What is Chad Daybell's religion?

CHAD Daybell and Lori Vallow are the prime suspects behind the disappearance and slaying of Vallow's two children.

In September 2019, Vallow's children, Joshua "JJ" Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, disappeared.

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What is Chad Daybell's religion?

Vallow and her husband Daybell were allegedly members of a "doomsday cult."

People who known Vallow and Daybell claim they have extreme religious beliefs.

According to the Eastidahonews, Vallow and Dayebell are or were members of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

They are affiliated with several informal groups whose teachings go contrary to what one would hear in a typical Latter-day Saint congregation.

A member of the religious group that follows Vallow and Daybell spoke to CBS 5 Investigates, claiming the couple communicates with spirits and they are true Mormons.

The unidentified woman said they stockpile food and supplies because the world will come to an end.

The woman referred to her organization as a cult, and when asked what the group was called she said, "Preparing a People."

Another woman who spoke to the Eastidahonews described the cult as an "extremist group" as a "better term."

“I think ‘cult’ is such a weird word because it doesn’t accurately describe what’s happening,” a woman the outlet called Jessica said.

The woman's experience with these groups started when she and her husband moved to eastern Idaho in 2015.

What does 'Preparing A People' clarify on their website?

According to the website, Preparing A People's mission is to "prepare the people of this earth for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ."

Following the chain of mysterious events, Vallow and Daybell have left in their wake, the organization associated with Preparing a People called Color My Media has attempted to distance themselves from the mysterious couple.

The website clarified they are a multimedia company that put on Preparing a People which they define as a "series of lecture events focusing on self-reliance and personal preparation." 

"It is not a 'group' and is not a 'cult' or something people join, but has educational lecture events that can be attended or watched on video," a statement on the Preparing a People Facebook read.

"If you're here for Chad, well we don't know Chad. We don't have any of Chad's books, we never took money from Chad, maybe he drove by some 'Preparing A People' events but if he did he never got out of his car or even slowed down much."

Preparing a People did not immediately respond to The US Sun's requests for comment. 

Were Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow indicted on first-degree murder charges?

On Tuesday, May 25, Vallow and Daybell were indicted on first-degree murder charges in the children's deaths.

Daybell was also indicted of first-degree murder in the death of his then-wife Tammy Daybell.

Her death was originally thought to be from natural causes, but investigators reopened the case and her body was later exhumed in December of 2019.

"Local, state and federal law enforcement professionals and local and state prosecutors have worked tirelessly for nearly a year and a half to gather the facts and evidence necessary to bring forward charges on behalf of Tylee, JJ and Tammy," Fremont County Prosecutor Lindsey Blake said in a statement.

"Due to the ongoing safety restrictions imposed by the courts during the pandemic, we just recently were given permission to present information to the Grand Jury for their review.

"They deliberated and determined there is probable cause to believe that the Daybells willfully and knowingly conspired to commit several crimes that led to the death of three innocent people."

The couples are set to appear in court on Wednesday, May 26, over the alleged murders.

In September 2019, Vallow's two children Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow vanished without a trace.

A police investigation was launched, and Vallow fled to Hawaii with Daybell once cops started pressing her on Tylee and JJ's whereabouts.

Throughout the probe, Vallow maintained that her children were safe and living with family members in Arizona.

She was arrested in February 2020 on charges of deserting and abandoning her children.

Just over four months later, JJ and Tylee's bodies were found buried in Daybell's backyard in Fremont County, Idaho.

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