(3TV/CBS 5) -- In this episode, Melanie and Ian Pawlowski discuss how the word “Zombies” came to be associated with Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell. Melanie is Lori’s niece, and this is the inside story of how Melanie’s new husband came to write a memo to the FBI, which described Vallow and Daybell’s cult-like beliefs. The episode takes excerpts from an interview originally conducted in the early summer of 2020.
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Chapter 0: Breaking News: 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.
Chapter 1: 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.
Chapter 4: Where Are the Kids?: Lori Vallow and her brother abruptly moved from Arizona to Rexburg, Idaho with her two kids, JJ and Tylee. But soon, both kids disappeared. Then, Lori and her new husband, Chad Daybell, also go off the radar. Where are they? And where are those two kids? In the middle of this already bizarre investigation, Lori's brother suddenly dies.