Doomsday couple Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell leave Kaua’i shelter in the midst of constant search for her children
Cult mother Lori Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell have left their hiding place in Kaua’i while the search for her missing children continues.
The couple left the island on Sunday and traveled to Maui, the East Idaho News reported.
Lori and Chad have been living in Hawaii since mid-December after fleeing their home in Rexburg, Idaho, when police started questioning them about her children’s whereabouts.
Joshua “JJ” Vallow, seven, and Tylee Ryan, 17, were last seen in September but were never reported missing by their mother or stepfather, who took the knot a few weeks after the children disappeared.
Police say the couple refused to cooperate with investigators and repeatedly lied about where the children are.
Lori and Chad became the target of a national media fire storm with the revelations that the police are also investigating the mysterious deaths of both their previous spouses and Lori’s brother, as well as the claims made by family members that they are members of a dangerous Doomsday cult.
A dear friend of Lori recently revealed that she was trying to stay out of the crowd’s eye while waiting for the “media hype” to die – which could explain the sudden move to Maui.
Law enforcement officials say that they are monitoring the location of Lori and Chad, but that they are not yet charged – even after the mother missed a legally ordered deadline to produce her children in Idaho on January 30.
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Cult mother Lori Vallow (left) and her husband Chad Daybell (right) left their hiding place in Maui for Maui on Sunday while the search for her missing children continues. Authorities say they are following the location of the couple who have been living in Hawaii since mid-December after fleeing their home in Rexburg, Idaho, when the police started questioning them about the whereabouts of her children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan
Seven-year-old JJ and 17-year-old Tylee were last seen in Rexburg in September, but were never reported missing by their mother or stepfather, who made the knot a few weeks later
An experienced FBI official has given an explanation why no charges have been filed, suggesting that investigators are extremely cautious given the complexity of the case.
Frank Montoya, who worked for the FBI for more than 25 years, told East Idaho News that the solution is not as simple as it appears from the outside.
“What it comes down to is what the crime would be?” The children are missing, but what does that mean? Where are they?’ Asked Montoya.
“If they are cared for by a family member or friend or somewhere else, but they are still alive, what are we looking at with possible crimes to accuse these people?” Perhaps danger for children. Furthermore, I am not sure at the moment. ”
Frank Montoya, an experienced FBI official, suggested that the authorities have not filed charges against Lori and Chad because they are extremely cautious given the complexity of the case
Montoya said the “strange and bizarre” case is different from anything he has seen in his career, so he has worked in various high-profile FBI positions, including as head of the national counterintelligence service and as the special agent responsible for Honolulu and Seattle divisions.
“This is beautiful there,” he said.
“If you look at the number of people who are dead and associated with one of the two individuals in the middle of this case [Lori and Chad], and if you look at the missing children and how long they have been away, there is something very suspicious about their behavior. “
Lori received a child protection order on January 25, requiring JJ and Tylee to produce the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare of Rexburg Police Department within five days.
Failure to comply could result in civil or criminal contempt for legal charges, the order said.
Lori missed the deadline – but two and a half weeks later it seems that the police have not taken action against her.
“It may be very good to hand her over to Idaho to at least answer the question of where the children are,” Montoya said.
“But it’s all about patience. There are many jurisdictions involved, there is a lot of interest in law enforcement to resolve it and they will do their best, but patience for the public is the key. ”
Montoya told the East Idaho News that the case is different from everything he has seen in his career
Montoya said that although it seems to the public that researchers are not doing anything, there is probably a lot more happening behind the scenes.
“Your biggest fear as a researcher is when the management dries up well,” he said.
“So keeping it clearly visible, using the media to promote the research, talking to many different jurisdictions – they do anything and everything they can do to discover more leads.”
Montoya added that he believes the couple will eventually come forward and will collaborate with researchers.
“It is frustrating that the parents are not talking, it is frustrating that they have a great old age in Hawaii, but maybe their conscience will eventually come to one of them,” he said.
Based on his experience, he predicted that Chad will be the first to approach authorities.
“In such cases, I would point out that it is the woman who is the hard nut to crack. The man is usually the first to come clean, “he said.
Montoya classified Lori and Chad’s recent behavior as “suspicious” and “frustrating.” The couple was first seen since the disappearance of the children in the news on January 26, when an East Idaho News journalist confronted them after the police provided them with house search orders in Kaua’i (above)
Lori and Chad were mentioned as interested in the disappearance of JJ and Tylee in mid-December when the Rexburg Police Department in Idaho issued a press release asking for public help in locating the children that they thought were in danger .
Authorities have said they believe Lori knows where her children are or what happened to them.
