What Happened To JJ and Tylee? Why Did Lori Vallow Kill Tylee and JJ?

Here’s what happened to JJ and Tylee. Scroll down and read further to know more. JJ and Taylee Ryan were two children who were murdered in 2019. JJ was born in 2012 and was adopted by his mother. Lori Vallow, and her husband, Charles Vallow, in 2014. Tylee was born in 2002 and was Lori Vallow’s biological daughter from a previous marriage. Tylee Ashlyn and Joshua Jaxon Vallow were two children from Chandler, Arizona who disappeared in September 2019. Tylee was last seen on September 8, 2019, at Yellowstone National Park, while JJ was last seen on September 22, 2019, at Rexburg’s Kennedy Elementary School. Police began questioning the children’s mother, Lori Vallow Daybell, and her new husband, Chad Daybell after they claimed that JJ was staying with a family friend in Arizona. This led to the discovery that Tylee was also missing. Complicating the investigation was a string of suspicious deaths. Lori’s estranged 4th husband, Charles Vallow was shot and killed in July 2019 by Lori’s brother, Alexander Cox.

JJ and Tylee

What Happened To JJ and Tylee?

In October 2019, Chad’s wife, Tammy Daybell, died in her sleep, initially recorded as ‘natural causes’ but later determined to be asphyxiation by someone else. On February 20, 2020, Lori was arrested in Kauai, Hawaii, and charged with desertion and nonsupport of her dependent children. On March 5, 2020, she was extradited to Idaho. On June 9, 2020, police executed a search warrant at Chad’s home and discovered the remains of JJ and Tylee buried in shallow graves in Chad’s backyard. Chad was arrested on charges of destruction or concealment of evidence. Lori and Chad were charged with the first-degree murders of Tylee, JJ, and Tammy on May 25, 2021. Here is a brief discussion about who killed JJ and Tylee.

JJ and Tylee

Why Did Lori Vallow Kill Tylee and JJ?

The death news of Tylee Ryan and Joshua JJ Vallow was the result of intentional actions by their mother Lori Vallow Daybell and her new husband Chad Daybell. The couple was indicted on May 25, 2021, for the first-degree murders of Tylee, JJ, and Chad’s previous wife Tammy Daybell. According to court documents, the children were killed in September 2019, shortly after they went missing, and their bodies were hidden on Chad Daybell’s property in Rexburg, Idaho. The couple was previously charged with felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children and having an officer in relation to the children’s disappearance, but the murder charges were added after the discovery of the children’s remains.

JJ and Tylee

Police and investigators worked tirelessly to find the children and piece together what happened to them, which led to the eventual arrest and charging of Lori and Chad. Here’s why Lori Vallow killed Tylee and JJ. Reportedly, Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell allegedly conspired with Lori’s brother. Alex Cox, murders Trammy, JJ, and Tylee based on their doomsday cult beliefs. The motive behind the killings was not only religious reasons but also financial gain, as they aimed to collect Tammy’s life insurance money and the children’s social security and survivor benefits.

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Shreya Gupta

Contract Specialist with 3 years of experience in end-to-end Contract Lifecycle Management for clients with global and domestic operations.

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