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Woman and children still a “no-show” in Rexburg

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REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - There is still no sign of Lori Vallow or her missing children, Tylee Ryan and J.J. Vallow, in Madison County.

J.J. Vallow and Tylee Ryan

A recent Child Protection case demanded she appear with the children before Rexburg Police or the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare by the close of business Thursday. The order was presented to Vallow when police found her in Hawaii on Saturday.

Madison County Prosecutor Rob Wood said the case remains sealed and confidential. "We are grateful for the concern and attention being shown regarding the location, health and safety of Tyler Ryan and J.J. Vallow. We again renew our gratitude for the help received and continue to request that anybody with information regarding the whereabouts of the children come forward."

On Thursday morning, J.J.'s grandparents, Kay and Larry Woodcock arrived at the Rexburg Police Station to meet with the FBI in a closed-door meeting.

This is the second time in one month the Woodcocks arrived in Idaho from their home in Louisiana to help police in their desperate search for the two kids.

In an interview early Thursday morning, Woodcock said he does not believe Lori will be able to produce the children to authorities by the deadline.

He said he does not believe the children would be missing if Lori had not made such a drastic change, subscribing to the so-called "doomsday" beliefs.

"That is not the same Lori we knew for the past 13 years," Woodcock said. "This past year has just been non-understandable (sic). I don't understand how any mother can just walk away from her children for months, now. I don't know who that person is anymore. I don't understand how you could lose the love for one of the kindest young men - he's only seven years old, but he's my little man."

Wood said the prosecutor's office will appeal to the court to allow his office to put forward any new information that might be important to the public, but until then would have no further comment.

He did add, "We hope and pray that the children will be produced or found and that they are safe and healthy."

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  1. So, if the goddess and Hung Chad did board a plane with the narrative of returning to Rexburg, as ordered, this wouldn’t provide an avenue of escape while changing plans somewhere? This,of course, assumes, they would be traveling on their.own.
    Now, don’t any of you keyboard detectives take my idea and go calling the FBI or Madison County Sheriff’s Office and mention it. I’m sure Law Enforcement hasn’t considered that scenario.

    1. They’re probably ‘under surveillance’, Hugh. You know, like Mayberry’s ‘law-enforcement’ kept her under surveillance after the children’s custodial parent died? Or like the obvious and exceptional ‘surveillance’ the School authorities used when the children just STOPPED attending school back in September? Best description of this ‘investigation’ is a two-word phrase. The first word is ‘cluster-‘. 🙁

  2. Just curious. I realize the ‘hope springs eternal’ aspect of believing these children to still be alive. Honestly. However, how can anyone with the IQ of a DIXIE CUP actually believe ANYONE is going to believe this skank will appear with her children? Give me ten minutes alone with ‘it’ and I’ll ‘solve’ this mystery really quick. All I need is her hands and a pair of dikes. I’ll supply the dikes. Anybody who thinks I’m grandstanding doesn’t realize just HOW bad I HATE sub-humans who abuse children! 🙁

    1. Let’s hope they are safe. Maybe the mother and her husband are just screwballs. Maybe that isn’t the case. Maybe what many fear is true.

      I have to say though after reading some of your comments over the past few years, you must be a very lonely broken human being. You never miss an opportunity to share your wisdom with the world. You mistakenly think you are somehow “adding” to the world when in fact you are trying to make it as missable as you are. No one cares about anything you have to say. Make the world better for yourself by making the world better. There is time.

      1. 1. I don’t really CARE whether/what other people ‘care’ about what I write

        2. I derive my….what, personality(?) ‘negative’ based on DECADES of observations/common sense
        3. I have seen FAR too many of the nothing-bad-ever-happens types to believe that their thoughts are usually contradictive to self-survival
        4. If what I say bothers you that much, simply don’t read it

        5. You misspelled miserable. I believe

        1. Reply to Thomas
          Yes I did spell it wrong. I can blame it on the auto spell correct. Can you blame your poor grammar, poor sentence structure, and lack of knowledge of punctuation on a spell checker or is it just you?

          Years of observation? I have a feeling that is all you do. Sit and watch the world, an armchair quarterback of the world and all that occurs.

          Shouldn’t it have been contradictory instead of contradictive?

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