Agree, doesn't look good but also looks complicated.
Police searching for Rexburg children believed to be in serious danger | East Idaho News
I believe this is going to be a more complicated case than it looks on the surface. The children's mother (Lori Wallows) recently married a man (Chad Daybell) a few weeks after his wife died. It was presumed the late wife had died of natural causes but was exhumed recently and her death is now being investigated.
The new wife's husband was shot in a family argument earlier this year:
Chandler Police identify man who was shot dead during family fight
The husband and wife are not cooperating with police and have since vanished.
From the obituary of the first wife of Chad Daybell, Tammy Douglas Daybell passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Salem, Idaho.
She is also the mother of 5 kids who may all be adults, not sure. Obituary states: Tammy is survived by her husband and five children
From the second article:
They also determined that within weeks
of Tammy Daybell’s death, her surviving husband, Chad Daybell, had married Rexburg resident Lori Vallow, who is the mother of the missing children, according to a news release.
Tammy Daybell's husband (not sure if he was first) but the one preceding Chad died according to this article dated July 11, 2019. Interesting to me is that not only were they estranged but he lived in Texas. Chandler Police identify man who was shot dead during family fight
Chandler Police officials have identified a 63-year-old man who died following a family fight that ended in a shooting.
According to a statement, the victim, identified as Charles Vallow of Texas
Kids haven't been seen since September 23? That would be BEFORE Chad's first wife died.
Do the schools not have a duty to report a child missing
? This seems insane that the family reported the ONE child missing but nothing from school to child protective services?
My mini timeline
July 11, 2019
Charles Vallow (The estranged husband of Lori Vallow, now Daybell and Father of Joshua) Dies in TEXAS
Shot twice in chest by Lori's brother during an argument. No charges
September 23, 2019
Joshua Vallow last attended Kennedy Elementary in Rexburg, ID
(no relative has spoken to him since either)
Tylee Ryan, 17 had been living w/ Lori and is eventually discovered missing as well.
(my guess is a different family than who asked for the welfare check for Joshua? )
October 19, 2019
Tammy Daybell dies in Salem, Idaho
October 22, 1019
Tammy Daybell death determined Suspicious
November 26, 2019
Welfare check conducted, Lori and Chad say Joshua with friend in AZ
November 27, 2019
LE determine "friend" was lie, return with search warrants to find Lori and Chad left abruptly
December 11, 2019
Tammy Daybell's body exhumed
Joshua is a 7-year-old with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 4 feet tall and weighs 50 pounds.
Tylee is a 17-year-old with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the children since Sept. is asked to contact the Rexburg Police Department, at 1-208-359-3000, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), at 1-800-THE-LOST.
Are Chad and Lori POI's and sleuthable?