Lori Vallow’s brother known as her new husband, alleged doomsday cult chief Chad Daybell, for a ‘blessing’ on the day he died, a police report has revealed.
The brother, Alex Cox, died aged 51 on December 12, 2019, in Gilbert, Arizona. An post-mortem decided he died of pure causes with blood clots in his lungs and the overdose drug Narcan in his system.
Earlier this month authorities launched a 59-page report with new particulars about Cox’s dying. The report, which was closely redacted, stated that Cox had been feeling wanting breath for days, and that he bought a ‘blessing over the telephone’ from a ‘buddy’ simply hours earlier than he died.
The East Idaho News recognized that buddy as Chad – who had married Cox’s sister Lori just a few weeks earlier.
The report additionally revealed that Cox was below investigation for 2 deaths on the time of his personal – Chad’s spouse Tammy Daybell and Lori’s earlier husband Charles Vallow.
Months after he died, Cox was implicated in two extra deaths because the our bodies of his niece and nephew, Lori’s kids Tylee Ryan and Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow, had been discovered buried on Chad’s property in Salem, Idaho, final June.
Tylee, 16, and JJ, seven, disappeared in September 2019 however had been by no means reported lacking by their mom, their uncle or Chad. Investigators imagine Cox helped bury the our bodies hours after the youngsters vanished, in keeping with affidavits for Lori and Chad’s arrests. The couple are presently behind bars awaiting trial on expenses of conspiracy to cover the children’ stays.
Alex Cox, died aged 51 on December 12, 2019, in Gilbert, Arizona. An post-mortem decided he died of pure causes with blood clots in his lungs and the overdose drug Narcan in his system. A brand new report claims he known as his sister Lori Vallow’s husband, Chad Daybell, for a ‘blessing’ hours earlier than he died
Investigators imagine Cox was concerned within the murders of his sister Lori’s kids, Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow and Tylee Ryan (pictured with him earlier than they vanished in September 2019)
Chad Daybell (left) and Lori Vallow (proper) are presently behind bars awaiting trial on expenses of conspiracy to cover the stays of her kids, who had been discovered buried on Chad’s property in June 2020
The report on Cox’s dying was launched as a brand new video of him performing a stand-up comedy in 2010 resurfaced on-line.
Within the skit, Cox talks about how he discovered faith whereas serving jail time the yr earlier than.
‘Okay, I used to be lucky sufficient to perform a little jail time final yr,’ he stated.
‘I will confess to you guys — you ever had one thing that you simply knew was the precise factor to do, however in a while, it seems it is a felony?
‘I am not that imply, I am a felon. Whereas I used to be in jail, I additionally had a non secular expertise. I discovered Jesus.’
It is believed the felony Cox was referring to was his conviction for aggravated assault in Travis County, Texas, in 2007.
Court docket paperwork from the incident alleged that Cox tasered and threatened to kill Lori’s third husband, Joseph Ryan, amid a custody dispute over their daughter Tylee. He ended up pleading responsible and served three months in jail.
The report on Cox’s dying was launched as a brand new video of him performing a stand-up comedy in 2010 resurfaced on-line. Within the skit, Cox talks about how he discovered faith whereas serving jail time the yr earlier than. ‘Whereas I used to be in jail, I additionally had a non secular expertise. I discovered Jesus,’ he stated
Twelve years later Cox turned embroiled in one other custody dispute between Lori and her fourth husband, Charles, in July 2019.
Charles had gone to Lori’s house in Chandler, Arizona, to choose up there adoptive son JJ – who has autism – when the couple bought in an argument.
Alex intervened and in the end shot Charles within the chest. Police initially decided that he acted in self protection – however the case was later reopened amid a multi-state seek for JJ and Tylee.
After Charles’ dying, Lori moved her kids to Idaho, and Cox went with them, renting an condo in the identical complicated. The youngsters disappeared just a few weeks later.
Members of the family have speculated that Lori and her brother moved to Idaho to be near Chad, who allegedly led a ‘doomsday cult’ known as Getting ready a Folks. Members of the group have stated each Lori and Cox had been concerned.
Cox left Idaho for Arizona weeks earlier than his dying and married a girl named Zulema Pastenes on November 29, 2019.
The report on Cox’s dying indicated that Pastenes, too, was a member of Getting ready a Folks, in keeping with an interview her daughter gave police.
The daughter stated that Pastenes initially deliberate to maneuver to Idaho, however Cox ended up transferring in along with her in Arizona as a substitute.
It was at that very same house that Cox was discovered collapsed on the toilet flooring by Pastenes’ 25-year-old son on December 12, in keeping with the report.
In a recording of a 911 name, the son was heard telling dispatchers that he discovered his mom’s husband gasping for air with vomit popping out of his mouth.
Cox was rushed to a hospital and pronounced lifeless quickly after.
Investigators tried to talk with Pastenes on the hospital, she refused, after a member of the family apparently advised her to not speak with out an legal professional current.
Police later obtained a search warrant for Pastenes’ house and seized a number of undisclosed objects.
It wasn’t till final spring that authorities lastly launched the post-mortem report for Cox, revealing that he died of pure causes.
Nevertheless, the most recent report signifies that the investigation into his dying stays ongoing.
Police are additionally persevering with investigations into the deaths of Lori’s fourth husband Charles and Chad’s first spouse Tammy.
Tammy handed away in her sleep on October 19, 2019, in keeping with an obituary. Chad reportedly declined an post-mortem and her dying was dominated to be from pure causes.
