Lori Vallow, the mother of two missing children, was due to appear in court in Rexburg, Idaho, on March 6 to face charges relating to her kids’ disappearance, local media reported.
Vallow was arrested in Hawaii last month in connection to the disappearance of seven-year-old JJ Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan. Both children were last seen in September.
Idaho TV station KTVB said Vallow is charged with two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, as well as misdemeanor charges of resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, and contempt of court. The felony charges are punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released photos on March 5 of the two children in Yellowstone National Park, the last place they were photographed together, when they were on a trip with Vallow and her current husband, Chad Daybell. The bureau urged people who were visiting the park on September 8, 2019, to submit any photos or videos they may have to help the investigation.
In this video, a long line of people can be seen gathered outside the courtroom waiting for the arraignment to begin. Credit: Janeese Summers via Storyful