- A Netflix docuseries on the killing of J.J. Vallow and Tylee Ryan will stream on September 14.
- The series lays out a timeline of the childrens’ disappearance and their mother’s wedding.
- Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell are awaiting trial on murder charges.
A Netflix docuseries gives viewers an up-close look at the eerie timeline of events involving the disappearance and alleged murders of 7-year-old J.J. Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan.
In “Sins of Our Mother,” viewers learn that the children’s mother, Lori Vallow, smiled and danced on the beach with her new husband in November 2019, two months after they had been killed, burned, and buried on Daybell’s property.
Documents presented in the series also show that Lori Vallow bought Daybell’s green malachite wedding ring using her slain former husband’s Amazon account while Daybell’s wife — Tammy Daybell — was still living.
They were wed only 13 days after Daybell attended a memorial service for Tammy, who he is now charged with murdering.
“We have been working on the series from the beginning, when the story broke,” Director Skye Borgman told Insider Wednesday. “We have been learning information at the same pace that the world was.”
Borgman said she and the crew had to choose whether to lay out the series in the same order the world learned about the alleged murder of the children by their mother and her new boyfriend — or in the order the events actually occurred.
In the end, the series follows chronological order between the July 2019 killing of Vallow’s fourth husband and the discovery of the children’s remains nearly a year later.
Those once close to Vallow — including her son and mother — talk about her evolution from a loving mother into a self-professed prophet who will soon stand trial for the murder of her children and former husband.
Building a cult of their own
Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell first appeared together on a “Preparing a People” doomsday prepper podcast in 2018, when they were both married to their former spouses.
Daybell, a Mormon author, had long told his followers that he had visions about the future — including an apocalypse.
By the time Vallow’s husband, Charles Vallow, was shot dead in July 2019, she and Daybell were already in a relationship and sharing extreme views about their roles as spiritual prophets amid the coming Apocalypse.
Police have since accused Lori Vallow of planning the murder of her estranged husband because she believed he was possessed by a zombie.
She and Daybell created a list of people in their lives they identified as dark spirits. One by one, those dark spirits — her daughter, Daybell’s wife, her niece’s new husband — started turning up dead or injured.
Vallow’s surviving son, Colby Ryan — who was recently arrested and charged with domestic abuse and s3xual assault — speaks out in the documentary about the many lies his mother told him as his family members were taken out one by one.
Lori Vallow’s mother, Janice Cox, also spoke in the series, admitting that her previous defense of her daughter may have been misguided.
Cox previously said there was no way her daughter could have been involved in a cult nor could she be responsible for her son and daughter’s disappearance.
“They were right. We were wrong,” Cox said in the series. “I should never say I know again. I don’t really know.”