Disappearance of Children & Extradiction Back from Hawaii
“Lori was a wonderful, loving, attentive mother [...] Things started changing over the past 18+ months when Lori began spending all her time with a new religious group, that we refer to as a ‘cult.'”
American Lori Vallow, 46, fled Idaho in November with her new and fifth husband, Chad Daybell, after authorities arrived at their home to perform a welfare check on her 7-year-old son, Joshua “JJ” Vallow, who is autistic. He and his sister, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, both originally from Arizona, were last seen in September.
Vallow was extradited back in her home state of Idaho Thursday, March 5, 2020, to face charges. Lori Vallow, who was arrested in Hawaii last month, is facing several charges, including two counts of felony abandonment in the disappearance of her children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow.
The two children moved to Idaho with their mother in September. Vallow married Chad Daybell, the author of several religious-themed doomsday novels, in October – just a week after Daybell’s former wife and mother of his five children, Tammy Daybell, died in their home.
Lori's former and fourth husband, Charles Vallow, died in July. Her brother, Alex Cox, shot and killed him in Arizona and claimed self-defense. He was never arrested and then died unexpectedly in December. Tammy Daybell and Cox’ deaths both remain under investigation, but no test results have been released.
- CBS News, Mother of 2 missing children extradited to Idaho to face charges: "She's going to be held accountable". March 5, 2020. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lori-vallow-update-extradited-idaho-charges-tylee-ryan-jj-missing/
- New York Post, Family of Lori Daybell details doomsday mom’s descent into ‘cult’ after her kids go missing. December 31, 2019. https://nypost.com/2019/12/31/family-of-lori-daybell-details-doomsday-moms-descent-into-cult-after-her-kids-go-missing/
- Fox News, Lori Vallow's extradition from Hawaii to be expedited by Idaho governor in missing children's case. February 24, 2020. https://www.foxnews.com/us/lori-vallow-extradition-hawaii-idaho-governor-missing-children