Discussion in 'Located Timeline and Media Links' started by oviedo, Dec 24, 2019.
Live: Lori Vallow appears in court in Hawaii over $5 million bail reduction request
Detailed Case Timeline Part I (Update 7)
MISSING: Joshua Jaxon “JJ” Vallow & Tylee Ashlyn Ryan
POI’s: Lori Norene (Cox) Vallow & Chad Guy Daybell
1968 - Chad Guy Daybell is born in Provo, UT.
1973 - Lori Norene Cox is born in San Bernardino Co, CA.
Aug 1985 - 17 yo Chad has near-death experience cliff jumping at Flaming Gorge Reservoir in northern Utah. He claims to have crossed into another dimension & realized there was a world beyond. 1- How it all began | cdaybell.com
1986 – Chad graduates from HS in Springville, UT. He was an honor roll student and nominated as “teenager of the month” his sr year (1985 & 1986 Springville Herald, newspapers.com).
1987-1989 – After HS graduation, Chad takes a LDS mission in a Spanish-speaking area of Morristown, New Jersey. Chad writes in his 2017 autobiography that while serving his mission in NJ he felt he was “actually witnessing the First Vision.” Mormons believe Joseph Smith received the First Vision & was chosen to be the Lord’s prophet. (Fox13 Salt Lake City, Daily Mail)
August 1989 to August 1991 – Chad works part time as cemetery sexton in Springville, UT & starts college at Brigham Young University (BYU) (Chad’s website Archives).
9 March 1990 - Chad Daybell and Tamara "Tammy" Douglas marry in the Manti Temple. They met while attending BYU. They would go on to have 5 children & 3 grandchildren during their nearly 30 year marriage. (Tammy’s Obit).
1990’s – Chad & Tammy did extensive genealogy research on Tammy’s family & temple paperwork for 100’s of her ancestors (Chad’s blog).
1991 – Lori Cox graduates from HS in Rialto, CA. (Newspapers.com )
18 May 1991 – Charles Vallow marries his 2nd wife Cheryl while living in Austin, TX; They had 2 sons during their 12 year marriage (East Idaho News).
1991/1992 – Chad works as Asst City Editor for BYU’s newspaper, The Daily Universe. The following semester he served as City Editor (Chad’s website archives).
April 1992 – Chad graduates from BYU with bachelor’s degree in Journalism (Chad's blog).
1992 – After graduation Chad took job as copy editor and headline writer w/Standard-Examiner in Ogden, UT. The family lived in the suburb Washington Terrace in Ogden (Chad’s website archives).
About 1992 – Lori marries her 1st husband while she is still a teenager fresh out of HS. This relationship ends in divorce. (GH family interview; Post Register).
1993 – Chad has 2nd near-death experience. He is hit by a wave at La Jolla Cove, CA. He claims his spirit visited his deceased grandfather, who showed him future events. Chad claims this “caused his ‘veil’ that separates mortal life from the Spirit World to stay partially open, so he often feels as if he has a foot in both worlds” (Chad's Blog).
1993 – Chad says in a 2015 blog post that not long after his 2nd near-death experience he was driving south on I-15 in Orem, UT past Geneva Steel when he saw a vision of the steel plant changed into subdivisions. Geneva Steel would later close in 1999-2001 and in 2015 Chad claims he foresaw that happening. A similar vision in 2005 supposedly inspired Chad to write a futuristic book series (Chad’s Blog).
Dec 1995 - April 2000 – Chad hears about an opening in Springville for a cemetery sexton in 1995 and takes the job in order to move his family back to Springville and closer to their grandparents (Chad’s website archives).
22 Oct 1995 – Lori marries her 2nd husband William Lagioia in Travis County, Texas. Her 1st son Colby (CR) is born during this relationship. This marriage ends in divorce (Court records).
17 Dec 1996 – Lori’s files for divorce against her 2nd husband in Bexar County, Texas. (Court records).
1997 - Two years after Chad became a sexton again, he is shoveling snow at the cemetery when he hears a voice say “It’s time to write your books.” (Chad’s blog 3- A voice in the cemetery | cdaybell.com ).
25 Feb 1998 – Lori’s 2nd divorce is finalized (Bexar Co Court records).
25 May 1998 - Stacey Cox Cope, the sister of Lori and Alex Cox, dies supposedly of diabetic shock; Stacey is survived by a young daughter named Melani (family interviews on GH; Daily Mail). Stacey Lynn Cope (1966-1998) - Find A Grave...
17 March 1999 – Chad Daybell is featured in an article about publishing his first book “An Errand for Emma.” The book is a fiction story set in 1868 with a teen girl main character that is based on Chad’s then 4 year old daughter’s personality. At the time of the article Chad is once again working as a cemetery sexton in Springville - a job he says he purposely took in order to spend more time with his family and have time to write books (BYU Universe).
2001 – Chad claims that Tammy’s grandmother, LC, had a visit from a deceased ancestor, RM; RM supposedly thanked Chad and Tammy thru LC for submitting temple paperwork in the ancestor’s name. Tammy’s grandmother passed away in 2005 and Chad would later claim he received a visit and message from LC in 2011 (Chad’s blog).
April 2001 – Chad is working for Access Computer Products’ in Provo, Utah (Chad’s website archives).
2001 – Lori Marries her 3rd husband, Joseph Anthony Ryan, Jr (JR). Exact date of marriage is unknown, but JR’s sister, Annie, confirmed the year. JR adopts Lori's son from her previous marriage (Post Register) JR’s sister Annie say her brother’s marriage to Lori got off to a joyful start. “They were just madly in love. I had never seen Joe that happy,” (KSLTV).
24 Sept 2002 - Tylee Ashlyn Ryan is born to Lori and JR. JR’s sister Annie said, “My brother had never been married and he had never had a child, so he was over the moon.” (KSLTV).
18 Mar 2003 – Chad’s books are pulled from the shelves of Deseret Book Stores, allegedly due to an irreverent scene in "Chasing Paradise," where a warrior angel drop-kicks a naughty spirit through a wall. Chad is working as managing editor of Cedar Fort publishing at the time (Deseret News).
27 Jun 2003 – Charles Vallow divorces his 2nd wife Cheryl (East Idaho News).
Abt 2004 – Lori wins $17,500 on “Wheel of Fortune” (CrimeOnline).
2004 – Lori is contestant in the Mrs. Texas pageant; she is a semi-finalist, but eliminated in the final round of competition (CrimeOnline).
Feb 23 2004 – Lori is listed on a General Warranty Deed for the home she shares with JR in Driftwood, TX (Hays Co Property records).
1 Mar 2004 – Chad and Tammy start their own book publisher, Spring Creek Book Company (Daily Mail, Heavy).
13 Aug 2004 - Lori’s 3rd husband JR files for divorce in Hays Co, Texas. JR fights Lori in the courts trying to gain full custody of Tylee for several years. (Court records, family interview on Grey Hughes).
2005 - Tammy's grandmother, LC, passes away (Chad’s blog).
2005 – Chad starts working on his “Standing in Holy Places” book series with the first novel called “The Great Gathering” which is set 10-15 years in the future. Chad claims on a blog post in 2015 that his futuristic books included actual visions he had of the future that came to pass, including the recession of 2008 and a steel mill that shut down in 1999. (Chad’s blog 17- Writing “The Great Gathering” | cdaybell.com ).
18 May 2005 – Lori & JR’s divorce is finalized in Hays Co, Texas (Court records).
6 Sept 2005 – Lori is listed on a Trustee Deed for the home she shared with JR in Driftwood, TX (Hays Co Property records).
2006 – Lori’s brother Alex is doing stand-up comedy shows in Phoenix where he meets a friend (MT). (Fox10 Phoenix).
24 Feb 2006 - Lori marries her 4th husband, Leland "Charles" Anthony Vallow (CV) in Las Vegas, NV; Lori is CV’s 3rd wife (Clark Co marriage records, East Idaho News).
6 Mar 2006 – Springville Herald writes an article about Chad’s new book, "The LDS Top 5 Charts" all about celebrities who are also LDS.
11 Mar 2006 – Chad signs copies of his new book at Provo East Bay Seagull Book, 1326 S. University Avenue in Provo, UT (Springville Herald).
08 Aug 2006 – Lori’s ex-husband, JR, files in the 22nd District Court of TX for custody enforcement/modification in the interest of Tylee (Court records).
2007 – CV’s 2nd ex-wife begins to have concerns about Lori’s mental health. “She just seemed off. There were a lot of strange goings-on at their home to the point that a judge ordered cameras to be put in their home to protect the children,” Cheryl says (East Idaho News).
11 July 2007 – Chad’s book “The Great Gathering” is first published by Brigham Distributing for Nook. In Aug 2007 Chad’s Spring Creek Book Company also released the book in Amazon Kindle and Paperback versions. In the book, “one of his characters dies for a noble purpose. The death “was unfortunate, but let me assure you that it wasn’t an accident.” (Adam Herbets, Fox13 SLC).
Aug 2007 – Lori’s brother AC tells his Phoenix friend, MT, that he has to go to Austin, TX to deal with some “family affairs”.
5 Aug 2007 – Lori’s brother, AC, attacks & threatens her 3rd ex-husband, JR in Travis Co, TX. JR was leaving after a custody visit with Tylee when AC approached him in the parking lot, pulled a stun gun & shocked JR with it twice. JR got up to flee and AC chased him. JR fled past a witness who saw AC with the stun gun and AC walked away after that (Court Docs, FOX 10 Phoenix).
6 Aug 2007 – JR goes to the hospital with chest pains the day after the stun gun attack and is admitted for observation. He is also diagnosed with a fractured wrist from the fall to the ground during the attack (Court Docs, FOX 10 Phoenix).
15-16 Aug 2007 – An “affidavit for arrest and detention” of Alex is made & filed in Travis Co, TX for the stun gun attack on JR (Court Docs, FOX 10 Phoenix).
2008 – Abt a year after the stun-gun attack on JR, AC pleads guilty to aggravated assault in the second degree and serves 3 months in jail (Court Docs, FOX 10 Phoenix).
2008 – While serving 90 days for his attack on JR, AC writes 4 letters to his friend MT; MT says AC “usually found a way to mention his ex-brother in law”. One letter reads "Do me a favor. Call Janis. Ask her to put Joe's address on a post card and his license plate number. I think it will be popular here." The "Janis" mentioned is Lori and AC's mother. In another letter, AC writes "P.S., can you get a picture from Lori of one of her ex-husbands and send it to me? Some of the guys would like to hang out with him." (FOX 10 Phoenix).
2008 – The “Great Recession” hits the US; In a 2015 blog post Chad claims that the 2008 recession was just like he predicted it happening in his books but he knew that the end was “still several years away” because one of the key parts of the book involves the government encouraging human microchip implants (Chad’s Blog).
2008 – Chad and Tammy file for Bankruptcy (Radar Online).
2008 – Lori’s niece, Melani, daughter of late Stacey Cox Cope, marries Brandon Boudreaux (BB) (Daily Mail).
Mar 2008 - Lori and CV sign a "lien release form" together in Travis Co, TX (Court records).
19 Dec 2008 – JR requests dismissal of an appeal against Lori Vallow in the 3rd court of Appeals, 345 District Court of Travis Co, Texas; the court grants his request. Joseph Anthony Ryan, Jr. v. Lori N. Vallow--Appeal from 345th District Court of Travis County
26 Jan 2009 – Lori and CV sign forms for authorization for someone to pay property tax on their behalf in Travis Co, Texas (Court records).
1 Feb 2009 – Chad takes a cemetery sexton job in Spanish Fork City. He says he took the job due to the recession’s impact on the book publishing industry (Spanish Fork Press/Daily Herald).
17 July 2009 - Lori’s Ex-husband, JR, again files a custody suit against Lori in the State of TX. This suit is carried over to the AZ courts and a note about it in Maricopa County, AZ records that reads: “FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS INTERLOCUTORY/OF 7/17/09 IN SUIT TO MODIFY PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP” (Court Records).
2009 – A civil court finds Lori in contempt and charges her with judicial interference for disobeying a child custody agreement with Joseph Ryan in regards to Tylee (Feb 2020 bond reduction hearing).
2011 – Lori’s brother Alex is ordered by a Travis Co, TX Court to pay Lori’s ex-husband/Tylee’s father, Joseph Ryan, $5000 in restitution for the 2007 taser assault; Alex is placed on probation (Fox10 Phoenix).
27 July 2011 – Lori calls and cancels a July 30th court ordered psych eval appointment, saying that her sister in another state gave birth to a baby with medical complications and Lori was leaving town to be with her sister. Lori requested to change her appointment to Oct 4th (KSLTV).
30 July 2011 – Lori was originally scheduled for a court ordered pysch eval in relation to a custody case concerning CV’s 2 sons. She canceled this saying she was going out of town (KSLTV).
31 July 2011 – A psychologist decides to call Lori to schedule an appointment earlier after a concern that Lori is a “flight risk” was brought up in court (KSLTV).
1 Aug 2011 - Lori showed up early for her psych eval appointment (KSLTV).
5 Aug 2011 – Lori’s Ex-husband, JR, files “Petition to modify child custody, parenting time and child support” in Maricopa County, AZ Family Court (Court records).
2011 - A civil court again finds Lori in contempt and charges her with judicial interference for disobeying a child custody agreement with Joseph Ryan in regards to Tylee (Feb 2020 bond reduction hearing).
13 Aug 2011 – A process server serves Lori with the Aug 5th petition through serving her husband CV. The document ordered Lori to undergo a psychological evaluation after she told social workers “death would be an option before giving Tylee to her father, Mr. Joseph Ryan, even for a visit.” The document goes on to say “These are real and serious concerns,” (KSLTV).
23 Sept 2011 – Chad claims that Tammy’s deceased grandmother, LC, visited him and told him Tammy needed to stop playing the computer game “Frontierville” and get back to working on genealogy and temple work; Chad typed up the message and gave it to Tammy and her parents to read that day; Sept 23 was LC’s birthday so they took this as a sign she had spoken to him; Chad says in a 2015 blog post that every Sept 23rd he waits for another visit, but so far LC’s been quiet (Chad’s Blog).
25 May 2012 - Joshua Jaxson “JJ” Vallow is born in Louisiana. He weighs 2lb 14 oz at birth. JJ would later be diagnosed with special needs- Autism and ADHD, and prescribed medication. JJ’s grandparents, KW & LW cared for him for 9 or 10 months prior to allowing KW’s brother, CV and his wife, Lori, to adopt him (Rexburg Standard Journal, East Idaho News).
5 June 2012 - Lori’s Ex-husband, JR, files more petitions against Lori to modify child custody and child support arrangements for Tylee in Maricopa County, AZ. The court battle goes on until 2014 when it appears that JR won his case as the document reads: “Stipulation To Credit (Offset) Petitioner/Father's Child Support Obligations for Seven (7) Months Commencing June 1, 2014” (Court records).
11 Apr 2013 – Baby JJ takes his first steps at 13 months old (East Idaho News).
Approx 2013 – CV and Lori begin the legal process to adopt JJ.
2014 – Chad first meets Julie R; Chad helped publish her book about a near-death experience she had in 2004. She became close friends with the Daybells and there was a 3 year period of time where Julie would visit Chad & Tammy in their Rexburg home at least once a month (Fox13 Salt Lake City).
April 15, 2014 – Tylee answers questions on Askfm. https://******/tyleearyan
May 2014 – Tylee Joins Twitter. Tylee Ryan (@tyleearyan) | Twitter
1 June 2014 – JR wins a custody petition against Lori involving adjustment of child support and parenting time with Tylee. Docs read: “Stipulation To Credit (Offset) Petitioner/Father's Child Support Obligations for Seven (7) Months Commencing June 1, 2014” (Court records).
25 July 2014: CV and Lori finalize the adoption of JJ (KW; Post Register); The final decree of adoption from the 14th Judicial District Court Parish of Calcasieu, Louisiana establishes Lori and Charles as JJ’s legal parents (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc).
August 2014 – Chad’s mom rents a large cabin in Island Park, Idaho for an extended family vacation trip. On this Idaho trip Chad hears a voice say “You’ll live here soon.” (Chad's Blog 14- Following the path to . . .Idaho? | cdaybell.com ).
End of 2014/Beginning of 2015 -Lori and Charles Vallow move to Hawaii with JJ and Tylee to start a juice bar called "Juice Island". This business was reportedly a failure and they would eventually move back to AZ (Note: Date based on business filing dates and social media posts; story about the juice bar was from insider posts on WS and confirmed by business filings).
8 Dec 2014 – Lori and Charles Vallow register a business called “Juice Island Hawaii LLC” in Princeville, HI.
Approx 2015: Lori becomes “obsessed with Chad’s books,” especially his “Standing in Holy Places” series. A friend of Lori's says: “Those books she got really obsessed with and started buying me those books too. She must have gotten close to him from his book.” (Fox 5; Post Register). In one of those books a character named Tad is upset at his wife Emma for following prophesies signaling the end of the world. Tad says, “I’m not the one tearing our family apart. You’re the one who is selfishly taking my children away!’” Also in the series the fictional Tad “is running from law enforcement and describes how difficult it is to sleep.” (Adam Herbets, Fox13 SLC).
12 Jan 2015 - Lori and Charles Vallow register a business called “JUICE ISLAND - PRINCEVILLE LLC” in Princeville, HI.
Feb 2015 - Chad has a vision of walking a path and hearing a voice say, “Moving to Rexburg will be a tremendous blessing to your children and your grandchildren.” A few weeks after that Chad was eating dinner with his family and said “When we move to Rexburg . . .” He had not brought it up before and “Tammy wasn’t thrilled” but soon Tammy agreed and was looking at real estate in Rexburg (Chad's blog 14- Following the path to . . .Idaho? | cdaybell.com ).
June 2015 – Chad and Tammy Daybell buy a house and move to Rexburg, Idaho. Tammy worked as assistant librarian at Madison Middle School. She later became the librarian at Central Elementary School in Sugar City, Idaho (Chad's blog).
25 June 2015 – Tylee Tweets a photo with a friend captioned: “4 more days until Hawaii with this chick”.
11 July 2015 – Tylee Tweets a photo with a friend doing Charlie’s Angel poses, captioned: “Partner’s in Crime”.
27 July 2015 – Tylee Tweets a photo with a friend captioned “gonna miss this girl”.
4 Aug 2015 – Lori and Charles Vallow register a business entity called “JUICE ISLAND - LIHUE LLC” in Princeville, HI.
2016 – Chad works as “sales executive at Falls Printing” (according to his LinkedIn & Daily Mail).
Approx 2016 or 2017 – Lori and Chad may have met for the first time as early as 2016 or 2017. Lori’s friend says in a Dec 2019 interview that Lori first became “obsessed” with Chad’s books about 4 years ago. JJ’s grandmother, KW says in a 30 Jan 2020 presser that she believes Lori & Chad may have met in 2016 or 2017. (Friend interview, Fox7 Austin, & KW’s Presser video).
2 January 2016 – Tylee joins Poshmark in Jan 2016 but there is no visible activity after Jan 2.
Tylee Ryan's Closet (@tyleearyan) | Poshmark
1 Feb 2016 – Lori posts a photo to Instagram from Anini Beach, Kalihiwai, HI.
@lolo4kauai on Instagram: “Just a morning stroll in paradise”
2 Mar 2016 – Tylee creates a project on Prezi about Abraham Lincoln: Baltimore Sun
12 Mar 2016 – Tylee retweets a post that says “someone help me i cant stop being hungry”. This is her last activity on Twitter. Tylee Ryan (@tyleearyan) | Twitter
2 Jun 2016 – Alex is featured on a youtube video doing Looney Tunes impressions for a radio show producer, KD (Fox 10 Phoenix).
18 June 2016 – Tylee posts a beach photo taken in Kakaha, Hawaii to her photography Instagram. @tylee.photography on Instagram: “Black sand beaches”
8 July 2016 – Tylee posts a photo to her photography Instagram with the caption “Hanalei dayss”. @tylee.photography on Instagram: “Hanalei dayss”
19 July 2016 – Tylee creates an account on fanfiction.net with the username “typicaltylee” typicaltylee | FanFiction
20 July 2016 - Lori gets a traffic ticket for using her phone while driving in Kauai, HI. (Court records).
24 Sept 2016 – Tylee’s 14th birthday. Lori wishes Tylee happy birthday on her Instagram. @lolo4kauai on Instagram: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little girl who is all grown up!! your mommy loves u so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”
28 September 2016 – Lori dissolves one of the 3 Hawaii business entities (Juice Island - Lihue LLC). The other Juice Island LLC’s are listed as “delinquent” for 2016, 2017 and 2018 due to no filings and the state administratively dissolved the entities in 2018.
Dec 2016 – Tylee is listed on the Honor Role as a Freshman at Kapaa High School in Hawaii. http://kapaahighschool.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/PCNC-Connection-Dec-2016.pdf
Late 2016/Early 2017 - Lori and the children move from HI to AZ (Date based on business filings and Tylee's school enrollment in HI).
7 Mar 2017 – Chad writes on his blog that he is close to finished writing a book called “Reclaiming Liberty,” but he will not be releasing it until there is “a major earthquake in the western United States”. He also announces that he will release a short autobiography about his two near-death experiences. Update on Reclaiming Liberty | cdaybell.com
16 Mar 2017 – Tylee creates a project on Prezi about Linear Functions: #1:
29 Mar 2017 – Tylee creates a Roblox account under username “Typicaltylee”. Profile - Roblox
19 May 2017 – Chad announces on his blog the release of his autobiography “Living on the Edge of Heaven” discussing his two near-death experiences and his interactions with deceased relatives. At the beginning of the book is a dedication to his wife Tammy: “My one and only.” Chad writes in the book he has had visions of himself as an older man “helping build New Jerusalem,” and “I appear to be in better shape in the future than I am now, probably due to the lack of fast food in Zion.” (Chad’s blog, Fox13 SLC Special Report w/Adam Herbets)
June 2017 – Family members say Lori and Chad first met sometime around June 2017 (Daily Mail).
Summer of 2017 – Chad meets author and podcaster, Melanie Gibb (MG), for the first time after he speaks at a campout in Northern Utah. MG invites him to speak in her hometown of Mesa, Arizona (Chad's Forward for MG's book).
24 Sept 2017 – Tylee’s 15th birthday. Lori posts a “happy birthday” message to her on Instagram that mentions Perry High School in Gilbert, AZ. @lolo4kauai on Instagram: “My Beautiful daughter turned 15 today ! Happy birthday Ty Ty !! I love you so much!!! JJ says "hi Tylee Ryan Perry High School " ”
Dec 2017 – Lori and Chad made their first appearance together on a podcast (Daily Mail)
See PART II (Update 7) for more...
Detailed Case Timeline Part II (Update 7)
MISSING: Joshua Jaxon “JJ” Vallow & Tylee Ashlyn Ryan
POI’s: Lori Norene (Cox) Vallow & Chad Guy Daybell
Dec 2017 to early 2018 – Charles Vallow talks to dog trainer, NM, about getting JJ a service dog. NM recommends a Goldendoodle breed commonly trained for children on the autism spectrum and NM trains the dog for JJ. JJ named his dog Bailey after NM’s own dog with the same name. Bailey helps JJ sleep through the night. "Sometimes kids with autism will wander off, they will get distracted. Bailey was there to keep him on task and alert the parents if he was wandering off…He would get up in the middle of the night and they had to have all the doors locked and everything secured so he wouldn’t wander off into the neighborhood," said NM. "When we got to that point in the lesson, the Vallows said that was one of the first nights JJ stayed in his bed and slept through the night, because he had Bailey in bed there with him," said NM. (Fox10 Phoenix, ABC15).
