Cult mom Lori Vallow sent a furious text message to her estranged husband’s sister after learning within days of his shooting death that he had cut her out of his $1million life insurance policy.
Vallow is in Hawaii with her current husband, Chad Daybell. She is refusing to answer questions about where her children, Tylee, 17, and JJ, seven, are. The kids have been missing since September when they vanished in Idaho.
In July, Lori’s brother Alex Cox shot her estranged husband, Charles Vallow, dead.
Cox, who is now also dead after dying of mysterious circumstances in December, told police at the time he killed Vallow in self-defense.
In a new episode of Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, it is revealed that Lori sent a furious text message in the days that followed having just learned that Charles had switched the beneficiary of his life insurance policy from her to his sister.
It is unclear when he changed the policy.
The text, sent to Kay by Lori read: ‘5 kids and no money and his sister gets everything.’
Lori Vallow was furious when she learned that her estranged husband Charles had changed his life insurance policy to name his sister and not her as the beneficiary of it. Lori’s brother Alex Cox shot Charles dead in Lori’s home in July
It is unclear whose ‘5 kids’ she was referring to. In addition to Tylee and JJ, Lori has an adult son, Colby, from a previous relationship.
Charles had told his sister Kay – who is JJ’s biological grandmother – that Lori no longer wanted to look after JJ.
He and Lori adopted JJ after they got married. Not long before Lori separated from Charles, she took Tylee to Hawaii for an extended visit, leaving JJ behind with Charles.
Kay told CrimeOnline that the text message was her final piece of contact with Lori.
Police are yet to issue an arrest warrant for Lori or Chad, despite them failing to produce Tylee or JJ for a recent court appearance in Idaho.
The judge had asked her to prove the children were still alive but she flouted the order and stayed in Hawaii with her new husband.
Kay and her husband have been begging her to tell them where the children are for months.
Before leaving Idaho, Lori moved her children’s belongings into a storage unit.
She also sold JJ’s service dog.
She and Chad got married in Hawaii on November 5. She then returned to Idaho.
Lori’s children JJ, seven, and Tylee, 17, have been missing since September and she will not say where they are
JJ’s biological grandparents are Larry and Kay Woodcock. Kay is also Charles’ Vallow’s sister. She said this week that Charles changed his life insurance policy to give her $1million to look after JJ with
Later in November, a relative asked police to perform a wellness check on the children, who had not been or heard from since September.
Lori is now in Hawaii with her new husband, Doomsday author Chad Daybell
When police in Rexburg, Idaho, went to Lori’s home to ask where JJ was, she told them he was in Arizona.
The officers left the property, seemingly satisfied with her answer. When they realized no one had heard from the children though for months, they went back the next day.
Lori and Chad had, by then, fled the home.
They were tracked down on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, where they have been living in a gated community, but refused to answer questions on the children’s whereabouts or well being.
In December, Lori’s brother Alex died in mysterious circumstances not long after getting married in Las Vegas.
Chad Daybell’s wife, Tammy, died in similarly mysterious circumstances in October, two weeks before he and Lori got married.
Also dead: Lori’s sister Alex Cox and Chad’s wife Tammy Daybell. They both died in mysterious circumstances