Lori Vallow Daybell: Idaho sheriff releases new mugshot of 'doomsday cult' mom after months in mental hospital

Lori Vallow Daybell spent months in a mental hospital

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Idaho authorities released a new mugshot Thursday of alleged "doomsday" cult mom and child murder suspect Lori Vallow Daybell, who returned to jail in Madison County after spending months in a hospital undergoing mental health treatments to ready her for trial.

Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell are accused of murder and other charges in the deaths of multiple family members – including her two children. 

Investigators found the remains of her missing children, 7-year-old Joshua "J.J." Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, buried on Daybell’s ranch in Idaho after the couple had decamped to Hawaii in 2021.

Lori Vallow Daybell returned to Idaho's Madison County Jail this week after spending months at a mental hospital.

Lori Vallow Daybell returned to Idaho's Madison County Jail this week after spending months at a mental hospital. (Madison County Jail)

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Also dead are Daybell’s ex-wife, Tammy Daybell, who died just two weeks before the couple got married, and Vallow’s ex-husband, Charles Vallow, who died in a 2019 shooting at the hands of her brother, Alex Cox. He died in 2019.

An Idaho judge on Wednesday said Vallow was finally competent to stand trial after spending months in the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

She arrived in Madison County Thursday, where she posed for a new booking photo with sunken eyes and straightened blonde hair. 

EXCLUSIVE: Police in Kauai, Hawaii, arrested her on Feb. 20, 2020 on an Idaho warrant after she failed to comply with a court order demanding the whereabouts of her children, who had been missing since Sept. 23, 2019. 

EXCLUSIVE: Police in Kauai, Hawaii, arrested her on Feb. 20, 2020 on an Idaho warrant after she failed to comply with a court order demanding the whereabouts of her children, who had been missing since Sept. 23, 2019.  (Mega)

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Police in Kauai, Hawaii, arrested her on Feb. 20, 2020 on an Idaho warrant after she failed to comply with a court order demanding the whereabouts of her children, who had been missing since Sept. 23, 2019. By March 5 of that year, she was extradited back to the mainland U.S. to face trial.

This combination photo of undated file photos shows missing children, Joshua Vallow, left, and Tylee Ryan. (National Center for Missing, Exploited Children via AP, File)

This combination photo of undated file photos shows missing children, Joshua Vallow, left, and Tylee Ryan. (National Center for Missing, Exploited Children via AP, File)

Photos show Hawaii police leading her away in handcuffs after her arrest. At the time, she was wearing a dark Kauai hoodie, black yoga pants and red tortoiseshell glasses. Within days, police brought her to a Hawaii airport to be extradited to Idaho.

EXCLUSIVE: Lori Vallow Daybell at a Hawaii airport as she was extradited from Hawaii back to Idaho on March 5, 2020.

EXCLUSIVE: Lori Vallow Daybell at a Hawaii airport as she was extradited from Hawaii back to Idaho on March 5, 2020. (Mega)

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Then in June 2020, investigators uncovered her children’s remains, and prosecutors brought new charges alleging Vallow and her husband had conspired to conceal or destroy their bodies.

Tylee Ryan holding her brother, JJ Vallow

Tylee Ryan holding her brother, JJ Vallow

Vallow reportedly believed she was "a god assigned to carry out the work of the 144,000 at Christ’s second coming in July 2020," according to divorce documents Charles Vallow filed before his death.

Lori Vallow and her son, JJ Vallow

Lori Vallow and her son, JJ Vallow

Daybell has written several apocalyptic novels based loosely on Mormon theology. Both were involved in a group that promotes preparedness for the biblical end-times.

Prosecutors announced murder charges against Lori Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell in the deaths of her two children. Daybell lawyers on Tuesday argued for change in venue for his trial. 

Prosecutors announced murder charges against Lori Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell in the deaths of her two children. Daybell lawyers on Tuesday argued for change in venue for his trial.  (Madison County Sheriff's Office)

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Fox News' Sarah Rumpf contributed to this report.