The mother of two missing Idaho children may have never left Hawaii after she was discovered there with her husband earlier this week.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Lori Vallow failed to meet a court-ordered deadline to bring her two missing children to either the Rexburg Police Department or Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Vallow’s two children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow, have not been seen since September. Vallow never reported them missing, and police did not learn about the children’s disappearance until late November, when they performed a requested welfare check at Vallow’s Rexburg home. As CrimeOnline previously reported, Vallow allegedly lied to police about her children’s whereabouts, and she and her husband fled soon after the welfare check; they were gone when police attempted a follow-up visit.
Rexburg Police have said that Vallow has not been cooperating with the missing persons investigation.Her failure to meet the deadline reportedly means that she could be held in contempt of court, but authorities have not specified what type of penalties Vallow could be facing and if police plan to bring her into custody.
According to East Idaho News, multiple sources have reported seeing Vallow and her husband in Kauai as recently was Wednesday night, the day before the deadline to produce the children.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, relatives have said they believe Daybell and Vallow are both involved in a so-called doomsday cult, which may have something to do with the disappearances of Vallow’s children and the recent deaths of both of their former spouses.
The Rexburg Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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