• Chad Daybell told reporters Tylee Ryan and Joshua Vallow were "safe," but didn't provide any further information before leaving Hawaii
  • Daybell left for Idaho ahead of Lori Vallow's expected extradition in the next few days
  • Police in Chandler, Arizona, are investigating two emails allegedly linked to the death of Lori Vallow's former husband, Charles Vallow

Lori Vallow’s husband, Chad Daybell, said the couple’s missing kids, Tylee Ryan and Joshua Vallow, were allegedly “safe” before leaving Hawaii while Arizona police are investigating emails that are allegedly linked to the death of Vallow’s former husband, Charles Vallow.

Chad Daybell made the comments to reporters when he arrived at a Hawaii airport Thursday for his flight back to Idaho for Lori Vallow’s extradition. Daybell told reporters “the kids are safe” but didn’t provide any details about their alleged condition.

Their neighbors in Hawaii told reporters Daybell told them a similar story before leaving.

“Then I said ‘are your kids okay’ and he said ‘yes,’” Daybell and Vallow’s neighbor, Sharon Olsen, said. “I said ‘is Lori okay’ and he said ‘yes.’”

Tylee Ryan and Joshua Vallow were last reportedly seen in on Sept. 23 near their home in Rexburg, Idaho, but they weren’t formally declared missing until December. Lori Vallow was arrested on Feb. 20 in Hawaii on charged of desertion and non-support of dependent children after ignoring a court order to produce her children.

She is being held on $5 million bond and is expected to be sent back to Rexburg in the coming days.

Daybell’s comments come days after an interview with ABC News where he refused to comment on the situation. He was asked if the kids were ok and if he wanted to comment on the case or his wife’s charges.

“I just can't comment,” Daybell said. He continued, saying he was “just grateful for any support. We just have to wait for the legal process to work through.”

Daybell’s newest comments also come as police in Chandler, Arizona, said it had obtained two emails investigators suspect are linked to the death of Charles Vallow in July 2019. Police said Lori Vallow allegedly posed as her late husband and sent one email to Daybell and before Charles Vallow reportedly learned about it and email her brother, Adam Cox.

In the first email, Lori Vallow, allegedly posing as her then-husband, asked Daybell if he could come out to their home in Chandler to work as a ghostwriter on a book for “him.” This included an offer to let Daybell stay in their house’s guest room if he took up the offer.

After Charles Vallow reportedly found the email, he tried getting in touch with Adam Cox on June 29, 12 days before Charles Vallow was allegedly killed in self-defense by Lori Vallow's older brother Alex Cox.

“It is suspicious and it draws various questions that we would need to ask Lori and Tylee and possibly Chad to get to the bottom of it,” Chandler police Sergeant Jason McClimans told reporters.

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