Lori Vallow, the mother of 2 missing children, has been arrested in Hawaii. She is being held on $5 million bail.
Vallow and her new husband, Chad Daybell (pictured), fled to Hawaii after police and federal agents in Idaho questioned them repeatedly about the location of Joshua Vallow, 7, and his sister, Tylee Ryan, 17.
Vallow was arrested on Thursday in Kauai, a month after she missed a court-ordered deadline to bring the children to the Rexburg Police Department in Idaho.
Tylee and Joshua were last seen in September 2019, according to police. Surveillance cameras at an Idaho storage facility showed Vallow and Daybell removing heavy items from a storage unit.
Police served a search warrant on the storage unit, but did not disclose if any evidence was found.
The case has frustrated law enforcement who believe the children are deceased.
At least 5 people have died under suspicious circumstances in Vallow's inner circle, including her late husband, Charles, and Daybell's wife, Tammy, who told police that a man fired several shots at her in the weeks before she died mysteriously in her sleep.
Vallow and Daybell married 2 weeks after Tammy's death. Tammy's body was exhumed by police. Toxicology results are pending.
Vallow's first husband, Charles, was shot and killed by her brother, Alex, on July 11, 2019. Alex claimed he shot Charles in self-defense. Vallow was at home at the time of the shooting. She corroborated the story that her brother gave police.
Alex mysteriously died on December 11, 2019 of unknown causes.
Vallow and Daybell are cult members who were preparing for the second coming of Jesus in July 2020. Daybell is not in custody, police confirm.
The search continues for Tylee and Joshua. Tylee was preparing to return to college at the time of her disappearance. Joshua, who was adopted, was diagnosed with autism.