She had settled there with her new husband. Lori Vallow, a 46-year-old American follower of esoteric cults, whose two children went missing last September in the US state of Idaho, was arrested this week in Hawaii. She was charged with child abandonment, police said.
The 17-year-old teenager, born from a previous marriage, and this 7-year-old autistic boy were last seen on September 23, 2019. Their disappearance was reported by the boy’s grandparents in November.
Contacts with the afterlife
The investigation took a gruesome turn when the police discovered that many people around the mother and her new husband Chad Daybell, author of esoteric books in which he recounts his “near death” experiences and his contacts with the hereafter, had recently died.
Police discovered Lori’s third husband, Joseph Ryan, had died in 2018, apparently of a heart attack. In addition, she was in the process of divorce from her fourth husband, Charles Vallow, when he was shot and killed on July 11. Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, had said he fired, in self-defense.
Investigations for the dead
In his divorce petition, Charles Vallow indicated that his wife, with whom he was living in Arizona at the time, claimed to be invested by God with the mission to prepare the Apocalypse, scheduled for July 2020. On the other hand, the old one Chad’s wife, Tammy Daybell, died in October at age 49 from so-called “natural” causes. And on December 2, Lori’s brother passed away.
In early November, Lori and Chad Daybell left Idaho for Hawaii where they were married. The police then asked the Hawaii courts to question Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell and order them to present the children on January 30. She has since opened investigations into all of these deaths. The mother has been imprisoned and faces thirty years in prison.