Jan 2018 – Lori’s son Colby gets married in the backyard of Lori and Charles’ home in San Tan Valley, AZ. Tylee arrives late for the wedding after the photos were already taken. CR says life at this time was “totally normal” and everyone was happy. CR lived with Lori and CV until he was married and then he moved out to start his own family with his wife. CR says while Lori & CV had arguments like any married couple it was a normal, good relationship at this time (CR interview w/Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
2018 – Tylee and her brother Colby begin a “mentoring” type relationship through texting each other. The siblings don’t talk on the phone much other than an occasional facetime but CR says he makes an effort to text Tylee frequently and ask her how she is doing (CR interview w/Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
Late March 2018 - Joseph Anthony Ryan, Jr. -- 3rd ex-husband of Lori, and father of Tylee dies in his apartment in Maricopa County, AZ. His body is not found until a neighbor’s dog detects a strange smell and the neighbor calls police (KTVB7, KSL-TV).
3 Apr 2018 - Joseph Anthony Ryan, Jr. -- 3rd ex-husband of Lori, and father of Tylee, is found deceased in his AZ home. The ME’s report reveals that a neighbor asked for a welfare check on JR when he hadn’t seen JR for approx 1 week. Police used a key from the landlord to enter JR’s locked apartment and found him dead in bed. The coroner’s report says that samples of the liver and thigh muscles were taken to be “held” for toxicology, but the death was not considered suspicious; it is unclear if toxicology was ever run. The death was ruled a heart attack and JR was cremated, meaning no 2nd autopsy can be done (Maricopa Co ME Report, Fox13 Phoenix). After JR’s death Lori applies for and receives SS survivor benefits for Tylee, or so she told her sister-in-law, KW (KW’s 30 Jan 2020 Presser).
Early Apr 2018 – Lori is notified of the death of her ex-husband, JR, but she doesn’t tell JR’s family about it (KSLTV).
May 2018 – About 5 weeks after JR’s body was found, JR’s sister, Annie, finds out about JR’s death from her other brother. No one had claimed JR’s body, so officials found ran a background check and called her brother. “That really took me back, I thought ‘you knew and didn’t tell me?” Annie said. (KSLTV)
May 2018 – Lori asks JR’s sister Annie (Tylee’s aunt) to visit AZ to support Tylee. “I decided to put my personal feelings aside about not being told about Joe’s death and I flew out there, hoping to connect with Tylee,” Annie said. When Annie arrived in AZ, Lori discouraged Tylee from mourning her father’s death. “When I got there, it was as if, nothing had happened,” Annie said. “People were hardly talking about Joe and when Lori did, the tenor was — she would actually say, ‘the world is a better place without Joe Ryan.’” Annie also noticed, “There was also a lot of tension between Tylee and Lori” (KSLTV).
24 May 2018 –After visiting Lori and Tylee, JR’s sister Annie texts her daughter: “It was absolutely exhausting. I dealt with so many lies, even with little things. I think [Lori’s] unhinged and untethered from truth” and “Lolo was crazy. I saw a dark side of her when I was there that makes me question some of her claims” and “I regret going down there. She may be a sociopath.” And “Way More. That’s what makes me feel Lori was a sociopath. To her, this was all a game. She had no empathy for the suffering anyone else was experiencing, including Tylee” (KSLTV).
After May 2018 – Tylee’s aunt Annie was so shaken that she decided to cut ties with Lori. “I just left exhausted from the constant campaigning [against Joseph Ryan] and Lolo’s out-of-control ego. But I feel trapped. I connected with Tylee but don’t want anything to do with Lolo ever again.” Annie said in a text message to her daughter. That visit was the last time Annie ever saw Tylee (KSLTV).
June 2018 – Note: According to the Feb 14th 2020 Dateline episode June 2018 is when Lori and Charles moved back to AZ from HI, however, this date does not make sense with the events listed above, notably CR’s January 2018 Wedding at Lori and CV’s house in AZ, JJ getting his dog Bailey from an AZ trainer and Tylee’s Aunt visiting them in AZ the month after Joe Ryan died. Unsure if it is the correct month/year listed.
June 2018 – Chad finishes writing his “Times of Turmoil” book series and "felt prompted" to speak about the book in AZ in July. He contacts author Melanie Gibb and MG arranges a joint speaking event with Chad and another speaker (Chad’s blog).
3 June 2018 – Tylee creates a 2nd Roblox account under username “Tyleearyan”. Profile - Roblox
7 June 2018 – Tylee joins Wattpad; Her location is shown as Chandler, AZ. Tylee Ryan (@TyleeRyan) - Wattpad
27 June 2018 – Chad announces a book signing on his blog for his book “Reclaiming Liberty”, the last book in his “Times of Turmoil” series.
30 June 2018 – Chad holds a book signing in Sugar City, ID (Chad’s blog It’s finally here! | cdaybell.com ).
13 July 2018 – Chad speaks at an event in Mesa, AZ with another author and he has a book signing after; This event was arranged by Chad’s author friend, Melanie Gibb (Websleuths Verified Insider).
25 July 2018 – Tylee adds song “watch” by Billie Eilish to her Youtube channel. This appears to be her last activity on Youtube. tylee ryan
24 Sept 2018 – Tylee’s 16th birthday.
Sept 2018 - Chad starts speaking on a podcast called "Glimpses Through the Veil" (Podcast website & Event Flyers).
15 Sept 2018 - Chad speaks at a prepper event in Brigham City, Utah (Event Flyers).
26-27 Oct 2018 - Chad speaks at a prepper event in St George, Utah (Event Flyers).
16-17 Nov 2018 Chad speaks at a prepper event in Mesa, AZ (Event Flyers).
Late 2018 – Lori and Chad met at a “prepper event” in AZ where Chad gave a talk. (Dateline).
Nov 2018 – Brenda Dye is elected to her position as Fremont Co Coroner. She has a high school education and works as an advanced EMT at Fremont Co EMS (Post Register).
5 Dec 2018 – Lori & Chad, along with others, do a podcast together titled “Time to Warrior Up” with the topic mostly being about the end of the world (East Idaho News, HLN True Crime).
Jan 2019 – Chad is a guest interview on “Time To Warrior Up” podcast with Lori co-hosting the podcast along with hosts JM & MG (podcast website).
Jan 2019 (Approx) - Lori emails Chad a video of herself dancing; Charles found the video because Lori was not technologically savvy and did not delete the email from the “sent” folder. This lead CV to believe Lori was having an affair with Chad (According to CV’s sister KW, in Jan 30, 2020 Presser).
Late January 2019 – Abt 2 weeks before CV files for divorce, Lori takes JJ and moves out of the Chandler, AZ home she was sharing with CV. JJ’s grandmother, KW, says Lori told CV she no longer cared about him or JJ. Then Lori abandons Charles and JJ for 58 days; her whereabouts during this time are unknown and her communication with CV is limited; KW says she believes Tylee was staying with other relatives during this time. (Divorce Documents, Fox10 Phoenix, KSLTV News).
28 Jan 2019 - Enterprise Rent-A-Car emails CV to say that 2,000 points were transferred out of his rewards account; CV later realizes that Lori transferred the points. (Divorce Documents, Fox10 Phoenix).
28 & 29 Jan 2019 - Lori makes multiple transfers of money totaling $35,000 from CV’s business accounts to their personal joint account and then moves the money again from the personal account into an unknown bank account. CV asks Lori to return it all, but she ignores him; CV tries to stop the transfers, but the bank says Lori is a signatory and the payment can't be stopped (Divorce Documents, Fox10 Phoenix).
29 Jan 2019 - CV says Lori called that day and told him she is a god and a "translated being who cannot taste death sent by god to lead the 144,000 into the Millennium". The conversation between Lori and CV would later be documented in both an order of protection and divorce filings: “[Lori] believes that she is receiving spiritual revelations and visions to help her gather and prepare those chosen to live in the New Jerusalem after the Great War as prophesied in the Book of Revelations." Lori also allegedly threatened to murder CV if he stood in her way (Protection Order & Divorce docs, Fox10 Phoenix).
30 Jan 2019 – CV is on a business trip in Houston when Lori calls him. Lori kept calling CV by the name “Nick Schneider” on the phone. When CV asked who Nick was, Lori said that CV was Nick because Nick had killed CV and taken his identity. Divorce docs say that Lori again threatens to murder CV when he returned to AZ; she allegedly said she had an angel to help her dispose of CV’s body. She also said she would ruin him financially (Protection Order & Divorce documents, Fox10 Phoenix).
Late Jan 2019 - CV files a petition with Community Bridges Healthcare for a 72-hour hold and evaluation, according to the documents; the staff called Gilbert Police to bring Lori in for treatment if they make contact with her; However Lori is never taken in for the hold and the petition expires (Divorce documents, Fox10 Phoenix).
30 Jan 2019 - Lori allegedly cancels CV’s plane ticket from TX back to AZ using his computer to log in and cancel online without CV’s knowledge. CV is forced to buy a last minute $600 ticket when he arrives at the airport and finds out Lori canceled his ticket. (Divorce Documents, Fox10 Phoenix).
30 Jan 2019 – When CV finally arrives back at the Phoenix Airport, he finds that his truck, which he had parked at the airport before leaving AZ, is gone. Lori had a spare key and removed the truck before CV came back. CV attempts to contact Lori but ends up taking a taxi to Mesa and then has a friend pick him up to take him home from there. (Divorce Documents, Fox10 Phoenix).
30 Jan 2019 – When CV arrives back at his AZ home he finds Lori has changed the locks and removed “the majority of CV’s possessions”, including CV’s business computer and CV’s shoes, clothing and underwear; Lori also took JJ’s service dog’s collar, JJ’s medicine, clothing and i-pad. (Divorce Documents, Fox10 Phoenix).
30 Jan 2019 – Lori calls CV after he returns to AZ and says she is staying in a hotel with JJ. She says she doesn’t want anything to do with the children anymore; she says she will drop off JJ at school in the morning and CV can pick him up in the afternoon. Lori refuses to return CV’s truck for 3 days, so he has to pay for a rental car to go to work and JJ’s school (Divorce Documents, Fox10 Phoenix).
31 Jan 2019, Morning – Gilbert PD is notified of an involuntary hold order to pick up Lori and take her to Community Bridges for 72 hours of observation. GPD goes to CV’s house looking for Lori and talks to CV there; CV tells them Lori changed the locks and moved out (Fox10 Phoenix).
31 Jan 2019, Morning – Lori takes JJ to school. While she is walking JJ inside CV arrives and takes Lori’s purse, phone and car keys out of her car to try to prevent her from leaving before police could get there to pick her up on the involuntary hold order. CV calls GPD to notify them of Lori’s location and request they pick her up, but Lori had a spare car key and left before police arrive (Fox10 Phoenix).
31 Jan 2019 – CV finds a hotel key card for Hyatt in Lori’s purse and goes to the hotel to try to figure out where Lori is staying. GPD made contact with CV at the hotel. The LEO asked CV if he was concerned about JJ’s welfare since CV says Lori was acting unstable; CV suggested that GPD could wait at the school in case Lori came to get JJ and then they could pick her up for the involuntary hold order. GPD told CV they would not do a “sting operation” to pick Lori up. CV then told GPD he needed to go to the bank (Fox10 Phoenix).
31 Jan 2019, 12:36 PM – Lori along with Tylee and Lori’s friend go to Gilbert PD with a harassment complaint. Lori says that her husband, CV, stole her purse from her car while she walked JJ into school. Lori also accuses CV of cheating on her while on his business trips. GPD calls CV with Lori’s permission; CV says that he went to JJ’s school to help GPD serve Lori with an involuntary hold petition. CV says that he saw Lori’s purse outside the school and picked it up to keep it safe; The LEO on the phone informs CV he could be charged with theft but that Lori only wants her property back; CV replies that he wants his share of the money Lori had removed from their business account. CV asks GPD if they are going to serve Lori with the petition for involuntary hold since she is there at GPD. The GPD officer on the phone tells CV he is not aware of the petition but if CV agrees to bring the petition and Lori’s purse to GPD he will have it verified by his sergeant. CV agrees to bring the items to GPD. The GPD LEO talking to Lori finds her to be “in a normal state of mind” and ends up allowing Lori to go to the facility on her own to talk to staff, rather than have GPD escort her (Fox10 Phoenix).
Approx. Jan 2019? – Lori is staying with her brother Alex. Lori and AC are seen arguing loudly in the street outside of AC’s San Tan Valley, AZ home. A neighbor says he thought Lori and AC were married the way they were arguing. “She was screaming at him accusing him of bringing disgrace on their family”. After the fight Lori left AC’s house and was not seen there again by the neighbor (Exact date unknown, Jan 10, 2020 Daily Mail says “about a year ago”).
Late Jan/Early Feb 2019 (Approx) – Lori’s son, Colby, finds out from his cousin that something happened between Lori and Charles and that Lori had moved out of CV’s home. Lori begins to decrease her communication with her married son at this time and CR was not aware of everything that was happening nor does he know exactly where Lori and Tylee were living for the days she left CV (CR interview w/Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
1 Feb 2019, 6:45 AM – Gilbert PD follows up with Community Bridges and is told that Lori checked herself in there but she was discharged only a few hours later (Fox10 Phoenix).
Feb 2019 – Chad writes the forward for author MG’s new book “Feel the Fire.” (MG's book website).
Feb 2019 – Chad allegedly tells author/friend Julie R that he and Tammy are “tight on money and he was doing his best to keep his marriage together” (KTVB7).
Feb 2019 – Lori’s first grandchild is born to Colby (CR) & his wife. Lori came to the hospital to see the baby. CV did not come to see the baby. CR says as a new parent he was just trying to figure out things for himself at this time in his life while all this drama was going on with Lori and CV. Lori lead CR to believe that CV had cheated on her and that was the reason she left him; that made CR angry at CV; Prior to this CV had been excited for the arrival of CR’s new baby, referring to the child as his granddaughter; CV attempted to text Lori’s family members to tell them he was innocent of cheating but CR wasn’t ready to talk to him; CR cut off communication with CV and Feb 2019 is the last time he and CV talked (CR interview w/Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
Early Feb 2019 – Lori calls her friend from Kauai, April R (AR), and says she has just landed in Kauai with Tylee; Lori says she was leaving CV and asked if she could stay with AR. At first AR thought this was a fight that would blowover but she noticed Lori was very different, she was disorganized and “manic” (Dateline).
Approx Feb 2019 – While in Kauai, Lori tell her friend AR that CV has been having an affair and he had turned mean and violent; AR says that does not sound like the CV she knew; it seemed like Lori was villainizing CV. Lori told AR how she had sabotaged CV by canceling his flight home to AZ and taking his truck from the airport, etc. (Dateline)
Approx Feb 2019 - Lori also tells AR about Chad Daybell’s books and the podcasts she had been doing with a new religious group; Lori tells AR about a friend from the group named Zulema (ZP). Lori says ZP has “the power to control the elements”. AR says that Lori seemed “really enamored” with ZP but the things Lori told AR about ZP’s “powers”, AR called “laughable”. Lori says she believes AR is one of the 144,000 chosen ones and Lori is there in Kauai to “gather” her. AR said she did not believe herself to be one of those people (Dateline).
Approx Feb 2019 - Tylee spends most of her time in Kauai sleeping and seems depressed, while Lori talks constantly about death; Lori told AR that CV was already dead and had a demon living inside of him but later Lori changed her story to say she expected to get a call any day saying CV was dead (Dateline).
Feb 2019 – CV is taking care of JJ but Lori refuses to return JJ’s medicine, clothing, i-pad and the service dog’s special collar. Lori also never contacts CV to ask about JJ’s wellbeing nor does she request parenting time. CV says this causes JJ emotional stress as his autism makes it difficult for him to understand the situation. JJ needs his medicine, his usual clothing, his i-pad with special apps on it that calm him down, and the dog’s collar so the dog can go wherever JJ goes (Divorce Documents, Fox10 Phoenix).
4 Feb 2019 – Fearing for his life, CV files an Order of Protection against Lori and told his attorneys, “I want to make sure that everyone knows that if something happens to me, Lori & Alex did it.” The order also requests protection for JJ and says Lori is a danger to him. The order says Lori is not to possess firearms and must participate in counseling. The order further says Lori is to stay away from CV’s Gilbert home, CV’s Gilbert workplace & JJ’s school, Lauren’s Institute for Education in Gilbert, AZ even if CV is not present at any of those locations (Protection Order, Fox 10 Phoenix).
5 Feb 2019 – JJ is absent from LIFE Academy (KTVB7).
5 Feb 2019 – CV receives an email from an employee about commission money owed to the employee; The employee threatens legal action if he doesn’t get paid soon. Because Lori refused to return the money, CV was short on payroll and could not pay some CA contractors what they were owed (Divorce documents, Fox10 Phoenix, Post Register).
6 Feb 2019 - “On or about Feb. 6, 2019, Charles realized that Lori had transferred 2,000 Rent-A-Car points out of their joint account,” That same day CV found out Lori had called JJ’s school to ask if he was in class. “(Charles) is worried that (Lori) may be planning to use the rental car points to leave the state and potentially take J.J. with her” (Divorce Documents, Post Register).
8 Feb 2019 – CV begins initial process of filing for divorce against Lori. However, in March CV drops the divorce and they remained legally married (Maricopa Court records).
11 Feb 2019 – The Sheriff of Orange County, CA contacts CV and discusses filing theft charges against Lori for taking the business money. (Divorce Documents, Fox10 Phoenix).
11 Feb 2019 – JJ’s father, CV, visits LIFE Academy and claims Lori had "gone crazy" and was hearing religious voices. CV told the school Lori had disappeared and no one knew where she was and he had a protection order against Lori. CV says he is pulling JJ out of school and taking him out of state until he was safe (KTVB7).
14 Feb 2019 – Valentine's Day - CV signs divorce paperwork that outlines in detail all that Lori has done and said the last few months; CV says he wants sole custody of his adopted son, JJ and he also wants the property and money Lori took returned. The documents make disturbing allegations concerning Lori's mental stability (Fox10 Phoenix).
15 Feb 2019 – CV, thru an attorney, electronically files divorce documents the day after he signed them. The docs say that Lori threatened CV, telling him she was a god preparing for Christ's second coming, which she believes will happen in July 2020; (Fox10 Phoenix).
15 Feb 2019 - CV’ lawyers file a second document asking for temporary custody of JJ, exclusive use of the house and vehicle, return of the stolen money and return of his and JJ’s personal items. However, no one could find Lori to serve her with divorce papers (Post Register).
Feb 2019 - CV learned Lori was going to Boise with a friend for a talk or conference; CV and his lawyers made attempts to serve Lori divorce papers and order of protection papers at the airport, a hotel, and a public event. All attempts to find Lori were unsuccessful (Fox 10 Phoenix; Post Register).
15-16 Feb 2019 – Chad attends a 2-day event in Boise and Middleton, ID. Chad Speaks at the event on Feb 16. The organizers of the event say this is the last time Chad spoke at one of their events (Event Flyer, PAP Media Statement).
Feb 2019 – CV hears that Lori is living with her brother Alex in San Tan Valley, AZ. CV then attempts to serve Lori with papers at AC’s house but that too was unsuccessful, despite the fact that both Lori & AC’s cars were in the driveway at AC’s home (Post Register).
Feb 2019 - Lori and Tylee checked into a Kauai resort after CV filed for divorce. They stayed for around a month, according to resort workers, and then returned to the mainland (EastIdahoNews).
End of Feb 2019 – CV brings JJ back to LIFE Academy but Lori is still MIA (KTVB7).
21 Feb 2019 – Officials at JJ’s school, Lauren’s Institute for Education (LIFE Academy), make a report to CPS because Lori had still not been located. (Fox10 Phoenix).
Late Feb 2019 – In the midst of filing for divorce from Lori, CV talks to his sister, KW, about his life insurance. “Charles and I had a conversation. He had a $1 million dollar policy with Lori as the beneficiary and he told me he wanted me to be the sole recipient…I told him to leave it to his boys but he was worried about what Lori was going to do,” KW says (East Idaho News, Fox10 Phoenix)
1 Mar 2019 - CV files to dismiss divorce proceedings against Lori (Post register).
6 Mar 2019 – The court approves dismissal of CV’s divorce proceedings against Lori and they remain legally married but separated (Maricopa Co Court records, Post register).
7 Mar 2019 – Charles formally withdraws JJ from school at LIFE Academy in Gilbert and moves to Houston. CV's older son helped CV and JJ move from Arizona to Texas, after Lori had changed. "Lori had basically just disappeared, and he had no idea where she went for I think two-ish months, and so eventually he was like ‘alright, I have to move away for JJ’s sake, for JJ’s safety’ and so he decided to move to Houston,” said the son. Eventually, JJ would reunite with Lori and Tylee in Chandler, AZ (Fox10 Phoenix).
Approx. Late March? About 2 months after Lori went to Kauai in early Feb 2019, she returns to the mainland US; Lori’s friend AR heard that Lori was back with Charles and assumed whatever crisis Lori had been having had passed (Dateline).
Apr 2019 (Approx) – By this time Lori has stopped communicating on a regular basis with her son Colby. Prior to her moving out of CV’s home in Jan 2019 Lori and CR would text or call every couple days but communication gradually decreased until about Apr when CR says their communication had become more of a “check in” once a month or every few weeks rather than a constant back-and-forth relationship. (CR interview w/Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
May 2019 – Chad travels to West Jordan, UT to meet actress Valentina and filmmaker Devin K Hansen about making his book "Chasing Paradise" into a movie (Fox13 Salt Lake City).
25 May 2019 – JJ celebrates his 7th birthday. Video shows him blowing out a candle shaped like a 7 on a chocolate birthday cake. (HLN Video)
31 May 2019 – Chad is scheduled to speak at a conference, but he canceled his appearance in advance of the event due to a “Family Emergency” (Event adverts note the change).
June 2019 – Lori’s niece, Melani, tells BB, her husband of 11 years, she wants a divorce. BB says he believes it was due to Melani's new religious beliefs after following her aunt and Chad into what he calls a “cult.” (Post Register).
13 June 2019 – Lori uses Venmo to send her oldest son CR money with the note “Medicine” and a heart. This is the last time Lori used Venmo to send money. Lori Vallow
22 June 2019 – Lori is on a podcast with MG, JM and Thor titled: 23 Time to Warrior Up ~ What Most Women Really Want!
Late June 2019 – Charles returns to AZ to try to make his relationship with Lori work; They re-enroll JJ in LIFE Academy in Gilbert, AZ; Lori enrolls JJ in LIFE’s summer program (Fox10 Phoenix, KTVB7).
Abt 20 June 2019 – CV and Lori rent a new rental house together from a landlord/friend, JP, in Chandler, AZ. This is the house where CV would later be fatally shot (East Idaho News, Fox10 Phoenix).
2 July 2019 – Lori does a podcast with MG and Kelli titled: 24 Time to Warrior Up~Redeeming Our Entrance into His Presence.
8 July 2019 – BB files a divorce/child custody case against Melani (Lori’s niece) in Maricopa Co, AZ; doc reads: “Affidavit Regarding Minor Children” (Court records).
10 July 2019 - CV texts Lori to say he would be there at 7:30 am to pick up JJ on Wed and take him to school and he also wants to take JJ to school Thurs & Fri. Lori tells CV he can take JJ to school but he cannot stay in house; She says she will book him a hotel room nearby (Chandler PD interview docs, Fox10 Phoenix).
10 July 2019, 7:49 PM - CV texts his landlord, JP saying he wants to find a new place to live because things are not working out with Lori. They plan to meet to talk about it the next morning (East Idaho News).
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Detailed Case Timeline Part III (Update 7)
MISSING: Joshua Jaxon “JJ” Vallow & Tylee Ashlyn Ryan
POI’s: Lori Norene (Cox) Vallow & Chad Guy Daybell
A Timeline of July 11th 2019, the day Charles Vallow was Shot to Death
Summary: On the morning of 11 July 2019, Charles Vallow was fatally shot twice in the chest at his rental home in 5500 block of S. Four Peaks Place, Chandler, AZ, allegedly by Lori's brother Alex Cox during a family argument. Lori was living in the house with Tylee and JJ but separated from CV at the time. CV came to the house to pick up JJ. Lori, Tylee and JJ were all at the house when the shooting occurred. AC claims he was hit in the head with a baseball bat during the incident. AC called 911 and performed CPR on CV until Chandler PD & emergency crews arrived. Police initially ruled the death self-defense and no charges were filed; However, Chandler PD have since said the investigation remains open due to the missing children case (Fox10 Phoenix, Daily Mail).
