Bad communications corrupt good manners, they say. This notion proved its correctness when Lori Vallow met the doomsday obsessed author, Chad Daybell, and everything about her life changed.
Not only did her perspective of life changed, but she also lost her family and never felt bothered about losing them.
In July 2019, the authorities found that Lori’s husband, Charles Vallow, had died under an unusual circumstance.
Two months after her husband’s mysterious death, her two young children, J.J. Vallow and Tylee Ryan vanished in Idaho under more mysterious circumstances.
While it is normal to grief over her husband and missing children, authorities found it surprising to see Lori Vallow live life happily.
While some considered her reaction as a defense mechanism towards pain and grief, authorities soon found her deliberate involvement in the discourse around her family after she fled to Hawaii with her boyfriend when she was questioned.
Authorities gained more interest in the deaths surrounding the affair between Lori Vallow and Charles Daybell when Daybell’s wife also died around the same time Lori stopped accounting for her family. Rather than mourn their losses, the duo got happily married on a Hawaiian beach in November.
Lori’s Bizarre Change
Lori’s obsession with the apocalypse began to sprout in 2015 when she met the apocalyptic author, Chad Daybell, who claimed to be empowered to see the future, hear from voices speaking prophecies, and know when the world would end.
Vallow bought into his fake realities, and in no time, they began to discuss the things people need to do to prepare for the end of the world. The Podcast was said to focus on “helping to prepare the people of this earth for the second coming of Jesus Christ.”
Two months after noticing her obsession with extreme religious literature, Charles filed for a divorce. Since Tylee was not his son, Charles only requested the immediate custody of their adopted son, Joshua Vallow.
In an interview, Charles stated:
“Lori believed she was a God assigned to carry out the work of the 144,000 at Christ’s second coming in July 2020 and that if Father (Charles) got in the way of her mission, she would murder him. She had an angel there to help her dispose of the body.”
But before Charles could gain custody of his son and protect himself, he was found dead on July 11 after being shot at their home in Arizona. Although Vallow’s brother was charged for Charles’s death, he instead claimed that his action was self-defense.
Few weeks after the incident, Lori moved her family to Rexburg on the basis that she had found a better job. It was at this place that her children went missing. Authorities found out that Lori had contacted Joshua’s school principal to inform him of her decision to home-school him.
While it is not a problem for a child to be home-schooled, the problem is that Lori’s story was getting more suspicious.
From getting close to Chad to being obsessed with bizarre apocalyptic theories to threatening to kill anyone who tries to stop her plans to her husband’s death.