Lori Vallow appeared in a Hawaii court on Wednesday to finalize her extradition to Idaho where she will face child abandonment charges connected to the disappearance of her two children who have not been seen since September.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Vallow will be transferred to Idaho on Thursday and is expected in court there on Friday. She and her husband Chad Dayball were found living in Kauai, Hawaii, in January, two months after police in Rexburg, Idaho, discovered 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow missing during a wellness check at Vallow’s home. She and Daybell are believed to have fled the state shortly after the police visit. Daybell was arrested in Kauai on February 20.
The Daily Mail obtained photos and video of Vallow’s Wednesday court appearance, showing her in an orange jumpsuit and sandals revealing a blue pedicure, smiling at her attorney in one photo.
Before her February arrest, law enforcement in Kauai had given Vallow a deadline of January 30 to present the children to authorities in Idaho. Vallow ignored the court order and missed the deadline.
Some of Vallow’s relatives have said they believe both Vallow and Daybell are involved in a so-called “end-days” religious group, which may be connected to a string of deaths and disappearances in the last year. Both Vallow and Daybell’s previous spouses died under what is now considered to be suspicious circumstances months apart in 2019; the couple married just weeks after Daybell’s wife Tammy reportedly died suddenly in her sleep.
Daybell flew to Idaho from Hawaii this past weekend. He has not been charged with any crimes.
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