On a new episode of 20/20, ABC News correspondent Amy Robach interviews April Raymond, a friend of Lori Vallow, the 47-year-old mother whose two children (16-year-old daughter Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old son J. J. Vallow) were found dead in June 2020.
During the 20/20 interview, April talks about how Lori became a “superfan” of the post-apocalyptic author Chad Daybell and became more involved about a group led by Daybell who believes that the end of the world is coming soon. ‘Living on the Edge of Heaven’ and ‘One Foot in the Grave’ are two titles of his books. Lori (who married Daybell in 2019) and her brother Alex Cox went on a recruiting trip to spread the word of Chad.
April tells 20/20 that they basically said: “We are here to gather the 144,000, and you are one of them.”
In the Bible, in the Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Lori explains that the 144,000 “are the people that will be here at the Second Coming.” Lori says, “It was just too far out there for me.”
20/20 airs Fridays at 9 pm on ABC, right after Shark Tank at 8 pm.