‘Cult mom’ Lori Vallow’s brother’s cause of death revealed after autopsy and toxicology reports released

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THE AUTOPSY results of Lori Vallow’s brother, Alex Cox, has shown that he died of a pulmonary blood clot.

Vallow is facing charges in the disappearance of her children following revelations of her doomsday beliefs and connection to three mysterious deaths including her brother.

Lori Vallow’s brother Alex Cox died under mysterious circumstances 6 months after killing his sister’s estranged husband
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Lori Vallow has been the centre of a case surrounding the disappearance of her kids
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Autopsy and toxicology reports were released Friday for Mr Cox, who died in Arizona in December.

In July, Cox fatally shot his sister’s estranged husband, Charles Vallow, in what he said was self-defense.

Police in Gilbert, Arizona, say detectives investigating Cox’s death will review the autopsy report and that the case is still active.

Lori Vallow, 46, is behind bars in Idaho on charges related to the disappearance of her two children: Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, who were reported missing in September.

She has been charged with two counts of desertion and nonsupport of her children, one misdemeanor count for each child of resisting and obstructing an officer, solicitation of a crime and contempt.

Their family insists that the children are still alive but won’t say where they are.

JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September
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The case has captivated the US, with Vallow and her new husband, Chad Daybell, fleeing to Hawaii following the disappearence of the children.

Lori Vallow moved last summer from suburban Phoenix to Rexburg, Idaho.

She married Daybell just two weeks after his wife died in October.

While Daybells ex-wife, Tammy’s obituary said the death was from natural causes, law enforcement became suspicious when Daybell quickly remarried.

Vallow and Daybell married only two weeks after the sudden death of his wife Tammy
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Tammy Daybell’s remains have now been exhumed, but the autopsy report has not yet been released.

Vallow was arrested in February, months after she and fifth husband Chad Daybell said “I do” in Hawaii.

Lori reportedly believes she is “a god assigned to carry out the work of the 144,000 at Christ’s second coming in July 2020,” according to divorce documents Charles Vallow filed before his death.

The demand to produce the children came a month after it was revealed that Vallow thought the two youngsters might be “zombies.” according to court filing from Brandon Boudreaux, the ex-husband of the cult mom’s niece Melani.

The filing also claims that Vallow believed her kids “needed to die.”

She and Chad Daybell were involved in a group that promotes preparing for the biblical end times.


The couple moved to Hawaii in December, shortly after police went to her apartment in Rexburg to check on the children at the grandparents’ request, to no ends.

Lori Vallow was arrested in Hawaii in February and is currently being held on $1 million bail in Idaho.

She appears to find the situation amusing, smiling her way through court appearances.

Vallow Daybell smiled during her March 6 hearing in Rexburg, Idaho
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Her ex-husband Charles (L) was shot dead by her brother, Alex Cox, in what he claimed was self defence last July
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