BOISE, Idaho — Police in Rexburg, Idaho, issued a press release in December 2019, asking for the public's help in locating two missing children.
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.
Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell were last seen in Hawaii. Police ordered her to deliver the children to Idaho by the end of January.
The children have now been missing for nearly six months.
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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.
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