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Lori Vallow awaits extradition to Idaho after bail request gets rejected in Hawaii

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 12:22:36-05

The mother of two missing children with ties to Arizona remains behind bars in Hawaii, but will soon be on her way back to Idaho, where she and the kids lived before they disappeared.

Lori Vallow appeared in court Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to have her $5 million bail reduced, but her request was rejected over concerns she may be a flight risk.

Vallow, 46, was arrested last week and charged in connection to the disappearance of her two children -- 7-year-old JJ Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan. Police believe she and her new husband, Chad Daybell, either know the location of the kids or what happened to them.

In the same hearing held Wednesday in a Hawaii courtroom, Vallow waived extradition, and according to court records, "would like to expedite her return" to Idaho.

A March 4 status hearing has been set to track progress on organizing her transport, and a spokesman for the Madison County Sheriff's Office in Idaho said it will likely take "a few days" to get Vallow back to their jurisdiction, according to MCSO.

Sgt. Isaac Payne also said the Sheriff's Office is looking into extra security measures for Vallow's safety while in their custody, due to her high profile in connection with JJ and Tylee's disappearances. However, the goal is to have her treated like every other inmate and she will most likely share a cell with another inmate.

Vallow is facing multiple charges, including two felony counts of desertion and non-support of dependent children, according to police.

JJ and Tylee have been missing since September, with JJ last seen in Rexburg and Tylee last seen in Yellowstone National Park, according to authorities. The kids had lived in Gilbert with their mother before moving to Idaho one month before they went missing.

Vallow's arrest comes about four weeks after she failed to comply with a court order to produce JJ and Tylee in Madison County on Jan. 30.