Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell have reportedly left Maui for Kauai after a brief island-hop in Hawaii, where they have been staying since at least January.
Vallow’s two children, 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September, and Vallow and her husband have not been cooperating with the police investigation into their disappearance.
East Idaho News obtained photos of the couple in the airport and on a flight from Maui to Kauai on Tuesday. The photos show the couple walking through the airport with luggage, and sitting together on the flight back to Kauai. Sources told the newspaper that a police officer went to the gate to confirm that Vallow and Daybell were boarding the flight, but it is not known why the officer did this.
On Sunday, another source spotted Daybell and Vallow in the Maui airport after they arrived from Kauai. The source, who requested anonymity, sent a photo of Daybell and Vallow to East Idaho News, showing the couple at a rental car counter. The source said that she made eye contact with Vallow and mouthed: “I see you. Where are your kids?”
In response, Vallow “looked at me, raised her eyebrows and just shrugged.”
After Kauai police discovered the couple living on the Hawaiian island in January, Vallow was given a court order to present her children to authorities in Idaho by January 30. Vallow missed the deadline, and it does not appear that she and Daybell, who she married this fall weeks after his wife died suddenly, ever left Hawaii since police discovered them there.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Vallow could be considered in contempt of court for violating the order, but authorities have not yet inflicted any penalties. It is not known if Vallow or Daybell are expected to face any charges in the disappearance of Vallow’s children.
Both Vallow and Daybell’s former spouses died in 2019. Family members, including Vallow’s late husband Charles Vallow, had claimed that she had become involved in a so-called end-days cult, along with Daybell.
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