Abt 6:30/7:00 am – Lori’s brother, Alex, says he wakes up after spending the night in Lori’s Chandler, AZ rental home (curbside bodycam interview w/Alex).
Morning – Lori’s husband, CV, wakes up at a hotel where he has been staying for a few weeks while Lori and the kids live in the rental house. At some point he tells a hotel employee to expect him and his son JJ back for breakfast that morning. It is unclear what time CV left the hotel to go pick up JJ (Fox10 Phoenix).
7:30 am - Lori says she had JJ’s backpack ready for school and she looked at the clock to note the time (Lori’s CPD interview).
Abt 7:35-7:40 am – Lori claims CV arrives at about 7:35ish to 7:40 and is running late, which was unusual for him; he is usually punctual. She tells him to “go now” and get breakfast for JJ from Burger King. Lori claims CV takes JJ to the car but had left his phone on the kitchen counter and comes back in for it. Lori picks up CV’s phone and refuses to give it back to him. Lori says she was trying to see texts he had on his phone and asking him about his texts to her other brother Adam. Lori says she wouldn’t give CV back his phone and he was screaming at her to give him back his phone. Lori said she was “just holding it there” and he was screaming at her. Lori said she was “kind of walking around the house so he couldn’t get it” and “he was kind of reaching for it”. (Lori’s CPD interview).
11 July 2019, 7:50 am -Tylee says she wakes up hearing yelling in the hallway outside her bedroom door and grabs a bat she keeps next to her bed. Tylee comes out of her room and sticks out the bat. CV grabs the bat to pull it out of Tylee’s hands, Tylee lets go of the bat and falls to the floor. AC grabs CV from behind, they both fall to the floor and somehow CV hits AC on the back of the head with the bat. Tylee is sent out to the car to stay with JJ at some point after her fall to the floor. Lori says she doesn’t know when AC went to get his gun or if he already had it on him during the fight. (Lori & Tylee CPD interviews).
11 July 2019, Approx 7:5X? - 8:XX? am - Lori says she heard a gunshot and walked from the kitchen to the living room to find Charles' body. Then she checks on the kids in the car. She almost went back inside before ultimately driving off. This conflicts with Alex’s account given in his curbside interview that Lori and the kids left before he shot Charles (Fox10 Phoenix).
11 July 2019, Approx 7:5X? - 8:XX? am - Tylee says she is outside in the car making sure JJ does not go back inside when she hears a loud noise; Tylee did not know what the noise was at first-- at the time she heard it she thought it was the sound of someone hitting the metal bat on the floor really hard. By the time of her police interview, however, Tylee says she found out what the sound actually was. After the gunshot Lori immediately comes outside. After coming out Lori sent Tylee back inside through the garage to get Lori’s purse out of the master bedroom closet. Tylee says she didn’t see anything when she went back inside. While no timeframe is given for how long the fight lasted, Lori says several times in her interview that this whole thing happened quickly (Lori & Tylee CPD interviews).
11 July 2019, Approx. 8:XX? - Lori Drives away in CV’s rental car with JJ and Tylee to take JJ to school. It takes about 15 minutes to drive to JJ’s school. No time frame is given for when Lori drove away but Lori says the fight happened quickly and that she was only in the car for “a minute” wondering what to do before deciding to drive JJ to school and get him and Taway from the scene (Tylee & Lori’s CPD Interview).
Abt 8:20 am – The time JJ’s school gates open (Lori’s CPD Interview).
Abt 8:32 or 8:35 am – The time that AC says he shot CV according to his “er, couple of minutes” statement at the beginning of the 911 call. He says later that the shooting happened about 5 minutes before he called 911.
8:37 am - Alex makes a 6 min call to 911: "I got in a fight with my brother-in-law. and I shot him in self-defense," AC says. An EMT instructs AC over the phone on how to perform CPR on CV; AC answers questions about what happened and says his is doing the chest compressions while talking. AC says his gun, a .45 caliber pistol, is in a bedroom and no one else is in the house. AC at first says the shooting happened “a couple minutes ago” then later in the call he says it happened “5 minutes before I called”. AC says CV “came at me with a bat” and “I’ve never seen him that enraged before”; AC says CV lives in Houston; AC is not sure where Lori went but he thinks she has taken JJ to school. 911 operator asks Alex to walk outside with his hands up; AC complies with the cellphone cradled in his shoulder (911 call, Fox10 Phoenix, NBC12 News).
Abt 8:43 am – Body cam video shows police entering the house after Charles was shot and after Alex exits. We see CV’s blurred body on the living room floor laying parallel to a large wall mirror. CV is face up with his arms spaced out evenly at his sides and his feet towards the kitchen; his head is in the direction of the front door. The bat is on the floor near the wall, it is located to the right and above CV’s body, not in his hand. Police clear the rest of the home and note that the gun is on the floor in a bedroom. The bedroom is pink with black and white stripes. Alex claims in his curbside interview this was the bedroom he was staying in the night before; AC says he took the gun back there after shooting CV and cleaned up his head before calling 911. Police cannot find any identification on CV’s body and they look around the house trying to find his wallet (bodycam video, Fox10 Phoenix, AZ Republic).
Abt 8:43 am – Body cam videos show curbside interview with Alex at the scene of the house where CV was shot to death. "What happened today? How did it get to this?" the LEO asks AC. "I don't know. He was enraged," AC replies. AC says “He was accusing me…” but he doesn’t finish that thought as a loud Fire Engine pulls up. LEO tells AC to move away from the loud truck then asks AC “What was he accusing you of?” AC replies “I don’t know. He was just yelling at me.” AC says that Lori, JJ & Tylee left the house shortly before the shooting occurred. Then AC says, "It was over my sister. He was getting physical with her, so my niece came out with her bat and he took the bat away…" but the LEO interrupts and asks "Wait a minute. I thought you said your niece left?" AC replies "She did. this was before," AC says he grabbed Charles from behind, and they fell to the ground. When AC gets back up, he explains how he gets hit in the back of his head. "I turned around and he hit me in the back of the head with the bat, so I went to my room and got my gun, 'cause I always carry it," AC says. AC claims he warned Charles to drop the bat before shooting him twice in the chest. We also learn that AC doesn’t live at the house, he is just visiting Lori and stayed the night before; AC drives a truck as a long haul trucker but he is on vacation; AC says he was planning to “do something fun” that day (body cam video, Fox10 Phoenix, AZ Republic).
Abt 8:48 am – Body cam video shows Lori & Tylee returning to the house where CV was shot; they park across the street from the house and approach the LEO talking to Alex; LEO tells Lori and Tylee to wait by the car across the street. After a while LEO talks to them curbside to get their names, phone numbers and ID; Lori says CV lives in Houston, they are separated and that she moved into the house about 3 weeks before; Tylee says she is 16, her driver’s license is inside the house; Tylee says she once drove to Arizona from Texas all by herself (Fox10 Phoenix).
Morning – Alex, Lori & Tylee are all taken to the Chandler PD station for more interviews. Alex is taken in a separate vehicle and all 3 are interviewed in separate rooms.
Approx 9:16 am – Alex is placed in the back of a police car to be transported to the station. Bodycam video records some of the conversation on the way there. LEO pats AC down, takes all the items out of his pockets and puts in a clear plastic bag, then gives him a bottle of water to drink. AC is placed in the back of the car without any handcuffs. LEO turns on the air-conditioning and tells AC how to adjust his own vent in the back. They make small talk about the weather and how hot it is in AZ as LEO drives. AC asks LEO about his vest and how hot it is to wear. AC asks if Chandler is more dangerous or Fallujah and LEO replies he wouldn’t know, he has never been to Fallujah. LEO asks AC why he has a rental car & AC says it’s not his rental, AC says he drives the F-150 truck in the driveway. LEO says he didn’t realize that and radios back to the other LEOs still at the house to make sure they know the rental car Lori drove away in belongs to CV and the truck belongs to AC. LEO asks AC about the truck he drives for work; It’s a 10 speed automatic, it struggles to go up hills; AC picks up hazardous waste in Arizona and takes it to Arkansas for his job (CPD bodycam, Gray Hughes video).
Approx 9:34 am – Alex and LEO driving him arrive at the station parking garage. LEO escorts AC into the office, still no handcuffs and asks him to stand by a desk for a minute while LEO looks around for an empty room. LEO asks if AC needs to use the bathroom. LEO asks AC to put his things down on a conference table in a room with several chairs and directs AC which chair to sit in. LEO examines the back of AC’s head with a flashlight and asks him how his head feels. AC says “a little sore, but not bad.” LEO asks AC if he is having any headaches and AC says “a little bit.” LEO asks AC if he feels nausea and AC says “a little but not bad.” LEO asks if he wants to have a dr look at his head and AC says, “no, it’s more adrenaline than anything.” LEO asks for medical history; AC says he is slightly overweight and his blood pressure was a little high his last physical, but he’s not on any medication and doesn’t have any medical conditions (CPD bodycam, Gray Hughes video).
Approx 9:43 am – Lori is interviewed at CPD, after she uses the restroom. The LEO interviewing her asks Lori to confirm she lives at the house where the shooting occurred and for some background. Lori repeats that she moved in about 3 weeks ago; they were previously in Houston. CV and her are separated but he rented the house for her in AZ so she could be near her family. CV was always “all about” JJ but never about Tylee. Lori explains that JJ is CV’s great-nephew and JJ had been “a drug baby”. They adopted JJ. CV travels all the time for work.
Lori says CV visited once since they moved from Houston and brought her some things but he hadn’t been back and had sent her “all these threats”. Lori mentions “It was on her phone all the time”. LEO asks about the threats and Lori says the LEO would have to see them, CV was always mad at her; CV didn’t want a divorce, but she didn’t like him and didn’t want to deal with him. They have been married 14 years. Lori says CV has always been “horrible to her” while pointing to the room where Tylee was waiting; Lori says CV was always getting into huge fights with Tylee “and it was a lot of things.”
Lori said CV told her “all of a sudden” that he was coming Wed night and he wanted to see JJ. Lori says she told CV she would never keep JJ from him and he could come take him to school anytime he wanted. LEO asks for clarification on when they moved, when they separated and why CV was buying Lori a house in the area. Lori corrected LEO and says CV promised to rent her a house. Lori says that they lived in AZ for a long time, all her family was there, but CV “ripped their son out of school and said they were moving to Houston”; Lori advised she didn’t want to go to Houston and she didn’t go with them at first; She let CV take JJ to Houston and she didn’t file anything. CV filed something and told her she was only going to get supervised visits with JJ because she was crazy. Lori says she “just didn’t talk to him for like 30 days and let him take care of their son, to let her husband see what she has been doing for the last 7 years.” Lori says she has other kids and grandkids too. Lori says “she knew he would be begging her to pick him up, which she stated he did.”
Lori says that eventually CV asked her to come back and that she did move to Houston “for the family”. She and Tylee “left everything to go to Houston.” Lori then talked about problems getting services for JJ and how CV “didn’t do anything”.
Lori indicated CV hadn’t been here in a couple weeks and he had been “nasty” when he was here. CV contacted her and said he was coming Wednesday night and he was going to pick JJ up and take him to school Thursday and then pick him up Thursday and take him Friday. Lori seemed fine with that but told CV he couldn’t stay at the house because he couldn’t get along with Tylee. Lori says CV gets into huge fights with Tylee and Tylee hates CV.
Lori told CV he couldn’t stay at the house and she would get him a hotel; he stays in hotels all the time when he travels, his business pays for it. Lori say CV’s job gives him freedom so he doesn’t have to stay home every day and take care of a special needs child. Lori indicated she does that. Lori says she was a single mom before she married CV; "she has 2 kids and he had 2 kids and they got married and tried to make a family”.
Lori stated that JJ goes to school all day and she talked about how she is just getting his services back. Lori talked about how JJ has been a nightmare because CV ripped JJ out of his routine. Lori described how JJ freaks out when he finds out dad is coming because he associates when dad took him to Houston so Lori didn’t tell JJ that he was coming. CV didn’t bother her last night which she was kind of surprised about because she was expecting “kind of an ambush” that he would just come over and be “just mean”. Lori was expecting CV to say it was his house and he was on the lease so he could stay there; “Lori said that is his macho kind of attitude.”
Lori says CV came over this morning and she was getting JJ ready; LEO asks if CV came [into town] last night and Lori says yes but she didn’t hear from him except that he texted her to say he would be there at 7:30 to pick up JJ.
Lori says CV came over in the morning and he was banging on the door. Lori said “here we go” so she was just trying to be nice and had JJ’s stuff ready for school. Lori stated he had said he would be there at 7:30 but it was more like 7:40, 7:35ish but she wasn’t sure. Lori remembers looking at the clock at 7:30 and indicated he is usually very punctual. Lori says JJ acknowledged his dad and then ran to Lori and said CV wasn’t taking him to school; Lori says she was trying to make things calm and told JJ it was ok that daddy drive him to school. Lori says CV was being real “Smirky” and “Jerky” to her but she was ignoring.
LEO asked if her brother AC lived there with them. Lori said her brother had stayed there last night because Lori was worried CV would come over and “cause trouble with” her. Lori said she just wanted someone else there, wanted her brother there. Lori trusts her brother. Lori lived with AC when CV took JJ to Houston. Lori said she was getting JJ’s stuff ready and CV was saying he was leaving in 20 minutes, mentioning it was 15 minutes to the school. Lori mentioned that you can’t get there early because they don’t open the gates until about 8:20 or something. Lori suggested to him that they go now, because she didn’t want him in the house, so they could go to Burger King and get breakfast. JJ is very particular about food and wants chicken fries and Sprite for breakfast.
Lori told CV to go and he agreed so Lori gave him the backpack and they got in the car. Lori stated CV “always leaves something in the house, that he always comes back and he never leaves the first time” and she is always expecting CV to come back in the house. Lori advised CV had left his phone on the counter. The LEO asked where JJ was and Lori confirmed CV took JJ and his backpack to the car in the driveway but came back in for his phone.
Lori said his phone was on the counter and then Lori had his phone. He told Lori to give him his phone and she told him “why don’t you show me your text that you’ve been texting.” Lori says CV has been acting really “weird” like he he’s been “plotting something”. Lori asks CV why he was there, why he came into town and then she brings up that her other brother Adam came into town at the same time. Lori says she hasn’t talked to Adam in a long time and “she was questioning as to why they talk and if they talk”. Lori Say CV has been sending texts like “you’re going down” and he is “blaming her for their marriage breaking up and other marriages around them and calling her a destroyer of families.”
Lori stated CV “goes nuts” and then indicated that he’s gone nuts before and that she and Tylee have had to leave with JJ before, 5 times over the years. They’ve stayed in a hotel for 2 days before “because he goes nuts”; Lori said “you don’t know what’s going to set him off.” Lori mentioned that they have JJ and he is special needs and it’s really hard. LEO asks what Lori means by “go nuts” and Lori says yelling and screaming. LEO asked about physical violence and Lori says “grabbing and pushing them but never punching them.” Lori says CV has gotten physical with Tylee and with her grown son; LEO asked “physical how?” and Lori says CV got into a fight with her older son, Colby, when he was 16. Lori says CV “went after Tylee two times in Hawaii and he went like he was going to hit Tylee” but Lori got between them. Tylee was 13 & 14 at the time.
LEO returns the conversation to what happened this morning. Lori said CV came back in and she wouldn’t give him back his phone and he was screaming at her to give him back his phone. Lori said she was “just holding it there” and he was screaming at her. Lori said she was “kind of walking around the house so he couldn’t get it” and “he was kind of reaching for it”. Lori said Tylee came out of her room upset and she had a bat. Tylee told CV to “leave her mother alone” and Lori says CV screamed at Tylee “Don’t you hit me with that bat.” Lori said her brother Alex heard the commotion and he came out into the main room.
Lori said CV is screaming and is super upset. Lori doesn’t know if Tylee swung at him or what but CV grabbed the bat from Tylee and went to hit Tylee with the bat and her brother grabbed him from behind to stop him from hitting Tylee. Lori said then they [AC & CV] get into “the thing and he’s hitting her brother with the bat” and “they’re on the ground like grappling around or whatever.” Lori said it happened quickly. LEO asks if CV hit AC with the bat while they were grappling and Lori says yes and is swinging with her right arm downward; Lori says CV is swinging the bat back and forth and they are on the ground. Lori said she is freaking out and is trying to go around and knows JJ is in the car.
Lori says CV gets up and moves the bat towards her; Lori motions with her right hand “as if a person would be swinging backhanded.” Lori says she is going around the other side and trying to get out of his range so he can’t hit her. Lori starts to say she told Tylee and then she stops and explains to the LEO Tylee is on the ground because when CV took the bat Tylee “fell back”. Lori told Tylee to go get in the car with JJ because she didn’t want JJ coming in and she wanted Tylee out and didn’t want the kids in the house for whatever “this fight was going to be”.
LEO asks what CV and AC were yelling during this fight and Lori says things like “get off me” and “ow” but she “didn’t really remember specifics”. Lori says there were not many words “during the heat of it that she remembered,” LEO confirmed Tylee went outside and then asks what happened. Lori says AC and CV got up and CV was coming at her with the bat, yelling at her to give him his phone. “She still had the phone in her hand and all this happened really quickly.” Lori went around kind of the circle and AC was there. LEO asked how CV was holding the bat and Lori motioned with her right hand as if in a backhand and then said he was holding it backwards with one arm. Lori said he was holding it in a way that if he swung it he would have swung it backwards. Lori said “she was kind of turned around and they all (all three the kids were outside) heard the gunshot. LEO asked that she heard the shot and she said yes. LEO asked if Lori actually saw the shot or if she only heard it. Lori said she had gone around to the kitchen to get away from him and then come back around. “Lori said that she didn’t see the shot, that she heard it, and she came back around and she saw [CV] on the ground.”
Several lines of the interview are redacted. Lori got in the car and they left.
LEO asked again about when Lori came around and saw CV on the ground where was AC. Lori says AC was right in front of CV and it all happened very quickly. LEO asked if Lori and AC said anything to each other after CV was shot and Lori said no that they were in shock. Lori went to check on the kids and was going to go back in maybe but she didn’t. Some more lines are redacted. Lori was in the car for a minute wondering what to do and she didn’t know what to do; JJ was in the car and Tylee was freaking out. Lori decided to take JJ to school and away from the scene.
LEO asked Lori if she knew at what point AC had the gun—did he have it on him during the fight or did he have to go get it. Lori stated she didn’t know. She didn’t see him leave the room but it was all so fast. LEO asked if AC normally carried a gun. Lori says AC is a gun person and has guns. LEO asks if Lori knew AC had a gun when he came over to her house. She says no but “she wouldn’t be surprised if he did because he’s professional with guns.” LEO again asked if Lori heard AC or CV say anything while she was trying to get away, prior to when she heard the shot. Lori thought about it & said no.
LEO asks Lori if there was anything else that they didn’t cover. Lori thought for several moments. She said CV was just “so angry, super scary”, and she described how a 16 year old acts when you take away their phone. She says there was something on the phone that CV didn’t want her to see and he was freaking out. Lori says CV was “freaking out to the point that she thought he would hit her in the head with the bat to get the phone.” LEO asks if Lori thought it was possible CV would hurt her and she says “absolutely” and also Tylee. Lori says he would never hurt JJ. Then she adds that CV did hurt her brother AC, he was going “ballistic” and it was “bad.”
Approx 10:14 am – Tylee is interviewed at CPD. Tylee says she woke up around 7:50 because she heard yelling right outside her door. She says she immediately jumped up; She explains she has a baseball bat from when she lived with her uncle; when she was at home alone it made her feel safer, she is not old enough for pepper spray; LEO says he has never been in the house and asks her where her bedroom door opens to. She explains the layout of the house. There is a hallway with 3 bedrooms-- hers, the guest room where AC stayed and JJ’s room- then the kitchen and then the room “where everything kind of happened” was a big empty room with mirrors on the walls. She opened the door and it was her stepdad CV outside the doorway and her uncle AC kind of in the doorway and she could hear her mom behind him.
Tylee says that CV was screaming at AC and Lori but Tylee doesn’t remember what he was saying. Tylee says she told CV he was too close and asked him to take a step back. Tylee says that CV replied “don’t tell me what to do”. Tylee says she stood there and AC kind of moved out of the way and Lori went past him into “the big room where everything happened” and Tylee walked with them. LEO asked if they were more in the hallway and she clarified that they were at the end of the hallway. Tylee says she didn’t really do anything with the baseball bat, “she just kind of held it there”. Tylee says they were both yelling; LEO asks who she means was yelling when she says “they” and Tylee says only CV was really yelling and Lori was “responding”. Tylee couldn’t say what they were saying.
Tylee said she kind of stuck the baseball bat out there and CV grabbed it and tried to take it but she held onto the end. Tylee says she eventually fell and CV took the bat and held onto it. She saw CV take a step back; she thinks AC grabbed him and took him back. Tylee says her mom told her to go with JJ and she ran out the door. Tylee says JJ was in the front seat so she opened the door and stood there. Eventually Lori came out and they left from there.
LEO asked if Tylee knew what happened or if Lori explained anything to her. Tylee says she heard a noise and she knows what it was now, but at the time she thought it was the sound of the bat hitting the floor. There are several lines of text redacted next
LEO asks Tylee again to describe where she was and why she put the bat up. Tylee describes standing more next to Lori, not between Lori and CV and she says she put the bat up because CV was getting too close. The LEO asks what Tylee thought CV was going to do and Tylee says, “hit her.” Tylee says for the most part it has been very mundane but there have been “violent times” when she was scared CV would hit Lori. Tylee says CV and her “have always kind of never got along, since she was little.” Tylee says there have been a few times that they have gotten into fights and she has been scared.
The LEO asks Tylee to describe again what happened when CV grabbed the bat. Tylee says she stuck it out and motions with a 2-hand hold. Tylee says CV told her she would go to jail if she hit him with it and Tylee didn’t say anything. She says she held it out and CV took it, she sort of lunged forward and lost her footing. Tylee says Lori said “Just Let go” and Tylee slipped and fell on her side. After that her mom told her to go so she ran out the door. LEO asks if when she fell could she see what CV did with the bat. Tylee says no she wasn’t really looking in that direction. The LEO asked again about when CV took a step back if Tylee saw AC pull him back. Tylee says she didn’t really see AC pull him back but it seems like that’s what happened. She says she didn’t think CV would have stepped back on his own. LEO then asks if Tylee saw what happened with AC and CV when her mom told her to go. Tylee says no.
LEO asks if after Tylee went out and Lori came outside to the car did she never go back inside. After Lori came outside to the car, Tylee says she went back into the house through the garage door to get Lori’s purse from her closet so they would have her wallet. Tylee says she didn’t see or hear anything when she went back inside. LEO asks her if she went back in after Lori came out and after hearing the loud noise and Tylee confirms. LEO asks where Lori was when Tylee heard the loud noise. Tylee thinks for a moment and says she believes Lori was inside but the door opened almost immediately after.
LEO asks Tylee to describe how everyone (AC, Lori & CV) were acting emotionally while it was happening. Tylee says CV “looked honestly like a crazy person, screaming, and his face was beat red.” Tylee says “she saw [CV’s] face for a split second when he took the bat from her and it didn’t look like him, that he looked like pure rage and he was seeing rage.” Tylee says that was the craziest she has ever seen him. Tylee says AC was being calm, not super calm because it was stressful. AC was just standing there and not saying much and he was being protective of her mom. Tylee says again that CV was yelling and Lori was just kind of talking. LEO asks if she could remember what they were saying or why CV was mad. Tylee says she didn’t and she was sorry. She doesn’t remember what they were saying and she just heard yelling.
11 July 2019 – After the police interview Alex, Lori & Tylee, all 3 are transported together in a police van back to the house where CV was shot to go over the scene LE. A detective who was in the van says the ride back to the house was “bizarre” and “it was the weirdest ride I’ve ever had with 3 strangers”; Lori was “happy-go-lucky”, smiling and talking about how Tylee was going to go to BYU-Hawaii; she was very nonchalant on the ride back (Dateline).
