As the high-profile murder trial of “cult mom” Lori Vallow gets underway in the state of Idaho, the official cause of death of Chad Daybell’s first wife, Tammy, has finally been disclosed. In this article, you will learn about the circumstances surrounding Tammy Daybell’s passing, as well as the results of an autopsy and the cause of death.
Who Was Tammy Daybell? What Happened To Her?
On October 19, 2019, Tammy Daybell, who was 49 years old and in otherwise good condition, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep. Her passing came just one month after Ms. Vallow’s two daughters, JJ and Tylee, vanished without a trace.
Tammy Daybell had been married to Chad Daybell for a total of 28 years before allegedly passing away while she was sleeping. The subsequent investigation after her death revealed several troubling details, and on December 11, 2019, her body was unearthed. A postmortem examination was carried out on the same day, fewer than two months after her passing away.
The findings of that autopsy had never before been made public, despite the fact that they had been considered an integral component of the inquiry up until this point.
After some time had passed, her husband was arrested and accused of her murder; he has now entered a plea of not guilty to those allegations. Vallow Daybell has pled not guilty to the claim that she was involved in a plot to kill her sister Tammy Daybell, for which she is being accused.
Tammy Daybell Autopsy Results Revealed Her Cause Of Death
The results of an autopsy performed on Tammy Daybell were finally made public by the prosecution during the Lori Vallow Daybell trial. These results had been anticipated for quite some time. Asphyxiation, and not a heart attack as was originally assumed, was found to be the cause of her death after an autopsy was performed.
During the opening statements of the trial on Monday morning, the prosecutor for Fremont County, Lindsey A. Blake, provided an explanation of the findings of the autopsy.
Tammy Daybell and Doomsday writer Mr. Daybell tied the knot in 1990, and the couple went on to have five children together. In addition to that, they established a publishing firm together, which was the publisher of his novels about the End of the World.
However, in October of 2018, Mr. Daybell and Ms. Vallow began a romantic relationship after meeting at a religious conference in Utah.
The couple is accused of then conspiring with Cox to murder Tammy, JJ, and Tylee as part of their doomsday cult beliefs, as well as for financial objectives so that they could collect the money from Tammy’s life insurance as well as the children’s social security and survivor benefits. This is according to the allegations made by the prosecutors.
The Aftermath Of The Crimes
The skeletal bones of JJ and Tylee were found buried in the backyard of Mr. Daybell in June of the year 2020. The remains of JJ were discovered inside a black plastic bag that had been sealed with duct tape; While Tylee’s remains were found buried at the pet cemetery, they had been dismembered and burnt in a fire pit.
As a result of the disappearance and deaths of the children, there has been renewed attention placed on the deaths of each of the apocalyptic couple’s respective spouses.
In addition to the unexpected passing of Mr. Daybell’s first wife Tammy Daybell in July 2019, Ms. Vallow’s fourth husband Charles Vallow had been murdered by Cox.
In addition to the trial that is currently underway in Idaho, Ms. Vallow is also facing charges in Arizona related to a homicide conspiracy between Cox and Vallow.
The mother of three is facing charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy, and grand theft in the deaths of JJ and Tylee in Idaho, as well as conspiracy to conduct first-degree murder in the death of Tammy. She also faces a charge of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in Tammy’s killing.
After the death sentence was ruled off the table, she was additionally charged with other linked financial offenses and now faces the possibility of spending the rest of her life in jail.
Mr. Daybell is also charged with the killings of JJ, Tylee, and Tammy, and the pair was scheduled to stand trial together; however, the judge decided to separate the two cases last month. Mr. Daybell is charged with murder in connection with the deaths of JJ, Tylee, and Tammy Daybell.