Alleged cult members Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell were indicted in connection to the murder of his two kids and his ex-wife, according to prosecutors and reported by numerous media outlets.
Vallow and Daybell were indicted for first-degree murder for the deaths of Tylee Ryan, 17, and J.J. Vallow, 7, according to Idaho prosecutors. Daybell was also charged with the murder of his ex-wife Tammy Daybell.
The children were last seen alive in September 2019 and their case became a national sensation. The couple left their Idaho home area as police questioned them in connection to the children’s whereabouts and the death of Tammy Daybell, who died a few days before Chad Daybell got remarried, according to media reports.
The children’s remains were found on the Daybell property in Fremont County, Idaho, during the summer of 2020.
Police have not revealed how the children died, but the indictment indicated a connection to the couple’s religious beliefs, according to reports. Chad Daybell was an alleged cult leader and ex-grave digger.
The couple skipped town as police investigated the children’s dispense and officers found the duo in Hawaii. They ignored an order to produce the children and were arrested. The couple was being held on charges of conspiring to hide the children’s remains, according to reports.
Lori Vallow was also indicted on charges in connection to collecting social security payments on her children’s behalf, even after their deaths. The benefits for the children were from the death of J.J.’s adoptive father and Tylee’s biological father.
Tylee’s dad was Lori’s third husband and J.J.’s dad was her fourth.