Skip to Content
Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

Judge orders Idaho mother to remain in jail

Vallow Court
NBC News

Lori Vallow being held on $5-million bail

HONOLULU, Hi. (KYMA, KECY) - An Idaho mother whose two children have been missing for months will remain behind bars.

46-year-old Lori Vallow is being held on $5-million bail. Police in Hawaii arrested her Thursday on charges of deserting her children and obstructing law enforcement's attempts to find them.

Vallow's children, 17-year-old Tylee and 7-year-old JJ, haven't been seen since September of last year. The search for the kids began two months later after police in Idaho tried to conduct a welfare check on her son. He has special needs.

Police ordered her to produce the children by January 30. Vallow failed to do so. Officers aren't saying if they believe the children are still alive.

Vallow returns to court on March 2. That's when a judge will decide when authorities will take her back to Idaho to face charges there.

Crime / State & Regional News / Top Stories

Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.


Leave a Reply