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Idaho Attorney General to take over Lori Daybell case

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 15:28:41-04

The Idaho Attorney General will be taking over the case involving Lori Daybell, who has yet to disclose the location of two missing children.

New documents accepted last week show the State of Idaho’s Office of the Attorney General will “assume full responsibility and authority for the case.”

Last month, two of Daybell's attorneys stepped down.

Daybell is facing five counts in the case of her missing children, 7-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan -- two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children and one misdemeanor count each of resisting and obstructing an officer, solicitation of a crime and contempt.

JJ and Tylee have been missing since September. During an investigation by Rexburg police, they found "no evidence or verification of anyone providing for the housing, food, clothing, education or medical care" for the children since that time.