BREAKING: ‘Doomsday mom’ Lori Vallow misses deadline, does not comply with court order to appear with missing children Tylee Ryan and Joshua Vallow

Lori Vallow had until Thursday evening to bring her two missing children to police

UPDATE: Thursday, 9:50 p.m. ET

ABC News reports that Lori Vallow missed a court-ordered deadline to appear with her children at either the Rexburg Police Department or the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Vallow’s children Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, have not been seen since September. Police discovered the children were missing from Vallow’s Rexburg, Idaho, home in late November while performing a requested welfare check. Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell soon fled the area, and were discovered earlier this week in Hawaii. Police say they have not cooperated with the missing persons investigation.

Vallow was given a deadline of Thursday evening to produce the children, but never appeared.

According to the report, Vallow may now be in contempt of court, but it is unclear if she will be facing any charges.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.


The grandfather of a missing Idaho boy is doubtful the boy’s mother will produce her two missing children before a court-ordered deadline of Thursday evening.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, police located Lori Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell in Hawaii earlier this week, two months after the couple fled their Rexburg, Idaho, home the day after police performed a welfare check and discovered Vallow’s two children were missing.

An investigation found that 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September.  Vallow allegedly lied to police about her children’s whereabouts, and the Rexburg Police Department has said that Vallow and her husband have refused to cooperate with the search for her children.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Rexburg police also said in a statement released late last month that Vallow and Daybell had told people that Vallow’s daughter had died a year before her father’s death in July 2019. Tylee Ryan is Vallow’s only daughter.

ABC News reports that authorities in Idaho have given Vallow until Thursday evening to bring the children to either the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare or the Rexburg Police Department. 

But JJ’s biological grandfather told the news station he is not convinced that Vallow will produce the children.

“Do I believe? Yes, I want to believe that [she will],” the grandfather, Larry Woodcock, said. “Do I think that she’s going to bring them? Honestly, no.”

“Nothing with Lori right now makes sense.”

As the report notes, Vallow may be held in contempt of court if she does not bring the children to authorities before the deadline, but is not yet clear what penalties she may face if she does not comply with the order.

Both Vallow and Daybell’s spouses died in 2019. Vallow’s former husband was killed during an argument at an Arizona home when Vallow’s brother Alex Cox shot him, telling police he fired in self-defense. Cox later died in December, and police have not released any details about the cause or circumstances of his death.

Chad Daybell’s wife Tammy Daybell died in October of what police initially believed were natural causes. But as ABC News reports, authorities exhumed her remains in December and are performing additional testing to determine whether she was poisoned.

Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow reportedly married just two weeks after Tammy’s death.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, relatives believe that Vallow and Daybell are involved in an end-days religious group, and some believe that the so-called cult may have played a role in the string of deaths and disappearances.

Woodcock told ABC News that he has known Vallow for 12 years, and that the woman he thought he knew “is not the same person that is here on Earth today.”

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