power plays within crumbling blocs: the case of Lori Vallow and the LDS, part 1

Content notice: child abuse, murder, graphic descriptions of gore, religious extremism.

Where to start with the Lori Vallow case? This post covers some background and testimony recently given in court and offers preliminary analysis.

I think I can safely assume readers of my blog don’t need or want a nitty gritty play by play as simply rephrased by me of this far-reaching case that crossed a wide swath of north american states and across the Pacific too. Momentarily putting aside the crazy religious claims Vallow and company used as an excuse to allegedly commit some of the most heinous crimes their civilian peers would shudder to think of, something is very fishy with the proceedings as well. The more you dig into it and observe, the clearer it becomes there is some fine-tuned string pulling going on behind the scenes orchestrated by the power bloc front known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I had to reacquaint myself recently with what Mormons purport to believe as I don’t give much thought to this organization as a “faith”. I think what we’re going to see on the other side of the plodding trials underway (Vallow’s is ongoing and co-conspirator Chad Daybell – what a name, what a guy, egad – will be tried following hers) is a stripping away of LDS’s veneer of legitimacy in the form of faith and religious practice separate from ruling class fascist and eugenicist creed, despite their best efforts to conceal the rot coming from inside the temple. The ripples and waves affecting members associated with Daybell and Vallow still trying to hang on to their supposed sincerely held beliefs in the wake of this scandal will also inevitably provide opportunities for advancement for some; it will be a complete bust for others.

In many ways, LDS practices imparted by savvy and ruthless “leaders” (in business and politics, actually) promote a significantly bolder black and white approach to life in general even among the everyday members than what the majority of the ruling class has cloaked fairly successfully in the states using “woke” PR and marketing. It is, for their larger cohort they report to, “a bad look”.

And when you factor in what one Lori Vallow allegedly committed among millions of members awash in similar ideological craziness worldwide, boasted as part of the fourth largest Christian denomination in the states, that’s a possible army to be seized upon or decimated. Delegitimization or total seizure of these blocs, however inimical they may also be to humankind, is coming for all institutions if they are not 100% on board with the depopulation agenda using the approved branding and marketing. Vallow’s alleged personal approach to depopulation of the “useless eaters” immediately surrounding her is maybe a little too hot for power brokers to have on their books.

Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell have been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Lori Daybell’s children — Tylee Ryan and J.J. Vallow. The couple was indicted by a grand jury in Rexburg, Idaho.

Chad Daybell was also charged with murder in connection with the death of his first wife, Tammy Daybell.

[They] have been at the center of a nationwide case that included the deaths of each of their former spouses, apocalyptic religious beliefs, discussions of evil spirits and even “zombies,” as the Deseret News reported.

Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell: 11 stories to help you catch up on the case | May 25, 2021

Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, have been missing since September [2019]. Vallow and her new husband, Chad Daybell, had been living in Hawaii without the missing children, USA Today reports.

Vallow had been in Hawaii since early December [2019]. She married Daybell just weeks before. That wedding happened two weeks after Daybell’s wife — who he had been married to for 30 years — “died under circumstances police say may be suspicious,” according to USA Today.

According to East Idaho News, “Lori Daybell already showed a willingness to ignore the court order given to her in January [2020] to produce the kids.”

Daybell’s wife Tammy, 49, died in October [2019]. Her obituary said it was from “natural causes.” “Police would later question that and have her body exhumed from a cemetery in Springville, Utah, for an autopsy, whose results have not been released yet,” according to The Associated Press.

In April [2019], Vallow’s brother Alex Cox fatally shot Charles Vallow — the ex-husband of Lori Vallow — in what has been described as self-defense during a confrontation in Arizona. Lori Vallow and her children were living there at the time. Police said the death was being investigated before Cox’s death in December. He was found unresponsive in Arizona.

Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell: Here’s what we know so far | March 6, 2020

The following video is audio recording of the graphic account given by Rexburg police detective Ray Hermosillo in court recently who aided in retrieving the remains of 7 year old JJ Vallow and 17 year old Tylee Ryan on Chad Daybell’s property in June 2020. Excerpts from a report on his testimony published by East Idaho News follows.

Although this is often presented by the Kontent Kreators for effect and unfortunately titillating for some, I think it’s important to emphasize just how gruesome, hateful, and violent the attacks on these sweet children were. They had been put through so much instability and abuse before meeting these horrific ends. I think about them every day and wish their souls everlasting peace and joy, I truly do. It’s so heartbreaking. Their stories have affected many good souls wishing their survivors the best, and in spite of the politicization and controversy that makes up much of the “true crime” sphere, it is vitally important at this moment in time that all annihilators of defenseless innocents are brought to justice.

DAY 7 | LIVE UPDATES: Rexburg police detective takes the stand in Lori Vallow Daybell trial

10:40 a.m. Hermosillo recounts what happened the morning of June 9, 2020. Police went to Chad’s house and Chad’s son Mark opened the door.

10:43 a.m. Chad went outside to his car to make a call. The FBI and other law enforcement officers arrived to help execute the search warrant.

10:46 a.m. Hermosillo says Chad was looking over his shoulder while he was in the car on the phone. Hermosillo said he looked where Chad was looking and saw the tree and pond in the backyard area.

10:48 a.m. Hermosillo was assigned to sift through the area around the firepit. “While we were sifting through the firepit, there were a lot of people going to the pond area under the tree so we were called over to assist in that location,” he says.

