case again to a grand jury as a result of they are saying that theare oddly constructed and will confuse a jury. Daybell and her husband Chad Daybell have pleaded not responsible to homicide, conspiracy and grand theft costs in reference to the deaths of 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan.
September 23, 2022: Decide bans cameras from courtroom
Seventh District Decide Steven Boyce has banned cameras from the courtroom within the felony case of Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell, saying he fears the pictures might forestall a good trial. The Idaho choose stated information organizations will not have the ability to shoot nonetheless pictures or movies contained in the courtroom