‘Cult mom’ Lori Vallow’s new husband Chad Daybell appears to be packing up and moving out of his Hawaii home as his wife is being held on $5million bail.
Daybell, a 51-year-old author of doomsday books, was spotted on Wednesday directing a furniture truck outside the Princeville apartment he and Vallow had been renting.
He was seen helping workers move large furniture into the truck in photos obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, before his wife appeared in court later the same day.
Vallow, 46, has been charged with desertion and nonsupport of dependent children JJ, seven, and Tylee, 17, who have been missing since September in Idaho.
The mystery behind the missing children and the tight-lipped parents deepened when Daybell and Vallow left Idaho and emerged in Hawaii in January.
Vallow was arrested last week by Kauai police on an Idaho warrant over the disappearance of her children.
‘Cult mom’ Lori Vallow’s new husband Chad Daybell appears to be packing up and moving out of his Princeville, Hawaii home as his wife is being held on $5million bail. Daybell was spotted wearing a red T-shirt and jeans while moving items into a furniture truck on Wednesday
A truck for furniture rental company R-A-C was seen in front of Daybell’s home around 12.40pm Hawaii time
A closer look at the moving truck reveals there was a large dresser inside
After loading furniture into the truck Daybell shook the hand of a man who helped him
Vallow claims that she had plans to move to Hawaii to be with Daybell before she was hit with charges over the disappearance of her two children in Idaho
The couple had reportedly been holed up in this three-bedroom condo at the Kaiulani of Princeville Townhomes in Princeville, Hawaii
Daybell was seen wearing a red T-shirt and blue jeans and black shoes in front of his Princeville home while speaking to workers hauling items into a truck belonging to furniture rental company R-A-C.
Inside the moving truck a massive dresser was laid on its side.
After working with movers, Daybell was at a local store shopping for a Sharpie marker.
He appeared to be in good spirits and even flashed a smile as he roamed the store sporting a bright blue polo and jeans.
When asked upon leaving the supermarket, ‘How are you liking Hawaii, Chad?’ he replied, ‘It’s nice’.
When probed on how much longer he’ll be there Chad replied, ‘I don’t know’ shaking his head.
While he was shopping, his wife Vallow appeared in court, where a judge refused to reduce her bail and it was confirmed at $5million.
She appeared stone-faced in court in Kauai on Wednesday in an orange uniform where she gave curt one-word answers and waived an extradition hearing in order to expedite her return to Idaho to face charges.
Vallow’s lawyer argued that she came to Hawaii, where Daybell lives, in a move planned before Idaho authorities filed charges against her.
Lori Vallow pictured in an orange jumpsuit in court Wednesday on the Hawaiian island of Kauai for a hearing to reduce bail, which was denied. She’s being held on $5million bail
Seven-year-old Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September. Police in the city of Rexburg, Idaho, have said they ‘strongly believe that Joshua and Tylee’s lives are in danger’
It’s not immediately clear when Vallow will be taken to Idaho to face charges.
Police say that Vallow and Daybell have repeatedly lied about the children’s whereabouts and that the kids may be in danger.
Meanwhile in Idaho, Madison County prosecutors filed several subpoenas on Tuesday calling upon Lori and Chad Daybell’s landlord of their Princeville condo, Kauai Beach Resort and Kennedy Elementary in Rexburg, to provide documents.
On Tuesday. Daybell made a surprise visit to the jail where Vallow is being held, DailyMailTV’s exclusive photos revealed Wednesday.
He visited her at the Kauai Community Correctional Center on Tuesday at approximately 2pm local time and was spotted afterwards in his car having an intense conversation on the phone.
According to public information officer Toni Schwartz: ‘Lori Vallow’s husband Chad Daybell was allowed a one-hour visit yesterday afternoon.
‘Wardens have discretion to hold separate visits when a high-profile situation creates higher than normal levels of attention, traffic and security strain for our small jail facilities. The separate visit was allowed to prevent further disruption of normal security operations for staff, and was in consideration of other inmates and their visitors’.
