‘Cult’ mom Lori Vallow told cops ‘I’m a good person’ when she was first quizzed over missing kids, court hears – The Sun

"CULT" mom Lori Vallow told police "I'm a good person" when she was first questioned over her missing two children – who were later found dismembered and buried in her husband's yard, a court heard on Monday.

“I look like a suspect, but I’m a good person,” Lori Vallow Daybell, told two officers who showed up at her Idaho home on November 26, according to bodycam recordings played in court.

Vallow also told officers that one of her brothers was trying to kill her, the NY Post reported.

The audio was broadcast in court during a preliminary hearing on Monday.

The bodies of her two children, Joshua "JJ" and Tylee were found on Vallow's husband Chad Daybell's property.

JJ was found dismembered in a shallow grave – and allegedly had duct tape across his mouth.





Ray Hermosillo, a cop from Idaho, said that he and other investigators began digging on Daybell's property on the afternoon of June 10 after seeing freshly laid sod.

There were three white stones lined in a row under the sod, as well as a thin piece of wood paneling, Hermosillo testified at preliminary hearing for Daybell.

The cops found "a black, what I can best describe as a plastic bag with a round object protruding through the dirt," Hermosillo said.

"It appeared to be a small body, tightly wrapped in black plastic, covered in duct tape," he continued, adding that the stench was overwhelming.

JJ was dressed in red pajamas and black socks with the brand name Skecher written across the toes, according to the cop.

Hermosillo testified that the child was buried in a "shallow" grave, about six to eight inches deep, in the patch of the pet cemetery with a statue of a dog near it.

"A white and blue blanket … had been placed across the top" of the body, according to the cop.

He said what most caught his attention was "the amount of duct tape that was covering the body, on the head, on the arms and on the feet.

"The head had a white plastic bag on top of it. It appeared to be a regular white trash bag."




The duct tape allegedly covered "from his chin to his forehead area. Several layers of duct tape wrapped tightly."

When the bag was removed, an "additional piece of duct tape was stretched from jawline to jawline across the mouth.

"His hands were folded about chest high. He had duct tape continuously wrapped from his elbows all the way around his arms to his hands. Several layers of duct tape."

Regarding JJ's hands: "The best way I can describe it is he had a ball of duct tape over where [they] would be.

“His wrists were also bound with another layer of duct tape.

"I noticed his ankles were also bound with duct tape as well."

His sister, Tylee's, dismembered and burned body also was recovered at the scene.When the bag was removed, an "additional piece of duct tape was stretched from jawline to jawline across the mouth.

"His hands were folded about chest high. He had duct tape continuously wrapped from his elbows all the way around his arms to his hands. Several layers of duct tape."

Regarding JJ's hands: "The best way I can describe it is he had a ball of duct tape over where [they] would be.

“His wrists were also bound with another layer of duct tape.

"I noticed his ankles were also bound with duct tape as well."

His sister, Tylee's, dismembered and burned body also was recovered at the scene.

Investigators made the grisly discovery at Daybell's home on June 9.

He was later charged with concealing evidence and today appeared in court for a preliminary hearing to determine whether the case should remain in state court.

Vallow and Daybell are both in custody on various felony charges tied to the case. No one has yet been charged in the deaths of the children.


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