Charles Vallow — the ex-husband of Lori Vallow, the mother of two missing Idaho children — reportedly expressed concern that his wife had locked him out of his insurance account, Fox 10 Phoenix reports.

What’s the news:

  • Fox 10 Phoenix obtained new emails from Charles Vallow, who accused his then-wife Lori Vallow of locking him out of his insurance account.
  • Charles Vallow sent an email to Banner Life Insurance, which said a password had been placed on his account six days before the call. The password was not placed by him. He asked for an investigation into Lori Vallow, who he identified as his “soon to be ex-wife.” Charles said Lori Vallow had threatened his life.
  • Charles Vallow said in divorce papers that Lori Vallow had threatened his life, saying God was preparing for Christ’s second coming in July 2020, as Insider explained.
  • According to FOX 10 Phoenix, Charles Vallow wrote a letter to Banner Life Insurance and notarized a beneficiary change to give him access to his own account again.
  • Charles made Kay Woodcock, the grandmother of Joshua “JJ” Vallow, a beneficiary so she could take care of JJ if anything happened to him, according to FOX 10 Phoenix.

What happened next

  • In April 2019, Vallow’s brother Alex Cox fatally shot Charles Vallow in what was believed to be an act of self defense, as reported by the Deseret News. Lori Vallow and her children were living in Arizona with Charles Vallow at the time.
  • Cox later died in December 2019. He was found unresponsive in his Arizona home.