Doomsday cult mom Lori Daybell thought her children were possessed and became zombies after they went missing

The court heard that the couple believed in zombies, "human bodies that have had their original spirits forced from them and have been possessed by either a demon … disembodied spirit … or a worm/slug"


                            Doomsday cult mom Lori Daybell thought her children were possessed and became zombies after they went missing
Joshua Vallow and Tylee Ryan (Rexburg Police Department)

MESA, ARIZONA: Court documents filed earlier this week have revealed bizarre new details in the mysterious case of the Idaho mother who did not report her children missing for more than three months after they were last seen.

MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) previously reported that Lori Vallow and her fifth husband Chad Daybell had gone on the run November 26 after authorities started investigating the disappearance of her two children, seven-year-old Joshua 'JJ' Vallow, who is autistic, and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan.

After months on the run, she was arrested in Hawaii last month and charged with two felony counts of desertion and non-support of dependent children, as well as resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, and contempt of court.

Neither of her two children has been found yet, and court documents filed by Brandon Boudreaux, the former husband of her niece Melani Boudreaux Pawlowski, stated Lori had claimed both children had become zombies.

Lori Daybell (Rexburg Police Department)

Lori and Chad were both reportedly obsessed with doomsday cults and prophecies, with the latter writing several books revolving around the end of the world.

The pair is said to have formed a cult called 'Preparing A People,' details of which were included in divorce papers filed by her ex-husband Charles Vallow, who was shot dead by her brother Alex Cox this past July. 

Brandon, who has custody of his and Melani's children, has claimed she was involved in her aunt's doomsday cult and tried to have him killed via Alex while he was driving home from a gym in Gilbert, Arizona, in October. Alex mysteriously died two months later.

His court filing was made in response to Melani asking the courts to hold him in contempt for making false statements about her involvement in the attempt on his life, and also included details about Joshua and Tylee.

In the filing, Brandon claims Melani knows about the children's whereabouts and highlights details from a conversation her current husband, Ian Pawlowski, had with his attorneys after meeting with law enforcement officers last Fall.

Chad Daybell (Rexburg Police Department)

Ian had revealed that Melani had talked to him about "zombies," which were "human bodies that have had their original spirits forced from them and have been possessed by either a demon … disembodied spirit … or a worm/slug."

"Spirits can be pushed from their bodies during traumatic events or deadly injury. Spirits pushed out are trapped in limbo as the body they’re tied to is still living but cannot be occupied by them anymore," Ian allegedly wrote.

He said that while he and Melani were discussing the children last year after they were classified missing, she was "told by Chad and Lori that their children had been possessed and had become zombies."

Ian said Melani also told him Brandon "had been possessed by a demon or another dark entity sometime after June of this year" and that Chad informed her "something needed to happen to (Boudreaux) in order for his spirit to progress and for the Lord’s plan to continue."

"She shared concerns that she’s been told Brandon needed to die and that may indicate that Tylee and JJ needed to die as well," Ian reportedly wrote. "She told me she was worried that Al (Alex) may have had to ‘take care’ of the kids. She explained that Al had great faith and never wavered in his trust in the Lord. No task would be too difficult or too great for him."

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