‘Cult mom’ Lori Vallow slapped with new charges in brutal deaths of children — hours after police serve search warrant, take new photos at Chad Daybell’s property

The mother of two children found dead in her husband’s Idaho backyard is facing additional charges in connection to their disappearance and presumed murders.

As EastIdahoNews.com reports, Lori Vallow was charged Monday with two counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence. She has been in custody since February in Madison County, awaiting trial on felony desertion charges.

Her children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow, had been missing since September. Vallow and Daybell, who married in early November weeks after Daybell’s former wife Tammy died suddenly, fled to Hawaii shortly after police discovered the children were missing from Vallow’s Rexburg home in late November, and did not cooperate with the police investigation into their disappearance.

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On June 9, authorities in Idaho executed a search warrant at Daybell’s home in Salem, just outside of Rexburg, and within hours discovered the buried remains of the missing children. An affidavit indicates that Tylee’s body was dismembered and burned, while JJ’s body was buried intact, tightly wrapped in a plastic bag. The affidavit also shows that investigators tracked Vallow’s brother Alex Cox to Daybell’s property, via cell phone data, on the morning after each of the children was last seen alive.

On the same day the bodies were found, Daybell was taken into custody and is facing two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.

Each count carries a minimum penalty of a $10,000 fine and up to five years in prison.

Neither Daybell or Vallow have been charged with murder or charged in the suspicious death of Daybell’s former wife, which remains under investigation.

Vallow’s charges were reported hours after Rexburg police executed another search warrant on Chad Daybell’s property. As CrimeOnline previously reported, investigators were seen entering the home, examining exterior buildings, and taking photos of the yard.

It is unclear if the search warrant is related to Vallow’s new charges.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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