Lori Vallow's son speaks to Dr Phil about 'cult mom's' doomsday obsession

The eldest son of the so-called Idaho 'cult mom' Lori Vallow spoke out on the Dr Phil Show on Thursday, along with other concerned relatives, saying that she was fixated on the end of the world before her two youngest children vanished last fall.

Vallow, 46, was arrested in Kauai, Hawaii, last week on two felony counts of child abandonment after failing to comply with an order to produce her 17-year-old daughter Tylee Ryan and her seven-year-old adopted son Joshua 'JJ' Vallow by January 20.

On Wednesday, she appeared in court in a failed bid to get her $5million bail reduced to $10,000 pending her extradition to Idaho. 

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Colby Ryan

Lori Vallow is pictured in court this week

Colby Ryan (left), Lori Vallow's eldest son, appeared on the Dr Phil Show Thursday to talk about his missing siblings, saying that his mother has long been fixated on the end times. Vallow, 46, is pictured right during a court appearance in Hawaii this week.  

Vallow's 17-year-old daughter, Tylee Ryan, and seven-year-old adopted son, JJ Vallow, have not been seen since September 2019

Vallow's 17-year-old daughter, Tylee Ryan, and seven-year-old adopted son, JJ Vallow, have not been seen since September 2019  

Vallow's eldest son, Colby Ryan, this week spoke to Dr Phil McGraw on his syndicated daytime talk show, saying that his mother has long been obsessed with the idea of a doomsday. 

'My mom has always talked about the end of the world or the second coming,' Ryan said, adding that it now appears that Lori and her new husband, Chad Daybell, have cut ties to everyone in their lives. 

'I'm mad that my entire family is a shattered vase, and it just seems that she doesn't care about anything,' he said of his mother.  

Ryan, who is married with a child of his own, said he first learned of his half-siblings' disappearance a day before Thanksgiving, when two police detectives appeared at his home asking about the whereabouts of Tylee and JJ. 

Colby (left) said since late summer 2019, he had communicated with Tylee via text messages

Colby (left) said since late summer 2019, he had communicated with Tylee via text messages 

In September, Colby said he became alarmed when he began noticing changes in his sister's messages to him (text messages exchange pictured above)

In September, Colby said he became alarmed when he began noticing changes in his sister's messages to him (text messages exchange pictured above) 

Annie Cushing, the sister of Lori's late third husband, said Vallow once told her 'it would be better to put her kids in the car and go over the side of a cliff'

Annie Cushing, the sister of Lori's late third husband, said Vallow once told her 'it would be better to put her kids in the car and go over the side of a cliff'

'Immediately, it was panic,' he recalled.' I called my mom and asked her why the detectives were looking for the kids. and she basically just said, "I got it, I'll take care of it. I love you. Don't worry about it." That was the last time I spoke with my mom.' 

Ryan said he last saw his mother three months prior, on August 30, when she broke the news to him that she and the younger children were moving away, but would not say where.

Timeline of JJ and Tylee's disappearance 

July 11: Lori Vallow's husband, Charles Vallow, is killed by her brother, Alex Cox, in Arizona 

August: Lori moves children JJ and Tylee to Rexburg, Idaho

September 23: The last time JJ was seen at his school in Idaho 

October 19: Chad Daybell's wife Tammy dies at their Idaho  home 

October 25: A friend of Tylee receives a text from her phone   

November 5: Lori and Chad marry

November 26: Out-of-state relatives ask Idaho police to perform a welfare check on JJ. Lori and Chad claim he is in Arizona with relatives. Police also learn Tylee has not been seen since September, either

November 27: Police execute a search warrant at Lori and Chad's home, discovering the couple have fled Idaho

December 11: Tammy Daybell's body is exhumed from the Utah cemetery

December 12: Lori's brother, Alex Cox, believed to have died in Arizona

December 21: Police issue a press release about JJ and Tylee, revealing they believe their disappearance is linked to Tammy's death

December 24: Lori and Chad issue a statement through an attorney saying they love their son and daughter and look forward to addressing 'allegations once they have moved beyond speculation and rumor'

December 30: Police accuse Lori and Chad of lying to investigators and say they believe the couple know where the kids are or what happened to them

January 26: Lori and Chad are seen for the first time in months as police serve two search warrants in Kaua'i 

January 30 Lori misses court deadline to produce the children to authorities

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February 21: Lori is arrested in Kauai 

He continued communicating with Tylee via text message and FaceTime, but he said after August 30, 2019, he

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