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Report: Lori Vallow Daybell’s attorney calls for autopsy reports and lowered bail

Lori Daybell’s attorney filed new court documents in the case

Both Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow will make court appearances today after being charged with murder.
Lori Vallow Daybell glances at the camera during her hearing on Friday, March 6, 2020, in Rexburg, Idaho. At her right is defense attorney Edwina Elcox. Daybell, who was 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 Associated Press

Lori Vallow Daybell’s attorney has asked for the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office to send over a new litany of documents, including the autopsy reports for Tammy Daybell, Charles Vallow and others, according to

  • Defense attorney Mark Means called for items connected to the ongoing investigation to be sent over to their team.
  • Lori Vallow faces charges of desertion and nonsupport. These charges are related to her missing children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan. The children have been missing since September.

What the new documents say

Lori Vallow’s attorney has asked for the following documents:

  • Toxicology and autopsy reports for Charles Vallow and Joe Ryan, who are both ex-husbands of Lori Vallow Daybell, and Alex Cox, her brother.
  • Toxicology and autopsy reports for Tammy Daybell, the late wife of Chad Daybell, who married Lori Vallow two weeks after Tammy Daybell’s death.
  • Names of investigative authorities and officials.
  • And “two years’ worth of emails from Lori’s computer, social media postings, dating and romantic website information along with all financial records,” according to
  • Per “In the request, Means asked for all documents, recordings, written evidence, photographs, videos, records, reports, text, emails, financials and other information related to a lengthy list of individuals, including Kay and Larry Woodcock (JJ’s grandparents), Brandon Boudreaux (Lori’s former nephew-in-law) and others.”
  • A reduction in bail from $1 million. As the Deseret News reported, Lori Vallow’s bond was already reduced from $5 million to $1 million in early March.

The last update

  • Reports from the end of March suggested that Lori Vallow Daybell might be indicted over the death of her ex-husband, Charles Vallow, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.
  • A newly-leaked email found that police never ruled out Lori Vallow as a suspect. A detective said in the email Lori Vallow might be indicted, per Fox 10 Phoenix.