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One Foot in the Grave Episode 1: Who is Lori Vallow?

In this podcast episode, hosts Jen York and Taylor Viydo sit down to discuss a newly wed mother with a dark past at the center of missing children's case.

REXBURG, Idaho — The search for Lori Vallow's children took the national spotlight in 2019, but it wasn't until months later that police discovered what they feared most, the bodies of 7-year-old JJ Vallow and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan on the property of Lori's newest husband Chad Daybell. 

Before Lori met Chad she had a string of marriages "gone wrong." Perhaps the most notable was her fourth husband Charles Vallow. In this episode, Jen and Taylor take a closer look at Lori's escalating obsession with extreme religious views ultimately leading up to his death in the summer of 2019. Jen and Taylor review body cam footage before and after his death, the first of many mysterious deaths connected to Lori. She packs up her kids and moves them to rural Idaho to start a new life. That's where she meets Daybell.

A few months later, Lori says "I do" on a beach in Hawaii with a doomsday author her friends say she had become infatuated with. They appear to be happy newlyweds. They spend some time in Hawaii before returning to Rexburg, Idaho. But before too long, they find themselves back on the islands after an unexpected visit from the police. Jen and Taylor follow the couple's next moves as they possibly try to fly under the radar, what they didn’t know, was that police were watching their every move.

(Episode 1) Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell became household names after the shocking deaths of Lori's two children. KREM 2 journalists Jen York and Taylor Viydo dive into the backstory of Lori and Chad, and what we know about the death investigation, in this...

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One Foot in the Grave is a KREM 2 podcast is about an investigation originating from rural Idaho town, and it is now gripping the nation.  At the surface level – it centers around newlyweds, Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell, appearing to enjoy their new life together in Hawaii.  But it quickly falls apart with a mystery surrounding the disappearance of two children, and a string of suspicious deaths, and possible links to Doomsday.  There was no sign of life from the kids -- but there was also no sign of death.  And the couple?  They aren’t talking.  But as investigators would later learn – it’s a case that speaks volumes without ever saying a word.

KREM 2 journalists Jen York and Taylor Viydo dive into the backstory of Lori and Chad, and what we know about the death investigation, in this four-part true-crime podcast series.