“#Lori Vallow’s late husband warned cops about her hurting their kids”
About a year and a half before Vallow’s two kids, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow, were found dead and buried in her current husband’s Idaho backyard, Charles Vallow was captured on bodycam footage and in 911 call recordings pleading for help.
“I want her to get help. She’s my wife. I love her to death. Something’s gone wrong. And if she wants me gone, fine, I can do all that stuff. I just don’t want her to hurt [JJ]. I just don’t want her to hurt anybody else,” Vallow told officers from the Gilbert Police Department in Arizona back on Jan. 31, 2019, Inside Edition reported Thursday.
“I’ve got a 6-year-old with special needs,” Charles, referring to Joshua, told one of the officers, who asked if the kid was safe at school.
“For now,” Charles replied.
The 911 call was sparked after Charles returned home from a business trip and found his truck missing from the airport’s parking lot and the home he shared with Lori locked. The kids were nowhere to be found, the outlet reported.
In the newly released footage, Charles can be heard explaining to cops he’d filed a petition for an emergency mental health evaluation for Lori but officers needed to physically serve her with it and she wasn’t home.
“She meets with [the angel] Moroni and Jesus Christ face to face in the temple every day,” Charles told officers of his then-wife’s troubling alleged delusions.
In previously released bodycam footage from that same incident, Charles told cops Lori had “lost her mind” and threatened to kill him.
“I will kill you because you’re not Charles, and nobody will care,” Charles told police of the purported threat.
“I don’t know if she is going to flee with them, if she’s going to hurt them,” Charles also said when one of the officers asked if Lori was a threat to the children.
In an effort to get Lori to stick around long enough for the mental health petition to be served, Charles stole her purse, keys and phone, which sent Lori to the police, reporting she’d been robbed, Inside Edition reported.
Charles agreed to come to the station and return the belongings but begged cops to hold Lori and asked them about the mental health petition.
Cops said the petition needed to be verified by a sergeant before Lori could be brought to a facility — and after police told Lori about the petition, they emphasized she wasn’t being held against her will and she didn’t have to stay, the outlet said.
“During my contact with Lori, I found her to be in a normal state of mind but only slightly upset she did not have her property. Lori showed no signs of mental distress as she described what was occurring and appeared to be in a good mood,” an officer wrote in a police report from the incident.
It was decided that Lori would go to the facility “willingly” and wouldn’t be transported by police. On the following day, the officer called the facility and was told Lori had checked herself in before being discharged a few hours later, according to a new police report, Inside Edition reported.
About six months later, Charles was shot dead by Lori’s brother Alex Cox in a move ruled to be self-defense. Cox died himself later that year from a blood clot.
The news comes as newly unsealed documents, released last week, describe the disturbing state of the children’s bodies when they were dug up by investigators.
Cops discovered that Joshua’s tiny body had been wrapped tightly in plastic and bound with duct tape before being buried in the dirt. Tylee’s body was found to have been dismembered and burned before her various parts were hidden in the earth. It’s not clear if Tylee was chopped up before or after her death.
Lori rose to headlines late last year when family members reported her children missing and the mom refused to help in the investigation, choosing instead to flee to Hawaii with a new husband.
She was eventually arrested on desertion charges and was soon joined by her new husband, Chad Daybell, who was charged with concealing, altering or obstructing evidence after the children were found buried in his back yard. He has pleaded not guilty.
The two are believed to belong to a doomsday-prepper cult, Preparing a People.
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