The children of the so-called “Cult Mom” Lori Vallow were tied with duct tape, covered in plastic and dismembered, according to an Idaho reporter who has closely followed the sordid case.
“I don’t think these kids just fell asleep and then were buried,” Nate Eaton of EastIdahoNews.com said in Fox Nation’s “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace.”
Eaton said court records indicated the remains of seven-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan showed signs of “torture.”
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“We know that JJ was wrapped in plastic. He was wrapped in duct tape,” Eaton said. “There was a white plastic bag over his head.
“I don’t think these children just fell asleep and then were buried.”
“Tylee’s remains were burned. They dismembered her. They buried her in the ground,” Eaton said. “It is not as if these bodies were simply buried in a decent way. They were tortured, somehow.”
Eaton also claimed that court documents indicate that Tylee was dismembered premortem.
“We don’t know the details about that,” he added. “But we do know that his remains were also burned and they found bones when they discovered his body.”
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The children’s remains were found June 9 on the Idaho property of Chad Daybell, 51, a self-published author of End of the World novels, accused of disposing of the bodies of the youth on separate dates in September, the same month in which children were informed. disappeared by relatives.
Vallow, 46, has been jailed on charges of child abandonment. The couple is being held with a $ 1 million bond each.
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“Where’s the murder charge?” Hostess Nancy Grace asked. “What’s the heist? … Why only concealment?”
Eaton told Grace that Vallow and Daybell could be facing the death penalty “considering all the factors and considering how they were removed.”
To see more of Nancy Grace’s investigations into the “Cult Mom” saga, watch “Crime Stories” on Fox Nation and stay tuned to “A Lori Vallow Investigation With Nancy Grace.”
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Fox News reporter Michael Ruiz and Matt London contributed to this report.