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Inside Edition 31 Jan 2020

Mom of Missing Idaho Kids Fails to Bring Them Forward


The mother of two Idaho children who haven't been seen since September failed to bring them forward by a court ordered deadline. Lori Daybell was told by a judge to show her children, Joshua JJ Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, to law enforcement by Jan. 31. JJ's grandparents say they are disappointed Daybell didn't comply. Lori Daybell will not tell anyone where the children are, according to police in Rexburg, Idaho.'s Mara Montalbano has more.

Is the mother of those two missing Idaho kids planning to flee to Mexico with her new husband? Lori and Chad Daybell were spotted by an NBC Dateline camera crew in Hawaii, where they have been staying since they were married in November. When the crew asked, "You guys headed back to Idaho?" their response was, "No comment." Lori's children, 7-year-old JJ and 17-year-old Tylee, have been missing since September.
The FBI released new photos of Lori Vallow's kids at Yellowstone National Park in September and asked the public for other photos from that day to determine more on their whereabouts.
Lori Daybell has agreed to be sent back to Idaho where she faces charges of deserting her two missing children JJ and Tylee. The children have not been seen since September. In court in Hawaii, her lawyer asked the judge to reduce her bond to $10,000. But the judge said no, keeping her bond at $5 million. By the end of the hearing, Daybell was seen having a laugh with her lawyer. Prosecutors say she will be transferred to Idaho in the next seven to 14 days.
If Chad Daybell thought he could slip away from Hawaii unnoticed, he was mistaken. The stepfather of missing Idaho kids JJ and Tylee was spotted by citizen sleuths at the airport in Hawaii, and they recorded his every move. Even the TSA agent seems to know who he is. He was apparently on his way home after his wife, Lori Daybell, decided not to fight extradition to Idaho, where she faces two counts of child desertion. Her two kids have not been seen since September.

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