11 July 2019, Morning – An employee at the hotel where CV was staying expects CV and JJ to return to the hotel for breakfast, but instead police detectives come to the hotel and inform the employee that CV is dead (Fox10 Phoenix).
11 July 2019, Morning – Property manager, JP, finds out that there is crime scene tape around the house Charles and Lori are renting from him. JP texts both Lori and CV “Are you OK?” Lori replies around 11 AM to say “we are ok, ill explain later” (East Idaho News).
11 July 2019, Midday – Lori calls her son Colby and says that Charles died from a heart attack at the house. CR was shocked and went to the house later to see if he could comfort his family. Soon after he came in and hugged Tylee he found out that CV had actually been shot to death. CR “froze up” at this news and didn’t know what to say. CR admits he freaked out and started cussing at Lori and asking her what was going on because “this was a million times worse” than what she had first told him happened. Lori offered no explanation for initially lying to CR. Lori told CR the story of the fight they had that lead to CV getting shot. CR says that he has never seen CV “in a rage” the way that Lori described (CR interview w/Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
11 July 2019, Afternoon - Neighbors report seeing a loud pool party with music and many people swimming in the backyard of the Chandler AZ house where CV was shot to death that morning. Alex stayed at the house for several days even though he lived elsewhere in the area (Post Register).
11 July 2019 – Charles Vallow’s family members learn of CV's death on the news. CV’s son says Lori has stayed mum on the details. "She couldn’t tell you that there was a shooting?" asked FOX 10's Justin Lum. "No," the son replied, "She refused to tell us." (Fox10 Phoenix).
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Detailed Case Timeline Part IV (Update 7)
MISSING: Joshua Jaxon “JJ” Vallow & Tylee Ashlyn Ryan
POI’s: Lori Norene (Cox) Vallow & Chad Guy Daybell
12 July 2019, 4:36 pm – Lori sends a group text to Charles' 2 adult sons:
“Hi boys. I have very sad news. Your dad passed away yesterday. I’m working on making arrangements and I’ll keep you informed with what’s going on. Im still not sure how to handle things. Just want you to know that I love you and so did your dad!! *Heart Emoji*”
One son replies “Lori what happened”
Lori texts: “We are still waiting for the ME report. I’ll let you know more when I can.”
Another reply from one of CV’s sons: “Where is he? And what happened?”
Lori texts: “I’ll call you when I can bub. He is here in Arizona.”
For several hours and days after that CV’s son texts questions & Lori refuses to give details on how CV died. She keeps saying she is waiting to hear from the ME (Fox10 Phoenix).
14 July 2019 – Lori leaves a voicemail for CV’s adult son. She starts by saying “It’s Lolo, I just wanted to talk to you and see how you’re doing.” She still had not provided any details about what happened to CV. He calls back but Lori doesn’t answer. This is the last time CV’s son received a call from Lori (Fox10 Phoenix).
15 July 2020 - Lori called CV’s life insurance company. Lori was denied access to information on the account because she was no longer CV’s beneficiary and the agent told her she would not be receiving any money. (East Idaho News).
Approx 18 July 2019 – About a week after CV’s death, Lori tells LIFE Academy that CV had committed suicide. LIFE looked into it and learned CV was killed as part of a family dispute; LIFE subsequently filed a report with Arizona's Department of Child Safety (KTVB7).
22 July 2019 – Lori sends an email to Dog Training Elite asking about finding a new family for JJ’s service dog Bailey; Lori say it’s due to a “change in life circumstances” (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc).
Approx 29 July 2020 - about 2 weeks after Lori called the life insurance company she sends a text to JJ’s grandmother, KW. “It was a photo of the ‘change of beneficiary’ form that she must have gone digging for…It named me as the sole beneficiary and she wrote, ‘Five kids and no money and his sister gets everything.'” The text was the last time KW heard from Lori. (East Idaho News).
Approx July/Aug 2019? – Lori apparently told JJ’s grandparents KW & LW, and other people, that Tylee was attending BYU in Rexburg, ID. This was a lie; Tylee never attended BYU (Note: Date they were told this is unclear, but this detail comes from Dateline; JJ’s grandparent last had contact from Lori in July 2019 and last had contact from JJ Aug 10, 2019).
5 Aug 2019 - JJ starts the new school year at LIFE (KTVB7)
6 Aug 2019, 5:33 pm (AZ timezone) - Venmo in Tylee’s name sent money to her older brother CR with a heart and two exclamation points. Tylee Ryan
9 Aug 2019 – Lori lists JJ’s service dog, Bailey, for sale for $2500 using the contact name Lolo Ryan. The listing says it cost $7000 to train the dog and he is trained for people with autism. The listing also says the owner of the dog (Charles Vallow) is deceased. https://animal.direct/pdf-export.html?listingID=20875
10 Aug 2019 – JJ has a Facetime conversation with his paternal grandparents, KW & LW for the last time. This was a "35 second" Facetime. It appeared someone was monitoring what JJ said and he didn’t call back afterward, like he usually would. (KSL TV, ABC World News).
Approx mid-to-late Aug 2019 – JJ’s grandparents, KW & LW, call LIFE Academy to ask about JJ's welfare, because they haven't seen him in a while (KTVB7).
Aug 2019 - Chad attends a conference in St. George where he sets up a table to sell his books. Chad told an event attendee that Tammy was not at the conference because she was working (Rexburg Standard Journal).
22 Aug 2019 – Lori makes a podcast with MG titled: 1 Feel the Fire ~ Seeking & Finding Sweet Jesus
30 Aug 2019 - JJ’s last day attending LIFE Academy in AZ (Fox10 Phoenix).
30 Aug 2019 – Lori calls NM, the man who trained JJ’s service dog Bailey, saying she was moving and needed NM to come get Bailey “right now” and find him a new home. Lori tells NM that CV died and she, JJ & Tylee are moving to Idaho to be near her daughter who is in school there (But Lori has no other daughter that we know of besides Tylee). NM asks if everything is ok and Lori says “It’s just too hard to talk about”.
30 Aug 2019 - NM goes to pick up the dog from Lori. "They were in the middle of moving…She had the SUV in the middle of the driveway. They were throwing bags in there. JJ was in the backseat on his tablet," says NM, but he never saw Tylee that day. "When Lori brought Bailey out, she asked if I’d found a home for him yet…She said, 'Well, if Tylee asks, just tell her you have because she’s really upset about all of this.'" NM didn’t find out CV was shot to death until later (Fox10 Phoenix).
30 Aug 2019 – Lori, Tylee & JJ drive up to Colby’s workplace in Tylee’s Jeep. He comes out to talk to them briefly and they tell him they are moving the next day. CR says when he hugged them goodbye he did not know they were leaving AZ nor where they were moving to, but he thought it was good that Lori was getting the kids out of the house where CV died. Lori also told CR she got a new job but did not mention where the job was or what she was doing. Tylee seemed sad to be moving away and didn’t say much. (CR interview w/Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
31 Aug 2019 – Lori moved out of the AZ home where CV was shot to death, at the request of the property manager. She took JJ and Tylee to Idaho after moving out (Idaho Post Register).
Sept 2019 – Tylee’s phone sends texts to her brother CR throughout Sept but they become less frequent by October (CR interview w/Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix). Every time CR tries to call Tylee after Aug 30, Lori makes excuses on why Tylee can’t talk to him (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc).
1 Sept or 2 Sept 2019 - Lori moved with children JJ and Tylee, along with Alex and a friend from AZ to Rexburg, ID (Fox 13 Salt Lake City; Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc).
2 Sept 2019 – Labor Day.
1 or 2 Sept 2019 – Tylee was seen by a neighbor, SB, who helped Lori and AC move into 2 townhouse-style apts in the same complex in Rexburg. Lori, her children, her brother and a friend had all driven up from AZ. SB helped them move in a few weeks before school started. SB only met Tylee once and never saw her again. Lori told SB she moved there to attend college. (Fox 13 Salt Lake City).
3 Sept 2019 – Lori enrolled JJ in Kennedy Elementary School in Rexburg, ID (Fox 13 Salt Lake City).
5 Sept 2019, 7:26 am – Lori calls and sends an email to LIFE Academy in AZ to withdraw JJ from school, saying she got a new job out of state. Despite the email, Lori never followed the formal practice to withdraw JJ and the school never received a request from JJ’s new school, Kennedy Elementary in Rexburg, for transfer of his records. The letter makes mention of Lori’s husband dying “last month” even though it had been nearly 2 months since CV’s death. School officials also say Lori claimed CV’s death was a suicide. (Fox10 Phoenix)
6 Sept 2019, 2:46 pm – A neighbor takes a picture of JJ and Tylee standing over a pile of toys outside their Rexburg apt; the neighbor texts the photo to someone else who asks what is going on. The neighbor replies “The new kid [JJ] brought a laundry basket full of toys (mostly like stuffed plushie types) and dumped them all in the massive puddle in the corner of the grass.” (KSL TV).
Approx 7 Sept 2019 – Lori’s brother Alex lived with her about a week before renting his own apt in the same complex in Rexburg (LocalNews8 ABC).
Approx 7 Sept 2019 – JJ told his friend, neighbor SB's son, that he and his sister would be leaving soon. "They played everyday almost, until [JJ] said he was moving to his grandmother's…They told my son that, 'Oh yeah, we're going to go visit my grandmother.' We didn't know where that was. I said, 'Oh, okay,' and I understood because school was about to start. The semester was about to start and she was going to school, from what I understood," SB said (LocalNews8 ABC)
7 Sept 2019 – Lori’s account or electronic device is logged into a classroom communication app from JJ’s former school, LIFE Academy in AZ, and Lori’s user account is shown as having viewed a post made by the school (Fox10 Phoenix).
7 Sept 2019 – Chad’s wife Tammy volunteers at a Rexburg Rescue Run event. Chad was not present with Tammy at the event (Websleuths Verified Insider posts).
7 Sept 2019 – Lori does a podcast with MG titled “2 Feel the Fire ~ What is a Baptism of Fire?”
8 Sept 2019 – Tylee is seen for the last time last on a trip to Yellowstone with Lori, JJ and Alex. Police obtained phone records that show Lori, AC and J.J. went to Yellowstone National Park. There is also a photo of Tylee at the park entrance from Lori’s iCloud account. “This is the last time we can find any record of [Tylee Ryan] being with Lori Vallow. We have found no witnesses who can verify they have seen TR since Sept. 8, 2019,” (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News).
11 Sept 2019, 7:07 pm - Venmo in Tylee’s name sent money to her older brother CR with a heart.
16 Sept 2019 – Chad and Lori do a podcast along with MG called: “3 Feel the Fire ~ Chad Daybell Sharing Jesus' Love”.
17 Sept 2019 approx 3:15 pm – JJ is seen playing outside Lori’s Pioneer Road apt in Rexburg on a neighbor’s doorbell camera video (2KUTV).
18 Sept 2019, 2:00 - A nanny Lori found on care.com first comes to meet Lori and JJ. The nanny later told RPD she understood her employment was going to be ongoing (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc). During that first visit, Lori was welcoming and hugged the nanny but reportedly told several falsehoods “She explained to me how they recently moved here from Arizona. Her husband had just died of a heart attack and how J.J doesn't quite understand the situation…Her daughter also lives in Rexburg and is going to college. She said her daughter doesn't like to babysit J.J without being paid so she wanted me to work for her. Occasionally her daughter would come visit for dinner or to do laundry, but she never said that she lived there with them. It appeared that only Lori and J.J lived there... ” the nanny said (AZfamily). The probable cause doc says no evidence has been found of Tylee ever enrolling in college in BYU-Idaho or any other BYU campus.
19 Sept 2019 -The new nanny arrives to watch JJ; "When I walked inside, [Lori] mentioned how she was waiting for her brother to come and leave with her to the airport. She said she was going to the Idaho Falls airport. She said her brother also lived here in Rexburg." "[Lori] mentioned how if she got home later to give JJ his medicine right before bed because it makes him tired fast. She joked about how she liked that because some days when he was extra tough for her to handle, she would give him his meds and have him go to bed early..." While Lori is gone JJ has a melt-down; when Lori returns she shows JJ an “overwhelming” amount of love according to the nanny. (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News, Fox13 SLC).
21 Sept 2019 – A Book of Mormon Evidence and Universal Model of Science Event is held in Rexburg. The event flyer on the website advertises “Come to Yellowstone in September”.
23 Sept 2019 – The Autumnal Equinox (Last day of Summer/First day of Fall).
23 Sept 2019 – Chad texts ”Thanks so much” to Filmmaker Devin K Hansen about the movie project. Chad did not reply to any texts from Hansen after this date. (Fox13 Phoenix)
23 Sept 2019 – JJ was last seen attending Kennedy Elementary School in Rexburg, ID.
24 Sept 2019 – Lori unenrolled JJ from Kennedy Elementary School in Rexburg, ID, telling administrators she planned to homeschool him. No requests were made for JJ’s transcripts (Fox 13 Salt Lake City; East Idaho News; Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc).
24 Sept 2019 - Tylee’s 17th birthday. Nobody has reported seeing her on this day. At one point Rexburg's Assistant Police Chief Gary Hagen said, “It sounds like the last time anybody had seen the kids were somewhere on the 23rd or 24th of September,” (Daily Mail) However, the probable cause doc released in Feb 2020 states the last time Tylee was confirmed seen by anyone is Sept 8th, 2019 (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc).
24 Sept 2019 - The nanny contacts Lori, and Lori tells her that JJ has gone to stay with his grandma for several weeks and that her services are no longer needed "...[Lori] responded to me that JJ was with his grandparents for a month and that she was in Hawaii. She said in about a month, when they come back, that I could work again..." (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News, Fox13 SLC).
Late Sept 2019 – The son of one of Lori’s Rexburg neighbors asks if JJ can come play with him; Lori tells the child JJ went to live with his grandma “ … one of their children went to Lori’s apartment sometime in late September to play with JJ, and the child was informed by Lori Vallow that JJ was not there and that he had gone to stay with his grandma” (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News).
26 Sept 2019 - Eviction proceedings against Lori’s brother Alex are filed in San Tan Valley's Pioneer Justice Court (Court docs).
26 Sept 2019 - National Public Lands Day (Entry into Yellowstone is FREE).
26 Sept 2019 thru 7 Oct 2019 - Madison School District, where JJ was previously enrolled, is closed for the spud harvest break. Spud Harvest moved up a week for North Fremont students
30 Sept 2019 thru 11 Oct 2019 – The Sugar-Salem School District, where Tammy works as librarian is closed for spud harvest break. Calendars
Late Sept or Early Oct - About 3 weeks before Tammy’s death – Julie R and Chad call each other. Julie said “And I asked him, do you still see Tammy dying? And he said yes I do,” (Fox13 Salt Lake City).
1 Oct 2019 – Lori’s brother Alex is served with an eviction notice for his San Tan Valley rental house (Court docs).
1 Oct 2019, 2:08 - 2:32 pm - Lori signs a $53-per-month rental agreement for a 10×10 unit at Self Storage Plus in Rexburg. Oct 1 is the only time Lori visits the unit alone; She is driving a blue Nissan Rogue. She is seen removing a heavy tote from her car and placing it into the unit after she signs the contract. Later CCTV shows Lori and/or a man associated with her visiting the unit nine times in October and once in November (East Idaho News, Dateline).
2 Oct 2019, abt 9:14 am – BB, husband of Lori’s niece Melani, is shot at in the driveway of his Gilbert, AZ home; A bullet narrowly misses BB and shatters the driver’s side window of his Tesla. At first BB thought the shooter was using a paintball gun, due to the sound it made, but when he examines his car he sees a bullet hole and realizes it was a real gun with a silencer. The shooter is driving a vehicle matching the description of Tylee’s Jeep. BB calls 911. “Did you see the guy that, that actually—” The dispatcher begins to ask. “I didn’t see who it was,” BB answers. Much of the call is redacted. It’s unclear what he was telling the dispatcher but in later interviews, we learn BB suspects it was Alex driving. BB knew CV well, knew all about AC shooting CV in July and recognized the Jeep. After GPD arrive and take BB’s statement, a police report is filed, and an attempted murder investigation begins. The Jeep was caught on CCTV and was later confirmed to be registered to the late Charles Vallow. After the shooting attempt on his life, BB takes his 4 children and goes into hiding with them (Family interview on GH; Fox News & Arizona Republic, Dateline).
2 Oct 2019, 1:28 pm – Lori returns to her Rexburg storage unit with a man (Possibly Alex) in a white Ford F-150 that matches the description of AC’s truck (East Idaho News).
3 Oct 2019 - Lori and a man (Possibly Alex) visit her Rexburg storage unit (East Idaho News).
4 Oct 2019 - Tammy Daybell visits her parents in Springville, UT about 15 days before she died; She was healthy and doing Zumba and a clogging class according to her dad.
4 Oct 2019 - A judgement is entered in the San Tan Valley eviction case against Alex (Court records).
Between 6 Oct – 26 Oct 2019 – A man (possibly Alex), visits Lori’s Rexburg Storage unit alone 5 times. He drops off a variety of items, including gun cases (East Idaho News)
6 Oct 2019, 1:42-1:50 pm – A man visits Lori’s storage unit alone in the pick-up truck belonging to Alex and he takes something out of the unit (Dateline).
9 Oct 2019 - Tammy has an encounter with a masked man with a gun outside her Salem home, which she contacts the police about. She also posted about it on Facebook:
“Something really weird just happened, and I want you to know so you can watch out,”...“I had gotten home and parked in our front driveway. As I was getting stuff out of the back seat, a guy wearing a ski mask was suddenly standing by the back of my car with a paintball gun. He shot at me several times, although I don’t think it was loaded. I yelled for Chad and he ran off around the back of my house...” (East Idaho News, Daily Mail)
10 Oct 2019, 5:39 pm – Venmo in Tylee’s name sent money to her older brother CR with a heart and “We love you”. CR says the money sent through Tylee’s account was from his mom Lori. CR figured his mom was having Tylee send money through her account because Lori is not very tech savvy. (CR interview w/Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
13 Oct 2019 - BB, husband of Lori’s niece Melani meets with Rich Robertson (RR), an AZ-based private investigator w/R3 Investigations. "He was so anxious that we actually met in my office on a Sunday morning and he told me this wild tale of killing and missing people and religious cults and that he had been the victim of a drive-by shooting…Basically, the bottom line for him at that point was he was hoping I could find Alex Cox and the Jeep that Alex was driving, and he hoped that I could find his wife, whom he had lost contact with for about two weeks…They were going through a divorce and they were supposed to exchange their four kids and she didn't show up for the last meeting. And then he was the target of the drive-by shooting and he thought that he recognized his assailant as being Alex Cox." RR said (Inside Edition)
15 Oct 2019 - A Writ of Restitution is requested (Sheriff/constable eviction) to evict Lori’s brother Alex from his San Tan Valley rental house (Court docs)
16 Oct 2019, 11:05-11:11 am – A man visits Lori’s storage unit alone in a pickup belonging to Alex and puts something into the unit (Dateline).
16 Oct 2019, 1:43 pm (ID Timezone) - Venmo in Tylee’s name again sent money to her older brother CR with a heart. This is the last activity on Tylee’s social media.
16 Oct 2019 (Approx.) - About 2 Weeks after BB was shot at, Melani texts BB saying that she has decided to move to Boise, ID. (Arizona Republic) Justin Lum Fox 10 Phoenix
18 Oct 2019 – Tammy goes to bed having a coughing fit (according to Chad when he called her family to tell them she was dead).
19 Oct 2019 - Tammy is found dead by family members in her ID home at 202 N 1900 E, Rexburg (Salem), ID; A Fremont Co officer goes to the Salem home in response to a call about Tammy’s death. The Fremont Co Coroner Brenda Dye arrives at the home as well and examines the body. No autopsy is performed. Dye writes a death certificate. The coroner initially ruled the death “natural causes,” and decided Tammy didn’t need an autopsy, but police later determined her death is suspicious and exhume her on Dec 12th for autopsy. (Fox13 Salt Lake City).
19 Oct 2019, 10:21 pm – Tylee’s AZ friend sends Tylee a text to say she misses her and had been thinking about her. She didn’t get a reply until six days later (Post Register).
After 19 Oct 2019 – Chad collects $430,000 from Tammy’s life insurance policy following her Oct. 19, 2019 death (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News).
21-24 Oct 2019 – The ID school where Tammy was librarian holds a book donation drive in her memory and makes a remembrance corner in the library to help the children remember her. Central Elementary Book Fair
22 Oct 2019 – Funeral services are held in Utah and Tammy Daybell is buried in Springville, Utah (Tammy's Obit).
22 Oct 2019, 3:14 - 3:24 pm - A man visits Lori’s storage unit alone in the pick-up truck belonging to Alex and he takes something out of the unit (Dateline).
22 Oct 2019 – BB and Melani’s divorce is finalized (Consent Decree); BB requested full custody of their 4 children on the grounds that he believes Melani was behind the attempt on his life in early October; He also requested Melani not see the children without supervision; Melani did not show up for court to challenge custody of the children; (Court records; Arizona Republic). Family Court Case Information - Case History
22 Oct 2019 – Final eviction notice is served via sheriff/constable at the San Tan Valley rental house of Lori’s brother Alex.
23 Oct 2019 - A 2nd memorial service for Tammy Daybell is held in Rexburg, Idaho (Tammy's Obit). Tamara Douglas Daybell
24 Oct 2019 – Chad moves out of the Salem, ID house he shared with Tammy and two of his adult kids. He told his kids he wanted to sell the house and the book publishing business he and Tammy had built since 2004, but they convinced him not to. He later says he has plans to go to Hawaii to edit a book. (WS Verified Insider posts).
25 Oct 2019 - 11:14 am (AZ time) – Tylee’s AZ friend receives a reply to her Oct 19 text saying, “hi. miss you guys too ...luv ya.” The friend didn’t think it sounded like Tylee. “She spelled out her words for the most part,” the friend said. “Plus, she would have texted more if I reached out.” (Post Register).
25 Oct 2019, 12:48 – 12:57 pm (ID Time) - A man visits Lori’s storage unit alone in a pick-up truck belonging to Alex and he takes something out of the unit (Dateline).
26 Oct 2019 – Run for A Refugee 5K, Tammy had been training to run this 5 that was held a week after her death (Daily Mail, WS Verified Insider).
26 Oct 2019, 5:07–5:17 pm - A man visits Lori’s storage unit alone in the pick-up truck belonging to Alex and he puts something into the unit (Dateline).
28 Oct 2019, 2:00-2:06 pm – 2 men driving Alex’s pick-up truck are seen on CCTV at Lori’s Rexburg Storage Unit moving kids’ bikes into the unit; they also take items out of the unit. The men are believed to be Chad and Alex, together only days after Tammy’s funeral (East Idaho News, Dateline).
29 Oct 2019 – A neighbor’s Ring doorbell camera captures footage of Lori still living in the Pioneer Rd apt and an unidentified woman coming to visit her (2KUTV).
Late Oct 2019 – Tylee’s brother CR notices that Tylee’s texts to him had become less frequent and changed. The texts did not sound like Tylee and were not written the way she normally would reply (CR interview w/Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix)
31 Oct 2019, Halloween – Around Halloween time the nanny hired through care.com in Sept again texts Lori to ask if her services are needed for JJ. There was no response (AZ Family).
31 Oct – Nov 1 2019 - RR, A private investigator hired by BB, observes Alex and Melani load up a U-haul outside Melani’s Chandler home and discard children's items on the curb. "It was all kids' stuff, it was clothing, it was blankets, it was toys, mattresses, bedding materials. It was all in a pile out there on the curb with a little cardboard sign on it that said, 'Free,'" RR says. RR says he tracked Melani to Rexburg, not Boise: “We saw them loading the U-Haul they rented in Arizona and took to Rexburg and we saw where they were living but we didn’t see the kids,” RR said (KTVB7 News, AZ Family, Inside Edition).
