Dr. Phil to Interview Family of Missing Rexburg Kids
When Dateline announced their "Where Are The Children?" episode that would try to unravel some of the strange events in a case that's baffled the nation, a few of you said you wished that Dr. Phil would get involved too.
Well, that's happening this Thursday at 3 p.m. on Channel 2. Thursday's episode is titled "'Doomsday Couple' Found in Hawaii; Family of Missing Children Speak Out." In the video preview for the episode, you'll recognize Kay and Larry Woodcock, 7 year-old JJ Vallow's grandparents and Annie Cushing, 17 year-old Tylee Ryan's aunt. Cushing is Vallow's former sister-in-law through her previous marriage to Joseph Ryan. I can't figure out who the fourth guest on the set is.
Since the Dateline episode aired, there's been major developments in the case. Lori Vallow has been arrested and is being held on $5 million bond in Hawaii. She faces two felony charges of desertion and a handful of misdemeanor charges.
There have also been several instances pointing to people who know where the children are. According to Nate Eaton of East Idaho News, one of those instances is in court papers filed in a custody case against Vallow's niece, Melani Pawlowski. According to those documents, Pawlowski's ex-husband, Brandon Boudreaux, believes she knows what happened to the two children and won't cooperate with law enforcement.
In another in depth article about the religious circle surrounding Vallow and her new husband, Chad Daybell, Eaton shared a screen shot from a paid message board called "Another Voice of Warning" where the site's operator claims to have had an hour long conversation with that couple. The post alleges that the case is an ugly custody battle between Vallow and the Woodcocks. He goes on to explain that Chad is planning to write a new book telling the couple's side of the story but won't speak publicly.
Examining the activity on the AVOW forum was just a small part of a larger and extremely interesting article. If you've been following the case and haven't read it, you can do so by clicking HERE. I'd set aside about 10-15 minutes to get all the way through it. There's a lot of information in it.
Many of us have assumed the worse for these kids, but I'm hoping these new developments lead to us finding out they're still alive somewhere.