Mother of missing Idaho children was part of doomsday cult and believed she was 'a reincarnated God'
REXBURG, IDAHO: The mother of two Idaho children, who were not reported missing for more than three months after they were last seen, was part of a doomsday cult and believed she was "a reincarnated God," court documents have revealed.
MEAWW previously reported that Lori Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell had gone on the run on 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.
The children's aunt had revealed that Chad had been ex-communicated from the Mormon Church, and Lori was going to be kicked out soon after they wrote several books revolving around the end of the world.
The pair had reportedly gone on to form 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.
In the documents, which was obtained by Fox13, Charles had sought custody of both Joshua and Tylee and described Lori, referred to as "mother," as someone who was "infatuated" with doomsday and near-death experiences. "Mother has recently become infatuated at times obsessive about near-death experiences and spiritual visions," it reads. "Mother has told Father [Charles] that she is sealed [eternally married] to the ancient Book of Mormon prophet Moroni and that she has lived numerous lives on numerous planets prior to this current life."
"Mother also informed Father that she is a translated being who cannot taste death sent by God to lead the 144,000 into the Millennium," it continued. "Mother believes that she is receiving spiritual revelations and visions to help her gather and prepare those chosen to live in the New Jerusalem after the Great War as prophesied in the book of Revelations."
Lori is said to have become a proponent of the cause after meeting Chad, an author who had written 25 books about the end of the world and had been ex-communicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after he declared himself a prophet, according to the Daily Mail.
During their investigation into the couple, detectives discovered a slew of seemingly suspicious deaths to those close to them.
Chad was fatally shot in July by Alex after he got into a heated argument with Lori about the custody for Josh. Alex, who had served prison sentences in both Texas and Utah for violent assaults, was determined to have acted in self-defense.
A few months later, Lori married Chad just days after his former wife Tammy Daybell dying under mysterious circumstances. Her death was initially ruled to be of natural causes, but just one day after police exhumed her body on December 11 following the children's disappearance, Alex killed himself.
When detectives dig further, they also found Lori's third husband, Joseph Ryan, had died of a heart attack in 2018. Brandon Boudreaux, who was married to Lori's niece Melani, has claimed his wife tried to murder him after she joined her aunt's doomsday cult. He was shot on October 2 while driving home from the gym in Gilbert, Arizona, but survived after the bullet missed his head by inches.
No charges have been filed against either Chad or Lori but they are considered as persons of interest in the children's disappearance.