The trial involving the so-called "Doomsday mom" Lori Vallow continues in Idaho, and FrontPageDetectives can report some of the biggest court moments of the third week of testimony, including the grisly revelation the remains of Vallow's daughter “melted together."
On April 25, prosecutors showed the court photos that reportedly show Tylee Ryan’s remains on the property of her mother’s current husband, Chad Daybell, in 2020, East Idaho News reported.
Retired Rexburg Police Detective Rick Schmitt testified he searched the fire pit and pet cemetery areas of Daybell’s land and found the girl's remains, which included teeth, bone and burnt flesh.
Schmitt also said it appeared someone put concrete or cement in the ground to make it harder to recover Ryan’s remains.
FBI agent Steve Daniels also took the stand. He explained agents couldn’t tell if the bones they found were human or animal bones at first. But “with the size of the bone being found…I could also smell an odor I could associate with human remains decomposing so between this bone being found and a second bone being found, the decision was then made not to use the tractor anymore,” he said, according to East Idaho News.
Daniels continued, saying Ryan’s bones were “melted together” and there were “bigger bones sticking out of the ground.”
Prosecutors played a June 24, 2020, video jail call between Lori and her sister, Summer Shiflet, which was made shortly after Vallow was taken into custody, USA Today reported.
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In the emotional call, Shiflet talked about Tylee’s body being found in a pet cemetery and J.J. Vallow’s body in Daybell’s backyard. She told the court that the “kids were thrown away like garbage.”
Shiflet asked Vallow in the call to tell her the truth about what happened, and Lori responded, "You don’t think I’m in pain?"
Shiflet replied to her sister: "No, I don’t. You were dancing on the beach, having a great time. You got wedding pictures while your kids are in the ground?”
Vallow countered, "Nobody knows."
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Vallow added that she “had to go on with my life” and she was “trying to find happiness,” Insider reported.
The trial against Lori Vallow is ongoing.
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