‘Cult’ mom Lori Vallow bought her own wedding ring – a $35.99 sterling silver band from Amazon – 17 days before her husband-to-be Chad Daybell’s first wife Tammy died under mysterious circumstances
Lori and Chad tied the knot in Hawaii on November 5, two months after her children, Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow and Tylee Ryan, were last seen in Idaho in September, and less than two weeks after Tammy’s death aged 49 on October 19.
The East Idaho News recently obtained a receipt for a ring that Lori reportedly bought from Amazon on October 2.
She was later seen wearing the same ring – a size 4 Sterling Silver Southwestern Style Malachite Gemstone – in photos of the couple gleefully celebrating their wedding on a Kauai beach.
Chad Daybell bought Lori Vallow a $35.99 sterling silver ring from Amazon on October 2, 2019 – 17 days before his first wife Tammy died under suspicious circumstances, a new report claims. Lori was seen wearing the ring about a month later on the day she married Chad on the beach in Hawaii on November 5
A close up of the wedding photos obtained by Fox 10 Phoenix shows Lori wearing the size 4 Sterling Silver Southwestern Style Malachite Gemstone
The East Idaho News obtained a receipt for the Amazon ring order (pictured). The name on the order was Charles Vallow – Lori’s estranged husband who was shot dead by her brother Alex Cox three months earlier
A screenshot of the order, which East Idaho News said had been verified by three people close to the investigation, shows it was delivered to the Rexburg townhome where Lori was staying on October 7.
The name on the order was Charles Vallow – Lori’s estranged husband who was shot dead by her brother Alex Cox three months earlier in July.
Chad’s first wife Tammy Daybell (pictured) died aged 49 on October 19 – less than three weeks after the ring was purchased
The sources said Lori had continued to use Charles’ Amazon account after his death.
The search history on the computer used to place the ring order showed someone had been looking at wedding dresses the following day, the insiders claimed.
Lori is currently being held at the Madison County Jail as she awaits trial on charges of child neglect and desertion in connection with the disappearance of seven-year-old JJ and 17-year-old Tylee.
Her lawyer filed a motion on Tuesday asking the judge to reduce her $1million bond for the third time, citing the emergence of unspecified new information regarding the case.
Authorities started searching for JJ and Tylee in late November after she and Chad fled their home in Idaho when police began asking questions about where the children were.
Lori’s children, seven-year-old Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow (left) and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan (right), were last seen in Idaho in September but were never reported missing by their mother or Chad
Lori is currently being held at the Madison County Jail as she awaits trial on charges of child neglect and desertion. She is pictured at a bail hearing on March 6
Lori and Chad are seen gleefully celebrating their wedding in Kauai weeks after her children vanished and Chad’s previous wife died
The case captured nationwide attention with the revelations that police are also investigating three mysterious deaths linked to Lori and Chad, as well as family members’ claims that the couple are members of a dangerous doomsday cult.
Timeline of JJ and Tylee’s disappearance
July 11: Lori Vallow’s husband, Charles Vallow, is killed by her brother, Alex Cox, in Arizona
August: Lori moves children JJ and Tylee to Rexburg, Idaho
September 23: The last time JJ was seen at his school in Idaho
October 19: Chad Daybell’s wife Tammy dies at their Idaho home
October 25: A friend of Tylee receives a text from her phone
November 5: Lori and Chad marry
November 26: Out-of-state relatives ask Idaho police to perform a welfare check on JJ. Lori and Chad claim he is in Arizona with relatives. Police also learn Tylee has not been seen since September, either
November 27: Police execute a search warrant at Lori and Chad’s home, discovering the couple have fled Idaho
December 11: Tammy Daybell’s body is exhumed from the Utah cemetery
December 12: Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, believed to have died in Arizona
December 21: Police issue a press release about JJ and Tylee, revealing they believe their disappearance is linked to Tammy’s death
December 24: Lori and Chad issue a statement through an attorney saying they love their son and daughter and look forward to addressing ‘allegations once they have moved beyond speculation and rumor’
December 30: Police accuse Lori and Chad of lying to investigators and say they believe the couple know where the kids are or what happened to them
January 26: Lori and Chad are seen for the first time in months as police serve two search warrants in Kaua’i
January 30 Lori misses court deadline to produce the children to authorities
February 20: Lori is arrested in Kauai
The first death is that of Charles Vallow, Lori’s husband of more than a decade who filed for divorce from her five months before he was shot and killed by her brother Alex on July 11, 2019.
Charles and Lori had gotten into an argument when he came to pick up JJ, their adoptive son, at her home in Chandler, Arizona.
