After the remains of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow were discovered on Chad Daybell’s property, accusations were made against Lori Vallow’s husband. Court records provided some case specifics as well as upsetting information regarding the children’s deaths.
Autism affected 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow. According to the affidavit of probable cause submitted in the case, he was discovered on Daybell’s property near Rexburg, Idaho, buried in a plastic bag. According to police, Ryan, 16, was discovered nearby, and when her remains were discovered, they had been burned and mutilated.
According to the statement of probable cause submitted in the case, Vallow told her friend Melanie Gibb that she thought her kids had turned into “zombies.” According to Vallow, being a “zombie” implied that the person’s spirit had left the body and had changed into a “dark spirit.” According to the affidavit, which cited Vallow’s beliefs, “the death of the physical body is considered as the process by which the body’s original spirit might be liberated.”
According to court records, FBI investigators utilized text messages between Daybell and Vallow to pinpoint specific areas of his home to search and carried out search warrants on June 9, 2020. They were looking around the property when they discovered a circular object coated in black plastic and smelled something foul. A layer of white plastic sat on top of the black plastic.
The cap of a head with light brown hair was exposed when a cut was made through the white layer of plastic, according to the agents.
According to court documents, it was later confirmed that the remains belonged to JJ Vallow.
Investigators discovered burnt human bones in a pet cemetery in another area of the property. These remains were ultimately identified as Tylee’s dismembered body, they added.
According to CBS News, a friend of Vallow’s named April Raymond stated during a hearing in the case that she thought Vallow had been a kind mother to JJ.
JJ was really challenging to care for. So … According to CBS, Raymond said, “I truly loved how patient she was with him and how much care she took of him.
According to CBS, Vaisia Itaaehau, a different acquaintance, testified Tylee had a protective bond with JJ.
“I enjoyed being around Tylee and JJ. According to Itaaehau’s testimony, according to CBS, “Tylee was incredibly protective about JJ and she was kind of like another mama to him. I really liked JJ, and I just kind of loved how she would just play with him and always have a nice time with him. He has the kindest soul I’ve ever encountered.