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Old 25th February 2020, 06:05 PM   #241
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Lori Vallow is seeking a reduction in bail (I think this is the second time, not sure), the hearing will be Wednesday. Lawyer will argue that she's not a flight risk and was willing to turn herself in.

Edit: That is to say, basically exactly what was said at her first hearing, although I thought the bail had been dealt with then.

ETA: This is indeed her second attempt.
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Old 25th February 2020, 06:37 PM   #242
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Also a rumor from "sources close to the investigation" going around on Daily Mail and a few other sites that investigators intend to search Yellowstone but are waiting for snow to melt.
This may be where this thread and the Grizzly Bear thread converge. If they killed the children and left them in Yellowstone in September, the remains may have been eaten by bears...which may remain in their intestines 'til they come out of torpor when the weather warms.

A hard way to be convicted - "You're story's a pile of carp, and that's exactly where we found the evidence to prove it'.

Also a bad day to be a park ranger!

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Hommes, when you see a poster referring to a suspect as 'the Chadster', and suggesting a child witness should be lumped in as a conspirator to murder, it should give you pause. Perhaps...hear me out, now...perhaps said poster is being somewhat irreverent? Perhaps if the media calls suspects 'The Doomsday Couple', and a poster (who repeatedly says the cult thing is irrelevant) riffs on the theme...perhaps you shouldn't take it quite so soberly? You're not an imbecile. You know what flippancy is, and should be able to recognize it. Especially when so on-the-nose.

You claimed I was wrong in that cult mama Melanie Gibbs wasn't reached by phone the night of the welfare check. My point was that she was oddly not reachable until after the Daybells beat feet (and Niece Melanie confirmed they left that night). That it was late that night, rather than the following morning, is trivial. {eta: that the police knew Lori lied about the children the night before and still didn't put Lori under surveillance for the next 12 hours or otherwise act is genuinely foolish} Although we do not know the exact times, Gibbs stayed out of contact till the Daybells were out of Dodge, and only offered the criminal calls when the Daybells were out of the continental US.

Serious question: why did you argue this? Just to say I was wrong (on an utterly inconsequential triviality)? Why mindlessly snipe when this is such an interesting OP?

I think we would do well to have some time away...not respond to each other, just for a bit...see other posters, maybe...perhaps we're going a little too fast.

Till our paths cross again on some lonely thread, adieu.
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Old 25th February 2020, 09:09 PM   #244
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Hommes, when you see a poster referring to a suspect as 'the Chadster', and suggesting a child witness should be lumped in as a conspirator to murder, it should give you pause.
Thank you for admitting that a good faith attempt to engage you when you started arguing was a waste of time from the beginning, yet again.
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Thank you for admitting that a good faith attempt to engage you when you started arguing was a waste of time from the beginning, yet again.
You have got to be kidding me.There is no 'good faith attempt to engage' when you do nothing but scan posts for something to dispute, insult, ridicule, and attempt to lecture. Yet again. It's a discussion, not a freaking battle. Lighten up.
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Correction, today's hearing is seeking a reduction to $100,000-$125,000 this time, not $10,000.
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Old 26th February 2020, 04:55 PM   #247
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Correction, today's hearing is seeking a reduction to $100,000-$125,000 this time, not $10,000.
How much insurance money do they have left? Ad which state gets the bail money when the evade?

And shouldn't a few federal offenses kick in about now?
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So the results of today's hearing:

-Bail remains at $5M, judge declined to reduce it due to her history of ignoring court orders.

-Lori has waived her right to an extradition hearing and can now be extradited to Idaho.

-There will be a status hearing next Wednesday to further the extradition process.

To answer casebro, the reduction sought for bail was based on Chad having ~$152,000 in an account. No idea on which state collects.

ETA: Chad apparently was not present at today's hearing.
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Also, Melani is denying any knowledge of where the kids are. There's also some more divorce drama, for example she claims Brandon threatened to attack her and take the kids when confronted with porn addiction. Other claims include Brandon having shady business dealings and it was probably someone else trying to off him.
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Also, Melani is denying any knowledge of where the kids are. There's also some more divorce drama, for example she claims Brandon threatened to attack her and take the kids when confronted with porn addiction. Other claims include Brandon having shady business dealings and it was probably someone else trying to off him.
It's going to be interesting to see how she counters the claim that her own (new) husband has told the police she claimed involvement in the shooting attempt on Brandon. I don't see how that doesn't lose her case all by itself, unless something absolutely amazing comes out - like the claim is a total lie and both new-husband and the police deny he ever said such a thing to them.
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Supposedly this is part of a counter-statement through her legal representation, I haven't seen any sign of the actual documents.
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OH, apparently they are claiming Alex was at the storage bins on the day of the alleged shooting attempt, 2 October.
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OH, apparently they are claiming Alex was at the storage bins on the day of the alleged shooting attempt, 2 October.
That seems to be true. On either the 2nd or the 3rd, Lori and a man, presumably Alex, visit the storage unit and remove a heavy plastic tote and a single wheel (from an as yet unidentified vehicle), taking these items away.

