Police discovered the remains of 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and her 7-year-old brother, Joshua “JJ” Vallow, on June 9 at property belonging to their mother’s new husband. The case gained attention for the couple’s doomsday beliefs and the mysterious deaths of their former spouses, and court documents released late last week detail more about the strange worldview that detectives think may have influenced Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell ...
Lori Daybell’s longtime best friend, Melanie Gibb, has been cooperating with authorities for months.
... “Gibb reports that when she arrived in Rexburg, Lori Vallow informed her that JJ Vallow had become a `zombie,'” Ball wrote.
Gibb further reports that the term `zombie´ refers to an individual whose mortal spirit has left their body and that their body is now the host of another spirit. The new spirit in a `zombie´ is always considered a `dark spirit.´
... Gibb said the couple believed that when a zombie takes over a person’s body, “the person’s true spirit goes into `limbo´ and is stuck there until the host body is physically killed,” the court document said. “As such, death of the physical body is seen as the mechanism by which the body’s original spirit can be released from limbo.”
Gibb also said the couple believed they were spiritual leaders.
“She was told by Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow that they held the religious belief that they were a part of the `Church of the Firstborn´ and that their mission in that Church was to lead the `144,000´ mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
Hints of strange, doomsday beliefs have surrounded the complex case since it began last year.
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