BOISE, Idaho — Police in Rexburg, Idaho, issued a press release in December 2019, asking for the public's help in locating two missing children.
Police said the series of events leading up to the decision to make the case public included a death investigation, a wedding, and some interesting travels.
What followed was an investigative frenzy spanning multiple states, from Arizona to Idaho to Hawaii, that captured the attention and speculation of the news media, bloggers, amateur sleuths and thousands of concerned citizens across the country.
KTVB put together a brief timeline to help people understand when some of the events tied to this mystery took place.
The timeline begins with the divorce of Charles and Lori Vallow in February 2019. Within six months, Charles will be dead. By November, Lori will be re-married to Chad Daybell, a man whose previous wife died weeks earlier. Two kids aged 7 and 17, Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan, vanished at some point during this series of events. They were both last seen in Rexburg, Idaho, in September 2019.
Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell were found in Hawaii in January. Police ordered her to deliver the children to Idaho by the end of January.
Lori was arrested in Hawaii in February and extradited to Idaho to face charges.
She remains in the Madison County Jail.
On June 9, 2020, police announced they had found unidentified human remains at Chad Daybell's home in Salem, Idaho. He was taken into police custody for questioning.
Police later identified the remains as being JJ and Tylee's.
Both Lori and Chad are now in jail facing charges connected to the deaths.
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Over the course of the investigation, there have been reports on the religious beliefs of Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell and whether those beliefs might have anything to do with the children's disappearance.
We've also learned more about Lori's family and the strange events surrounding them, including her brother killing her former husband before ending up dead himself.
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