Lori Vallow’s missing children are not in Hawaii, ‘cult’ mom expected in court on Friday

After months of avoiding any criminal charges while she refused to cooperate with an investigation into the disappearance of her two children, Lori Vallow was arrested in Hawaii on Thursday.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Vallow is being held on $5 million bond at the Kauai Police Department Detention Facility pending extradition to Idaho, where she was living when her children, 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, were last seen in September. Police discovered the children were missing when they performed a wellness check at her home in Rexburg in late November. Vallow and her husband are believed to have fled Idaho soon after that.

In a press release shared by the Kauai Police Department on Twitter, authorities said there is “no indication” the children are with Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell in Hawaii.

East Idaho News reports that Vallow is expected to appear in court on Friday, and police are expected to hold a press conference on Friday. CrimeOnline will provide further updates about the court appearance and the press conference and the news conference when more information is available.

According to the East Idaho News report, Vallow’s husband Chad Daybell is not facing any criminal charges at this time, but neighbors told the newspaper they saw him being questioned by police.

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