Nov 2019 – The Jeep involved in the shooting attempt on BB is located in Rexburg and seized with a search warrant from Gilbert PD. It is identified as a grey Jeep Wrangler with TX plates and as the vehicle that Tylee regularly drove and was registered to the late CV. (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc).
1 Nov 2019 – A Gilbert PD detective begins intermittent surveillance of Lori while investigating the attempted murder/drive-by shooting at BB that took place Oct 2 in Gilbert, AZ. That detective reports that he never once saw JJ nor Tylee in the month of Nov. (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc).
2 Nov 2019, 1:24 am – Melani posts to her facebook that she is offering a $10,000 reward for information about her husband and children’s whereabouts (Adam Herbets, Fox13 SLC)
3 Nov 2019 – Melani continues to look for her children before leaving for Rexburg. RR followed Melani and AC using a GPS tracker on their vehicle as they went to friends' houses looking for the kids on the day before they left for Idaho. "It was clear to us that she was aggressively trying to find the kids, even though she left all the kids' stuff on the curb… And she was traveling with Alex Cox, so that increased the anxiety for Brandon and his kids," Said RR (Inside Edition).
4 Nov 2019 - Melani and AC arrive in Rexburg, ID (Inside Edition).
5 Nov 2019 – Only a couple weeks after Tammy’s death, Chad Daybell is married to Lori Vallow in a beach ceremony in Kauai, Hawaii. A photographer takes more than 600 photos in 45 minutes of the ceremony taking place without any family present. JJ & Tylee are also not at the wedding. “An officiant lead the ceremony as flower petals shaped in a heart surrounded the husband and wife, later Chad is seen playing a ukelele as Lori smiles, hula dancing.” (Fox10 Phoenix; Rexburg PD Dec 20, 2019 Press Release). Rexburg Police Department
After 5 Nov 2019 – Chad informed family members he had remarried. Chad told Tammy’s family members that he would never visit them in Utah. Chad told family he was in Hawaii and told his parents they were free to visit him. No one knew Chad planned to remarry and family members were in disbelief that he would remarry 2 weeks after Tammy's death (WS Verified Insider).
After 5 Nov 2019 - After Lori & Chad married, Lori tells family members that Tylee died in 2017, a year before Tylee’s dad JR died in 2018, and Chad tells family members that Lori has no minor children. Both statements are untrue. Rexburg PD released this info in Dec 30, 2019 press release; (Rexburg Journal). Chad tells his parents in Springville, UT that Lori was an “empty-nester.” Chad tells his sister-in-law (Tammy’s sister) Lori has no juvenile children. (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News).
7 Nov 2019 – Newlyweds Lori and Chad show up at a house with a room for rent on the island of Kauai. “They said that they waited all day for God to tell them which house to go to and he told them to come to mine,” said the homeowner JM. JM says “they were like 2 teenagers that had just been set free. They were just giddy.” Chad fills out a rental application stating his monthly income is $30,000 as author and owner of Spring Creek Book Company. He gives a move in date of Nov 9th and lists “Lori Daybell, my wife” as his emergency contact. (Fox10 Phoenix).
12 Nov 2019 – A few days after Chad’s Nov 7th rental application the homeowner JM reads Tammy Daybell’s obituary and feels like something was wrong with how happy Lori and Chad were acting when they visited her house to view the room for rent. JM sent a text to Chad asking about Tammy’s death. Chad texted back: “Hi J****, yes, Tammy’s passing was such a shock. I woke up that morning and she had clearly been dead for a couple of hours, but she had such a peaceful look on her face. At her burial I felt her tell me she was happy and already busy helping our family on the other side of the veil. I felt she helped me reconnect with Lori so quickly, and it has actually helped my children move forward.”
JM sent a reply text: “Oh wow. Did the Coroner say what was the cause? So you and Lori knew each other already?”
Chad changed his mind about renting from JM (Fox10 Phoenix).
Approx Nov 2019 - Chad is released from his calling as Executive Secretary to the Bishop in his LDS church ward in Idaho. The Bishop announced from the pulpit that if anyone needed to schedule a meeting, to do so with another brother of the ward (WS Verified Insider).
12 Nov 2019, around 6 pm - LE documents say Lori’s niece, Melani (MB), trespassed onto the property of her in-laws in American Fork, UT. MB came to look for her husband BB and their kids. BB's parents took all the kids upstairs and BB told MB she could not be there. A LEO called MB on the phone and she claimed BB kidnapped her kids and she hadn’t seen them in over a month. The LEO told MB she could face criminal charges for trespassing if she returned (Fox10 Phoenix).
14 Nov 2019 – Lori’s brother Alex Cox drives their niece Melani (MB) back to BB’s parents’ home in a 2020 Kia Telluride. BB’s family calls 911 to report MB is there again, ringing the doorbell, banging on the door and yelling and she was seen going into the garage. BB’s father yells “Get out of my house! The police are on their way! Get away from my door! Now!” then he tells the 911 operator “Somebody tried to kill my son three weeks ago, and we believe that she’s involved in it.” Police say they found MB coming out of the garage when they arrived on the scene. BB's family say MB brought a court order saying she could take the children. At this time, BB was in AZ. Police cited her for criminal trespassing and told her to leave the property or she would be taken into custody. Police later found cause for a domestic violence enhancement and determined MB should be arrested. MB turned herself into AFPD and was booked into Utah County Jail for the misdemeanor. She was released on $2500 bail the same day. Alex posted $1950 for MB’s bail (Arizona Republic, Utah County Sheriff's Office Booking records, Fox10 Phoenix).
Mid Nov 2019 – Chad and Lori return to Rexburg after their Kauai honeymoon and live together in the townhouse Lori rented in Sept 2019 (Dateline).
Mid Nov 2019 – JJ’s grandparents didn’t know about Lori’s new husband nor did they know that Lori had moved to Rexburg, ID. KW is still worried about JJ and has trouble sleeping; With no contact from Lori nor JJ in months, KW decides to look at CV’s email account. KW knows her brother’s frequently used passwords and guesses correctly the first time. Once logged in she sees a recent email from Amazon showing an order has been shipped to an address in Rexburg, ID. KW realizes that is Lori’s new address. As soon as the sun comes up, KW calls a detective in AZ to tell him where to find Lori. KW requests a welfare check of JJ at the Rexburg address. However, it was about 2 weeks before Rexburg PD is able to make contact with someone at the address to conduct the welfare check (Dateline).
Abt 19 Nov 2019 – About a week before conducting a welfare check on JJ and Tylee, a police officer came to SB’s door asking questions about Lori and her children. SB is the neighbor who had helped Lori move into her Rexburg townhouse with the children in Sept 2019 (Fox 13 Salt Lake City).
21 Nov 2019 - Lori’s account or electronic device is logged into a classroom communication app from JJ’s former school, LIFE Academy in AZ, and Lori’s user account is shown as having viewed a post made by the school (Fox10 Phoenix).
24 Nov 2019, 1:16-1:20 pm – Lori and a man (believed to be Chad) are seen on CCTV in a car visiting Lori’s Rexburg storage unit for about 4 minutes; they remove items and also place items into the unit. This is the last visit to the storage unit by Lori and/or any of the men associated with Lori (East Idaho News, Dateline).
25 Nov 2019 – Rexburg PD is contacted by Gilbert PD after JJ’s grandparents, KW & LW, requested a welfare check (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News)
26 Nov 2019 - Rexburg PD attempt to conduct a welfare check on JJ, the adopted 7- year-old special needs son of Lori Vallow, at their residence at 565 Pioneer Road in Rexburg, ID (Dateline; Rexburg Press Release From Dec 20, 2019).
26 Nov 2019 - RPD first talk to Alex and Chad outside Lori’s apt. “Chad acted as if he didn’t know Lori very well and stated he didn’t know her phone number,” the probable cause doc states. “Alex told the detectives that [JJ] was with his grandma, KW, in Louisiana, which was not likely to be true due to the fact that KW was the individual who first called in a missing child report to the Gilbert PD.” Alex tells RPD Lori might be in Apt 107, but when RPD checks Apt 107 they find the unit is empty and vacant (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News).
26 Nov 2019 – After talking to RPD Chad tries to drive away but a detective stops him. Chad then says the last time he had seen JJ was in Apt 107 in October. He also admits that he knows Lori’s phone number and provides it (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News).
26 Nov 2019 - RPD finds Lori in her apt; She tells them JJ is with her friend Melanie Gibb (MG) in Gilbert, AZ. LE calls MG but cannot reach her on the phone. LE talk to Lori again, and she says MG and JJ are at “Frozen 2.” LE tells Lori to tell MG to call them. An affidavit filed Feb 18, 2020 says this statement Lori made about JJ being with MG “delayed the investigation into the whereabouts and safety of JJ by requiring us to take time to investigate a lead that was verified as false.” (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News)
26 Nov 2019 – After RPD leave, Lori and Chad each contact their friend MG separately; Both Lori and Chad ask MG to tell police that she has JJ even though JJ is not with her. MG says she declined the requests of Chad and Lori and she did not lie to the police on their behalf (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News)
26 Nov 2019, about 9:30 pm - Rexburg PD have not heard from MG so they call Gilbert PD. LE in Arizona go to MG’s home but she is not there. GPD reaches MG by phone; She tells them JJ has not been there for several months. (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News)
26 Nov 2019 – 2 nights before Thanksgiving Lori’s neighbor, SB, says he saw Lori and her brother Alex packing up a truck. SB thought they were traveling for the holiday. Lori left behind her belongings, and left JJ's toys on the front porch. (Fox 13 Salt Lake City).
27 Nov 2019 – 2 detectives visit Lori’s son Colby at his home in AZ to ask him if he has JJ and Tylee living with him or if he knows where they are located. This was the first time that CR was made aware that Lori had moved with the kids to Idaho. CR calls his mom to ask her what is going on and Lori says “I got it, I’ll take care of it,” and that was it. That was the last time CR talked to his mom (CR interview w/Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
27 Nov 2019 – Rexburg PD receives request to help AZ LE execute search warrants at 595 Pioneer Road in relation to the investigation into JJ’s welfare and location. Rexburg PD were authorized to collect blood, fingerprints, hair and hygiene products to collect DNA; personal items such as toys, clothing and shoes; electronic devices; school records and documents related to state assistance received on behalf of JJ as well as bank records “which may be evidence of payments received on behalf of the child as well as payments or expenses made for the child.” (East Idaho News)
27 Nov 2019; 10:13 a.m - A phone related to their investigation is pinged at the general location "right now" when dispatched. However, when LE arrive Lori and Chad have abruptly vacated the home and left town; LE has reason to believe that they did not have JJ with them when they left Rexburg. Subsequently, the local LE contacts the FBI to ask for assistance in locating JJ: Rexburg Police Department
27 Nov 2019 – Neighbors watch as the FBI raids 3 units at 565 Pioneer Rd in Rexburg: Lori's Apt #175, Lori’s niece Melani’s Apt #174 and Lori’s brother Alex's Apt #107 in the same complex. LE breaks the front door of AC’s apt to get inside and finds there is nothing inside except for a couple of small items in the garage. Note: A neighbor stated #174 belonged to Lori’s sister, but the affidavit reveals it was Melani’s unit (Fox 13 Salt Lake City, local News 8; Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News).
27 Nov 2019 - During the search of Lori’s apt, police note that most of the clothing has been removed but some furniture remains. Police find a prescription med called Risperidone prescribed to JJ to treat irritability caused by autism; It was filled in Jan 2019 and still had 17 pills in the bottle. Police verified that the prescription has not been filled in ID (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News).
27 Nov 2019, 1:58-2:00 pm, Rexburg PD contacts the owner of Self Storage Plus in Rexburg (Dateline).
27 Nov 2019, 5:08-5:21 pm – Police serve a search warrant for Lori’s Rexburg Storage unit for “any evidence that the boy was residing at any of these residences, and/or evidence of foul play or the commission of a crime, and/or evidence of the child’s current location.” Inside the unit there were bikes, a scooter, winter clothing, blankets w/photos of the kids, a photo album, sports equipment, a backpack with JJ’s initials and a jersey w/CR’s name (East Idaho News)
27 Nov 2019 -- During the investigation into JJ’s disappearance, LE learns that Lori’s teen daughter Tylee Ryan moved with Lori to Rexburg on Sept 1 or 2 but Tylee has not been seen since early Sept. Lori said Tylee was attending classes at BYU-Idaho, but records show she was never enrolled at any BYU campus (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News).
28 Nov 2019 – Thanksgiving Day.
Approx 28 Nov - Dec 1, 2019 – Chad spends Thanksgiving weekend on vacation with his family in Southern California, traveling there via SLC airport. Photos posted to social media show Chad at the airport and later Knott’s Berry Farm, an amusement park in Buena Park, CA. Lori wasn't in any of the photos and her location during this time is unconfirmed. The CA trip was concluded Dec 1 and photos were posted on social media Dec 2 (WS Verified Insider posts).
29 Nov 2019, 8:01 pm – Lori’s Brother, Alex Cox, marries her friend Zulema Pastenes (ZP) in Clark County, NV. They marry in an 8 minute ceremony at “A Chapel of Love” in Las Vegas. No one attends the wedding; The witness on the wedding certificate is the chapel security guard. Also on the wedding certificate, Alex requests his name be changed from Alexander Lamar Cox to Alexander Lamar Pastenes; The owner/minister at the wedding chapel remembers the wedding because of that nontraditional request, which he says has never happened before; he also recalls, “They were very cold. It was business they just wanted to get in and get out.” The wedding took place about 2 weeks before AC’s death (Clark Co Marriage Records; Fox 10 Phoenix, Post Register).
30 Nov 2019, 5:23 pm – Lori’s niece, Melani, marries Ian Pawlowski (IP) at Lucky Little Chapel in Las Vegas, Clark County, NV. Melani’s Uncle Alex (Lori’s brother) was the witness for the ceremony (Clark Co Marriage Records; Fox10 Phoenix, Post Register).
See Part V (Update 7) for more...
Detailed Case Timeline Part V (Update 7)
MISSING: Joshua Jaxon “JJ” Vallow & Tylee Ashlyn Ryan
POI’s: Lori Norene (Cox) Vallow & Chad Guy Daybell
1 Dec 2019 - Chad and Lori fly to Kauai from Los Angeles. Police do not believe they returned to the mainland after that time. The children are not with them and have not been seen by anyone in Hawaii. (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News, CNN).
Dec 2019 – Rexburg PD contacts the Kauai PD and requests help locating Chad and Lori. KPD confirms that Lori and Chad are on the island (KPD Press Conference from 21 Feb 2020).
Early Dec 2019 – approx. first week of December some boxes from Idaho are delivered to the porch of a vacant Kauai townhome that is for sale. SL, a neighbor and real-estate agent calls the realtor that listed the house; SL is asked by the listing agent to put the boxes inside the townhome. Several days later SL met Lori and Chad who said they had signed a long-term rental contract on the townhome (East Idaho News).
6 Dec 2019 - RPD is contacted by Melanie Gibb. MG says that both Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow called MG on Nov 26, 2019, at separate times and asked her to tell police that she had JJ even though JJ was not with her. “Melanie informed RPD that she declined Chad’s and Lori’s requests.”
6 Dec 2019 – Chandler PD serves a search warrant for JJ’s records at LIFE Academy in Gilbert AZ. The warrant says there is probable cause to believe there is property/persons connected to a “Conspiracy to Commit Homicide First Degree” and that the offense occurred on July 11, 2019. The records to be turned over include identifying info, family info, medical condition info, prescribed medications, time of attendance, documented contact with family and any forwarding info to new schools. The school had 3 days to comply with the warrant. (Fox 10 Phoenix).
6 Dec 2019 - Gilbert PD serves search warrants for the kids’ medical records at Gilbert Pediatrics. LE initially only plan to get records for JJ, however, before the officer leaves, an employee says that JJ’s sister was also a patient. The officer speaks with a detective who decided to obtain Tylee’s records also with a warrant. (Fox10 Phoenix)
9 Dec 2019 - Lori’s account or electronic device is logged into a classroom communication app from JJ’s former school, LIFE Academy in AZ, and Lori’s user account is shown as having viewed a post made by the school (Fox10 Phoenix).
Approx 10 Dec 2019 – An anonymous resident of Kauai says Lori and Chad arrived on the island around 12/10. The source says he never saw JJ & Tylee, but Lori & Chad were often by the pool (Fox10 Phoenix).
11 Dec 2019 – Authorities exhume Tammy Daybell’s body for a 2nd autopsy after determining her death was suspicious.
12 Dec 2019, about 3:20 pm – Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, is found unconscious and laying in feces on an upstairs bathroom floor in Gilbert, AZ. Joseph Lopez (JL), the 25 year old son of AC’s “girlfriend,” is the one who finds AC and calls 911. “He just passed out here on the, on my bathroom,” JL says when he calls 911. The dispatcher asks: “Can you lay him flat on his back, on the ground?” “Um… I’ll try,” JL says. “It’s just, there’s feces there and I’m trying to just keep cool right now.” The 911 call reveals that JL does not know AC’s last name nor age and JL is also unaware that AC married his mom ZP in Las Vegas on Nov 29. ZP returns home moments before EMTs arrive and says she knows CPR. Alex dies that day; his cause of death is still unknown. LE has said the autopsy results could take 3 months (Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix)
Mid-Dec 2019 (Approx.) – Lori & Chad are reported to be in Kauai, Hawaii staying at a rented home in a gated community in Princeville. Neighbor and area real estate agent, SL, met them when they moved into the unfurnished 3BR/3BA townhome which had been vacant for quite a while and was listed for $719K. SL says they signed a lease with the listing agent to stay long-term and brought their own furniture. Lori and Chad were mostly guarded and did not share anything with SL about their personal life and why they were in Kauai. Then they sort of disappeared. “I don’t think I ever saw them at the pool or anything like that. (The house) seemed vacant most of the time. I didn’t see lights on or anything like that,” SL says. “I hardly ever saw them at all, and I never saw them with anybody else, so I don’t know if they were living there or not.” (EastIdahoNews, Fox10 Phoenix).
20 Dec 2019 - Rexburg Police post on facebook asking for help locating the endangered missing children, JJ and Tylee. They call the death of Tammy suspicious and say it is thought to be linked to the missing children. Rexburg Police Department
20 Dec 2019 - Rexburg PD said the parents are not cooperating with officers’ attempts to check on the welfare of the children.
20 Dec 2019 – Lori’s son Colby finds out about the search of the Rexburg townhouse and that Lori and her new husband had fled Idaho after the media published articles about the missing kids. When CR saw the news he freaked out and tried to call his mom again but her phone number was gone. CR also found out through the news that Lori had married Chad—he had never heard the name Chad Daybell before in his life. CR says he was pissed off, frustrated and confused when he heard (CR interview w/Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
20 Dec 2019 - Lori’s account or electronic device is logged into a classroom communication app from JJ’s former school, LIFE Academy in AZ, and Lori’s user account is shown as having viewed a post made by the school (Fox10 Phoenix).
21 Dec 2019 – Police release photos of Lori and Chad, calling them persons of interest. “They told us several stories about where the children are, but when we investigate, the children don’t exist where they say they should,” Rexburg Police Chief Shane Turman told EastIdahoNews.com Friday. “We don’t know where they are at, but we think they are in pretty serious danger.”
21 Dec 2019 – Melani’s husband, BB, posts on his Facebook about the attempt on his life: "On October 2nd on my way home from the gym someone sat outside my home and shot a gun at me they hit my vehicle and missed my head by inches. I have reason to believe that this was related to all of the following events…My wife at this time melani began spending a lot of time with this group, at the end of june she demanded a divorce claiming revelation about things that were not real and there was no evidence given just a claim of being told by the savior," BB wrote (Inside Edition)
22 Dec 2019 – KW & LW, grandparents of JJ, plead for any information on the location of the children, "Just show me JJ, show me Tylee, let us see that those kids are OK," their grandfather pleads (Fox10 Phoenix).
22 Dec 2019 – BB, Lori’s former nephew by marriage, says Lori drastically changed after meeting Chad. BB also pleads for the kids’ safe return, "They're both just innocent and they didn't deserve to be involved in any of this." (Fox10 Phoenix)
23 Dec 2019 – BB spoke to the press claiming that Lori and Chad were part of a cult that his ex-wife Melani has also joined. BB also claims that there was an attempt on his life connected to this case:
“I spent the last 11 years of my life spending time with Lori and her now-deceased husband Charles,” BB said. “I don’t know what happened to those kids, but I know there’s people who do, and they’re not talking...”
“You can’t be a member of the church and believe those things,” BB said. “I think it’s an infatuation with the end of the world and an infatuation with power, and they’re using it to try to make money off of people’s beliefs.”
“A couple months ago there was an attempt on my life, so I went into hiding with my kids,” BB said, referencing his 4 young children with Melani. “All I could think was: "Someone's shooting at me. What do I need to do? I need to hit the gas and get out of here."
23 Dec 2019 - Attorney Sean Bartholick issued statement on the Daybells’ behalf:
“Chad Daybell was a loving husband and has the support of his children in this matter. Lori Daybell is a devoted mother and resents assertions to the contrary. We look forward to addressing the allegations once they have moved beyond speculation and rumor.”
23 Dec 2019 – KW, sister of Charles Vallow and grandmother of JJ, says she is skeptical that JJ and Tylee are still alive, "If I have a worst enemy, I would never wish this on them. I would never wish this on anybody," said KW. "She just turned off. The person we knew just went away and she did not want JJ anymore. We were just trying to tell her, God. please let her go to a fire station, a church or something." (Fox10 Phoenix)
24 Dec 2019 – CR, oldest son of Lori and brother of Tylee, release a Youtube video discussing the case. “Every week or two weeks has been something — new news that just sinks your heart through your stomach,” CR said. “I didn't know there was a whole other family involved or anything." (Fox13 News, Fox10 Phoenix)
24 Dec 2019 – KW says Charles and Lori were separated for a few months before his death after Charles suspected her of infidelity. She said Lori was financially dependent on Charles. KW believes Lori had joined a cult after listening to religious podcasts she made discussing the “end of days” (Idaho State Journal).
24 Dec 2019 - Former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Danny Coulson speculates that JJ and Tylee are being held by members of a cult that is preparing for the end of the world (Fox News).
24 Dec 2019 - Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries says he has reason to believe the children were pulled out of school so they could be homeschooled. He also says “For any kind of an investigation to go forward, we need facts. Certainly, if someone has some information that is factual, or they know where we can obtain evidence, we would be very interested in knowing about that,"… “Social media does tend to lend itself to lots of gossip, which doesn't really help anybody." (KTVB7)
24 Dec 2019 – BH says he was friends with Chad and they served a mission together in NJ. He is in shock from the reports that Chad is now under investigation. “I just was horrified, shaking when I first saw it because this is the last guy that I ever thought would be involved in something like this.” (KJZZ News, Fox13 News)
24 Dec 2019 – A Daily Mail source says that Chad Daybell was excommunicated from the LDS church in the Fall of 2019 for declaring himself a Prophet. The LDS spokesman declined to comment. (Daily Mail, Radar Online).
25 Dec 2019 – Christmas Day.
After Christmas - Gilbert PD calls NM, the trainer of JJ’s service dog Bailey, to ask questions about Bailey in connection with JJ's disappearance (Fox10 Phoenix).
