Lori Vallow is set to appear in court in Hawaii on Wednesday to ask for a bail reduction, following her arrest last week on felony child abandonment charges.
Vallow’s two children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow have not been seen since September. Vallow is accused of lying to police about JJ’s whereabouts. She and her husband Chad Daybell fled Idaho after police performing a welfare check at her home in Rexburg in late December, and discovered the two children were missing.
Relatives have claimed that Vallow and Daybell are involved in a so-called end-days cult that may account for a string of mysterious deaths and the disappearance of the two children.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, a probable cause affidavit for Vallow’s arrest shows that she told police JJ was at a friend’s home in Arizona, and stalled putting police in contact with that friend. When authorities did eventually speak to the Arizona woman, she said JJ had not been to her home in months. She later called police and claimed that both Vallow and Daybell contacted her and asked her to lie to police about having JJ.
Prosecutors are expected to argue in court today that Vallow is a flight risk. In a motion opposing the bail reduction request, prosecutor Justin Kollar notes that Daybell was found to have over $150,000 in a Hawaii-based bank account.
Read the full motion, followed by the arrest affidavit, below.
Vallow’s court appearance is scheduled for 2 p.m. HST.
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