BREAKING: ‘Doomsday cult’ mother of missing Idaho children found in Hawaii with new husband

Authorities have located the mother of two children who have been missing since September, and reportedly ordered her to provide them with her children’s whereabouts.

The Associated Press reports that Lori Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell have been located on the Hawaii island of Kaua’i.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Vallow’s children Tylee Ryan, 17, and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow have not been seen since September, but police didn’t know the children were missing until they performed a requested welfare check at Vallow’s condo in Rexburg, Idaho. At the time, Vallow reportedly lied to investigators about her children’s whereabouts, and left town with her husband Chad Daybell, who family members have claimed is a leader of an end-days cult.

Both of Vallow and Daybell’s previous spouses died in 2019; Daybell’s wife Tammy reportedly died just two weeks before he married Vallow. Police initially ruled that Tammy Daybell died of natural causes, but have since exhumed her body for further examination. In July, Vallow’s brother Alex Cox admitted to fatally shooting her husband Charles Daybell at a home in Arizona, telling police he shot him in self-defense after Charles Vallow had threatened to hurt his wife and wielded a bat. In December, Alex Cox also died, but authorities have not shared any details about the circumstances of his death.

The Kaua’i Police Department told the Associated Press that they executed a search warrant at the location where Vallow and Daybell were found, and served Vallow with a legal document ordering her to tell authorities where her children are. Neither Vallow or Daybell have been charged with a crime as of Monday’s report.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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