Idaho court date set for mother of two missing children
During a status hearing Wednesday, Kauai County Prosecutor Justin Kollar said a transport team is in Hawaii ready to pick up Lori Vallow sometime Wednesday.
Vallow’s court appearance in Idaho has been set for Friday at 2 p.m. at the Madison County Courthouse in Rexburg.
Vallow was arrested in Hawaii and faces multiple charges, including two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of children, according to a criminal complaint filed in an Idaho court.
Vallow chose to waive extradition to "expediate her return there, so she can defend herself against these false accusations," attorney Craig De Costa said at a hearing Wednesday.
The missing children, Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua "J.J." Vallow, 7, were last seen in September. Vallow and her husband fled Idaho when investigators started looking into their disappearance, police have said.
Rexburg police conducted a child welfare check in late Nov., after relatives told them no one had spoken to J.J. in two months. He last attended school Sept. 23, police said.