ID JOSHUA VALLOW & TYLEE RYAN: Missing from Rexburg, ID - Sept 2019 - Age 7 & 17 *Found Deceased*


Police seem to be no closer to finding 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan than they were when this story began months ago.

Since that time, the story has gained international attention as it’s taken twists and turns involving a purported cult, dead spouses, delusions of divinity and preparing for the end of the world. Despite all the angles, and the ever-growing number of people related to the case, the facts remain essentially the same as when it was first announced.

The two children remain missing and the parents, Lori (Vallow) Daybell, and her new husband, Chad Daybell, refuse to disclose their whereabouts to police. Both have been named persons of interest in the disappearance of the children. Law enforcement is also investigating the deaths of the Daybells’ previous respective spouses, Charles Vallow and Tammy Daybell, though neither Chad nor Lori have been named suspects in those cases.

Written timeline of events
  • April 3, 2018 - Tylee Ryan's father, Joseph Ryan, dies. Death ruled heart attack.
  • December 2018 - Chad Daybell & Lori Vallow make first appearance on Preparing a People podcast.
  • February 2019 - Charles Vallow files for divorce from Lori, claiming she viewed herself as a god preparing for the second coming, and she would kill him if he got in her way.
  • February - April 2019 - Lori disappears for nearly two months, leaving her children with others.
  • June 2019 - Lori's niece demands a divorce from her husband, who says she shares similar beliefs to her aunt.
  • July 11, 2019 - Charles Vallow shot and killed by Lori's brother Alex Cox. Shooting initially ruled self-defense.
  • August 2019 - Lori moves to Rexburg, Idaho with kids
  • September 3, 2019 - Joshua "JJ" Vallow enrolled in school
  • September 23, 2019 - JJ last attended school
  • September 24, 2019 - Lori unenrolls JJ from school, saying she would be homeschooling him.
  • September 2019 - Tylee also seen in September, but it's unclear when and where (she had graduated early)
  • October 2, 2019 - Lori's niece's ex-husband was shot at, missing his head by inches. Shooter was driving a vehicle registered to Charles Vallow.
  • October 9, 2019 - Tammy Daybell, Chad's wife, called 911 and said a masked man shot at her with a paintball gun.
  • October 19, 2019 - Tammy Daybell dies, death is ruled natural
  • October 25, 2019 - Tylee, or someone using her phone, texts a friend
  • Late October / Early November 2019 - Chad Daybell & Lori Vallow get married
  • November 26, 2019 - Welfare check requested for JJ at the request of extended family - police are told he is in Arizona with family, but he is not
  • November 27, 2019 - Police return to serve a search warrant, finding the Daybell's gone
  • December 12, 2019 - Lori's brother, who had shot her ex-husband, dies mysteriously in Arizona
  • December 20, 2019 - Search for JJ and Tylee goes public
  • December 30, 2019 - LE says Lori knows where her children are but will not cooperate
  • January 25, 2020 - Chad & Lori are located in Hawaii, served with a notice that she must produce the children within 5 days
  • January 30, 2020 - Lori fails to produce JJ and Tylee


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Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
I finally watched Jason Mow's. The shortest one and the one I question the most actually.

The others--the Mels, Lori, Tylee were kind of to be expected imo, we kind of already had their number... Zulema's I am still thinking on but I place her about with the other women... But Mow? And they didn't drill him much or for long and imo used "kid" gloves, but perhaps that's to be expected--he denies a lot... He was more of a player here than he admits... His name has been bandied around in this case a lot for a reason. Imo.


Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
We know there are police interviews released and I think we have them all here. There are other things though too, telephone calls/interviews and I think documentation and more.

Here, for an instance, is a call from the brother of Charles to the detective on the case... Just partway in but it's interesting... It sounds as if LE was working hard to find enough to charge Lori, etc. for Charles... Too bad it took so long considering the deaths that came after but it does appear they were working on it from the start...



Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
So sad, he expresses concern of JJ being with Lori and his safety after Charles died.

Also, the detective doesn't see it as money related but more the religious whacked beliefs but this could have been before the info of the life insurance. The detective says that it was clear Charles was willing to support JJ and Lori in the lifestyle they wanted and because of that, he didn't feel the motive was money...

One thing I would say about that is that that means little... A lump sum of money is different (life insurance) and "support" by a man she may have felt came with "strings" or "control"... Lori is about control. Imo. And of course there were custody issues so I don't 100 percent agree with the detective on that view...


Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
Tylee wrote that .. in her mind words probably couldn't adequately describe how beautiful & peaceful it was at that moment in time. :cry:
I see. I think of parks and rec as a City Department and just had no idea what she meant.

Lori taking pictures is so sick and typical. I thought always that is what Yellowstone was too...

The part of Lori saying Alex was involved in Joe's death is interesting... Not exactly evidence but very interesting/telling and Adam remarked on Lori getting money from Joe too and the timing, etc... (In his phone interview above which I haven't finished yet)...

For me, I will never not doubt Alex's death nor Joe's and how they died...


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Really good article, imo.



Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
She/they were so FULL of themselves. Goddess, Lori will be the one to bring Christ back(?!) and the rules do not apply to her by golly.

Sad that there seems to be no way to know if Tammy ever read Charles' message to her about their cheating. Since Charles told Lori he knew and was going to inform Tammy, there is a good chance, Chad or someone made sure she never saw it...

This document, etc. dump has so much in it we have heard before but there are tidbits and new things all over the place.

In Adam Cox's phone interview, which was quite interesting and well worth listening to, he said Alex loved listening to and believing Lori because pretty much anything he was taught was a sin was okay for him to engage in if he asked Lori and believed in all Lori believed (I am paraphrasing that)... I have wondered how Lori justified infidelity, etc. too as LDS does not to my knowledge nor even sex before marriage. Well, it didn't apply to Lori, Alex, etc., I guess... There is no sin.

In fact Lori said something to Alex like the only reason we come to earth is because we need to get a body, other than that, no rules, no consequences, etc... What??? These are not exact words but something on that order...

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