Alex intervened and fired two fatal shots into Charles’ chest.
Police initially determined that Alex acted in self defense – but the case was reopened amid the multi-state search for JJ and Tylee, who had moved to Idaho, where Chad lived, with their mother in August.
The second mysterious death was Tammy Daybell – Chad’s previous wife – who was found dead at the couple’s home in Salem, Idaho, on October 19.
An obituary stated that Tammy passed away in her sleep and her cause of death was ruled as natural after Chad reportedly declined an autopsy.
Investigators reopened the case after learning that JJ and Tylee were missing, and that their mother had married Chad just two weeks after Tammy died.
Tammy’s body was exhumed on December 11 and the autopsy results have not yet been released.
On December 12, Alex was found dead in Gilbert, Arizona.
The 51-year-old’s death is now under investigation as police wait for an autopsy to determine the cause.
The ring order came the same day that Lori and a man believed to be Chad were seen visiting her unit at the Self Storage Plus in Rexburg.
Surveillance video showed the pair dropping off a tire and a rear car seat that afternoon.
It was also the same day that one of Lori’s relatives, Brandon Boudreaux, was targeted in a drive-by shooting in Arizona.
Chad’s wife Tammy Daybell (pictured together) was found dead under mysterious circumstances in October, just two weeks before he married Lori
Lori’s estranged husband Charles Vallow (pictured together) was shot dead by her brother Alex Cox in Arizona on July 11
Lori’s brother Alex Cox (pictured) died under mysterious circumstances on December 12
Earlier this month the FBI released these photos of JJ, Tylee and Lori at Yellowstone National Park on September 8 and asked anyone with information about that day to come forward
Brandon, the ex-husband of Lori’s niece Melani Pawlowski, was arriving home from the gym on October 2 when a bullet shattered his car window and missed his head by mere inches.
Investigators later determined that the bullet was fired from a passing car registered to Charles Vallow.
A private investigator hired by Brandon has said that he believes Lori’s brother Alex was the shooter.
A document allegedly written by Melani’s new husband, Ian Pawlowski, regarding what his wife had told him about her aunt’s religious beliefs, offers insight into the possible significance of the wedding ring.
It’s made primarily of malachite, a mineral dubbed the ‘stone of transformation’.
One section of the document states: ‘Malachite is said to have healing properties.’
The document was included in a court filing from Brandon’s custody battle with his ex-wife, in which he claims that Melani knows where JJ and Tylee are, was part of her aunt’s religious group, and played a role in an attempt on his life.
East Idaho News obtained a copy of the document which was reportedly obtained from Ian’s computer.
In it Ian wrote that just days into his relationship with Melani, she discussed with him some of her unusual religious beliefs, which ran the gamut from teleportation to ‘dark and light portals’ and ‘dark translated humans’ who were the followers of Satan, Lucifer and Cain.
He claimed that Melani told him she feared that her first husband, Brandon, had been possessed by a demon, and that she had been told by Chad and Lori that Tylee and JJ also had been possessed and had become zombies.
The ring order was placed the same day that Brandon Boudreaux, the ex-husband of Lori’s niece Melani Pawlowski (pictured together), was targeted in a drive-by shooting in Arizona
Neither Lori nor Chad has been named as a person of interest in any of the mysterious deaths – though family members say it’s no coincidence that so many people have died around them in such a short period of time.
Relatives believe that the deaths and the children’s disappearance are directly related to the couple’s alleged involvement in a dangerous doomsday cult.
The pair fled Idaho in late November just as police discovered that JJ and Tylee had been missing for months.
Authorities tracked them down in the Kauai town of Princeville on January 25 and served Lori with a court order requiring her to physically produce the children to authorities in Idaho within five days.
She failed to meet the deadline, prompting her arrest on February 20.
An Idaho warrant charged her with two counts of felony child desertion and nonsupport of children, as well as three misdemeanor counts of resisting and obstructing an officer, solicitation of a crime and contempt of court.
Lori was extradited to Rexburg, Idaho, earlier this month, where she is being held on $1million bond at Madison County Jail.
Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 7.
In a motion filed Tuesday, her attorney Mark Means requested oral arguments before Magistrate Judge Michelle Mallard concerning her bail.
Means stated that ‘new facts have come to light’ since a previous bond hearing but did not specify what they were.
Two of Lori’s previous attorneys resigned from her case without explanation on March 13.
Judge Mallard took over the case around the same time after Means requested that the previous judge, Farran Eddins, step down.
Means released a statement on Lori’s behalf on March 16 in which she continued to claim her innocence in the disappearance of her kids, who have not been seen in more than six months.