According to reports, new evidence in the case of Lori Vallow, the mother of the “Doomsday” cult’s mother, shows that she allegedly “carefully” avoided communicating over text messages and made several suspicious timed travel arrangements.
The text messages and photos — pulled from Vallow’s iCloud account and contained in 2,500 emails recently issued by the Chandler Police Department in Arizona — shine a new light on the extent of the investigation spanning four murders and three states.
Evidence includes never-before-seen snaps of Vallow’s children, 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan, photographs of rifle ammunition taken exactly when the children went missing and screenshots of convenient travel reservations. handjob East Idaho News reported.
Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell are accused of killing two children who were last seen alive in September 2019, and buried their mutilated remains in a temporary pet cemetery in Daybell’s Idaho backyard.
A photo of little Joshua taken on September 22, 2019 – the last day police say he was seen alive – shows him sitting on a couch wearing a set of red pajamas emblazoned with the words “Sleepy Hero”. When the boy’s slain body was found nearly a year later, investigators said he was wearing red pajamas, the outlet reported.
Photos of ammunition included in an email from a Chandler detective sent to the FBI were taken on September 23, 2019, at The Gun Shop in Idaho Falls, from where the couple lived in Rexburg.
The spy wrote in the email that the snaps were “worth watching ASAP.” LBL reported.
The detective also noted that screenshots taken from the mother’s phone showed reservations for plane tickets, hotels and car rentals made close to the death of Daybell’s ex-wife, Tammy Daybell, at which the couple is charged with murder.
The day Tammy Daybell was found mysteriously dead in her bed on October 19, 2019, originally believed to be of “natural cause,” Vallow booked a flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Idaho.
“An additional irony is that Lori had booked a flight from Phx. [Phoenix] in Idaho the day after Tammy’s death,” the Arizona detective told the FBI in an email, according to LBL.
Vallow also booked a ticket from Idaho to Phoenix on October 8, 2019, the day police said Tammy Daybell was shot outside her Idaho home. Police speculate that Vallow’s brother, Alex Cox, was the masked gunman, whom he wrote about in a Facebook post describing the bizarre encounter.
Additional evidence recovered from the file dump includes an audio recording titled “Lullaby’s Testimony” on Vallow’s phone, where she is “self-predicting and [saying] Whatever she does she does because her late father tells her,” the East Idaho News reported.
There is also an email from Vallow’s sister-in-law from August 8, 2019, in which she says she believes Cox and Vallow killed the mother’s ex-husband, Charles Vallow. Charles Vallow was shot and killed by Cox about a month earlier in what was originally described as self-defense during a confrontation. Vallow is now facing an additional conspiracy to murder charge in Arizona in connection with the death.
The sister-in-law’s email further claims that Cox left two of Velo’s dogs in the desert because she didn’t want them and when they didn’t want to, he also shot and killed another relative’s dog.
The outlet reported that one of the Arizona investigators also raised concerns in the email about how Vallow was communicating and his apparent attempts to explain nothing in writing over text message.
“It does not appear that Lori is communicating with anyone using text messages,” the email said.
“She had text content on the cloud but she seems careful not to discuss anything using text and ask people to call her.”
The files released also include hundreds of screenshots taken from “Another Voice of Warning” – an online doomsday forum that discusses emergency preparedness and predictions, dreams and visions where Chad Daybell was a frequent contributor.
Vallow was declared mentally unfit for his murder trial in May and criminal proceedings were temporarily halted during his treatment.
Meanwhile, proceedings against Daybell are ongoing, with a trial date set for November.