This possible new charge is related to the death of Lori’s fourth husband, Charles Vallow. On July 11, 2019, Lori’s late brother, Alex Cox, shot and killed Charles during a dispute at the Vallow family home. According to NBC News, Alex, who died of unknown causes six months later, claimed he acted in self defense and was never charged.
Lori went on to relocate herself and her two kids to Idaho, where Chad lived with his wife Tammy Daybell.
Tammy died in October 2019, but Chad declined an autopsy examination at the time and she was laid to rest. However, investigators later had her body exhumed in December 2019, mere months into the search for JJ and Tylee.
Now, in addition to the aforementioned charges, both Lori and Chad are facing charges of conspiracy to commit first degree murder in Tammy’s death, while Chad alone is charged with first degree murder and two counts of insurance fraud related to the life insurance policies he benefited from.