A trip from Phoenix, AZ to Idaho Falls is either a 14-hour drive or a ~4-hour express flight. It seems a more exacting timeline would be useful here. The exact times Lori and the man visited the storage unit, and the exact time of the reported shooting in Arizona. It would also help to have more information from the local police about that incident. For now, we're lacking all of these unfortunately.
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There is one helpful thing I know regarding this offhand. The storage bins are right next to the airport in Rexburg.

ETA: However, flying there and back would make the Jeep out of place.
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There is one helpful thing I know regarding this offhand. The storage bins are right next to the airport in Rexburg.
But the shooting took place from the Jeep that was Tylee was driving in Idaho. They had to have driven, no?

The storage unit basically contained a rubbermaid of winter clothing and bikes. The kids would still have a great deal more by way of possessions, still unaccounted for. Not clear on why this odd selection was in storage.
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Also, is it time to move this thread to Trials and Errors?
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Thermal, I had edited my post.
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Just realized we're missing a piece of information, although it probably would have come up by now. Did Tylee have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
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StillSleepy, I saw that afterwards.
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Just realized we're missing a piece of information, although it probably would have come up by now. Did Tylee have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
We are missing a ton of info regarding the kids, but it won't get released as they are still minors in an investigation.

I'm interested in the Daybells bank and phone records, which Idaho is subpoenaing. They will likely tell the tale.
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Lack of any kind of support payments seems to be one of the major reasons Lori got her desertion charges, though I'd be interested to know it there was any sort of large payment to a friend beforehand.
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Prediction: she's gonna walk, a la Casey Anthony. She's basically going to say the kids are missing/ran away and Idaho has no law requiring her to report that.
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I wonder if the jeep would work against that claim. Going even further, I wonder what police have on the doorbell cam, since they have footage from before and after JJ was last seen at school. I'm simply not sure how the desertion charges in Idaho work. It could be, however unlikely, that failure to report constitutes desertion. Actually, running away makes some strange amount of sense, particularly if Tylee actually has a maturing fund. JJ was last seen the day before her birthday, after all...
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The Jeep should be fairly easy to place in Arizona, if there is a time frame. Toll booths, gas receipts, surveillance cameras...that's a long way to travel invisibly. And with the Jeep impounded, they went over it with a fine tooth comb. I think a lot of newer vehicles have GPS information accessible on them, don't they?

Re: doorbell camera: yeah, could prove they could not have driven to Arizona in the necessary time, or show an out-of-pattern absence that would circumstantially support that they were.
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Actually, running away makes some strange amount of sense, particularly if Tylee actually has a maturing fund.
No it doesn't. The whole country knows what she looks like. How could she live undetected by the public and why would she want that?

The only possibility is that she is being intentionally hidden or disguised so that the public and authorities cannot discover her.
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No it doesn't. The whole country knows what she looks like. How could she live undetected by the public and why would she want that?

The only possibility is that she is being intentionally hidden or disguised so that the public and authorities cannot discover her.
Problem is, she looks exactly like forty other kids I saw today.

Posit: she may actually be on the run from mom, knowing something. Keeping quiet, lest Idaho puts her back in the same house.
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Running away does not mean that one is moving about, simply that Lori does not know where she is. And if Tylee has JJ, that's even more reason not to resurface. It's also not necessarily a good thing, at least from Tylee's perspective, for Granny or anyone else to become JJ's guardian. While I agree that it's less likely than simply being dead or imprisoned, it's definitely an angle. The things this possibility could not explain, however, are Lori having all four of the phone, card, birth certificates, and jeep, as well as Lori telling people Tylee died the year prior. Which creepily sounds like a severe narcissistic wound.

