“Doomsday” mom Lori Vallow is expected to make her first court appearance in Idaho Friday afternoon to face charges in the disappearance of her children, the East Idaho News reported Tuesday.
Vallow is scheuled to appear before Magistrate Judge Faren Eddins at 2 p.m. Friday at the Madison County Courthouse, Trial Court Administrator Tammie Whyte told the news outlet.
Vallow was arrested in Hawaii on February 20, charged with two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, and contempt of court, as CrimeOnline previously reported. She remains in jail on a $5 million bond in Kauai but is expected to be be extradited to Rexburg, Idaho, this week.
Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, have not been seen since September. Vallow never reported them missing, and police did not discover they were missing until late November, when they performed a check at Vallow’s Rexburg home, reportedly at the request of JJ’s grandparents, who had lost contact with the boy and were worried about him.
Vallow and Chad Daybell, whom she married in November shortly after the mysterious death of his wife, left Rexburg when the investigation began and resurfaced in January in Hawaii. Daybell returned to Idaho on Saturday, saying he was returning to support his wife throughout the court proceedings.
Some of Vallow’s extended family members have claimed she and Daybell are part of a so-called “end-days” religious group that could be connected to the disappearances of the children, the sudden deaths of both of their spouses, and the still-unexplained death of Vallow’s brother Alex Cox, who said he shot her former husband Charles Vallow in self-defense in July, Cox was found dead in December. Daybell’s previous wife Tammy Daybell died in October, just weeks before he and Vallow married. Authorities initially believed Tammy Daybell died of natural causes, but have since exhumed her body and re-opened the death investigation.
East Idaho News said that Vallow was expected to return to Idaho on a commercial flight in the company of several law enforcement officers. KSL reported that no details would be given about her return for security reasons.
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[Featured image: Lori Vallow in court in Hawaii on February 2 – Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island via AP, Pool]