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Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell located in Hawaii, missing siblings not found

Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell — the mother and stepfather of two children from Arizona who have been missing since September shortly after moving to Idaho – have been located in Hawaii Sunday, officials confirmed.

The two children — Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, — were not found with the couple in Kauai, Hawaii, according to authorities. Their mother was ordered to psychically produce the two children before a court in Idaho within five days, Fox 10 Phoenix reported.

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Kauai Police pulled over Lori Vallow, 46, and Chad Daybell, 51, around 3:30 p.m. as they were riding in a black Ford Explorer along the Kuhio Highway, East Idaho News reported. The rental vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the Kauai Beach Resort. They were each put into separate police SUVs as officers executed a search warrant on the vehicle.

Their vehicle was then taken away by tow truck. Police also executed a search warrant of their home in Princeville, Hawaii. The couple was detained briefly but not arrested. Federal authorities and eastern Idaho law enforcement aided in carrying out the warrants.

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Joshua Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, are being sought by police in Rexberg, Idaho. Investigators are saying their mother, Lori Daybell, knows what happened to them but refuses to cooperate. (Rexberg Police Department)

Lori Vallow was served with a child protection order to psychically produce the two children to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in Rexburg, Idaho within five days or risk being subjected to civil or criminal comtempt of court, Fox 10 Phoenix reported, citing the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office.

The couple disappeared in November and have been wanted for questioning about the children’s’ whereabouts. East Idaho News released a video of the couple walking after they were released from custody in Hawaii – giving minimal response to a reporter who insistently asked about the children’s wellbeing.

Lori Vallow married Chad Daybell, an author of several religious-themed fiction books about prophecies and the end of the world, in October 2019 — a month after her children were last seen alive. Her family members have since accused her of joining a cult. Earlier this month, Lori’s elder son, Colby Ryan, posted a video to YouTube making an emotional plea to his mother for any information regarding what happened to his siblings.

The marriage took place shortly after Daybell’s 49-year-old wife, Tammy Daybell, died Oct. 19 in her Idaho home. Her death was initially ruled due to natural causes. Authorities later exhumed her body for an autopsy but the results have not been released, AZ Family reported.

Before moving to Idaho, Lori lived in Chandler, Ariz., with her two children. In July 2019, Lori’s estranged husband, 62-year-old Charles Vallow, was shot dead in their home by her brother Alexander Lamar Cox. Cox told police 17-year-old Rylee had first taken a metal baseball out to defend her mother against Charles Vallow. He said he then took out a gun and acted in self-defense when Charles Vallow refused to back away from his sister.

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Cox was never arrested for the shooting but died unexpectedly in December. His death is under investigation by another Arizona police department, Fox 10 Phoenix previously reported.

According to The Associated Press, Lori Vallow was sued for divorce by her estranged husband, who alleged that she had become infatuated with near-death experiences and claimed to have lived numerous lives on other planets before her current life. Vallow’s former husband also accused her of threatening to ruin him financially and to kill him, according to court records, which noted that Charles Vallow sought an order of protection and a voluntary evaluation of his wife at a mental health facility, the AP reported.

Fox News’ Robert Gearty and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Arizona border agents find fentanyl taped to man’s thighs during immigration check

A would-be drug smuggler was thwarted in Arizona last week after border agents discovered bags of fentanyl taped to his thighs, authorities said

Agents questioned a 19-year-old U.S. citizen during a routine immigration inspection of a passenger shuttle at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado, about 30 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Customs and Border Protection said Friday in a news release.

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Agents conducted a search and found bags of pills strapped to the man’s thighs with what appeared to be electrical tape, the CBP said. The pills, which tested positive for fentanyl, totaled 243 grams. A dose of just 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be fatal, according to experts.

The man, whose identity was not released, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute.

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The CBP did not name the 19-year-old man who they said was discovered with bags of fentanyl pills taped to his thighs. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

The CBP release did not state where the man had obtained the pills or where he was heading.

