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Will Lori Vallow be indicted in her ex-husband’s death? What a new email tells us

A new leaked email suggests Lori Vallow Daybell may be indicted soon

Lori Vallow Daybell leaves the courtroom during her hearing on Friday, March 6, 2020, in Rexburg, Idaho. Daybell who is charged with felony child abandonment after her two children went missing nearly six months ago had her bond reduced to $1 million by an Idaho judge on Friday. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP, Pool)
Lori Vallow Daybell leaves the courtroom during her hearing on Friday, March 6, 2020, in Rexburg, Idaho. Daybell, who is charged with felony child abandonment after her two children went missing nearly six months ago, had her bond reduced to $1 million by an Idaho judge on Friday.
John Roark, Idaho Post-Register, via Associated Press

A new leaked email suggests that Lori Vallow Daybell might be indicted over the death of her ex-husband, Charles Vallow, according to Fox 10 Phoenix.

What’s happening:

  • An email sent from Nathan Moffat on March 24 suggests that Lori Vallow Daybell might be brought to justice over what happened to her ex-husband, according to an email obtained by Fox 10 Phoenix.
  • The email reads, in part: “We continue to work on Charles’ case and are confident we are getting closer to getting Lori indicted for her involvement in Charles’ death.”
  • According to Fox 10 Phoenix, police have never ruled out Lori Vallow as a suspect in the death of her ex-husband.

Why it matters:

  • The death of Charles Vallow has been surrounded with complication and confusion, which I wrote about in our explainer on the Lori Vallow Daybell case.
  • Charles Vallow died in a shooting back in 2019. He was declared dead at the scene. According to multiple reports, Charles Vallow and Alex Cox, his brother-in-law, got into a fight. Vallow struck Cox with a baseball bat. Cox then allegedly shot Vallow. Cox called 911.
  • Months after Vallow’s death, Lori Vallow Daybell’s children — Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan — went missing, which made national headlines.
  • The disappearance of the children led police down a rabbit hole of odd events, including how Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell were reportedly together two weeks before Chad Daybell’s late wife, Tammy Daybell, passed away in her sleep. There are also questions surrounding Cox, who died before he could be questioned by police, as I wrote for the Deseret News.