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Lori Vallow, mother of missing Idaho children, arrested in Hawaii

Lori Vallow, the mother of two missing Idaho children, was arrested in Kauai Thursday afternoon.
Lori Vallow (Rexburg Police Department/Facebook)

KAUAI, Hawaii (KTVB) — Lori Vallow, the mother of two missing Rexburg children, was arrested in Kauai Thursday afternoon.

Joshua Vallow and Tylee Ryan. (Rexburg PD Facebook)

According to the Kaua'i Police Department, 47-year-old Vallow has been charged with two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children.

She has also been charged with arrests and seizures, resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, and contempt of court.

She is currently being held on a $5,000,000 bond.

“First of all, we wish to thank the public for the massive outpouring of concern regarding this case,” said Kaua‘i Chief of Police Todd G. Raybuck. “We also want to thank everyone for their patience while investigators worked diligently to comprehensively gather everything they needed in order to obtain this arrest warrant.”

Lori's husband, Chad Daybell, was not arrested.

A warrant was issued by Madison County.

Vallow failed to comply with a court order to produce her kids before authorities, who haven't been seen since September, by January 30.

17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old J.J. Vallow haven't been seen since September. Their disappearance was featured last week on Dateline NBC.

–Kaua‘i police arrest Lori Vallow on $5 million warrant from Idaho– LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD)...

Posted by Kaua'i Police Department on Thursday, February 20, 2020