Lori Vallow's mother/mom, Janis Cox, and other family members initially thought that Lori was innocent until the dead bodies of Tylee and JJ were found. In Netflix's Sins of Our Mother, Janis explains that her daughter loved scriptures as she and her sisters were raised in the LDS church. She further claimed that she and her husband, Barry Cox, were good parents as they raised their children with ease. However, her age is yet to be revealed.
With Netflix's Sins of Our Mother, we get a thorough look into Lori Vallow Daybell's (formerly Lori Cox Ryan's) life. In other words, this docuseries explores everything, including her personal connections, religious fanaticism, end-of-the-world paranoia, and the potential for murder as a result of their combination.
Every true-crime enthusiast is now aware of the tragic deaths of 7-year-old Joshua "J.J." Vallow and Tylee Ashlyn Ryan, 17, especially now that the case has been connected to the doomsday movement. People claim that their mother, Lori Vallow Daybell, and her partner, Chad Daybell, shared this viewpoint and are to blame for the children's deaths.
This Netflix original documentary series includes moving first-person testimonials from individuals who once knew her best in addition to stunning archival footage highlighting her apocalyptic faith. None other than Lori's parents, Janis Cox and Barry Cox, were among them. Since the release of the show, people have been wanting to know about her parents, especially her mother Janis. Well, we've got you covered.
Meet the Mother of Lori Vallow, Janis Cox: Lori’s Mom and Her Other Sisters Initially Thought She Was Innocent; How Old Is Janis? Know More About Her Parents!
Prior to the identification of Tylee Ryan and J.J. Vallow's remains on Chad Daybell's property, Janis Cox, Lori Vallow's mother, told CBS News that her daughter was not responsible for any of the accusations made against her. In a 2020 May interview with CBS News, she told,
She's invested her whole life in those children. So we know there's another whole side to this. We don't know what it is. But we know her.
Janis Cox thought Tylee and J.J. were still alive at the moment. Additionally, she claimed that she spoke with J.J. after it was reported that he had disappeared. When questioned about whether Vallow had provided any information regarding the children's whereabouts at the time, Janis stated that Vallow couldn't talk about anything because she was being held by the police.
Lori Norene Cox (later Vallow Daybell) was raised in a loving home in Southern California as the second youngest of Janis Lee Cox and Barry Lynn Cox's five children. Her mother Janis Cox referred to Lori as a child in the first episode of Sins of Our Mother, calling her just a darling little girl. Janis was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the show, Janis explained,
It was just a big family, and we did have a lot of fun. I raised all our kids in the LDS church… and Lori always loved the scriptures. She took to it right away.
The majority of the Cox family initially passionately defended Lori's innocence, but after the children's bodies were discovered on her husband's property, their opinions did shift. Janis Cox, Barry, and Summer along with a few others, stated in a statement that they had "maintained a strong hope and belief [the kids] were alive and well. With that hope and belief apparently shattered, they struggle to find comfort and hope in this potential new reality. They miss J.J. and Tylee very much… The family will continue to closely watch the developing situation and will anxiously await the pending conclusions with heavy hearts.”
Regarding Janis Cox, we regrettably do not know much about her personal experiences as well as her current age as she currently seems to prefer to stay out of the spotlight. She most likely resides in San Tan Valley, Arizona, according to what we can gather from public sources.
Everything We Know About Lori Vallow’s Dad, Barry Cox!
There isn't a lot of information available regarding Lori Vallow's father or his whereabouts, but that hasn't stopped stories and speculation from spreading. Barry Cox, Lori Vallow's father, has avoided the media spotlight in favor of letting his wife and daughter conduct interviews. However, Inside Edition learned some intriguing information about Barry Cox.
The source claims that Barry wrote a full book devoted to anti-government ideas and advice on how to evade paying taxes because he thinks they are illegal. The Arizona State Bar has censured him for his actions.
According to court filings, Barry Cox and his wife, Janis Cox, have fought with the Internal Revenue Service for decades, accruing more than $300,000 in back taxes as a result of Barry's conviction that federal income tax is illegitimate and the IRS is a rogue entity.
Additionally, Sins of Our Mother is streaming on Netflix.
Before leaving, find out about Lori Vallow's court date.