10:54 a.m. Hermosillo says when he went over to the tree/pond, there was a section of shorter grass and dirt compared to the rest of the area that had longer grass. A team began excavating the section by removing the top layer of soil. “As they began to remove the top layer of soil, it exposed three large rocks. At that point, there was a strong odor that, through my training, I knew was a decomposing body.”

10:56 a.m. After the rocks were removed, there were pieces of large wood paneling. The team started to brush away damp soil that was a different composition compared to the soil on top of the ground. As the soil was being removed, police saw a black, round object starting to protrude through the dirt.

10:58 a.m. As police scraped away more dirt, they discovered a round object “that appeared to be the crown of a head.” Police continued to remove soil and Hermosillo says they appeared to find a small body wrapped in plastic.

11 a.m. Police made a slit in the plastic and there appeared to be human hair. At this point, officers were told Chad was leaving his daughter’s house across the street “at a high rate of speed.” Officers followed Chad, pulled him over and took him into custody.

11:01 a.m. Hermosillo went back to the burial site after Chad was taken into custody and the small body wrapped in plastic was put in a body bag. 

11:05 a.m. Hermosillo says when he arrived back at Chad’s property, police were digging in the area of the pet cemetery. “In digging down, they located items of interest that we needed to slow down and dig more methodically.” Hermosillo says they then got on their hands and knees and began digging around “this moist section of dirt.”

11:07 a.m. “We started finding burnt flesh, decomposing bones. The smell was so bad we had to take turns digging,” Hermosillo says. “Eventually, we uncovered bits and pieces of Tylee, whom we assumed was Tylee, that had been burned. There were pieces of bone, charred flesh, just globs of flesh that were falling apart.”

11:09 a.m. Hermosillo says more burnt flesh and bone was found in a green bucket that had melted. “It was kind of deformed and the flesh and bone was all kind of stuffed in that melted bucket.” Lori looks at Hermosillo and shows no emotion as he testifies.

11:10 a.m. Hermosillo says each detective could only work for a few minutes at a time because the smell was so bad. Police then uncovered a human skull and they worked to put all the pieces into a body bag.

2:09 p.m. [Prosecutor] Wood asks to admit more photographs showing the pet cemetery and the burial site where Tylee was located. Hermosillo says he saw this spot with his own eyes on June 9 and 10, 2020.

2:13 p.m. Second image shows a piece of charred bone sticking up through the dirt and moist soil from “rotting flesh.” The third image is flesh and bone found in the ground placed on a blue tarp. “This is just a portion of some of the flesh and charred broken bone we had uncovered at that time.” No visual response from Lori as this image is shown.

2:15 p.m. Next image is burnt flesh, fatty tissue, organs that were not completely burned that were found in the bucket in the ground. Under the bucket you can see the partial remains of a human skull.

2:16 p.m. Next image is a close-up of the partial skull that was underneath the green bucket. Lori is not looking at the screen. Hermosillo uses a laser pointer to show the top of the skull and the jaw bone. It took investigators hours to uncover all of this as the stench was so strong, Hermosillo says.

2:18 p.m. Next image shows teeth that were found in the area. Next image shows parts of Tylee that were found – bone, charred bone, rotting flesh, the orbital sockets, the top of her skull – “some of the parts we had to get out of the ground.”

2:23 p.m. Hermosillo: “I saw a little boy in red pajamas. He had a white plastic bag around his head, several layers of duct tape from his chin to his forehead area, his arms were duct taped with several layers of duct tape. His arms were folded across his chest. His feet were also duct taped and bound. He had a white and blue child’s blanket placed on top of him.”

2:24 p.m. The medical examiner cut the plastic bag over JJ’s head and duct tape was covering his mouth. Duct tape was also around JJ’s wrists. Larry [Woodcock, JJ’s grandfather] is bent over crying as Hermosillo describes the situation.

2:25 p.m. Hermosillo recognized the little boy as JJ Vallow. “His pajamas were soaked with body decomposition, he still had on his pull-up nighttime diaper, there was some visible bruising on his arms that the medical examiner had pointed out to us.”

2:30 p.m. Photo of JJ in his PJs with white plastic on his head wrapped in duct tape and his arms taped is shown on the screen.

2:31 p.m. Second image shows JJ’s legs and feet wrapped in duct tape.

2:34 p.m. Next image is JJ’s face. It is gray/black. Duct tape is still over his mouth. “It was very easy to identify that little boy on the tape as the one we had been looking for for the past eight months,” Hermosillo says.

East Idaho News, April 11, 2023

In my next post on this case, I’ll provide some information on the corporate-church structure, comparing it with Vallow and Daybell’s methods in crafting their pawns who are desperately trying to hang on to their witness roles — Vallow’s likely LDS-affiliated counsel is doing a decent job of subtly offloading the blame onto them as possible accomplices. Daybell, whackadoo novelist on the “end times”, has been painted as on the outside of typical Mormon belief. It’s no wonder they want to distance themselves.

Vallow, however, reportedly retained all her privileges with the church and various temples throughout her cross-country travels and relocations while manically speaking in tongues in the most literal sense of the phrase, seemingly on tour more or less. See here and here for evidence of these claims, if you are inclined to do so.

Her now deceased sidekick brother doing most of her dirty work, Alex Cox, had been formally excommunicated twice according to his ex-wife. There are also some possible weird cues coming from journalist Nate Eaton with East Idaho News who is reportedly an LDS member himself. His work is commendable, but some of the things he revealed two years ago in context with how Vallow’s trial is unfolding give away some interesting tells.

I would also like to do more than speculate on the influences behind the decisions that have banned cameras from the courtroom, only allowing for the delayed release of voice recorded testimony. We’ll see what else comes out until then.

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