Newly obtained footage from a doorbell camera appears to show JJ Vallow outside an Idaho townhome complex playing with a friend in the days leading up to his disappearance, EastIdahoNews.com reports.
News of the recording is the latest development in the missing persons case of the 7-year-old boy and his 17-year-old sister, Tylee Ryan, who have not been seen since September.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, their mother, Lori Vallow, was arrested Thursday in Hawaii on charges of child desertion and nonsupport of dependent children.
The footage obtained by EastIdahoNews.com shows JJ playing in the yard of Vallow’s apartment complex in Rexburg, Idaho, on September 17, 2019. He goes to a neighbor’s door to activate the camera and then runs around the yard before going into the townhome his mother was renting at the time.
The recording was captured nine days after JJ’s sister, Tylee, was last seen on September 8 at Yellowstone National Park.
Tylee had reportedly been at the park with JJ, her mother and brother Alex Cox.
Authorities reportedly said JJ has not been to school since September 23. Lori Vallow withdrew him the following day, purportedly to homeschool him.
Neighbors told police in Rexburg, Idaho, that ever since Vallow moved to the complex in early September, JJ would play with their son. Then in late September, a child went to the Vallow unit to ask if JJ was available to play. Vallow is said to have told the child that JJ was staying with his grandmother in Louisiana.
However, authorities have determined that information was false.
The doorbell camera also recorded Vallow at her townhome with an unidentified woman on the afternoon of October 29.
Vallow remains in jail in Hawaii on $5 million bail. She also is charged with resisting or obstructing an officer, criminal solicitation to commit a crime and contempt of court and may be extradited back to Idaho.
To report information about the whereabouts of JJ Vallow and his sister, Tylee Ryan, call the Rexburg Police Department at 208-359-3000 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.
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