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Idaho Attorney General investigating Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell for conspiracy, murder

According to documents obtained by East Idaho News, the Idaho Attorney General is taking over Tammy Daybell's death investigation.

IDAHO, USA — The Idaho Attorney General is investigating Lori Vallow and her current husband Chad Daybell in the death investigation of Chad's late wife, Tammy, according to documents obtained by East Idaho News.

The documents show the Idaho Attorney General's Office is taking over the investigation from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and says the investigation scope is conspiracy, attempted murder and murder.

This is part of a series of agencies investigating what led up to the disappearance of Lori's children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow. The family has ties to the Valley, but Lori moved the kids to Idaho in early September 2019.

Tylee was last seen September 8 at Yellowstone National Park and JJ was last seen at his Idaho school on September 23. Investigators say Lori refuses to say where her children are or what might have happened.

Chad Daybell's wife, Tammy Daybell, was found dead at their home in Rexburg, Idaho on October 19, 2019. Originally, investigators thought it was of natural causes, but her body was later exhumed and the death was ruled suspicious.

Shortly after Tammy's death, Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell got married in Hawaii on November 5, 2019.

Tammy's death is part of a string of suspicious disappearances or deaths tied to Lori Vallow.

In July 2019, Chandler Police say Lori's brother Alex Cox shot and killed Lori's estranged husband Charles Vallow at his home in Chandler. Police say they originally thought Alex acted in self-defense but scaled that back and are still investigating the cause of death.  

In April 2020, Chandler Police confirm Lori Vallow is an investigative lead in that death investigation.

In December, Alex Cox is found dead at his home in Gilbert. The cause of death is still under investigation.

Lori Vallow is being held at the Madison County Jail in Rexburg, Idaho, after she was arrested for deserting her children in February. She's being held on a $1 million bond but is due in court next week for a bond reduction hearing.

Chad Daybell is not facing any charges at this time.


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