Idaho cult mom Lori Vallow's eldest son slams her for refusing to reveal missing siblings' location
Colby Ryan said it 'hurts so much' that his mom was not willing to help authorities find his siblings
An Idaho mother who caught national headlines after it emerged that she did not report her children missing for more than three months and refused to cooperate with the authorities, has been slammed by her eldest son in a new interview.
Speaking on NBC's Dateline, Colby Ryan described how it "hurts so much" that his mom Lori Vallow would not help the police find his missing siblings seven-year-old Joshua 'JJ' Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, whose whereabouts have not been known since September, 2019.
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) previously reported how Vallow and her fifth husband Chad Daybell had fled their Rexburg, Idaho, home on November 26 after authorities started investigating the disappearance of the two children.
After months on the run, Vallow was arrested in Hawaii in February, 2020, three weeks after she failed to attend a January 30 hearing in Madison County, Idaho, to which she had been ordered to bring Joshua and Tylee.
She had subsequently been charged with two felony counts of desertion and non-support of dependent children, as well as resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, and contempt of court. However, with the children still missing, she and Daybell could also face charges of murder, attempted murder, and criminal conspiracy.
"It hurts so much," Ryan said. "And on top of that, we have a million questions. You can't call your own mom, can't go to her house and see your siblings — you're just out in the cold."
He also described attending the January court hearing and said, "We were so confused, like how do you not produce the kids? That's the whole reason you're in jail right now."
Ryan had previously spoken out about the ordeal shortly after his mother had been arrested in Hawaii and said he was "done" with her.
"I'm done. I've been done the day that I saw them [Vallow and Daybell] without the kids walking around Hawaii," he had said.
However, he had insisted that he didn't think she would harm his siblings. "I feel like my mom would die for the kids, so to see this and hear it, and also be questioning why they're not being found, that's where this all comes into a battle into what you think and what you feel," he shared.
He also revealed that he had first noticed a change in his mother around a year ago when she moved to Hawaii with Tylee and left behind then-husband Charles Vallow, who was ultimately shot and killed.
It is believed that it was around this time that she met Daybell, a doomsday prophet of sorts who had written several books revolving around the end of the world and who had been excommunicated from the Mormon Church.
The couple had reportedly gone on to form a cult called 'Preparing A People,' details of which were included in divorce papers filed by Charles Vallow. In the documents, he had said Lori had become "infatuated" and "obsessive about near-death experiences and spiritual visions".