Cult mom Lori Vallow’s son says he received a “haunting” response when he questioned her about where his two younger siblings were, The U.S. Sun reports.
Vallow’s son, Colby Ryan, told the outlet that he reached out to his mother in 2020, after her arrest on murder charges in connection with the deaths of her children, Tylee and JJ. Colby visited Vallow at the Madison County jail in Rexburg and reportedly pleaded for information about the children, who he hadn’t seen or heard from in months.
“I asked her 100 times, ‘what’s going on?’” Colby said during an interview with The US Sun. “And the only answer I ever got was, ‘everything’s going to be revealed soon. So I just left. It was always a question mark – you couldn’t get a straight answer…It was already hard enough to reach out and be the one to chase her down.”
Colby said after speaking with his mother, he didn’t hear anything else from her about the children for months. Then, in August 2020, investigators found the remains of both children buried in the backyard of the home that Vallow lived in with her husband, Chad Daybell.
Court filings from Monday show that Idaho prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against Vallow, who will stand trial for not only murdering her two children but also her husband’s first wife, Tammy Daybell.
According to East Idaho News, Fremont County Prosecuting Attorney Lindsay Blake and Madison County Prosecuting Attorney Rob Wood both stated that they will seek capital punishment if Vallow is convicted of any of the counts of first-degree murder or conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
Chad Daybell is facing the same charges in connection with the three slayings.
“They took my family away from me, they took them away from everybody else that loved them,” Colby continued said.
“It’s one of the most painful things ever to hear, to hear details about how your own people, that you grew up around and loved, killed your own family.”
“It was dark, so dark, but that’s how you feel when you want revenge and I had to let that go.”
“I was very angry … I was hurt. I was uncomfortable. I was sick to my stomach all the time, and there was just this weight hanging over me.”
“I miss them all the time,” he continued. “I wish they were here to experience my family … I just miss their presence, like just being in a house together, having fun, and sharing our lives together.
“So I love them and miss them all the time. But I also have to take an acceptance that they’re not here. And that was definitely hard.”
Watch the interview here.
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[Featured image: Lori Vallow/Handout]
Additional reporting by Jaquelyn Gray