"CULT mom" Lori Vallow's doomsday lover allegedly upped his wife's life insurance policies and "rushed" her funeral arrangements after her sudden death, reports say.
Chad Daybell, 51, wasn't charged but his wife was arrested and extradited to Idaho after her two kids, Joshua "JJ" Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, vanished in September.
Vallow faces multiple charges relating to their disappearance and the couple have been connected to a slew of mysterious deaths after both of their spouses died.
Daybell received a whopping $430,000 from several policies after his wife, Tammy Daybell's mysterious death, court documents show – but he allegedly upped the price and rushed her funeral.
The writer, who penned apocalyptic novels for a Morman audience, reportedly made "significant" increases to at least one policy, multiple sources told East Idaho News.
A former confidant of Daybell revealed he predicted his wife would die months after reports say he "rushed" her funeral arrangements.
“It was really weird because the casket wasn’t even there," the unnamed man said.
"It all came together so quick and felt rushed. There weren’t a lot of people at the service."
Another friend of the Daybells told the publication his children weren't happy about his speedy second marriage.
“I’ll never forget he said, ‘My dad’s not a bad guy – he’s just done some bad things,'” she says.
“I remember calling my mom that night and telling her how weird it was that Chad’s wife hadn’t even been in the ground a month and he’s already married again.”
Daybell had been married to Tammy, 49, for 23 years before the healthy librarian died in October 19, 2019 in Salem, Idaho. He married Vallow two weeks later.
Vallow's fifth husband, Charles Vallow, 62, was also shot dead in July by her brother, Alex Cox, who claimed it was self-defense.
But Daybell reportedly refused to order an autopsy on his wife, so the coroner listed her cause of death as “natural," according to the The Daily Beast.
Tammy's death had been deemed suspicious and her body was exhumed from a cemetery in Springville, Utah, on December 11 with autopsy results pending.
Her obituary states she "passed away peacefully in her sleep" while Charles' notes that he was "suddenly taken far too early."
Chad published an essay called "Moving into the Second Half of My Life" in the Latter Day Saints journal just nine days after her death, which was obtained by a local news outlet.
It read: “My dear wife Tammy passed away in her sleep early Saturday, October 19. When I awoke at around 6 a.m., it was clear she had been gone for several hours
"It came as a shock. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t been awakened somehow, but all indications are that her spirit simply slipped away during the night.
"Her face looked serene, with her eyes closed and a slight smile. It was devastating to discover her that way, but I’m so grateful that her death was peaceful.”
Daybell's former friend Julie Rowe claims he predicted Tammy's death: “Angels had told him that he was going to lose Tammy,” Rowe told FOX 13.
Just ten days before her sudden death, Tammy posted to Facebook about a "weird" incident that happened to her, East Idaho News reported.
She wrote: “I had gotten home and parked in our front driveway. As I was getting stuff out of the back seat, a guy wearing a ski mask was suddenly standing by the back of my car with a paintball gun.
"He shot at me several times, although I don’t think it was loaded. I yelled for Chad and he ran off around the back of my house.”
A friend of Tammy's said her unexpected death at the age of 45 didn't make sense because she was "healthy" and "very fit," reports Mail Online.
Her husband Daybell met his new wife Vallow through a religious group called Preparing a People, who aim to "prepare the people of this earth for the second coming of Jesus Christ.”
But family members claimed it was a cult, something the group strongly denied before ousting the former beauty queen and Daybell from their ranks.
A their statement on their website read: "It is not a 'group' and is not a 'cult' or something people join, but has educational lecture events that can be attended or watched on video.
"We also do not share any of Chad Daybell's or Lori Vallow's beliefs if they are contrary to Christian principles of honesty, integrity, and truth, or if they do not align with the doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."
Vallow was charged with two felony counts of desertion and non-support of dependent children on Febraury 20 when Kauai cops arrested her on a warrant issued from authorities in Idaho.
She will appear before a judge in Rexburg Idaho at 2pm tomorrow.
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