New video has emerged of Lori Vallow’s estranged husband, Charles, trying to get her help six months before he was killed and more than a year before the bodies of her children, Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow and Tylee Ryan, were found.
Gilbert Police released bodycam footage on Thursday after officers met Charles at a hotel in Gilbert, Arizona, in January 2019, in which he called for Lori to be mentally evaluated.
Charles is seen telling police that his estranged wife believes she’s a prophet and that somebody else is possessing his body.
‘[She says] she knows then the second coming [of Jesus Christ] is happening,’ he says on the video.
‘I’ve tried to support her as much as I could, but it’s gotten really really bad lately. She’s had a break.’
Last week, the remains of Tylee, 17, and JJ, seven, were discovered buried in the backyard of Lori’s husband, Chad Daybell, at his home in Salem, Idaho.
New bodycam footage has emerged of Charles Vallow telling police in 2019 that his then-estranged wife Lori needed mental help and that her religious beliefs and turned radical
Charles told police he feared for the lives of his children, Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow, seven, and his own. Six months later, Lori’s brother shot and killed him
In February 2020, Lori was arrested in Kauai and charged with two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. Pictured: Lori appears in court in Lihue, Hawaii on February 26
JJ (left) and Tylee (right) were last seen in September 2019 after their mother moved them to Rexburg, Idaho, to be with Chad Daybell
The video is the second time that Charles had spoken to Gilbert Police that day.
Early in the morning, he called officers to the home he and Lori shared. He then went to a hotel where he thought she might be staying.
Charles was trying to find Lori to serve her with a petition to have her involuntarily committed at Community Bridges.
He told police he was scared that her religious beliefs had become radical and that he feared for his children’s lives and his own.
‘I want her to get help. She’s my wife, love her to death but something’s going on,’ Charles says.
‘She needs help. She needs some serious help. I want her to get help. I’m worried about her. I don’t think we’ll survive this, but she needs help. ‘
Police records show that, later that day, Lori spoke to officers and claimed she wanted Charles out of their home due to allegations of cheating.
Six months later, in July 2019, Charles was fatally shot in Phoenix by Lori’s brother, Alexander Cox.
Cox claimed he killed Charles in self-defense, which police accepted at the time.
Lori moved her children, Tylee and JJ, to Idaho in September to be with Daybell.
Tylee was last seen on September 8 in Yellowstone National Park, along with Lori, JJ and Cox.
JJ was last seen a few weeks later, on September 23, at his new school, Kennedy Elementary in Rexburg, Idaho.
Lori married Daybell in Hawaii in November 2019, two weeks after Daybell’s wife, Tammy, died of alleged natural causes.
Lori (left) married Daybell (right) in Hawaii in November 2019, just two weeks after Daybell’s first wife died. They always alleged that they didn’t know where Tylee and JJ were
On June 9, human remains were found on Daybell’s property (pictured), later confirmed to be those of Tylee and JJ. Daybell was arrested later that day
For months, Lori refused to say where her children were or lied, claiming that JJ was staying with relatives or that Tylee was away at college.
In February 2020, she was arrested in Kauai and charged with two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children.
On June 9, human remains were found on Daybell’s property and he was arrested later that day. The remains were later confirmed to be Tylee and JJ.
Daybell has been charged with two felony counts of concealment or destruction of evidence and entered a not guilty plea to both on Monday
Police are now facing mounting questions over why it took so long to find the children in a location that they had already searched six months prior in January.
Daybell is currently being held on $1million bond at Fremont County Jail while Lori is at the neighboring Madison County Jail on the same bond.
The pair both have preliminary hearings in July.
TIMELINE OF THE DISAPPEARANCES OF JJ and TYLEE
July 11, 2019: Lori Vallow’s husband, Charles Vallow, is killed by her brother, Alex Cox, in Arizona.
August: Lori moves children JJ and Tylee to Rexburg, Idaho, where Chad Daybell lives with his wife Tammy.
September 8: The last time Tylee is seen during a trip to Yellowstone National Park with Lori, JJ and Alex.
September 23: The last time JJ is seen at his school in Rexburg.
October 19: Chad’s wife Tammy, 49, dies at their Idaho home.
October 25: A friend of Tylee receives a vague ‘miss you’ text from her phone but says that it didn’t sound like the teen.
November 5: Lori and Chad tie the knot on a beach in Kauai.
November 26: Out-of-state relatives ask Idaho police to perform a welfare check on JJ and learn both he and Tylee have not been seen for months.
November 27: Police execute a search warrant related to the children at Lori’s home and discover that she and Chad have fled Idaho.
December 11: Tammy’s body is exhumed from a Utah cemetery and her death is reclassified as suspicious.
December 12: Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, is found unresponsive in Arizona and dies.
December 21: Rexburg police issue the first press release about JJ and Tylee, revealing they believe their disappearance could be linked to Tammy’s death.
December 24: Lori and Chad issue a statement through an attorney saying they love their son and daughter and look forward to addressing ‘allegations once they have moved beyond speculation and rumor’.
December 30: Police accuse Lori and Chad of lying to investigators and say they believe the couple know where the kids are or what happened to them.
January 3, 2020: Police search Chad’s home in Salem and remove 43 items. They also comb over sections of the snow-covered yard with rakes and metal detectors.
January 26: Lori and Chad are seen for the first time in months as police serve them with a court order to produce the children to authorities in Idaho in five days.
January 30: Lori misses the court deadline to produce the children to Idaho authorities.
February 20: Lori is arrested in Kauai.
March 5: Lori is extradited to Idaho, where she is held on $1million bond at Madison County Jail.
April 9: Authorities reveal they are investigating Lori and Chad for murder, attempted murder and conspiracy in connection with Tammy’s death.
June 9: Police search Chad’s home in Salem for the second time and discover human remains in the backyard. Chad is taken into police custody and charged with destruction or concealment of evidence.
June 13: Police confirm that the remains belonged to JJ and Tylee.