CULT mom” Lori Vallow told a friend her son was “safe and happy” when he was buried in a shallow grave, a secret recording has revealed.
Idaho mom, Vallow’s two children, Tylee Ryan, 17 and JJ Vallow, 7, went missing in September 2019 and were reported to authorities in late November.
After a six months long investigation into their disappearance, investigators found their bodies buried in a shallow grave on Vallow’s new husband, Chad Daybell’s land.
The two have since been charged for hiding the bodies of Tylee and JJ.
They have also been charged for lying to investigators during the search process of trying to locate the children.
At Daybell’s probable cause hearing in August, prosecutors played a secret recording of a telephone conversation made by the couple’s friend, Melanie Gibb.
In the tape, Melanie confronted her then friends about the whereabouts of JJ, asking: “Is JJ safe?”
Vallow then replied saying: “He is safe and happy”.
It is believed that the kids were actually already dead and buried at the land during the time the conversations was taped.
In November 2019, authorities visited the couple to check on Vallow’s adopted son, JJ after the boy’s grandmother expressed concern for him.
The couple who joined a religious group believed to be a cult allegedly told police that he was with Melanie and proceeded to tell their friend not to answer the phone if she received a call from the police.
In a testimony, Melanie said: “She asked me just to pick up my phone and take a picture of random kids to make it look like it was JJ.
“I was not OK with it because she told something to the police that was not true”
It is alleged that Alex Cox, Vallow’s brother moved the body of the kids from the apartment on two separate nights in September 2019.
Cox, however died from a blood clot in his lungs in December 2019.
It is reported that he killed Vallow’s fourth husband Charles in what is said to be self defence in July of 2019.
In that same year, Daybell’s wife of 29 years apparently died in her sleep.
Vallow and Daybell married two and a half weeks later after beginning an affair in 2018, according to Melanie’s testimony.
In the secretly recorded call, Daybell claimed that his wife had gotten “weaker and weaker” and had refused to go to see the doctor, leading to her death.
Reports however, indicate that his former wife was a healthy woman who was training to run a long distance.
Meanwhile, Vallow earlier this month, pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy to alter, conceal or destroy evidence, and three misdemeanour counts of resisting or obstructing officers, a solicitation to commit a crime and contempt of court, according to New York Daily News.
Daybell, however, pleaded guilty to four felony charges of conspiracy to and destruction of evidence.
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