Thermal, I hadn't considered that info being useful for the Alex angle, I was actually thinking about the fact that if Tylee ran away it's odd Lori has her preferred vehicle, as well as all the other stuff I just mentioned.
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If she ran away, the last thing she would want to be driving is a vehicle that Lori could provide tag info to police.

Another option is culty peeps or other family grabbing the kids to protect them. They think they are saving the kids from the psycho mom, but are actually kidnapping so have to lay low. Longshot, but there.
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Yeah, I keep wondering if grandma or Melanie Gibb is double-bluffing. I think Melanie's house had no sign of the children though.
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Another thing is if Tylee ran away to somewhere nearby, so she wouldn't have needed the jeep.
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Yeah, granny got Dead Charles' $1,000,000 inheritance, but is only offering $20K for info about JJ. It's remotely plausible she is holing them up and trying to put their psycho mom out of the picture.

eta: Gibbs is on Team Lori, methinks. The timing of her communications to police were far too beneficial to Lori to be coincidence, IMO.
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Prediction: she's gonna walk, a la Casey Anthony. She's basically going to say the kids are missing/ran away and Idaho has no law requiring her to report that.
I really hope you are wrong, and they find charges that will keep her incarcerated.

Though I don't want to sound like I enjoy retribution - I will say it anyway! Just now watching her on the news today, she has lost some of the smugness she was displaying. As if she is realizing this won't "blow over", and it made me smile. Those kids are no longer alive, and she is well aware of it.
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More optimistic scenario: Lori has JJ holed up with cult buddies while she tries to shake down Granny for some of that tasty inheritance cash. It would account for their oddly noncommital behavior and 'legal mess' comments, as well as why they did not go into hiding. Also accounts for granny's low reward offer: she doesn't want it big enough for a culter to 'find' JJ and split the kitty with the Daybells.
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If she ran away, the last thing she would want to be driving is a vehicle that Lori could provide tag info to police.

Another option is culty peeps or other family grabbing the kids to protect them. They think they are saving the kids from the psycho mom, but are actually kidnapping so have to lay low. Longshot, but there.

I was actually thinking that the culty peeps took Tylee and JJ at the behest of Lori and/or The Chadster. Again, a longshot.
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Old 27th February 2020, 10:24 AM   #276
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I was actually thinking that the culty peeps took Tylee and JJ at the behest of Lori and/or The Chadster. Again, a longshot.
Was typing the same speculation. Trying to find one that simply and plausibly explains the most.
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Old 27th February 2020, 10:35 AM   #277
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Interview with one of Charles' sons:

https://www.eastidahonews.com/2020/0...-lori-daybell/

ETA: Also some text chains regarding Charles' death:

https://www.eastidahonews.com/2020/0...after-he-died/
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Old 27th February 2020, 10:40 AM   #278
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Originally Posted by Elagabalus View Post
I was actually thinking that the culty peeps took Tylee and JJ at the behest of Lori and/or The Chadster. Again, a longshot.
I think it's entirely possible. It may be one of those situations where the girl was married off or something...but I'm not able to think of a really plausible scenario for the boy at the moment.

But when I was growing up I knew a parent who was always leaving their kids with relatives, friends, friends-of-friends...pretty much anyone who would take them. In foster care I knew other kids who had been handed off from one unofficial living arrangement to another, usually just because they had parents who couldn't commit to the responsibilities.

I think its possible the Dumbbells just didn't want kids, and left them with someone else to be raised "right" and more importantly -far away.
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See, I wondered about Tylee simply moving out and then getting JJ rather than running away, but then that leads me to the situation with Lori having the phone, card, birth certificates and jeep. Trouble is, particular types of abusive parents will do things like take away the children's means of support when defied to carrot-and-stick the child into behavior the parent wants, so the fact that Lori has these things doesn't instantly disqualify either moving or running away. Also, those types of parents tend to harass the "misbehaving" child whenever they can find them. It's an uncomfortable level of speculation for me, altogether.
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Old 27th February 2020, 02:02 PM   #280
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There is one helpful thing I know regarding this offhand. The storage bins are right next to the airport in Rexburg.

ETA: However, flying there and back would make the Jeep out of place.
Not if the Jeep wasn't brought with when the nee-Vallows initially moved to Rexburg a month prior. Fly there, pick up the Jeep, drive back.

Flying is something that could easily be proven or disproven with a subpoena on airline records, however. Presumably police in Arizona who are still looking into the matter will have done that, but they have not made any statements regarding it.
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