27 Dec 2019 – An anonymous friend says Lori became obsessed with Chad's books about 4 years ago. Friend says she can't wrap her head around what's happening; remembers Lori as amazing mother who devoted herself to Tylee and Joshua; "She would fly her daughter's friend from Arizona to come see her just so that she would have a better week. I mean she's like mother of the year here…She was 100% into the end of times, the end of the world and she would tell me no you really gotta start preparing for the end of the world. You gotta start getting your stuff together. She would order stuff all the time she would tell me I needed to read all these books [The "Standing in Holy Places" books written by Chad] "Those books she got really obsessed with and she started buying me those books too. She must have gotten close to him from his books…Lori would say things to me like 'I'm never gonna get divorced again. I'm on my fourth husband’… And then she would tell me, 'You gotta get rid of your husband. We'll just go off and do our own thing.'” Says the friend. Lori would allegedly say: "It's gonna be the end of the world and we should all just drive off a cliff and kill us and our kids and die all at the same time." (Fox7Austin)
27 Dec 2019 – Julie Rowe says Chad had visions Tammy would die. “Angels had told him that he was going to lose Tammy,” Julie told a local TV station . Julie said Chad told her he wanted to get out of the publishing business but that Tammy did not. “He said I’m ready to get out and Tammy doesn’t want to get out. When she passes, I’m done, I can’t keep doing this.” Julie also says the missing children are safe. “I do know the kids are safe. I can see them,” she said. “I can see their energy and that they’re in a bright house.” (The Daily Beast)
28 Dec 2019 - Rexburg Police Capt. Gary Hagen told EastIdahoNews.com “I don’t think we’re any closer than what we were two weeks ago … (and) time is always of the essence in any case, especially something like this.” Hagen also addressed rumors that this is all related to a child custody battle. “That’s what they claim, but we have proved that there is no active custody battle,” Hagen said. (KSL News)
30 Dec 2019 – LE releases statement: “We know that the children are not with Lori and Chad Daybell, and we also have information indicating that Lori knows either the location of the children or what has happened to them,” the release says. “Despite having this knowledge, she has refused to work with law enforcement to help us resolve this matter. It is astonishing that rather than work with law enforcement to help us locate her own children, Lori Vallow has chosen instead to leave the state with her new husband.” Rexburg Police Department
30 Dec 2019 – Rexburg PD says Lori told witnesses Tylee died a year before the death of her father Joseph Ryan - which is false. Police also say Chad said around the same time that Lori has no minor children – also false. These false statements were made sometime after Tammy died and after Lori & Chad married.
30 Dec 2019 – Actress Valentina and filmmaker Devin K Hansen say they have not heard from Chad since Sept 23, 2019 and that the project to make his book into a movie is officially canceled (Fox13).
See Part VI (Update 7) for more...
Detailed Case Timeline Part VI (Update 7)
MISSING: Joshua Jaxon “JJ” Vallow & Tylee Ashlyn Ryan
POI’s: Lori Norene (Cox) Vallow & Chad Guy Daybell
2 Jan 2020 – Owners of the Rexburg Self Storage facility where Lori rented a until on Oct 1st 2019 notify police that Lori’s credit card has been declined multiple times (East Idaho News).
3 Jan 2020 – Lori’s oldest son CR speaks out on Good Morning America saying he has “absolutely no idea” where his siblings are. He says he is in the dark like everyone else and just praying that they are safe somewhere. (GMA Video).
3 Jan 2020 – FBI and local LE search the Daybell’s home at 202 North 1900 East, Rexburg, ID. Fremont Co Sheriff Len Humphries says they have “sufficient probable cause to get a search warrant for the home. Officers are searching for forensic evidence such as blood or chemicals, which might shed some light on the Daybell case.” (East Idaho News).
3 Jan 2020 - Officers spend time in the Daybell home and search a shed on the property. At one point, they used metal detectors, probes and rakes to go over several portions of the yard. More than 43 items were collected from the home, including “computers, cell phones, journals, documents and medications," which have been sent to forensic experts for examination. (East Idaho News. Post Register).
3 Jan 2020 - FBI spokeswoman Sandra Yi Barker confirms that the FBI is assisting with the case. “We were contacted by Rexburg Police on Nov. 27,” Barker said. “I won’t get into details but we are offering investigative, forensic and technical assistance in Idaho and Utah. Today, members of our Evidence Response Team are in Rexburg assisting with evidence collection. Our victim specialist has also been made available to the families of Joshua Vallow and Tylee Ryan.”
3 Jan 2020 - LE concluded the search at the Daybell property. Detectives wrapped up at the home and finished serving the search warrant Fri evening. They released the home to Chad Daybell's adult children, who Sheriff Humphries said currently live in the house. The sheriff would not specify what was found in the search, but described it as “evidence” and “primarily about Tammy." “The evidence collected today will be sent off for examination by experts,” said Sheriff Len Humphries of Fremont County, Idaho, adding it could take months to process.
(KMVT News, Fox13 Salt Lake City).
3 Jan 2020 - Sheriff Len Humphries says they believe the death of Tammy is related to the missing children. "Those are the two pieces of this," he said. "And how they're related we're not quite sure, but we do believe they are related." He said Chad and Lori refuse to speak to law enforcement and have left the state. He said a lawyer reached out to them weeks ago, saying he was the point of contact for the couple. "We do think they've left Idaho," Sheriff Humphries said. "But that's about all." (Fox 13 Salt Lake City).
3 Jan 2020 - FOX 10 Phoenix releases disturbing court paperwork from Feb 2019 when CV initially filed for divorce from Lori. Charles eventually dropped the divorce case in March 2019; In the divorce documents it says Lori claimed she was married to the Book of Mormon prophet Moroni and that she had lived multiple past lives on different planets. Lori also believes she was married to James the Just and was Mary French in the 1800’s, the grandmother of Joseph Smith, Jr. She also claims to be “a translated being” that cannot die and that she was sent to lead the 144,000 into the new millennium.
3 Jan 2020 – Fox 10 Phoenix interviews CV’s older son on the phone; he asks his name not to be published and says, "I'm terrified for JJ. I’m terrified for Tylee," "I’m terrified for everyone surrounding them and their safety. I’m terrified for my family’s safety."
4 Jan 2020 – A neighbor of Lori in Rexburg, SB, speaks to Fox13 Salt Lake City. "It's crazy. Just baffling," JJ, often played with SB’s kids. A couple weeks into the school year, he said he learned JJ was moving. "What we were told... he was going to move with his grandmother, go visit," Rexburg Police have since said that didn't happen (Fox13 Salt Lake City, Local News 8).
Early Jan 2020 – Sometime around the first weekend in Jan, Lori and Chad stay a couple days at the Kauai Beach Resort in HI.
5 Jan 2020 – CV’s sister, KW & her husband LW flew from LA to ID to meet with Rexburg PD & FBI to discuss disappearance of JJ & Tylee. KW say she loved Lori “as a sister,” but later suspected Lori and Chad were having an affair based on emails exchanged between the two. After Lori met Chad, KW says she started noticing changes in Lori’s behavior. KW says the final in-person conversation she had with Lori was in 2018, in a car on the way to the airport.
KW believes Lori & Chad may have taken JJ and Tylee because they were witnesses to the shooting of CV.
“I don’t have any expectations. I’ve never done this before. I have no idea. I just feel like I need to be in Idaho,”
“I’d love (Chad and Lori) to be arrested. Have her in one room and Chad in the other? Absolutely.”
“Charles told me he had recordings of her. He said, ‘Nobody will believe me,’ and he recorded her one night,”
“Even though it’s deleted, nothing is ever deleted electronically or whatever. However that is … for her to say she’s a translated being and she is reincarnated? That is scary!” -KW (KSTU; East Idaho News)
5 Jan 2020 – Lori’s oldest son, CR, makes a youtube video speaking directly to Lori and asking her to “do the right thing”; "Mom, I want to talk to you like I'm sitting across the room from you," CR said, "You have the power to end this"; CR also asks Lori to let Tylee & JJ Facetime with him so he can see that they are ok. (Fox13 Salt lake City)
5 Jan 2020 –Lori’s former property manager, JP, writes a fb post saying he asked Lori to move out by Aug 31, 2019; JP was disturbed by details surrounding CV’s July 11, 2019 death at the Chandler, AZ rental house managed by JP. JP wrote that on the same day CV died Lori texted him, “we are ok, Ill explain later,” when he texted her wondering why police were at the house. JP also wrote that Lori threw a pool party later that afternoon:
“That day the neighbors reported a pool party at the house, the same day Charles was murdered, with loud music and lots of people swimming. Neighbors also reported Alex was staying at the house for several days following the shooting even though he lived in the same area. I spoke with Lori several times days following the shooting and she never sounded shocked, sad or heartbroken, as you would think a bride would be watching her husband die,” (Post Register).
6 Jan 2020 – Sheriff Len Humphries gives interviews about the case. He reveals Tammy may have been poisoned but says tests won't be completed for at least another two weeks. “We're looking for poison, but we are just having to wait for lab results,” Humphries said, “You could say we are in a sort of holding pattern right now.”
More quotes from Sheriff Humphries:
“From an investigation point of view this is a disaster,”
“There are multiple agencies involved — us, Rexburg police, the FBI, as well as police departments in Arizona.”
“There are people who have died strangely in several places, and two kids that we have absolutely no idea where they are.”
“Add to that, the mother is known to have told family members that her daughter died a year ago, which we know is not true.”
”And then she claimed that the 17-year-old had run off with the 7-year-old and didn't say anything to authorities.”
“What kind of parent doesn't help try to find their own kids when they are missing?”
Humphries also said he believes Chad and Lori have left Idaho but are still in the United States (East Idaho News, Daily Mail).
6 Jan 2020 - Tylee’s AZ friend shares the last text she received from Tylee’s phone was on Oct. 25 at 11:14 AM. The friend isn’t sure if Tylee sent the text. The friend texted Tylee on Oct. 19 to say she missed her and had been thinking about her. 6 days later a reply text said, “hi. miss you guys too ...luv ya.” The friend says she didn’t think the text sounded like Tylee. “She spelled out her words for the most part,” “Plus, she would have texted more if I reached out.” “When she lived here, she responded immediately,” the friend said, “And when she moved, it slowly decreased in response time.”
The friend also shares: Tylee had originally planned to stay in AZ, but decided to go to ID for JJ’s sake. Tylee had her GED, so she did not go to HS in ID. Tylee had never mentioned her mother’s religious beliefs to her friend. Tylee said they were moving because Lori got a job in ID. “Apparently that was false,” the friend said. (Post Register).
6 Jan 2020 - Ellsworth Family Law releases statement saying Charles Vallow “expressed genuine fear for his life and under our advice obtained an Order of Protection against Lori Vallow” in early 2019 (Fox10 Phoenix; Justin Lum Fox 10 on Twitter ).
7 Jan 2020 – JJ’s grandparents, KW & LW, hold a press conference in Idaho. They are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the children’s whereabouts. They spent the weekend meeting with Rexburg PD & the FBI. JJ loves to swim and is hardly afraid of anything in life. Tylee is a typical teenage girl who graduated early from HS and has a close group of friends. KW & LW spoke with JJ several times a week and often those conversations were short, but it wasn’t unusual for JJ to call his grandparents back several times in the same day. Lori never prevented the Woodcocks from talking to or visiting with JJ. During their last 35 sec Facetime with JJ in Aug it appeared someone was monitoring what he said and he didn’t call back after that. They also noticed that JJ’s hair didn’t appear to be as groomed as it had been previously. Lori used to be a cosmetologist and took exceptional care of JJ’s hair. The picture of JJ on the missing poster shows his hair matted and not in it's usual style. KW & LW have launched a Find JJ and Tylee website asking for tips from the public.
Some Quotes from the Jan 7th Presser:
“These are beautiful young children. They’re two extremely intelligent young children and we want them back. We want them back in our family,” -LW
“If there is anything that Lori can come forth with and help us, please do it. She knows how much we love these kids, and we want only the best for them. That’s it. It’s that simple. Please give them back to us.” -LW
“All I want before I go is just to see those children, I just want to hear him beat on the drums, I want to hear him say, ‘Papa, let’s go ride’ or ‘Let’s go to Checkers and let’s go get a hamburger.’ I’m hoping beyond hope that that happens in the near future.” -LW
“Sometimes [JJ] may call and say, ‘Papa!’ and then, he’d just go away. ‘Gotta go, bye!’” -LW
“J.J. is my heart, I’m hoping this will allow one person to simply say ‘I saw (him). I know where he’s at,’ and give us that information, so that we can bring J.J. and Tylee back." -LW
“We want and believe that they are alive, and that’s the reason for the reward,""It’s the reason, we don’t say, the ‘d’ word. We’re not going to because we hope and pray these kids are alive." -LW
“If somebody two years ago would have said ‘This is what’s going to happen with Lori,’ I would have never believed it, Kay would have never believed it. If Kay and I would have had any thought in the future that we were going to be involved in an issue like this, we never would have let J.J. up for adoption. It never would have happened, and now this happened. Lori was a good mother when J.J. was young. You couldn’t ask for a better mother.” -LW
“Lori, you know how much we love J.J. You know my heart beats for him. Kay loves him. All our family loves JJ. Pick up the phone. Call me. Call Kay. If you don’t want to talk to authorities, talk to us." – LW
“If this reward can prompt that, then that’s what I want. They’re good kids. They don’t deserve this. And we as a family don’t deserve it.” -LW
“Please, just let us know where the kids are. It’s not difficult. It would end all of this.” -KW
“We don’t know why we weren’t allowed more access to him, but we reached out constantly in every way – email, voicemail, text, phone call, whatever – and never, ever got a response so that was very concerning to us,” -KW
“It sends chills up our spines,” "That’s just (what) brought it home for us. ‘Oh, my God, this is something really bad.'" -KW, when asked about Lori’s false claims that Tylee died in 2017.
“Charles suspected they were having an affair. He told me about it. He told me what he had that made him think that. He was spot on. There were just some things that we discussed, and he showed me (the evidence).” – KW, when asked about Lori and Chad’s relationship.
8 Jan 2020 - Lori’s account or electronic device is logged into a classroom communication app from JJ’s former school, LIFE Academy in AZ, and Lori’s user account is shown as having viewed a post made by the school (Fox10 Phoenix).
8 Jan 2020 - The former attorneys of the late Charles Vallow say that CV filed an order of protection against Lori in Feb 2019 and told his attorneys, “Steve, I want to make sure that everyone knows that if something happens to me, Lori & Alex did it.” The lawyers say they could not find Lori in Feb 2019 to serve her with the order of protection papers and they even tried looking for her in Idaho (Fox 10 Phoenix).
8 Jan 2020 – A hotel employee says that she expected CV and JJ to return to the hotel for breakfast on July 11 but instead police came to the hotel and informed her CV was dead (Fox 10 Phoenix).
9 Jan 2020 – JJ’s grandparents KW & LW record a segment with Dr OZ Show (Fox 10 Phoenix).
9, 10, & 11 Jan 2020 – Josh Wilson, Principal of Kennedy Elementary in Rexburg, gives statements: “We truly hope for the safety of everybody involved and hope for a positive outcome”. JW says that Lori unenrolled JJ on Sept 24 & told administrators she planned to homeschool; JW says there was no previous activity that would indicate a need for concern from the school; They have not received a request to send JJ’s records to another school but if Lori is homeschooling, she would not need to notify them; The records would remain with Kennedy Elementary (Fox 13 Phoenix, East Idaho News).
10 Jan 2020 – Chad’s bother, Matt, releases a statement pleading for Chad to come forward and cooperate with the investigation. Matt also says he has not been close to Chad since childhood, does not know any more info than the media and asks for privacy for himself, his wife and children.
10 Jan 2020 – A former neighbor of Alex in San Tan Valley, AZ says that about a year ago Lori and AC were seen arguing loudly in the street (Daily Mail).
11 Jan 2020 – Fox10 Phoenix publishes affidavit of warrant for AC’s 2007 arrest in Austin, Texas. The docs describe how AC tased Tylee’s dad JR twice & “made a threat to kill him” after JR had a custody visit with Tylee. AC plead guilty to aggravated assault in the second degree and served 90 days in jail.
11 Jan 2020 - KD, a former producer for a radio show Alex was featured on, shares video of AC doing Looney Tunes impressions from 2016 and says, "In all impressions, he was a good looking funny guy and like I said, charming" (Fox 10 Phoenix).
11 Jan 2020 – Lori and Chad stay in Room 2509 at Kauai Beach Resort, paying $294 for one night. The 5th-floor room with king bed & mountain views was booked under the name Lori Ryan & using a driver's license with an address LE did not know about. (Daily Mail).
12 Jan 2020 - The A&E network series “Live P.D.” features JJ’s grandparents KW & LW.
13 Jan 2020 – The police report, 911 call and body camera footage from the July 11, 2019 shooting death of Charles Vallow is released by Fox10 Phoenix.
Approx 13 Jan 2020 – 12 days before Lori is served with an order to produce the kids, staff members from Dateline stake out the island of Kauai looking for any sign of Lori and Chad or JJ and Tylee. East Idaho News shared with Dateline a tip they received about “a ping” from Lori’s phone placing her near a house in Princeville, Kauai, HI where she previously lived with Charles. Dateline drives by the house and some nearby townhouses but doesn’t see them. Dateline also gets confirmation from the Kauai police that Lori and Chad are there, but there is no evidence of JJ & Tylee ever being on the island with Lori and Chad. KPD asks Dateline to be careful not to spook Lori and Chad. (Dateline, East Idaho News).
14 Jan 2020 – A probate case is filed for the estate of Charles Vallow in Harris County, Texas. Web Inquiry
14 Jan 2020 – The Dr OZ show airs an interview with JJ’s Grandmother KW about the missing children (Fox10 Phoenix).
15 Jan 2020 - Fox10 Phoenix obtains and publishes copies of Gilbert PD reports from Jan 31, 2019. The reports detail a complaint Lori made against CV for taking her purse out of her car at JJ’s school. Also detailed are efforts by CV to get Lori picked up for an involuntarily 72 hour hold with psych evaluation. Lori does not file any charges against CV and police allow her to go to the psych eval on her own, rather than being transported. The report says police followed up and found that Lori voluntarily checked in to Community Bridges and was discharged a few hours later.
15 Jan 2020 – Fox10 Phoenix obtains and releases body cam video from July 11, 2019 of Lori and Tylee’s interview with a LEO outside the home where CV was shot to death. Lori says CV lives in Houston and that she moved into the house about 3 weeks before CV’s death.
16 Jan 2020 – The Madison County Prosecutor files an Order On Petition Under the Child Protection Act in the 7th Judicial District, Madison County, ID In The Interest Of Tylee and JJ. The order says “for good cause shown,” JJ & Tylee are to be placed in shelter care in the custody of the ID Dept of Health and Welfare once they are located; The order says the Dept of Health and Welfare is to conduct an investigation into the health, safety and welfare of the children and report back to the court within 15 days. The order says Lori must physically turn over the children to either the ID Dept or Health and Welfare in Rexburg or the Rexburg Police department within 5 days of being served the order. The children will be appointed a guardian ad litem and an attorney. Finally, it says “Violation of this order may subject Lori Vallow to criminal and civil contempt of court.” (Court Docs, East Idaho News).
19 Jan 2020 – Fox10 Phoenix obtains and releases more details on Melani’s trespassing charge from Nov 2019.
23 Jan 2020 – The Maricopa County coroner’s office releases the autopsy report for Lori’s 3rd ex-husband and Tylee’s father, Joseph Anthony Ryan, Jr. The report reveals that a neighbor last saw JR approx. one week before his body was found. JR body was described as “moderately decomposed”; Due to the level of decomp the ME could not take blood samples and had to instead take an extra sample of muscle tissue from the thigh to store for toxicology testing. The ME also took a sample of liver (Fox10 Phoenix).
24 Jan 2020 – 29 Jan 2020 – A Rexburg PD detective traveled to Kauai to surveil Lori and Chad; At no time were JJ and Tylee seen with Lori and Chad (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc).
24 Jan 2020 – SL, a real estate agent and neighbor at the Kauai Townhome where Lori and Chad have been living since mid-Dec has a brief conversation with Chad as he is leaving the house. Chad said he was leaving because the condo was scheduled to be shown to a potential buyer. (East Idaho News).
25 Jan 2020 – Kauai PD serves Lori in Princeville, HI with Child Protection Order filed by Madison County, Idaho Prosecutor’s Office on behalf of JJ and Tylee. The order requires Lori to produce Tylee & JJ to either the ID Dept of Health & Welfare or a judge in Madison Co Courthouse within 5 days. Failure to do so means Lori could face criminal and civil contempt of court charges (Court Docs, East Idaho News).
26 Jan 2020, morning – A Rexburg PD detective observes Lori and Chad on a beach. Tylee and JJ are not with them (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News).
26 Jan 2020, abt 3:30 pm -Kauai Police Dept and federal agents serve search warrants on Lori & Chad outside of Kauai Beach Resort in Hawaii. KPD pull Lori & Chad over along the Kuhio Hwy and they enter the hotel parking lot. KPD seizes a black Ford Explorer, the rental car Lori & Chad drove. Lori & Chad are separated in the backs of 2 police SUVs while the warrant is served. After 30 min a tow truck takes away the rental car. LE found birth certificates belonging to Tylee and JJ, Tylee’s financial transaction card, JJ’s iPad, another iPad that was logged into JJ’s Apple account and JJ’s school registration receipts from Kennedy Elementary. Police learned that Tylee’s financial transaction card, which was with Lori, had been used since Tylee was last seen. (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News).
26 Jan 2020 - Police go to Lori and Chad’s condo in Princeville to execute another search warrant there. LE found beach chairs, 2 yoga mats and beach towels, but nothing belonging to children. 2 bedrooms were in the unit, but the second room “had no sign of being lived in or otherwise occupied.” (Affidavit of Probable Cause Doc; East Idaho News).
26 Jan 2020 - Media reports that Lori & Chad have been staying at 4141 Queen Emma's Dr Apt 3, Princeville, HI 96722 and have been closely monitored by LE. The missing children, JJ and Tylee are not with them.
26 Jan 2020 – After being detained, Lori & Chad are not arrested, and are allowed to walk into the hotel together. Lori carries a large amount of cash in a plastic bag. East Idaho News reporter Nate Eaton follows Lori & Chad and asks for comment on the missing children, the death of Tammy and the order to produce the children within 5 days. Chad does not speak. Lori only says “No Comment,” and “That’s great,” in reply to the reporter informing her that people are praying for JJ and Tylee.
27 Jan 2020 - Madison Co. Prosecutor’s Office & Rexburg PD release a statement: “Child protection actions are normally confidential and sealed to protect the anonymity of the parties. However, the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office has obtained an order from the Court on the case allowing us to unseal and disclose [the order]”…
“The Madison County Prosecutor’s Office asked the Court for permission to unseal and disclose the existence of the Child Protection Action and the above mentioned Order to alert the public and anyone with knowledge of the location or health and safety of the children. All other documents related to the child protection case remain under seal.”
The release also says there is no evidence that Tylee & JJ were ever w/Lori & Chad in Hawaii and failure to comply w/order may subject Lori to civil or criminal contempt of court.
27 Jan 2020 - Kaua‘i Police Department releases statement that they are assisting with the missing children case. The statement says Lori & Chad have been staying on Kaua‘i for an unconfirmed period of time. It also says: “On Jan. 25, Kaua‘i police served [Lori] with an order of petition in an attempt to have her physically produce her children to the Idaho Dept of Health & Welfare. On Jan 26, Kaua‘i police and Rexburg police executed a search warrant in support of the ongoing investigation related to the whereabouts of the two children. There are no local charges or any current warrants of arrest.” Kaua'i Police Department
27 Jan 2020 - Fremont Co Sheriff Len Humphries says the timing of the Kauai search warrants has nothing to do with Tammy’s autopsy results. Authorities have not yet gotten the autopsy report back. While it was previously reported by some media outlets that Tammy’s family had been privately told the autopsy results, Humphries says there are no results available yet to anyone (Post Register).
27 Jan 2020 - General Manager of Kauai Beach Resort, RM, says Lori & Chad stayed there previously approximately 3 week ago for 1 or 2 days. “I’ve been working with detectives for several weeks,” RM said. Lori & Chad recently booked another stay for Sunday, according to RM. On Sunday, authorities were lying in wait near the resort. However, RM says they are not staying at the resort at this time (Post Register).
27 Jan 2020 – JJ’s grandmother and Lori’s former sister-in-law, KW, gives interviews and makes a direct plea to Lori: “Lori, if you have an ounce of compassion left in your entire body — please produce the kids.”
