Lori Vallow Daybell and New Husband Spotted on Maui, Children Still Missing

February 18, 2020, 10:10 AM HST · Updated February 19, 8:26 AM
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Lori Vallow Daybell, and her husband, Chad Daybell are spotted renting a car at the Kahului Airport on Maui. A woman who emailed EastIdahoNews.com this photo asked to remain anonymous. | Courtesy photo via Nate Eaton with eastidahonews.com

Update: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 2020

Lori Vallow Daybell, and her new husband, Chad Daybell departed on a flight out of Kahului Airport on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2020, two days after they were initially seen on the island.  Sources observed the couple checking in for a departing flight at around 1:30 p.m..  East Idaho News has since reported that the couple is headed back to Kauaʻi where they had been staying for about two months.

Vallow’s children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua Vallow, have been missing since the end of September 2019.

The case has sparked national media coverage amid the disappearance of the two children and the deaths of both individual’s former spouses as well as Vallow’s brother. No charges have been filed to date.  ***See timeline below.

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Lori Vallow Daybell, and her new husband, Chad Daybell were reportedly spotted at the rental car facility at Maui’s Kahului Airport on Sunday afternoon, according to Nate Eaton with eastidahonews.com.  Eaton tells Maui Now that the publication obtained the photo above from a source who asked to remain anonymous.

Vallow’s children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua Vallow, have been missing since the end of September 2019.

The woman who snapped the photo took it at around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, and sent a letter to the Idaho publication saying she was on the same shuttle as the couple from the Maui airport to the rental car annex.

The case has sparked national media coverage amid the disappearance of the two children and the deaths of both individual’s former spouses as well as Vallow’s brother. No charges have been filed to date.  Over the weekend, the Idaho Press detailed reasons why the couple have not been arrested, primarily citing lack of evidence.

Maui Now reached out to Maui police for comment, and a spokesperson said the Maui Police Department is not involved in any investigations pertaining to Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell at this time; however MPD was advised that the couple was on Maui.

Three Deaths, Two Missing Children
Timeline of Events:

Fox News reported that Lori Vallow’s brother, Alex Cox, killed Lori’s estranged husband Charles Vallow on July 11, 2019 in her Arizona home.  Various media reports indicate that Cox claimed self defense. Since the shooting, the publication reports that Vallow, 46, married Daybell, 51, describing Daybell as “an author of several religious-themed fiction books about prophecies and the end of the world.”

Sept. 23, 2019 was the last day Vallow’s adopted, special needs son, Joshua attended school at Kennedy Elementary in Rexburg, Idaho, according to a police investigation.  Seventeen-year-old Tylee, who was living with Lori Vallow in Rexburg, Idaho, was also not seen since Sept. 2019, according to police.

On Oct. 19, 2019, Tammy Daybell, the former wife of Chad Daybell was found dead at her Fremont County, Idaho home. At the time, the death was believed to be natural, but since then, police say an investigation by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office determined that Daybell’s death may be suspicious.  Police say Daybell was interred three days later in Springville, Utah. Her remains have since been exhumed for autopsy.

On Nov. 27, 2019, Rexburg Police executed search warrants at locations associated with Lori Vallow in an attempt to locate Joshua.  “As the search warrants were being executed, investigators determined that Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell had abruptly vacated their residence and left Rexburg,” police said in a press release issued in December.

On Dec. 11, 2019, Vallow’s Brother, Alex Cox was reportedly found unresponsive in his Gilbert, Arizona, home, according to ABC News.

In January 2020, the Kaua‘i Police Department reported that the couple had been staying on Kaua‘i for an unconfirmed period of time.  During their stay, Vallow had been served with an order of petition in an attempt to have her physically produce her children to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Kaua‘i Police at the time said they were assisting Idaho’s Rexburg Police Department with an active case involving Vallow’s missing children.  Police executed a search warrant on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in support of the ongoing investigation related to the whereabouts of the two children.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, the couple was reportedly spotted at at rental car facility in Kahului, Maui according to Nate Eaton with eastidahonews.com.

In a press release issued in December, Rexburg police said the department in coordination with the FBI and Fremont County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the possible connection between the death of Tammy Daybell, 49, and Vallow’s missing children.

The investigation remains ongoing and is being led by Rexburg police.

Seventeen-year-old Tylee Ryan (right) and 7-year-old Joshua Vallow (left), have been missing since the end of September 2019. PC: Kaua’i Police Department

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