Vallow (aka Lori Daybell) and Chad Daybell are charged in Idaho with allegedly covering up the deaths of her children Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, who went missing on separate dates in September 2019 and turned up dead in gravesites on Chad Daybell’s Fremont County property.
Homicide long hung over the case, even before the children were found dead. Cox shot and killed his sister’s previous husband Charles Vallow on July 11, 2019 when Lori Vallow and her children lived in Arizona. He maintained self-defense. Cops in Arizona think that’s garbage, as indicted in a stated plan to charge Lori Vallow with conspiracy to commit murder in connection to her husband’s death. No such charges have been announced, however, and it’s moot point for Cox, who died in December 2019 of what Maricopa County medical examiners called a blood clot. Investigators said this was a “natural” dead.
Other passings raised eyebrows amid the disappearances of the children, with Chad Daybell’s previous wife Tammy Daybell dying in her sleep in October 2019, between the time the kids went missing and her husband’s November 2019 marriage to Vallow. It’s also worth mentioning that another one of Vallow’s previous husbands, Joseph Ryan, died in 2018 of an ostensible heart attack. Authorities announced that they were taking a second look at both deaths.
As for Wood, he has denied wrongdoing, said he only spoke to the women before their interviews with law enforcement, asserted that a recording of the interviews was made without his knowledge, and suggested the recording was incomplete and possibly edited. Garrett Smith, an attorney for Shiflet and Pastenes, said he made the recording.
Source: Law&Crime Network