911 calls shed light on incidents related to missing Idaho kids

Posted at 10:29 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 12:14:44-05

New 911 calls are shedding light on mysterious events linked to the two children missing from Idaho. The calls are from three incidents that took place after JJ and Tylee disappeared, involving people related to the two children.

The first call came in on October 2 to police in Arizona, just days after JJ and Tylee were last seen. Fox 10 Phoenix obtained the call.

“911, where’s your emergency?” asks the dispatcher who takes the call.

A frazzled voice on the line answers: “Um, someone just shot my window.”

The person who called in is Brandon Boudreaux. He said another man shot at him as Brandon drove home. Pictures show the shots shattered the driver’s side window of Brandon’s car.

“Did you see the guy that, that actually—” The dispatcher begins to ask. “I didn’t see who it was,” Brandon answers. His call from there is redacted for quite some time. It’s unclear what he was telling the dispatcher.

Boudreaux told Fox 13 he believed the shooting was related to his ex-wife Melani Boudreaux’s newfound religious beliefs—Beliefs she shared with her aunt, Lori Vallow-Daybell.

Vallow-Daybell is the mother of 17-year old Tylee Ryan and the adopted mom of 7-year old Joshua JJ Vallow.

Boudreaux explained that he was so fearful of the situation, that he went into hiding in Utah with his children.

One month later, in mid-November, a 911 call from American Fork Police reveals that Melani tried to visit her ex-husband’s father’s home, even though she’d previously trespassed from that home.

According to police reports obtained by Fox 13, Melani’s uncle Alex Cox drove her to the home.

Boudreaux’s father yells at Melani to leave and tells dispatchers that she’s gained access to his garage.

“Get out of my house!” He screams, at Melani. “The police are on their way! Get away from my door! Now!”

Boudreaux’s father says that Melani is banging on his door and yelling. He tells the dispatcher she is there to try to get her kids.

“Somebody tried to kill my son three weeks ago,” Boudreaux’s father explains, to the dispatcher. “And we believe that she’s involved in it.”

Police arrested and cited Melani with criminal trespassing. Her case is now working its way through the court system in Utah County.

The uncle who drove Melani to American Fork, Alex Cox, shot and killed Lori Vallow-Daybell’s late husband Charles Vallow in Chandler, Arizona in July of 2019.

Police did not arrest Alex after he claimed self-defense in the shooting.

In December, one month after the incident in American Fork, Gilbert, Arizona received a 911 call of a man barely breathing and unresponsive on the floor.

“He just passed out here on the, on my bathroom,” the caller says, in audio sent to Fox 10 Phoenix.

The dispatcher asks: “Can you lay him flat on his back, on the ground?”

“Um… I’ll try,” the caller answers. “It’s just, there’s feces there and I’m trying to just keep cool right now.”

The caller tells dispatch that the man’s name is Alex, and is the caller’s mother’s boyfriend. The caller said he didn’t know Alex’s last name, or how old he was.

At one point, the caller tries to wake Alex up.

“Yo, Alex,” the man says. “Alex! He’s not, he’s not breathing.”

Alex died. His autopsy results have not yet been released.

Add his and Charles’ death with what police are calling the suspicious death of Tammy Daybell—the late wife of Lori’s new husband Chad Daybell—and it makes three sudden deaths surrounding the Daybell couple.

It also makes for two missing kids, and one hope by the public and law enforcement that JJ and Tylee are found, alive.

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