When asked about Lori’s response of “That’s great,” to being told the country was praying for the missing children KW says: “I felt like she was arrogant. She was demeaning to the kids, to not even acknowledge that they’re missing,”
KW says Kauai Beach Resort is Lori’s favorite resort and KW has stayed there in the past with Lori, Charles, Tylee & JJ. KW & LW say they are going to travel to Idaho on Wed Jan 29 (Fox10 Phoenix, KPVI News).
27 Jan 2020 – Lori and Chad left the Kauai Beach Resort and checked into Kauai Marriott Resort with several suitcases. Staff members at the Marriott confirmed Lori and Chad stayed there for one night on Jan 27 (KTVB, East Idaho News).
28 Jan 2020 – A news crew got a tip that Lori and Chad had switched hotels in Kauai and were planning to take a flight to Mexico. The crew staked out both the front and back entrances of the hotel hoping to see them leaving (Dateline).
28 Jan 2020, afternoon – Staff members at the Kauai Marriott Resort say Lori and Chad checked out after staying only one night. However, Lori and Chad could still be at the resort because they were talking about going to the pool and beach area. A news crew with Dateline videoed Chad and Lori walking to the parking lot in swimsuits, with day bags (no luggage) like they were going to the beach. When asked, “Where are the kids?” Lori says, “No comment” and “Leave us alone, no comment”. Then they turned and went back into the hotel lobby and did not re-emerge (KTVB, East Idaho News, Dateline).
29 Jan 2020 – JJ’s grandparents, KW & LW return to Idaho. They hope that Lori will appear as ordered by the court and produce JJ and Tylee alive and well. “It’s scary, but I’m being optimistic in saying that just the next few days will probably pass very slowly, I’m sure because we’re waiting for Thurs to get here and I just feel like there will be some kind of resolution by Thurs, Thurs at the latest. Whether it’s happy or sad, I don’t know. In the meantime, we’re going to keep hoping and praying that it will be a joyous occasion Thursday,” – KW (KPVI News).
29 Jan 2020 – JJ’s grandparents, KW & LW file a petition to obtain guardianship of JJ in Madison County, ID. If the children are located, they will be placed in custody of state agency and then appointed guardian. If given guardianship of JJ it would be temporary & last 6 months. KW & LW say they have no legal rights to file for custody of Tylee but that they would welcome her: “We will definitely offer that to Tylee. We’re more than happy to have her as well,” (Fox10 Phoenix, Post Register).
29 Jan 2020 – Madison Co Prosecutor Rob Wood makes a statement: “While the court did allow us to announce the existence of the case and the order that Lori Vallow produce her children, any and all other documents, hearings, and court filings are sealed and confidential by law… As such we legally cannot comment on any other aspect of the case.” (East Idaho News).
30 Jan 2020 – Dozens of journalists and news crews from across the country descend on the snowy town of Rexburg, hoping to see Lori show up with Tylee & JJ. At least 10 people wait in the lobby at Rexburg PD (Rexburg Journal). KSL reporter Garna Mejia reports from in front of Tammy and Chad’s Salem home, where some of his adult children still live; Chad’s DIL answers the door but declines to comment. Mejia also says on her twitter feed “we stopped by at his attorney’s place and were told he is out of town.”
30 Jan 2020 - Nate Eaton, East Idaho News, reports from in front of the Department of Health and Welfare, one of 2 places Lori could produce JJ & Tylee to comply with the child protection court order. Alternatively, Lori could take the children to the Rexburg police station on Main St to obey the order by the deadline. However, there is no sign of the children and no sign of Lori.
30 Jan 2020 – JJ’s grandparents, KW & LW, meet with Rexburg police and the Madison Co Prosecutor to discuss the case. KW could not comment on what they talked about but she said in a presser, "They're not gonna let the grass grow under their feet with this, they're going to keep this moving," referring to LE’s next plan of action. (KW’s Presser, East Idaho News).
30 Jan 2020, 5 PM - The deadline passes for Lori to physically appear in Idaho and produce JJ and Tylee to the Dept of Health and Welfare or the RPD or else face contempt of court; There is no sign of Lori or the children appearing in Idaho (Fox10 Phoenix, Fox13 Salt Lake City).
30 Jan 2020 After 5 PM - Lori and Chad are still in Hawaii. Sources say there were no signs Lori had planned to travel to Rexburg for the deadline. A Kauai resident says he saw a man and woman fitting the description of Chad and Lori, inside their rental unit. An anonymous relative close to the case says “it was less than a 1% chance Lori would ever show up in Idaho today” (Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
30 Jan 2020 – Madison Co Prosecutor & Rexburg PD decline to comment on Lori’s failure to comply with the order. Due to the rest of the order being sealed by the courts, the public may not know if any actions are taken to issue an arrest warrant (East Idaho News).
30 Jan 2020 – Official statement from Kaua‘i Chief of Police Todd G. Raybuck regarding case involving two missing Idaho children:
“We appreciate the tremendous outpouring of concern from the public and the media regarding this sensitive case. We kindly ask that you please allow the authorities to continue to conduct this ongoing investigation and give them the space and opportunity to do their due diligence.” Kaua'i Police Department
30 Jan 2020 – JJ’s grandma KW gives a presser after Lori fails to show up in Idaho with Tylee and JJ. LW was originally going to speak as well but he is not feeling well and returned to his hotel room to rest. Quotes from KW: “I just can’t... I don’t know what to do. I had my hopes up for today... hopefully being able to see our grandson.”
"I know she doesn't have them I pray that they are with a family somewhere that is caring for them," “I would like for her to be in jail until she talks,” “If that’s a month or a year or whatever the situation, she needs to be there until she talks. She’s got to say where they are. She has to.” “How do you not have your child for four months? What kind of a mother does that? The only word that is coming to my mind right now is ‘monster’ and as much as I loved Lori…all this has just been very disheartening and I have so many questions,” “We’ve had a really rough few weeks and then once we learned about the order being given to her Saturday, that really gave us more hope that at least we’re now seeing things happening,” "I'm not at all surprised of that. Lori's not going to make this easy, she's got an end game in her head, although this is not a game, but obviously she thinks it is." When asked if she knew where Lori was KW said, "probably sitting on a beach somewhere while we're sitting here wondering where the kids are." "I pray there's an extraditable warrant issued and they bring her in front of the judge," KW said about Lori. "It seems the next steps is in the judge's hands." "I can't say for sure what's going to happen next, other than, I hope it's something that's going to get her attention because I'd love to know where those kids are and I think all of America wants to know where they are," A reporter asks KW if she can elaborate on what evidence Charles had of Lori having an affair with Chad. KW says that Lori is not very technologically savvy; KW says Lori emailed Chad a video of herself in Jan 2019 dancing and did not delete the email from the sent folder. KW says she believes Lori and Chad may have first met as early as 2016 or 2017.
31 Jan 2020 - Lori’s account or electronic device is logged into a classroom communication app from JJ’s former school, LIFE Academy in AZ, and Lori’s user account is shown as having viewed a post made by the school (Fox10 Phoenix).
31 Jan 2020 – Summaries of Chandler PD interviews of Lori & Tylee from the July 11, 2019 shooting death of Lori’s 4th husband Charles Vallow are released by Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix.
31 Jan 2020 – Lori’s son, CR, releases an emotional youtube video titled: “To My Family”. Some quotes from CR directly to Lori:
“I love you because you’re my mom. But at the end of the day, I’m in the same spot, everybody’s in the same spot with no answers.”
“I feel ignored, I feel angry, I feel like I’m so confused and still trying to go on every single day.”
“Last night I just thought I’d feel better by some type of answer, but if anything it just made everything worse.”
“I feel like I’ve just lost everything in such a short amount of time, the only reason I’m doing this is because I feel like this is the only way I get to talk to you.”
“I want you to show them and step up and do the right thing and that's what I’ve been praying for and that's all I want, is to see the kids and for this situation to have some type of closure.” (Fox10 Phoenix, KTVB7 News).
31 Jan 2020 - Kauai PD says no arrests in this case. "We're just on standby waiting for Rexburg PD... honestly I don't know what the status is on that." (Adam Herbets Twitter)
31 Jan 2020 – A Special airs called “FOX 13 Investigates: The Writings of Chad Daybell”; Reporter Adam Herbets conducts FB Lives before and after with Q & A about the case. A professor specializing in profiling says he believes the FBI is looking through Chad’s books for clues. “(Agents) can look into the psychology of people like this,” Chris Bertram said. “Two books that I’m going to read first? His autobiography and his last publication.” Excepts from Chad’s books are highlighted during the special.
“The most common question I receive is, ‘What parts of your books are based on what you’ve seen in vision, and what part did you make up?’” Chad Daybell wrote in his autobiography. “The short answer is that I don’t fictionalize any of the events portrayed. I’m really not that creative… My torn veil allows information to be downloaded into my brain from the other side. The scenes I am shown are real events that will happen.”
“That tells us something about his personality,” Bertram said. “He believes what he is hearing gives him direction in his life… We may see hidden messages in these writings.” (Fox13 SLC Special Report w/Adam Herbets)
See Part VII (Update 7) for more...
Detailed Case Timeline Part VII (Update 7)
MISSING: Joshua Jaxon “JJ” Vallow & Tylee Ashlyn Ryan
POI’s: Lori Norene (Cox) Vallow & Chad Guy Daybell
2 Feb 2020 – Lori & Chad reportedly attend meetings at LDS Church in Kapa’a, HI. They are seen speaking w/the bishop, acting as if everything is OK and as if they don’t have a care in the world. They were also overheard saying that the media was lies and one-sided. JJ and Tylee were not in church with them (Nate Eaton, East Idaho News).
2 Feb 2020 – Nate Eaton with East Idaho News is sitting in church when he gets a text from his weekend editor saying the owner of a storage facility wants to speak to him; Nate stepped out of church to call the owner who wanted to help in the case of the missing kids; The owner says Lori rented a unit from him Oct 1st and LE served a search warrant on Lori’s unit in Nov; he offers to share CCTV video of Lori and others visiting the storage unit Lori rented (Dateline).
2 Feb 2020 – Lori’s son, CR, gives an interview to Fox10 Phoenix reporter Justin Lum.
3 Feb 2020 – Charles Vallow’s 2nd ex-wife gives an interview to East Idaho News.
4 Feb 2020 - Lori’s account or electronic device is logged into a classroom communication app from JJ’s former school, LIFE Academy in AZ, and Lori’s user account is shown as having viewed a post made by the school (Fox10 Phoenix).
4 Feb 2020 – Alex Cox’s new widow, ZP, files a probate case in Maricopa Co, AZ. Probate Court Case Information - Case History
5 Feb 2020 – JJ’s grandparents KW & LW plan to fly to NYC to tape a 2nd episode with the Dr Oz Show. (Post Register)
5 Feb 2020 - Reporter Justin Lum of Fox10 Phoenix obtains and releases a letter that Lori wrote to Life Academy in Gilbert, AZ withdrawing JJ from the school on Sept 5th, after they had already relocated to Idaho. Lori claims she got a job out of state. Lori also allegedly told school officials that JJ’s father, CV, died from suicide.
5 Feb 2020 – Reporter Justin Lum of Fox10 Phoenix obtains and releases the Order of Protection documents that Charles Vallow filed against Lori Feb 4, 2019.
5 Feb 2020 - Reporter Justin Lum of Fox10 Phoenix obtains and releases the Dec 6, 2019 search warrant for JJ’s school records from LIFE Academy in Gilbert, AZ.
5 Feb 2020 – Lori and Chad’s condo in Kauai is quiet and neighbors say they’ve only seen them once since Sat, Feb 1. All curtains are shut and no answer at the door (Kim Powell, AZ Family).
5 Feb 2020 - Self Storage Plus in Rexburg puts out a statement:
“Self Storage Plus hopes for the speedy and safe return of Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan,”…“Self Storage Plus is working with local authorities who are investigating this matter and, so as not to jeopardize their investigation, will not be providing any further information at this time.”
5 Feb 2020 - L.I.F.E Academy in Gilbert AZ, where JJ previously attended school, releases a statement: "Our hearts continue to ache during this time. We all want to know where JJ is and know that he's safe. JJ is a beautiful boy who has a smile that goes on for days. His joy of life was contagious. He started with us as a very quiet child, and soon blossomed into a child who loved coming to class, loved being with his friends and loved to talk about his family." (Fox10 Phoenix).
5 Feb 2020 - Rich Robertson (RR), a private investigator hired by BB after the Oct 2 shooting attempt on his life gives an interview to KTVB7. “The person [Brandon] recognized, the person he suspected was the person who did the shooting was the same person who killed Charles Vallow,” -RR.
“The vehicle that was involved in the shooting belonged to Charles Vallow, It was a green Jeep Cherokee with Texas license plates. He recognized that as his former in-law and he suspected Charles Vallows' killer, Alex Cox, was the one driving that jeep.” -RR.
“Lori Vallow certainly got Melani involved in this, by all accounts, the Vallow and the Boudreaux marriages were all idyllic. They were loving couples, they had picture-perfect families. They were like something out of a magazine until they got involved in this kind of cult situation and things started going off the rails.”- RR
“Chad Daybell was someone who was involved in Lori Vallow’s life for some time–a year or two prior… and they all got kind of sucked into this belief system and Chad Daybell seemed to be a leader in that group,” -RR
RR also told KTVB CV had a $1 million life insurance policy. Originally, Lori was beneficiary, but later CV's sister, KW, was & that is still being resolved (KTVB7).
6 Feb 2020 – Audio of a 911 call from Melani’s husband, BB, after he had been shot at Oct 2, 2019 is released (Fox13 Salt Lake City & Fox10 Phoenix).
6 Feb 2020 – Audio of a 911 call from Melani’s trespassing charge in Nov 2019 is released (Fox13 Salt Lake City & Fox10 Phoenix).
6 Feb 2020 – Audio of a 911 call from the son of Alex Cox’s new wife upon finding AC unresponsive on the bathroom floor Dec 12, 2019 is released (Fox13 Salt Lake City & Fox10 Phoenix).
6 Feb 2020 – Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix releases a report detailing gun and blood evidence after the July 11 shooting death of CV. AC’s gun, a Springfield XD .45 caliber handgun was found next to an orange duffel bag. “Inside the bag, a black hard sided case with .45 caliber magazines and ammunition. The detective recalls the magazine having five cartridges inside. The magazine indicated 13 cartridges could be loaded. The rest of the report describes the blood found in the kitchen sink, layout of the home and no sign that Charles had been moved.” The report says the blood in the sink was photographed but not swabbed for evidence. The report also says the officer made the decision to clean a large pool of blood on the floor. Eventually, AC was brought back to the scene to go over his actions.
6 Feb 2020 - Fremont Co Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating a life insurance policy that Tammy took out at her work with the Sugar-Salem Central Elementary.
“She did have an insurance policy from her work. I don’t know how much it was for,” said Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries. (Rexburg Standard Journal).
Approx 7 Feb 2020 - Lori officially has her membership record transferred into a new congregation (ward). Tylee and JJ’s church records were not transferred into the ward, and neither were Chad’s (East Idaho News).
7 Feb 2020 – In an interview with Fox10, NM, the owner and head trainer at Dog Training Elite says Lori called him right before her move to ID and asked him to take JJ’s dog Bailey back. "I'm picking up the dog, trying to help them out," said NM. "[Lori] said this tragedy happened, and she needed to move. She told me they were moving up north. I think she said Idaho or something like that. One of her daughters was in school in Idaho. She said they were moving up there to be with her, and so I said 'OK, let me see if I can find a home.' She said 'I need you to come get him right now.'" (Fox10 Phoenix).
7 Feb 2020 – A dispatch call is released from the Fremont County Attorney’s Office detailing a 17 minute phone conversation between a detective from Gilbert, AZ and a dispatcher with Fremont Co, ID. There is no date or time stamp. The detective called to request information on the death of Tammy. From the call: “Oh, yeah… I was the one that actually took that call…So why is someone from Arizona wanting to know? That’s crazy,” the dispatcher says.
“Yeah, isn’t it funny how everything ties together? We just have some cases down here, that… that got our attention with Miss Daybell,” the detective answers.
“The family did not want an autopsy, so they just went straight to the funeral home and the family refused an autopsy,” she tells the detective.
“The family said they don’t want an autopsy, therefore… the coroner just signed off, then and there?” He asks. “And then the funeral home took Miss Daybell? Is that how that works?” “Yes,” the dispatcher responds. “That’s, that’s pretty much how it works.” (Fox13 Salt Lake City).
9 Feb 2020 – For the 2nd week in a row Lori and Chad visit the LDS Church in Kapa’a, HI. This time they are caught on camera walking in holding hands; They do not turn towards nor acknowledge the camera but quickly walk inside without a word (GMA).
9 Feb 2020 – Fox10 Phoenix releases photos from Lori and Chad’s beach wedding in Kauai and for the first time we learn that the ceremony took place Nov 5, 2019.
9 Feb 2020 – Tylee’s paternal aunt, sister of Joseph Ryan Jr, Annie Cushing, speaks to the media for the first time. The last time Annie saw Tylee was in 2018 after JR died. Lori did not tell Annie or any of JR’s family about JR’s death. They had to find out 5 weeks later from LE after no one claimed JR’s body. Annie went to AZ to try to comfort Tylee. One of Annie’s biggest concerns is since Tylee was homeschooled, she doesn’t know the exact date of her disappearance. “We know when JJ was last seen but nobody seems to know when Tylee was last seen,” Annie said (KSLTV)
9 Feb 2020 – KSL also uncovered court documents from Aug. 2007 of Tylee’s custody battle with disturbing information. A Texas court ordered a psychological evaluation for Vallow after she told social workers that “death would be an option before giving Tylee to her father, Mr. Joseph Ryan, even for a visit.” “These are real and serious concerns,” the documents stated.
10 Feb 2020 – The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare must deliver a report to the judge on the investigation into the health, safety and welfare of JJ & Tylee by Feb 10. The case is sealed so we don’t know if this happened (East Idaho News).
10 Feb 2020 – Fremont County Prosecutor denies a records request from Fox10 Phoenix for the 911 call and police reports from the day of Tammy Daybell’s death, due to the active investigation (Fox10 Phoenix).
10 Feb 2020 – Good Morning America shows the new video of Lori and Chad going to church on Sunday and also releases beach wedding photos from Nov 4th, 2019.
10 Feb 2020 – CBS reveals that LE found Tylee’s phone with Lori in Hawaii. “[Tylee's] phone was used several times after she disappeared, but it's unclear who was using it, CBS News correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports.”
10 Feb 2020 – Fox10 Phoenix has to pull the wedding photos of Lori and Chad from their Feb 9th report after the photographer revokes permission and asks for compensation for the images.
10 Feb 2020 - A message is posted to a private AVOW forum by a user identified as the site's owner/webmaster and claiming to be a message from Chad: "Thanks for the update. The issue is that people are linking me to Julie's beliefs, which I studied but rejected. Lori and I have been absolutely silent for three months. I am constrained by my lawyers from saying more until the legal mess is complete, but be assured I will be back," the alleged message from Chad read. "Hopefully the subscribers will be there when I can fully return to GRI [an AVOW forum] and tell my experiences. I appreciate your support." The message was shared with the press by Julie Rowe on Feb 21 (Inside Edition).
11 Feb 2020 - Fremont County Sheriff's Office says Tammy's autopsy results could take up to a year (KTVB).
11 Feb 2020 - KTVB's request for 911 call from day Tammy died is denied by the Fremont County prosecutor's office (KTVB).
11 Feb 2020 – KW gives an interview about the guardianship petition: “It will give us temporary guardianship for JJ once found. Then he won’t be placed into social services here in Idaho. If we’re here, we will able to get him immediately. We’ll have immediate custody of him once found,” Said KW (KPLC-7 TV)
11 Feb 2020 – The HLN show "True Crime Live" with Mike Galanos previews a special on the case set to air on Feb 12; audio excerpts from one of Lori’s “Time to Warrior Up” podcasts is played on the show.
11 Feb 2020 – Dr Oz features the case for the 2nd time. When asked about Tammy, KW says, “She is an innocent victim, just like Charles is an innocent victim. Just like JJ, just like Tylee, just like us," "Just everybody in her world – Lori has just exploded it for her own selfish needs or desires” (KTVB).
11 Feb 2020 – Tammy’s father tells a reporter over the phone that the family doesn’t want their silence to come off as indifference. He says they care deeply, but this is how they’re honoring Tammy (2KUTV).
11 Feb 2020 – Fremont Co Sheriff gives interviews regarding Tammy’s death investigation. "There's varying degrees of cooperation among different family members,” Humphries said. "I know there was a report that we had met with the family privately and released the results to them; that was totally fictitious." He also addressed a recording of a Fremont Co dispatcher saying Tammy's family refused an autopsy. “They just kinda looked at her, and I was advised that the family didn’t want an autopsy, and they just went to the funeral home, and the family refused an autopsy,” a dispatcher told Gilbert, Ariz Police Det Ryan Pillar in a phone call. “I know that was a recording that came out of our office. You have to understand that was a dispatcher who was very new and didn’t have the complete information…She did not have all the facts.” "It kind of gives the impression that the families are the ones who make the determination whether or not there is an autopsy, and that actually is the coroner that makes the determination, regardless of whether or not the family wants one done. If the coroner believes that it's necessary, then it happens," said Humphries. (2KUTV, Post Register, Fox10 Phoenix).
11 Feb 2020 – Dateline begins releasing promo videos for 2-hour Special on Feb 14th.
12 Feb 2020 – JJ’s grandma, KW, reveals that JJ’s father, CV, removed Lori from his life insurance policy in Feb 2019. CV instead made KW the sole beneficiary of the $1 Million policy. The policy was NOT contingent on KW having custody of JJ, but CV believed Lori didn’t want JJ and that KW would end up raising him if CV died. KW believes Lori got rid of JJ out of revenge. KW says, “I believe if Charles had left her the million dollars, she would have given JJ back to us and we would be extremely happy…I wish he would have because JJ is worth more than anything in the world. She puts a price on people and if they are no longer of value to her, she eliminates them.” (East Idaho News).
12 Feb 2020 – A radio host and producer in Kauai posts a photo of Lori and Chad holding hands while casually shopping in a Longs store (Jobe Allen, Kong Radio) Jobe Allen on Twitter
12 Feb 2020 – Lori and Chad are seen shopping at Costco in Lihue, HI. A source says “they seem relaxed as Lori’s kids are nowhere to be found. I’m told many on small island of Kauai aren’t happy w/ situation.” (Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
12 Feb 2020, 04:45 PM – JJ’s grandparents KW & LW return to Idaho for a status hearing “In the Matter of the Guardianship and Conservatorship of: Joshua Vallow, A Minor Child”. After 2 hours in the courthouse they came out with their attorney, Kyle May and gave a brief statement; no decisions were made (Court records, East Idaho News).
12 Feb 2020 – In a preview for Dateline, AR, a friend of Lori’s, says Lori has been “telling people there's a lot of media hype around her right now. And she's waiting for that to die down.” AR says, “I would describe it as something a little more serious, a lot more serious” (Daily Mail).
12 Feb 2020 – JJ’s former school, LIFE Academy in AZ says Lori has allegedly been logging into the school app to view announcements after JJ was no longer enrolled there. Her account was seen logged in at least 7 times on posts from 9/7 to 2/4, with some of the instances occurring around Thanksgiving and when the story of the missing kids broke just before Christmas. The school has since removed her access and released a statement. "We cannot speculate as to why Lori or someone using her accounts or electronics would continue to follow the classroom or our organization during this time frame," read a part of the statement (Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
14 Feb 2020 – Valentine’s Day. A 2 Hour Dateline special titled “Where Are The Children?” airs Friday at 8 p.m. on KPVI. The episode will also be posted online here.
16 Feb 2020 – Lori and Chad leave Kauai to fly to Maui.
16 Feb 2020, about 1:30 pm – Lori and Chad are seen arriving at the Kahului airport on Maui. A woman recognized them while on the shuttle from the airport to the rental car annex; she took pictures of Lori & Chad at the Hertz rental car counter with their luggage and backpacks. The woman said Lori had “smudged black eyeliner, layers of face makeup and bags under her eyes” (East Idaho News).
