Police in Chandler, Arizona, are looking into an email allegedly sent by Lori Vallow’s husband Charles — before he was shot and killed by her brother — to another of Lori’s brothers in which he said he believed his wife had set up an email account in his name and emailed Chad Daybell from it.
Charles Vallow wrote to his wife’s brother Adam Cox on June 29, telling him that the letter to Daybell invited the doomsday cult author to come to Chandler to visit and write a book, KSL reported.
Chandler Police Sgt Jason McClimans that the department received the letter shortly after Charles Vallow’s death.
“It is suspicious and it draws various questions that we would need to ask Lori and Tylee and possibly Chad to get to the bottom of it,” said McClimans.
Vallow attached the email he believed was sent by his wife to his mail to Adam Cox.
“I would gladly fly you down here early next week … you could stay in our guest room like before,” the letter to Daybell said. “I hate to take you away from your family, but I would definitely make it worth your time. With Admiration, Charles.”
“I’m not sure of the relationship with her and Chad Daybell but they are up to something,” Vallow wrote to Cox. “She will not explain it … I am going to send it to Chad Daybell’s wife. Her name is Tammy and I found her email address on their website too … I’ve got her cell number too.”
It’s not clear if Vallow ever contacted Tammy Daybell. Less than two weeks after writing to Adam Cox, Alex Cox shot and killed Vallow when he came to pick up 7-year-old JJ Vallow at Lori Vallow’s home. Cox claimed self defense in the shooting.
Then, on October 19, Tammy Daybell reportedly died in her sleep. Two weeks later, Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell were married. And a month after that, Alex Cox died under mysterious circumstances. All three of those deaths — Charles Vallow, Tammy Daybell, and Alex Cox — are now being reviewed by law enforcement in light of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of two of Lori Vallow’s children: JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan, 17, who have not been seen since September.
That investigation was launched in November when JJ’s grandparents contacted Rexburg, Idaho, police to say they had not seen the boy in two months. Investigating officers discovered that Tylee had also not been seen. Daybell and Vallow quickly became uncooperative with the investigation and then left Rexburg in December, as CrimeOnline previously reported. They resurfaced in Hawaii, where they had been married, in January.
Lori Vallow was arrested in February after she missed a court ordered deadline to produce the children. She’s in jail in Kauai awaiting extradition to Idaho, charged with two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, and contempt of court. Daybell returned to Rexburg this weekend, saying he was there to support Lori.
McClimans told KSL that police are considering sending detectives to Rexburg to speak with Vallow when she is brought back. She is expected to be brought back this week.
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[Featured image: Lori Vallow in court in Hawaii on February 26 – Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island via AP, Pool]
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