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Idaho authorities possibly used a decoy vehicle to transport Lori Vallow, report says

A decoy vehicle helped keep the public from seeing Lori Vallow

Lori Vallow, aka Lori Daybell, right, appears in court in Kauai, Hawaii on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Seated in the gallery is her husband, Chad Daybell, front row in blue tie.
Lori Vallow, aka Lori Daybell, right, appears in court in Kauai, Hawaii, on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Seated in the gallery is her husband, Chad Daybell, front row in blue tie.
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Idaho authorities possibly used a decoy vehicle to transport Lori Vallow from the airport to the sheriff’s office, KSL-TV reports.

What’s going on?

Vallow had a court appearance Friday, where she received a reduced bond and an ankle bracelet, as Deseret News’ Annie Knox and KSL-TV’s Garna Mejia reported.

Police officials decided to transport Vallow from the Rexburg, Idaho, airport to the Madison County Sheriff’s office. Video footage showed her loaded into a Ford Expedition, which was reportedly on its way to the sheriff’s office.

But there may be more the story. KSL-TV reports:

“KSL TV’s Garna Mejia watched as a van pulled up and the garage door was lowered, hoping for a glimpse of Vallow. ...

“KPHO reporters captured a shot of that same gray Ford Expedition pulling in through another gate, where detectives quickly escorted a woman in black with blonde hair into the facility.

“Multiple eyewitness accounts and sources connected to the sheriff’s office told KSL that Vallow was really ushered into the jail through the side door observed in the video with the Ford Expedition.

“Minutes later, the same detectives that had escorted Vallow, came around the corner and went inside. Later, they came out and unloaded the gray SUV. Overall, it was a long trip that Payne explained went better than expected.”

What the video footage shows

KSL-TV captured some video footage of the van arriving and a gate closing.

More on Lori Vallow

  • The case of Vallow has been surrounded by “suspicious deaths and allegations of cultlike religious beliefs,” according to The Associated Press.
  • Vallow originally fled from Idaho to Hawaii where she was arrested in February. Her two children — Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, have been missing since September. She and her new husband, Chad Daybell, have been living in Hawaii without the missing children, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.