Timeline of the disappearance of JJ and Tylee
July 11: Lori Vallow’s husband, Charles Vallow, is murdered by her brother, Alex Cox, in Arizona
August: Lori moves children JJ and Tylee to Rexburg, Idaho
September 23: The last time JJ was seen at his school in Idaho
19 October: Chad Daybell’s wife Tammy dies in their home in Idaho
October 25: A friend of Tylee receives a text message from her phone
November 5: Lori and Chad are getting married
November 26: Foreign family members ask the Idaho police to carry out a welfare check on JJ. Lori and Chad claim that he is in Arizona with family members. The police also learn that Tylee has not been seen since September
November 27: The police carry out a search warrant at the home of Lori and Chad and discover that the Idaho couple have fled
December 11: Tammy Daybell’s body was dug up from the Utah cemetery
12 December: Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, believed to have died in Arizona
21st of December: The police issue a press release about JJ and Tylee, which shows that they believe their disappearance is related to the death of Tammy
December 24: Lori and Chad make a statement through a lawyer and say they love their son and daughter and look forward to “tackling allegations once they have gone beyond speculation and rumor”
December 30: Police accuse Lori and Chad of lying to investigators and say they believe the couple knows where the children are or what has happened to them
January 26: Lori and Chad are seen for the first time in months while the police are serving two search warrants in Kaua’i
January 30: Lori misses the legal deadline to bring the children to the authorities
The search for JJ and Tylee was started at the end of November after the Rexburg police carried out a welfare check on behalf of concerned family members who said they had not spoken to JJ, who is autistic, for months.
When officers first went to Lori’s home in Idaho on November 26, she told that JJ was visiting relatives in Arizona – a lie, according to researchers.
The next day, officers returned and discovered that Lori and Chad – who tied the knot on November 5 – had fled the house.
Since then it has turned out that they had told people that Tylee was dead and that Lori has no minor children.
The search for JJ and Tylee revealed a web of mysterious deaths around Lori and Chad that have confused researchers for weeks.
The first death is that of Lori’s estranged husband Charles Vallow, who was shot in Arizona on July 10 by her brother Alex Cox.
Charles and Lori had a fight when the father came to pick up JJ at the mother’s house in Chandler.
Lori’s brother intervened and shot Charles deadly.
The police initially determined that he acted in self-defense – but the case was reopened in the midst of the search by several states for JJ and Tylee, who had moved with their mother to Idaho in August where Chad lived.
The second mysterious death was Tammy Daybell – the previous wife of Chad – who was found dead on October 19 in the couple’s home in Salem, Idaho.
A death notice stated that Tammy died in her sleep and that her cause of death was considered natural after Chad reportedly refused an autopsy.
Investigators reopened the case after hearing that JJ and Tylee were missing because their mother had married Chad just two weeks after Tammy’s death. They believe that the two things can be connected.
Tammy’s body was dug up on December 11 and the autopsy results have not yet been released.
On December 12, Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, was found dead in Gilbert, Arizona.
The death of the 51-year-old is now being investigated while the police are waiting for an autopsy to find out the cause.
Lori’s estranged husband Charles Vallow (pictured together) was shot on July 11 by her brother Alex Cox in Arizona
Chad’s wife Tammy Daybell (pictured together) was found dead in mysterious circumstances in October, just two weeks before he married Lori
Although police have ensured that Lori and Chad are not publicly suspected, a disturbing portrait of the couple has emerged from reports of family members claiming to be members of a dangerous cult obsessed with the end of the world.
Kay Woodcock – Charles Vallow’s sister who is also JJ’s grandmother – issued a statement in December describing how Lori became a “monster” after meeting Chad in 2018.
Chad, 51, is a fruitful author of 25 books that focus on doom scenarios and near-death experiences. He is what is known as a ‘prepper’ – someone who gets ready for the end of time – and was a member of a group called Preparing a People.
Lori’s brother Alex Cox died under mysterious circumstances on December 12
Last month, DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that Chad had been kicked out of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the fall after declaring himself a prophet.
Lori reportedly began to read Chad’s writing while living with Charles, JJ and Tylee in Hawaii between 2014 and 2017.
It is unclear how or when Lori and Chad met exactly, but family members say it was somewhere around June 2018.
The couple first appeared together in December 2017 on a podcast for Preparing a People, a group that, according to its website, organizes conferences and lectures for those looking forward to the upcoming changes in our current way of life, and look forward to hoping that a much better world is coming soon! ”
The marriage of Lori and Charles deteriorated rapidly as she became more and more involved with Preparing a People and he applied for divorce and custody of JJ in February 2019.
In court cases, he claimed that Lori was “obsessed” with the Day of Judgment and believed that she was a reincarnated god sent to earth to prepare for the Second Coming of Christ.
He also claimed that she would have threatened to kill him if he stood in the way of her mission.
Lawyers representing Charles at the divorce pronounced in January and claimed that their client had predicted that Lori or her brother Alex would kill him.
Five months later, his prediction came true when Alex shot him.
Alex told investigators that he was acting in self-defense after Charles hit him with a baseball bat – but several family members don’t believe that version of events.
Charles’ ex-wife Cheryl Wheeler recently said she believes Charles’s death was “100 percent planned” by Lori.
Wheeler also believes that Lori had something to do with the deaths of Tammy Daybell and Alex Cox, suggesting that they were poisoned.