Investigators reopened the case after studying that JJ and Tylee had been lacking, as their mom had married Chad simply two weeks after Tammy died. They imagine the 2 circumstances might be linked.
Tammy’s physique was exhumed on December 11, 2019 – in the future earlier than Cox died. The outcomes of her post-mortem haven’t but been launched.
In the meantime Lori and Chad are making ready to face a joint trial in June 2021.
Lori is going through two felony counts of conspiracy to destroy or conceal proof, in addition to three misdemeanor counts of resisting or obstructing officers, solicitation to commit against the law and contempt of courtroom.
Chad can be charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to destroy or conceal proof, together with two different felony counts for destruction or concealment of proof.
Each defendants pleaded not responsible and have maintained their innocence.
Neither Chad nor Lori have been accused of harming Tylee or JJ. Authorities have but to say how the youngsters died, or whether or not murder expenses can be filed sooner or later.
Tylee Ryan, 16, and Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow (pictured) had been discovered buried on the property of Lori’s husband Chad in June, 9 months after they disappeared. An investigation into the youngsters’s deaths stays ongoing as Lori and Chad face expenses for conspiring to cover their our bodies
On this aerial photograph, investigators seek for human stays at Chad Daybell’s residence within the 200 block of 1900 East in Salem, Idaho on June 9
Timeline of JJ and Tylee’s disappearance
July 11, 2019: Lori Vallow’s husband, Charles Vallow, is killed by her brother, Alex Cox, in Arizona. Police initially rule that Alex acted in self protection however reopen the case months later after the youngsters are reported lacking.
August: Lori strikes kids JJ and Tylee to Rexburg, Idaho, the place her future husband Chad Daybell lives along with his spouse Tammy.
September 8: The final time Tylee is seen throughout a visit to Yellowstone Nationwide Park with Lori, JJ and Alex. Within the following weeks she tells individuals who ask the place Tylee is that she’s learning at Brigham Younger College’s Idaho campus.
September 23: The final time JJ is seen at his faculty in Rexburg. Lori emailed the varsity the next day and claims she is transferring the household to California for a brand new job.
October 2: Brandon Boudreaux, the ex-husband of Lori’s niece Melanie Pawlowski, is focused in a drive-by capturing in Arizona. Police establish the car carrying the shooter as a Jeep registered to Charles Vallow, Lori’s late husband.
October 19: Chad’s spouse Tammy, 49, dies at their Idaho house. An obituary states that she handed away peacefully in her sleep. Chad declines an post-mortem and her dying is listed as pure causes.
October 25: A buddy of Tylee receives a imprecise ‘miss you’ textual content from her telephone however says that it did not sound like the teenager.
November 5: Lori and Chad tie the knot on a seashore in Kauai. Receipts point out that Lori bought her personal wedding ceremony ring from Amazon practically three weeks previous to Tammy’s dying.
November 26: Out-of-state kinfolk ask Idaho police to carry out a welfare test on JJ. Lori and Chad declare he’s in Arizona with kinfolk and ask their buddy, Melanie Gibb, to lie and say she took the boy there for Thanksgiving. Police quickly be taught that nobody has seen JJ, or his older sister Tylee, since September.
November 27: Police execute a search warrant associated to the youngsters at Lori’s house and uncover that she and Chad have fled Idaho.
December 11: Tammy’s physique is exhumed from a Utah cemetery and her dying is reclassified as suspicious.
December 12: Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, is discovered unresponsive in a toilet in Arizona and dies. Months later an post-mortem determines that he died of pure causes whereas he had the overdose drug Narcan in his system.
December 21: Rexburg police difficulty the primary press launch about JJ and Tylee, revealing they imagine their disappearance might be linked to Tammy’s dying and asking the general public for info.
December 24: Lori and Chad difficulty an announcement by way of an legal professional saying they love their son and daughter and stay up for addressing ‘allegations as soon as they’ve moved past hypothesis and rumor’.
December 30: Police accuse Lori and Chad of mendacity to investigators and say they imagine the couple know the place the children are or what occurred to them.
January 3, 2020: Police search Chad’s house in Salem and take away 43 objects, together with tech units and journals. Additionally they comb over sections of the snow-covered yard with rakes and steel detectors.
January 26: Lori and Chad are seen for the primary time in months as police serve them with two search warrants in Kauai. Lori can be served with a courtroom order to supply the youngsters to authorities in Idaho in 5 days. The couple are approached by the media whereas officers serve the paperwork and refuse to say something in regards to the kids.
January 30: Lori misses the courtroom deadline to supply the youngsters to Idaho authorities.
February 20: Lori is arrested in Kauai and charged with two felony counts for desertion and nonsupport of dependent kids, and one misdemeanor depend every for resisting and obstructing an officer, solicitation of against the law, and contempt of courtroom.
March 5: Lori is extradited to Idaho, the place she is held on $1million bond at Madison County Jail.
March 17: Lori professes her innocence in an announcement by way of her legal professional as two different members of her protection staff give up and the decide removes himself from the case.
March 24: Court docket paperwork filed within the divorce of Lori’s niece Melani and her husband Brandon Boudreaux allege that Lori advised folks she believed her kids had been zombies earlier than they disappeared.
April 9: Authorities reveal they’re investigating Lori and Chad for homicide, tried homicide and conspiracy in reference to Tammy’s dying.
Could 25: Idaho police difficulty an announcement expressing hope that the children can be discovered secure on what would have been JJ’s eighth birthday.
June 9: Police search Chad’s house in Salem for the second time and uncover human stays within the yard. Chad is taken into police custody and charged with destruction or concealment of proof.