Seven months before the deaths of Lori Vallow’s two youngest children, a report was made to the Arizona Department of Child Safety regarding their welfare, but Children’s Services never investigated , according to reports.
In January 2019, Lori Vallow’s husband Charles Vallow contacted Chandler’s police upon his return from a work trip to find his wife’s behavior increasingly bizarre. He noted that he feared for the lives of their children.
The Chandler Police Department recently released emails, according to NBC 12, which state that “Charles Vallow has shared his concerns with staff at LIFE Academy in Gilbert.” JJ Vallow, who was Charles Vallow’s son, was attending LIFE school at the time.
Emails from February 2019 allegedly indicated that the school had called the police and reported the incident. Chandler police then called children’s services and made a report. However, Children’s Services apparently declined to investigate the incident further because “none of the calls met legal requirements for DCS to investigate,” reports the Daily News.
“We take every call to our hotline seriously and initiate an investigation for any call that meets our reporting criteria,” said a spokesperson at the point of sale.
The ministry declined to explain why and how the decision to drop an investigation was made.
JJ Vallow and his teenage sister, Tylee Ryan, were last seen alive in September 2019, when Lori Vallow moved them to Rexburg, Idaho. Vallow moved to Idaho with her husband, Chad Daybell.
In June 2020, the children’s remains were found buried on the Daybell property.
Lori Vallow and Daybell face first degree murder charges in connection with the deaths of the children. Daybell faces an additional charge of insurance fraud, in connection with the death of his late wife, Tammy Daybell.
Meanwhile, Lori Vallow faces an additional charge of conspiracy to commit first degree murder, in connection with the death of Charles Vallow. He died in 2020 after Lori Vallow’s brother shot him, apparently in self-defense.
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