17 Feb 2020 – Presidents Day.
18 Feb 2020, Morning – A woman videos Lori & Chad leaving a hotel in Ka’anapali, Maui, where they had stayed in an approx. $500/night ocean front room for two nights. The woman videoing says she called out, “I hope they find your children!” but Lori and Chad did not respond (Fox13 Salt Lake City)
18 Feb 2020, about 2:00 pm – Lori and Chad are again seen at the Kahului airport in Maui checking in for a flight back to Kauai. They were quiet and kept to themselves. A police officer came to the gate to verify that Lori and Chad were on the flight after they checked in. Lori and Chad were kissing and acting "lovey dovey" according to a passenger on their flight (East Idaho News; Fox10 Phoenix)
18 Feb 2020 - Lori and Chad arrive back in Kauai and are seen walking through the airport with the same luggage and backpacks they took to Maui only 2 days earlier. An ABC News crew videos Lori and Chad leaving the airport and asks them where the kids are. Lori holds up her phone toward the camera crew as if she is videoing them with her camera phone as she walks; Lori and Chad get into their rental car without a word (East Idaho News, ABC World News).
18 Feb 2020 – An anonymous churchgoer from the church Lori and Chad attended twice in Kauai speaks to AZ Family News. “John” remembers when JJ was in diapers and when Tylee was only in elementary school. “She [Lori] looked like a good mother. She was [a] very protective mother, and Charlie [Charles Vallow] was the same…he was quiet. He was friendly. He was always smiling. He was a nice person. He was a nice member-- a nice brother,” John said. John says he wants the public to know that the church does not agree with Lori and Chad's "doomsday" views. "That is them, not our church because our church is not thinking about telling people what day or what year or when is going to be the end of the world." (AZ Family).
18 Feb 2020 – An Affidavit of Probable Cause is filed by Madison Co Prosecutor Rob Wood in the 7th Judicial District Court on the State of Idaho: Affidavit of Probable Cause
19 Feb 2020 – BB files paperwork in an ongoing custody battle with Lori’s niece Melani. BB claims to have info from Melani’s new husband, IP. BB says IP has been cooperating with LE. The docs say IP listened to Melani confess that she conspired to kill BB and that Lori’s brother Alex was the shooter. "Melani's new husband has even provided statements to law enforcement that Melani told him shortly after their marriage that she conspired with her uncle to kill Brandon. Melani's new husband has even given up his own parenting time out of fear of what Melani may do or have done to his children," says the court filing. The docs also allege Melani knows where JJ and Tylee are but is refusing to cooperate. Also according to the docs, Melani will sometimes say things like: “Children are full of light, and then just like that they go dark.” (Fox10 Phoenix, East Idaho News).
20 Feb 2020 – Justin Lum with Fox10 Phoenix interviews MT, a former friend of Lori’s brother Alex from his 2006 comedy days in Phoenix. MT shares letter she received from AC while he was serving time in jail for the assault on Lori’s ex-husband/Tylee’s father, Joseph Ryan. MT believes Lori convinced AC that her ex harmed Tylee. "I can’t fathom how Alex would have come to this conclusion, that Joe was harming Tylee, if Lori hadn’t been telling him that," says MT (Fox10 Phoenix).
20 Feb 2020 approx 2:20 pm (HST) – Lori and Chad are seen being placed into separate police cars outside their Kauai condo. Lori is arrested on a warrant issued by Madison County, ID. Her charges include: 2 felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, and contempt of court. Lori is held at KPD on $5 Million bond. Chad is not arrested and is free to go (Fox10 Phoenix, East Idaho News).
20 Feb 2020 – Kauai PD issues a statement on Lori’s arrest: Kaua'i Police Department on Twitter
20 Feb 2020 – Lori’s booking mugshot is released by Kauai PD.
20 Feb 2020 – Madison Co, Idaho Prosecuting Attorney releases a statement on Lori’s charges saying Lori is accused of abandoning Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan, delayed law enforcement's attempt to find them, encouraged an individual not named in the statement to delay law enforcement's attempts to find the children, and failing to obey a court order to produce the children to Idaho authorities; the max sentence for deserting a child, under Idaho law, is 14 years in prison (Fox10 Phoenix). Justin Lum Fox 10 on Twitter
20 Feb 2020 – JJ’s grandparents, KW & LW, give brief interviews on their reaction to the news of Lori’s arrest: “We are elated. We are relieved. We are ready for the next step which for Lori is: where are the kids? Where are the kids? Where are the kids?” said KW.
"Joy. We are very, very happy," said KW "Joy, joy, joy," said LW. "We knew it was coming. We just didn't know when…I just know they have put so much work into this," Said KW (East Idaho News, Fox10 Phoenix).
21 Feb 2020 – Chad arrives at Kauai courthouse dressed in white shirt & blue tie. Before Lori’s hearing begins, Chad is photographed praying outside the courtroom with an unidentified woman (Nate Eaton, East Idaho News).
21 Feb 2020 - Lori appears for her first court hearing in Kauai. Her lawyer requests an extradition hearing and asks that her bond be lowered to $10,000. Lori’s lawyer also claims she doesn’t have a passport but the prosecutor asks that stipulation be made that if Lori should happen to have a passport and makes bail, her passport must be turned into police as a condition of bond. The judge agrees with the prosecution and rules Lori must turn in any passport she may have if she makes bail; The judge keeps Lori’s bond at $5 Million and sets the next hearing for Monday, Mar 2, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=261&v=KAbLceWMVkI&feature=emb_logo
21 Feb 2020 – Chad is videoed leaving the court room after Lori’s hearing. He doesn’t say a word as reporters follow him out of the courthouse asking questions. A Hawaii local in the parking lot asks Chad how the hearing went and “Where are your children, Chad?” but Chad gets in his car and drives away without a word (Mitch Carr, 12 News)
21 Feb 2020 – Kauai Police Dept hold a press conference after Lori’s hearing.
21 Feb 2020 - Lori is booked into the Kauai Community Correctional Center and a new mugshot of her in orange jumpsuit is released.
21 Feb 2020, about 4:30 pm – Chad is seen by a local at the First Hawaiian Bank in Princeville. It’s unknown if he was there trying to get money to post Lori’s $5 million bond. (Nate Eaton, East Idaho News).
22 Feb 2020 – Idaho Governor, Brad Little, comments on the missing children: "That extradition hearing will come from Madison county, in Rexburg, come to our office, we will run it through our system, and then we will send it back and it will go to Hawaii for extradition, and I think that is where it is right now. I hope there is justice and I hope the children are found." (KMVT/KSVT).
22 Feb 2020 – MSM releases child custody documents filed by BB on Feb 19th. The docs state: "Brandon believed Melani, his wife at the time, had a million dollars of reasons to have him killed ... hoping to cash in on the policy to help support the cult that she is believed to be a part of…Melani's knowledge of the whereabouts of her aunt's two missing children and her unwillingness to cooperate with law enforcement is daunting and her current husband has told law enforcement that Melani says sometimes children are full of light and then just like that they go dark." BB & his attorney say Melani feels the “suspicious death of her uncle (Alex Cox) who was the shooter in the incident involving children, has somehow freed her from her role in the attempt on (Brandon’s) life.” The docs allege the “cult” Lori, Chad, and Melani are all in has had “numerous members, adults and children alike, (who) have been being killed off like flies.” (Fox10 Phoenix; Adam Herbets, Fox13 SLC).
22 Feb 2020 – BB says he feels as if he is the “spouse who got away” from a cult that includes Chad, Lori, and Melani. He wishes Charles and Tammy could have also survived, for the sake of the kids, especially JJ & Tylee. Now BB fears for the life of his own kids (Adam Herberts, Fox13 SLC).
22 Feb 2020 – Rexburg neighbors share Ring doorbell camera footage of JJ playing outside from Sept 17 and doorbell video from Oct 29 of an unidentified woman approaching and entering Lori’s apt while Lori stands in the doorway; Neighbors also share a photo of JJ and Tylee in the yard with a pile of toys from Sept 6th. Neighbors say JJ spent long periods of time outside without supervision; they kept the video due to concern about his behavior, saying he seemed irritable and angered easily. Lori didn’t inform them about JJ having autism and she told at least two neighbors JJ was her “niece’s drug baby,” after they confronted her about his behavior and lack of adult supervision. (KSL TV).
23 Feb 2020 – East Idaho News interviews former members of a prepper group called AVOW that Chad and Lori have been a part of, in an attempt to shed light on their beliefs and how they differ from the mainstream LDS church.
24 Feb 2020 – East Idaho News releases the court documents filed by BB on Feb 19th.
24 Feb 2020 – Press Secretary for Idaho Governor issues a statement saying his office has not yet received request for Lori’s extradition (Fox10 Phoenix).
24 Feb 2020 – Sources report Chad has canceled his condo lease and plans to move out by 2/28 and leave Kauai. The condo is reportedly in escrow (Fox10 Phoenix).
24 Feb 2020 – ABC news reporter Marcus Moore approaches Chad at a Kauai gas station and asks if the kids are ok. Chad responds: “I can’t comment” He added “Just grateful for any support. We just have to wait for the legal process to work through.” Moore asked again if the kids are okay and Chad say “I have to go. No comment.” (GMA/ABC News).
24 Feb 2020 – Chad is seen visiting the Kauai Community Correctional Center where Lori is being held (KCCC) (KITV4 ABC)
24 Feb 2020 – JJ’s grandparents do a brief interview saying they believe there is “no chance” that Lori will bond out in Hawaii; They also believe Chad will be arrested eventually and they hope to get answers from both Lori and Chad. KW & LW also say there was never any custody battle over the kids before they were missing, KW especially points out that there would never be any custody claim between them in relation to Tylee (Tylee is not their granddaughter) and KW asks why would Tylee be missing “It doesn’t add up and it’s not true,” says KW (KTVB7).
24 Feb 2020 – Tylee’s Aunt Annie, the sister of the late Joe Ryan, does an interview with East Idaho News. "One of the really pressing questions that I’ve asked throughout this entire thing is when was Tylee last seen…I’ve asked that question over and over and over...I was glad to have some kind of date stamp. But at the same time, it was clearly a disconcerting thought of her being out at this national park with this cast of characters and just wondering what they had on their minds," says Annie in response to the new info released that Tylee was last seen in Yellowstone on Sept 8th.
When asked about her brother’s death Annie says: "I really just go back and forth because on the one hand, it is feasible that he could have died of a heart attack because heart disease does run in our family. At the same time, I have questions about the autopsy," and notes that JR's height and build were incorrect and he had been dead around a week before he was found. JR did have a life insurance policy but she is unsure who received the money. "There’s no question in my mind Joe absolutely would have had life insurance and there’s absolutely no question Lori would not have been the beneficiary…I do wonder if he had it in a trust for Tylee that matured when she turned 17 because JJ was last seen the day before Tylee’s 17th birthday. I have no idea but everything surrounding this whole ordeal seems to be motivated by money."
Annie expresses confidence that Lori will face additional charges and believes others could be arrested. "It’s just been the most mind-numbing thing to watch," she says, choking back tears. "It’s just the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen play out. I live in New York City and it’s weird to walk by a newsstand and see my family. Yet whatever I’m suffering pales in comparison to what these kids suffered." (East Idaho News).
24 Feb 2020 – Prosecutors release bank records showing Chad’s average balance is $138,782.42 at First Hawaiian Bank and his current balance is around $152,000. Prosecutors say Lori is a flight risk, “Given the extensive media attention, she is clearly aware that the authorities have prioritized her case…She also has the means to move across an ocean.” (Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
25 Feb 2020, 8:31 am – Lori’s attorney files a petition seeking bail reduction (Fox10 Phoenix). Lori Vallow's Petition to Reduce Bail
25 Feb 2020 - "Sources close to the investigation say detectives are waiting for the snow to melt in Yellowstone to begin searching for more clues about Tylee's whereabouts" (AZ family).
25 Feb 2020, afternoon – Chad visits Lori privately for 1 hour at KCCC. Hawaii Dept of Public Safety issues a statement about the visit saying wardens can hold separate visits when “high profile situation creates higher than normal levels of attention, traffic & security strain for our small jail facilities." (Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix)
25 Feb 2020 – The mother of one of Tylee’s best friends speaks to AZ Family News. She says “I can’t wrap my head around it” and says Lori was always the fun mom who took the kids on adventures. “We know Lori and my daughter loves Lori and think of her as a second mom…the kids must be OK wherever they’re at [sic]” says the friend.
25 Feb 2020 – Nate Eaton interviews UB, the woman who took photos of Lori and Chad at the Hertz Rental Car counter in Maui on Feb 17th. UB recognized them stories she had seen in the news. "Chad was really recognizable but Lori looked a lot different than the pictures I had seen.. She was dressed in black, heavy clothes and it was 80 degrees outside. She had big bags under her eyes. I had eye contact with her and she just looked like she felt untouchable - like she knew people would recognize her and it didn’t bother her." UB said her heart "sank to her legs" and she was concerned they may be on the run from LE. After getting off the shuttle, UB tried to call police but couldn't get a cell signal. "I had just read that she had been talking to a friend and told her all the speculation around them was media hype that she was waiting for it to die down.. I wanted to have an exchange with her where she knew it wasn’t just the media and the police who were watching for them or cared about the children - that there are parents all over, just like me, who see her and are watching her. People who aren’t going to stop looking for the children.," says UB. Lori looked right at UB through the glass and UB mouthed the words, "I see you. Where are your children?" "I’ll never forget the look on her face. She kind of shrugged and raised the corner of her mouth and eyebrow and she wanted me to know she knows where they are… I really wanted to say something but it was a scary situation. There’s a lot of death around the case and my husband was really nervous about me making a scene." UB sent her photos to the Rexburg PD and detectives referenced them in court docs as evidence Lori and Chad did not have Lori's children with them (East Idaho News).
25 Feb 2020 – The marriage certificate for Melani’s Nov 30, 2019 wedding to IP is released (Fox10 Phoenix)
25 Feb 2020 – CrimeOnline interviews a friend of Lori’s, Tami Joyce. TJ first met Lori in Westlake, TX, in the late 1990s/early 2000s but hasn’t seen Lori since 2007. Lori had not met her 3rd husband Joe Ryan when TJ first met her but was soon introduced to him. Lori and JR had a brief courtship and married within months. Lori and JR had Tylee and JR adopted Lori’s son CR; TJ could not recall if CR had a relationship with his bio father. TJ says Lori had been very much in love with CR’s father and wanted a life with him, but that the man, whose name TJ could not remember and who she never met, “did not want that.” TJ says Lori worked as a hairstylist and appeared to be happy with her 3rd husband Joe Ryan in the early years but the marriage “did not end well.” TJ says Lori adored her children and took great care of them and also took very good care of herself, abstaining from drinking and smoking, living a healthy lifestyle. “She wouldn’t even have a glass of wine,” TJ said and typically went running twice a day. (Crime Online).
25 Feb 2020 – Fox10 Phoenix’s Justin Lum posts subpoenas from Madison County Prosecutor’s Office. The docs command Lori and Chad’s Princeville landlord, the Kauai Beach Resort and Kennedy Elementary School (Rexburg, ID) to produce all records related to Lori, Chad and JJ Vallow to the court on March 9th, 2020 at 9 AM. The orders cover all records from 1 Aug 2019 to the present.
26 Feb 2020, 9am (Idaho Time) – JJ’s grandparents KW & LW attend a telephonic status conference with Judge Eddins in “the Matter of the Guardianship and Conservatorship of: Joshua Vallow, A Minor Child” (Court records iCourt Portal - Online records & payments for the Idaho courts ).
26 Feb 2020, 2 pm (HST) – Lori appears in court for bond reduction hearing. Her attorney again argues the amount is excessive. He also says “Her husband lives here and she has established residency here in the past.” Kauai Co Prosecutor responds that Lori has a history of defying court orders, including child custody cases in 2009 and 2011. “Our position remains that Ms. Daybell certainly is a flight risk, she has resided in numerous states in recent years and is in open defiance to court orders,” The prosecutor says. Judge Watanabe denies Lori’s request for bail reduction, confirming bail at $5 Million; Lori’s attorney says Lori wishes to waive an extradition hearing and return to Idaho immediately. Lori signs waiver of extradition, meaning she will be taken back to Idaho to defend herself against charges including two felony counts of child abandonment. Chad is not in the courtroom. LEOs from ID will travel to HI “as soon as possible” to transport Lori to the Madison Co Jail (Fox10 Phoenix, East Idaho News).
26 Feb 2020 - An explosive statement released by Melani’s lawyer states Melani (Lori’s niece) does not know the whereabouts of JJ and Tylee. Melani goes on to say her ex-husband, BB, has lied in order to wrongfully influence the child custody case; Melani blames the media for reporting “one-sided and unsubstantiated accusations.” Melani then makes her own allegations against BB and denies being in a cult. (Justin Lum, Fox10 Phoenix).
27 Feb 2020 – Dr Phil episode about the case airs.
28 Feb 2020 – Chad plans to move out of his condo (Fox10 Phoenix).
29 Feb 2020 – Leap Day.
4 Mar 2020 – Status hearing scheduled in HI on Lori’s extradition to Idaho.
9 Mar 2020, 9:00 AM – Subpoenaed parties are set to appear before the judge in Idaho’s 7th Judicial Court. Madison Co prosecutor has filed subpoena duces tecum, calling upon Lori's Princeville landlord, Kauai Beach Resort, and JJ's school in Rexburg to deliver all docs in relation to Lori and/or Chad Daybell; For JJ's school, the Madison Co. prosecutor wants "enrollment information and documents, attendance records, financial records, discipline records, and/or teacher/classroom notes and documents" pertaining to JJ (Lauren Steinbrecher, Fox 13 SLC).
22 July 2020 – Lori told CV that she believes July 2020 is the date of the second coming of Christ; In Jan 2019 Lori allegedly threatened to murder CV if he stood in the way of her preparing for this date. “I think it’s July 22, 2020?,” KW said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen July 23, you know. Charles told me. He had recordings of her. He said nobody will believe me, and he recorded her one night.” (Fox10 Phoenix, Divorce records, Click2Houston).
Note: If a specific source is not noted in brackets above, then there may be multiple news sources reporting the same info. Source Links are located in the Media thread.
Justin Lum Fox 10
Source: Chad Daybell has moved out of 4141 Queen Emma’s Drive #3 in Princeville. Neighbors saw a moving truck take furniture out of the condo. One neighbor said “He is finally gone.” #fox10phoenix
12:53 AM · Feb 27, 2020
Justin Lum Fox 10 on Twitter
Justin Lum Fox 10
WAIVER OF EXTRADITION: Lori Vallow signed this form Wednesday, waiving the right to her extradition hearing and will face charges against her in Idaho. #fox10phoenix
12:25 AM · Feb 27, 2020
Justin Lum Fox 10 on Twitter
Timeline Links (Update 7):
Part I (1968 - 2017)
Part II (Dec 2017 - 10 July 2019)
Part III (11 July 2019)
Part IV (12 July 2019 - 30 Nov 2019)
Part V (December 2019)
Part VI (January 2020)
Part VII (February 2020)
Dr Phil Episode previews:
‘Everything Is A Question Mark,’ Says Brother Of Missing Siblings Tylee Ryan & JJ Vallow
Link to the Dr Phil Website:
"Doomsday Couple" Found in Hawaii; Family of Missing Children Speak Out
ABC Nightline Episode: Video: Husband of Idaho mom whose kids went missing refuses to speak on their whereabouts
Lori Daybell won’t be back in Idaho for ‘a few days.’ Here’s how she’ll spend her time at the Madison County Jail.
February 27, 2020
REXBURG — It’s likely the Madison County Sheriff’s Office has never had an inmate as high-profile as Lori Vallow Daybell.
The 46-year-old mother waived extradition Wednesday afternoon in Hawaii on charges of desertion and nonsupport of children, resisting and/or obstructing an officer, solicitation and contempt. Daybell’s children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, have not been seen since September.
“It takes some planning and time logistically to accomplish this type of transport so it’s going to take a few days, at least, to get her back to Idaho,” says Sgt. Isaac Payne, the spokesman for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. “We are going to make sure routes are secured. We always travel with multiple offices and we utilize local and federal agencies to make sure every security measure is taken.”
Once Daybell arrives at the Madison County Jail, she will be housed with other women. Payne says she will be treated like any other inmate, although extra security measures may be taken for Daybell’s safety as it’s likely other inmates will know who she is when she arrives.
“They all have access to network television, they all watch TV for a great deal of their day so I have no doubt they know who she is,” Payne says. “That being said, we don’t segregate people merely based on who they are. We have to be fair and consistent across the board.”
Read more: Lori Daybell won't be back in Idaho for 'a few days.' Here's how she'll spend her time at the Madison County Jail. | East Idaho News
READ: The text messages Lori Daybell sent Charles Vallow’s sons after he died
February 27, 2020
READ: The text messages Lori Daybell sent Charles Vallow's sons after he died | East Idaho News
Charles Vallow’s son speaks out about his dad, his missing siblings and why he is ‘pissed off’ seeing Lori Daybell
February 27, 2020
IDAHO FALLS — One of Charles Vallow’s sons says he has not had time to grieve. He has spoken little publicly about what’s happening with his family – partially because he’s scared, but mainly because he doesn’t want the spotlight on himself.
In fact, he asked EastIdahoNews.com not to use his real name, so we’ll call him Steve in this story.
Steve’s father, Charles, was shot and killed in Chandler, Arizona, on July 11. Vallow’s wife, Lori, did not tell Steve or his brother that their dad was dead until 36 hours later and the shooter was Lori’s brother, Alex Cox.
“I was initially in disbelief because I had just talked to my dad,” Steve recalls. “I was texting him and I remember calling him a couple times the morning he had gotten shot, and he didn’t respond. It was really weird. He usually returns calls and texts relatively fast, so something was off.”
Lori informed Steve and his brother that Charles was dead by texting them a message. A text chain provided to EastIdahoNews.com shows the boys repeatedly asked Lori for information surrounding the death, but she didn’t answer their questions and was vague in her responses.
Read more: Charles Vallow's son speaks out about his dad, his missing siblings and why he is 'pissed off' seeing Lori Daybell | East Idaho News
No timetable yet on when she will land in Idaho. From Lori’s attorney to
: “Not today. Probably not tomorrow either.”
· Feb 26
BREAKING: Lori has AGREED to be extradited to Idaho. “We are not disputing that she is the person charged by the state of Idaho, and she would like to expedite her return there so she can defend herself against these false accusations.”
7:58 PM · Feb 26, 2020
Adam Herbets on Twitter
Clarification on the March 4 status hearing in Hawaii from Lori’s attorney Craig De Costa. “They can come get her anytime. The status hearing is to see if she’s still here or got picked up. If she’s picked up she doesn’t need to be here for the hearing.”
· Feb 26
No timetable yet on when she will land in Idaho. From Lori’s attorney to @fox13: “Not today. Probably not tomorrow either.” Adam Herbets on Twitter
8:05 PM · Feb 26, 2020
Adam Herbets on Twitter
Today’s hearing is for Melani’s family law case in Arizona. Her next criminal court hearing in Utah is March 25.
Justin Lum Fox 10
NOW: Melani Pawlowski (Lori Vallow’s niece) just showed up to court in Mesa. We asked her questions on JJ and Tylee. No comment from her. She smiled and walked inside with her husband. #fox10phoenix
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5:06 PM · Feb 27, 2020
Adam Herbets on Twitter
Justin Lum Fox 10
Just checked in with DPS in Hawaii. Lori Vallow is still in custody at KCCC. She has spent nearly one week in jail. It’s unknown when she will be extradited to Idaho. #fox10phoenix
Lori Vallow confirms she has waived extradition during bail reduction hearing
Lori Vallow, the mother of two missing children with Arizona ties, waived her rights to an extradition hearing during a bail reduction hearing in Kauai, Hawaii.
12:13 PM · Feb 27, 2020