Who was Lori Vallow's late brother Alex Cox? 'Cult mom' has shocking alibi for murder of her 2 children
ST ANTHONY, IDAHO: Lori Vallow, a mother accused of murdering her two children after joining a doomsday cult, has revealed a shocking alibi regarding her whereabouts at the time of the children's deaths. According to the doomsday cult mother's new alibi, she was not present when her children Tylee, 16, and JJ, 7, were killed at her late brother Alex Cox's estate in Idaho.
If found guilty of the charges against her, Vallow will likely be sentenced to death. She is scheduled to go on trial in April. The Daily Mail reported that Vallow claimed in the new court documents that she was by herself in a nearby flat at the time of the murder. She still hasn't given a timeframe for their deaths.
'Lori Vallow wanted to communicate with her husband'
The mother additionally requested an unrecorded conversation with her husband, Chad Daybell. He faces a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. Vallow's defense team has argued that she is innocent and should not be sentenced to death. The mother fled to Hawaii with Daybell, the leader of a religious doomsday cult she belongs to, after her children disappeared in September 2019. The group firmly believes that their mission on Earth is to rid the globe of zombies.
Who was Lori Vallow's late brother Alex Cox?
Vallow's older brother Alex Cox was the son of Janis and Barry Cox. He was "very funny" and performed as a stand-up comedian, according to his mother's description in the Netflix true-crime documentary, 'Sins of Our Mother' documentary. In one YouTube video, he can even be seen doing a Looney Toons' impersonation.
Cox allegedly killed Vallow's fourth husband, Charles, in self-defense in 2019, according to East Idaho News. Before a second investigation into Charles' death could be conducted, Lori's brother died in December 2019. Alex died of bilateral pulmonary thromboembolism, a condition that causes circulatory and respiratory collapse, according to an autopsy report released after his death, Fox 10 reports.
Cox died nearly two months after the kids vanished after visiting Yellowstone National Park. Vallow's documents do not formally charge Cox with the murders despite the fresh allegations she has made. There are no charges against her or Daybell in connection with Cox's death.
As per reports, that wasn't the only thing Cox allegedly did with Vallow's ex-husbands. Fox 10 News reports that in 2007, Cox allegedly threatened to kill Joseph Ryan, Lori's ex-husband, by shocking him with a stun gun. Later, he admitted responsibility and was sentenced to three months in prison for severe assault. Joseph died in 2018 from a heart attack.
NEW DOCUMENTS: Fox 10 has obtained the affidavit of the warrant for Alex Cox’s arrest in 2007. A detective in Texas says Cox tased Tylee Ryan’s dad Joseph twice & “made a threat to kill him.” This happened after Joseph & Lori Vallow completed a custody exchange. #fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/dvqiqPaja5— ᴊᴜꜱᴛɪɴ ʟᴜᴍ | 林俊豪 (@jlumfox10) January 11, 2020
The Sun reported that the bodies of the two children Tylee and JJ's bodies were discovered on Daybell's ranch in Rexburg, Idaho, in a shallow grave in 2021. Tammy, the stepfather's ex-wife, passed away in October 2019 in strange circumstances. Daybell has also not been accused in relation to the death of his ex-wife, but Vallow's new alibi stated that she was in Hawaii when she passed away.