President Trump has made combating fentanyl smuggling as one of his administration’s most important goals, giving the Department of Health and Human Services $1.8 billion to help states and communities fight the crisis he’s described as a “war-like situation.”

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 50 times more potent than heroin. The substance was involved in 39 percent of the 70,000 overdose deaths that occurred in 2017, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Overdose deaths related to fentanyl and other synthetic opioids have skyrocketed by more 800 percent since 2013, health officials said.

Fox News’ Kevin Corke and Alexandria Hein contributed to this report.

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Arizona woman must donate embryos frozen before cancer, needs ex-husband’s consent to become pregnant

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman – who has since become infertile after surviving an aggressive form of cancer – may not use the embryos she had frozen before treatment to have a baby without her ex-husband’s consent and must donate them instead.

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Ruby Torres, 39, decided to have her eggs fertilized in 2014 after she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer and was told by an oncologist that chemotherapy would likely make her infertile. John Terrell, her boyfriend at the time, initially declined to serve as a sperm donor but eventually agreed, AZ Central reported, citing court documents.

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JULY 4: Ruby Torres stands for a portrait in her apartment complex in Phoenix, Arizona on July 4, 2018. (Photo by Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The couple signed an agreement at a fertility clinic that stated, should they split up, the embryos would not “be used to create a pregnancy without the express, written consent of both parties.” The couple married days after signing the contract, but divorced three years later in 2017.

During their divorce proceedings, Terrell asked the Maricopa County Superior Court to prevent Torres from having the embryos implanted. He said he no longer desired to become a father to children he’d be financially responsible for. The court sided with him and ordered the embryos to be donated.

The Arizona Court of Appeals overturned that decision in March, ruling that Torres’ rights to have children prevailed over her ex-husband’s objections to becoming a parent.

The back-and-forth court battle inspired a bill in the Arizona State Legislature allowing a former spouse to use the embryos against their former partner’s wishes, but relieves the ex-spouse of parental responsibilities like child support. It became law in 2018, but was not retroactive to include past cases. The Center for Arizona Policy, a social conservative group that lobbies for religious freedom and anti-abortion policies, had lobbied the state legislature on Torres’ behalf.

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JULY 4: Ruby Torres plays with her dogs Angel and Dora in her apartment in Phoenix, Arizona on July 4, 2018. She was given custody of Angel, the larger of the two dogs, during her divorce. She said the dogs have been very comforting for her throughout her cancer treatments, the divorce and the fight over the fate of the embryos. (Photo by Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

“I’m heartbroken for Ruby Torres today,” Cathi Herrod, the group’s president, said in a statement after Thursday’s ruling. “It’s a sad day that she will not be able to bring her children to birth and raise them as she so desired.”

On Thursday, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld the couple’s initial contract, which determined that both parties must consent in order for Torres to use the embryo to become pregnant. The high court, serving with only five of seven justices, unanimously agreed that the embryos should be donated to a third-party.

“We are cognizant of the unavoidable emotional fall-out attendant to the disposition of the embryos here,” Justice Ann Scott Timmer wrote in the ruling. “But the family court was required to enforce the parties’ chosen disposition of the embryos as set forth in the Agreement.”

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“This was a case that, once you took all the emotion out of it, hinged simply on contract law,” Terrell’s attorney, Claudia Work, told the Phoenix Times. “It’s a cautionary tale to clinics to be careful on their phrasing. It was clear that the only options available to the trial court were to enforce the contract and donate in this situation.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Arizona driver caught in HOV lane with skeleton riding shotgun

Arizona state troopers patrolling a highway HOV lane weren’t fooled when they came across a vehicle occupied by a driver and a partially-clothed skeleton.

The 62-year-old driver was pulled over Thursday on State Route 101 in Phoenix and issued a $400 ticket for illegal use of an HOV lane to bypass traffic.

“The motor unit that pulled up next to the vehicle looked inside the vehicle and at that point pretty much realized that the passenger in the front row was actually a skeleton,” Trooper Martin Sotelo told Fox 10 Phoenix.

