More charges have been filed against an Idaho woman after the remains of two of her children were found months after they disappeared.
The woman, Lori Vallow, was charged Monday with two felony counts of conspiracy to destroy, alter or conceal evidence, according to court documents. She was scheduled to make her initial court appearance on the new charges Tuesday.
She was initially jailed on charges of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. Her bond remains at $1 million. An attorney for Vallow could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.
Human remains were found this month on the property of Vallow’s husband, Chad Daybell, and were identified as those of Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7. The children were reported missing in September.
Daybell was arrested several weeks ago and charged with two counts of concealing evidence. A complaint alleges that he concealed the remains
Authorities in Idaho relied on cellphone tracking data to locate the remains of two children this month after they had been missing since September, court documents say.
The remains of Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, were found June 9 on the property of Chad Daybell, the two children’s stepfather, who married their mother, Lori Vallow, just weeks after his wife of 30 years died under “suspicious circumstances” last year.
Police used information from the cellphone of the children’s late uncle, Alex Cox, to find their remains buried on Daybell’s property, a probable cause affidavit unsealed Friday says.
Cox fatally shot Charles Vallow, Lori Vallow’s ex-husband, in July 2019. Both Lori Vallow and Daybell are in custody in Idaho awaiting court hearings on separate felony charges.