HomeLifestyle'Cult mom' Lori Vallow told her former husband's kids their dad was dead via text and refused to say he'd been shot
'Cult mom' Lori Vallow told her former husband's kids their dad was dead via text and refused to say he'd been shot
LORI Vallow sent a chilling text to her former husband's children telling them their dad was dead but didn't reveal he'd been gunned down, it's been reported.
The "cult mom" – whose own children are at the center of a desperate search – then failed to answer any questions about what had actually happened to him.
“Hi boys. I have very sad news,” the 46-year-old wrote. “Your dad passed away yesterday. I’m working on making arrangements and I’ll keep you informed with what’s going on.
"I'm still not sure how to handle things. Just want you to know I love you and so did your dad!!”
However when one of Charles Vallow's sons pressed for more information he received no response.
“Lori it’s been 3 hours. You’re not that busy. I don’t care what you’re doing,” he wrote.
She replied, “I'm sorry you are so upset. I’m so upset too… I’m waiting to hear back from the Medical examiner to make sense out of all this for myself.
"Please be patient with me. It’s a crushing situation all around.”
And when Vallow's children pushed for information about funeral arrangements they hit another brick wall, reveals East Idaho News.
“Okay Lori. It’s been 3 days. You let us know our father passed away over a text message,” one wrote to her.
“We need any information you have. What happened, when did it happen, how did it happen. Where is he now. Are there any funeral plans and can [we] be a part of it…
“This isn’t a nonchalant topic you can just throw a text at and be done with it.”
Lori’s stark reply was that “these are your dads wishes.”
Charles Vallow had actually been shot dead days earlier – months after he said he feared he would be killed off.
His attorneys have revealed their client was scared someone would try to kill him while he he was trying to divorce Lori, who is believed to be involved in the disappearance of her two children.
He claimed Lori was "infatuated" with near-death experiences and doomsday after joining a religious cult called Preparing a People, according to court documents.
Steven Ellsworth, his lawyer, told Fox10 that Charles told him in February: "I'm afraid I'm gonna be killed, and I know who's gonna do it.
"I'm telling you, Steve, so that if something happens to me, I wanna make sure you let everyone know that something happens, I'm killed, that it's my wife Lori and her brother, Alex Cox."
His prediction came true five months later when he visited Lori's home in Arizona to pick up their seven-year-old adopted son Joshua 'JJ' Vallow and reportedly got into an argument with the mom on July 11.
HUNT FOR KIDS GOES ONE
Cox then got involved and fatally shot Charles, and police initially said Lori's brother had acted in self-defense.
He was found dead on December 15 but the cause of his death hasn't been established.
Meanwhile, there continues to be a multi-state national search for JJ and Lori's 17-year-old daughter Tylee Ryan.
They were last seen on September 23 in Rexburg, Idaho, but Lori never reported her children missing.
Authorities only started looking for the kids in late November after concerned relatives demanded they perform a welfare check when they hadn't heard from JJ in months.
Lori is currently awaiting her extradition back to her home state after a judge denied her request for a bail reduction on Wednesday.
She was arrested and charged with multiple offenses on Friday, including two counts of desertion and nonsupport of her children.
Her attorney Craig De Costa said she, "chose to waive extradition to "expediate her return there, so she can defend herself against these false accusations."
Vallow initially failed to comply with a January court order to produce her kids in five days and has had little to say about where they are.
After being questioned by Idaho cops, she bolted to Hawaii with religious author Daybell, who is a member of the Latter Day Saints Church.
They were married just a few weeks after the children were last seen.