Doomsday cult author at center of missing children, suspicious deaths said ‘angels’ told him his wife was going to die

The Idaho man married to a woman whose two children have been missing for months reportedly told a friend that he had visions of his first wife’s eventual death.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Chad Daybell married his second wife Lori Vallow just week after his first wife died in October. Vallow’s two children, Joshua Vallow, 7, and his sister Tylee Ryan, 17, have not been seen since late September.

Police did not discover that the children were reported missing until November, when they performed a requested wellness check on Vallow and Daybell’s home in Rexburg, Idaho. The couple reportedly gave implausible explanations for where the children were, and left town shortly after the police visit. Vallow is now refusing to cooperate with police, who said in a recent statement that they believe she knows where the children are.

Initially, authorities said that Daybell’s wife Tammy Daybell died of natural causes, but now consider the death suspicious and exhumed her body.

Daybell if a high-profile member of an end-days religious group Preparing with People, a group that includes members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and anticipates the second coming of Jesus. He is an author of religious texts and the host of a podcast.

Daybell’s friend Julie Rowe told Fox 13 that Daybell once told her angles brought him a vision of his wife’s death.

“He was emotionally distraught, he was crying and he said that his angels had told him that he was going to lose Tammy,” Rowe said.

Rowe also told the news outlet that Daybell had wanted to get out of the publishing business, but that Tammy had encouraged him to continue writing books.

“He said I’m ready to get out now and Tammy doesn’t want to get out. When she passes, I’m done, I can’t keep doing this,” Rowe said Daybell told her, not long before Tammy’s death. About three weeks before Tammy died, Rowe said she spoke to Daybell on the phone, and he said he was still having visions of Tammy’s death.

Rowe insisted to Fox 13 that Daybell would not hurt his wife or Vallow’s children.

“He would never hurt a child, he’s raised five beautiful amazing kids that I love like my own and he would never hurt Tammy,” said Rowe.

Vallow’s first husband died violently this summer after he was shot by Vallow’s brother, who claimed he killed him in self-defense. Vallow’s brother died within weeks of unknown causes, and his death is under investigation.

Rowe told Fox 13 that she has visions of her own, that show her Vallow’s children are safe.

“I do know the kids are safe. I can see them,” Rowe said.

“I can see their energy and that they’re in a bright house. I can see they’re in the living room where they are. I can see they’re comfortable bed at night.”

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