Earlier this week it was revealed Daybell and his former wife Tammy, who died under mysterious circumstances, were more than $350,000 in debt and filed for bankruptcy in 2008.
While Vallow appeared in court for her bail hearing on Wednesday, Daybell was seen at a local supermarket buying a Sharpie marker pen
Daybell sported a bright blue polo and jeans as he ran errands at the supermarket
While he was shopping, Vallow waived extradition. It’s not clear when she’ll be taken back to Idaho to face charges over her childrens’ disappearance
Daybell searched around the store before checking out with a marker pen
Daybell flashed a smile as he waited in line at the supermarket on Wednesday
Daybell pictured after purchasing the marker and heading back outside
Kauai Prosecutor Justin Kollar said he will work with Idaho authorities on logistics for her departure. The judge set a March 4 status hearing to make sure she has been picked up.
The disappearance of JJ and Tylee captured worldwide attention after authorities pleaded for help in finding them late last year.
Timeline of JJ and Tylee’s disappearance
July 11: Lori Vallow’s husband, Charles Vallow, is killed by her brother, Alex Cox, in Arizona
August: Lori moves children JJ and Tylee to Rexburg, Idaho
September 23: The last time JJ was seen at his school in Idaho
October 19: Chad Daybell’s wife Tammy dies at their Idaho home
October 25: A friend of Tylee receives a text from her phone
November 5: Lori and Chad marry
November 26: Out-of-state relatives ask Idaho police to perform a welfare check on JJ. Lori and Chad claim he is in Arizona with relatives. Police also learn Tylee has not been seen since September, either
November 27: Police execute a search warrant at Lori and Chad’s home, discovering the couple have fled Idaho
December 11: Tammy Daybell’s body is exhumed from the Utah cemetery
December 12: Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, believed to have died in Arizona
December 21: Police issue a press release about JJ and Tylee, revealing they believe their disappearance is linked to Tammy’s death
December 24: Lori and Chad issue a statement through an attorney saying they love their son and daughter and look forward to addressing ‘allegations once they have moved beyond speculation and rumor’
December 30: Police accuse Lori and Chad of lying to investigators and say they believe the couple know where the kids are or what happened to them
January 26: Lori and Chad are seen for the first time in months as police serve two search warrants in Kaua’i
January 30 Lori misses court deadline to produce the children to authorities
February 21: Lori is arrested in Kauai
The probe into JJ and Tylee’s disappearance began in November when Idaho police tried to conduct a welfare check on JJ, who is adopted and has special needs.
Vallow and Daybell claimed JJ was staying with a family friend in Arizona, which Rexburg police said was a lie.
Vallow, also known as Lori Daybell, is also accused of disobeying a court order that required her to bring her children to Idaho authorities last month.
The tangled case includes investigations into three deaths. Vallow’s estranged husband, Charles Vallow, was shot and killed in Phoenix last July by her brother, Alex Cox. Then Cox, who claimed the shooting was in self-defense, died of unknown causes in December.
Vallow moved her family to Idaho in late August. In October, Chad Daybell’s wife, Tammy Daybell, died of what her obituary said was natural causes. When Daybell married Vallow roughly two weeks after Tammy’s death, law enforcement became suspicious and had her remains exhumed.
Test results on Daybell’s remains and toxicology results for Cox have not yet been released.
Vallow reportedly believes she is ‘a god assigned to carry out the work of the 144,000 at Christ’s second coming in July 2020,’ according to divorce documents Charles Vallow filed before his death.
Daybell has written several apocalyptic novels based loosely on the theology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Both he and Vallow were involved in a group that promotes preparing for the biblical end times.
Rexburg police questioned Daybell and Vallow about the missing children in late November, and when detectives returned the next day for a follow-up interview they discovered the couple had left town.
In December, Idaho authorities asked police on Kauai for help finding the couple. On Jan. 26, Kauai police served a search warrant on a vehicle and condo the couple were renting in the resort town of Princeville.
The couple’s move to Kauai was ‘pre-planned,’ De Costa said.
Kauai police did not arrest Daybell and he doesn’t face any charges.