She was the perfect wife and mother for decades, until something changed. Lori Vallow is now connected in some way to six violent or mysterious deaths. A former husband, an estranged husband, two of her children, her brother and her new husband’s then-wife – all dead.
True Crime Arizona: Lori Vallow's Deadly Delusions explores the events and issues that motivated Lori Vallow, throughout her life, and during the tumultuous and tragic year of 2019. We will speak to family members, friends, investigators and forensic experts in an effort to create the most complete picture of who Vallow is, and what turned her from perfect mother to criminal defendant.
In this first episode, Kim Powell and Morgan Loew discuss the murder charges filed against Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell. What new evidence was revealed when prosecutors made their announcement? And they set the stage for the episodes to come, which will detail what led a dedicated wife and mother down the path to become a defendant in a notorious murder case.
A Death in Chandler
Charles Vallow had just arrived back in town. His marriage was falling apart. His wife had been behaving strangely. But Vallow was determined to keep things as normal as possible for his son and step daughter. Charles Vallow’s life came to a violent end in a Chandler rental home the morning of July 11, 2019. This episode chronicles what happened that day, what led up to it, and how this first death set the stage for the suspicious and cold-blooded deaths to come.
Chapter 2: Lori's Family
In this episode, Morgan Loew speaks to Lori Vallow’s mother and sister. The interview took place in May of 2020, before Lori was charged with murder. But the conversation you will hear includes information about Lori’s past and possible motivations. This episode includes parts of the interview that have never been published before.
Case Update: The Charles Vallow Murder
Morgan Loew breaks down the latest developments in the conspiracy case against Lori Vallow, including the statement of probable cause, released by Chandler Police, which details what led up to Charles Vallow’s death, and how police believe Lori was involved.
Chapter 3: Idaho
With Lori Vallow's husband out of the picture—shot dead by her brother in Chandler, Arizona—Lori decided it was time for a fresh start. Lori, her brother, and her kids—JJ and Tylee—all moved to Rexburg, Idaho. However, shortly after arriving, Tylee disappeared. And two weeks later, JJ vanished.
Case Update: 2,500 Police Documents
In this episode, Kim Powell and Morgan Loew discuss the recent release of thousands of pages of police reports, emails and other evidence in the Lori Vallow case. They include a never-before-released letter from Charles Vallow to Lori, as well as new evidence that Alex Cox left the country three days after he shot and killed Charles.
I’m really enjoying this podcast so far, though as another reviewer mentioned, the live broadcast via Rexburg is pretty subpar. Surely, that can be improved. Even GarageBand solved one of my problems. Fix that and it will be 5-star.
Off-topic: either these are the dumbest lunatics who have never seen or read a true crime case in their lives or they worried about being so reckless and sloppy because they really believed—and still believe—they are going to be some trifling deities and the laws won’t apply to them anyway…hence, Vallow’s incompetency finding. Just my opinion.
The scripting is really antiquated. So hard to listen to!
The access to information, and editing together of the pieces of this story are very good, but the narration feels like something from 20/20 in the early 90’s. The voice and script of the narrator is really hard to listen to. She’s using a “broadcasting” voice, that feels like I’m listening to A.M. radio. Really hard to stay engaged. The source material was a home-run, and for them to blow it with the narrator is a real disappointment.
New hosts don’t know the case
This was a good podcast until they changed hosts, and the new hosts don’t seem to know the case. For example, on their first episode they said that Lori’s son Colby was Joe Ryan’s son. Not true, he was from her 2nd marriage, not 3rd (Joe Ryan). Lori’s been married 5 times. Then in the next episode they give their opinions about legal updates, with no understanding of the history of the case. You can sound like a professional journalist, but if you don’t know the case, you are not credible.