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Arizona troopers ticketed a man in the HOV lane with a skeleton as his passenger. (Arizona Department of Public Safety)

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The fake skeleton had on a camo hat and was sitting upright in the passenger seat, held in place by rope.

Troopers snapped a photo of “Skeletor” and posted it on Twitter.

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“Think you can use the HOV lane with Skeletor riding shotgun? You’re dead wrong!” the tongue-in-cheek tweet read.

“Just know that if you’re caught, you will be cited,” Sotelo said. “Points are going to be added to your license. It’s just not worth it.”

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Arizona troopers cite about 7,000 HOV lane violators every year. Last April, a man was pulled over after driving in the HOV lane with a mannequin wearing a sweatshirt, baseball cap and sunglasses.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Angel Mom: Dems won’t fight for their fellow Americans because of their ‘illegal criminal first agenda’

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Angel families are tired of being ignored by Democrats who have an apparent “illegal criminal first agenda”, Angel mom Mary Ann Mendoza said Saturday.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends: Weekend” with host Lisa Boothe, Mendoza said the list of angel families is growing daily in the United States because Democrats continue to support illegal immigrants, provide them with sanctuary from immigration officials and provide them with benefits that even American citizens don’t get.

“And, quite frankly, we are all sick of being ignored by Democrats,” she remarked, adding that she is “pretty disgusted that our loved ones have become collateral damage in their illegal criminal first agenda that they have got going on.”

Mendoza’s son Brandon — a Mesa, Arizona police officer — was killed in 2014 after his police car was hit by an intoxicated illegal immigrant.

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Earlier this week, 2020 Democratic frontrunner and former vice president Joe Biden said his administration would fire Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who arrest and deport illegal immigrants arrested for driving drunk. He said he doesn’t “count drunk driving as a felony.”

At a Vice News forum on minority issues in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday night, Biden said he wants to change the fact that children of illegal immigrants live in fear that their parents will be arrested and deported.

“They go off to school wondering whether their mom comes and picks them up, is she not going to be there because an ICE agent was there to arrest her,” he said.

“You know, there are tens of thousands of innocent American victims who have been killed by illegal alien drunk drivers in this country,” Mendoza replied. “Over 80,000 DUIs illegal aliens arrested by ICE in one year. That doesn’t even count the additional 76,000 other traffic violations that they have done.”

“So, they’re dangerous drivers. They have a tendency to drive drunk,” she continued. “They don’t realize, you know, they don’t assimilate to our society and know this isn’t what you do.”

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“We cannot allow the Democrats to take control of the administration or have the majority in the House or the Senate because [this] ‘open borders: everybody come into our country’ mentality that they have is what is going to continue,” she told Boothe.

“Like I said, they are enticing this invasion into our country because they know they are going to be provided sanctuary from our laws,” Mendoza commented.

“Once they cross our border and they arrive in our overburdened detention centers and they start complaining about the conditions, they know the Democrats will take up the fight for them. But, they will not fight for their fellow Americans who have become victims of illegal alien crime in their country,” she concluded.

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Arizona mother of 2 vacationing in Belize vanishes from small island, is ‘feared no longer alive,’ family says

An American mother of two vacationing in Belize disappeared over the weekend while she and her boyfriend camped on an island less than an acre in size, officials said Wednesday.

Alison MacKenzie, 43, was last seen Friday evening after she arrived on the small island of Rendezvous Caye as apart of a three-day tour with a group of 15 people and 3 crew members, said the company running the expedition, Raggamuffin Tours Limited, in a statement.

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MacKenzie, a resident of Prescott, Ariz., was said to be traveling with her 58-year-old boyfriend and is believed to have disappeared during the early morning hours of Saturday.

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Alison MacKenzie, 43, was last seen Friday evening after she arrived on the small island of  Rendezvous Caye as apart of a three-day tour with a group of 15 people and 3 crew members. (Facebook)

MacKenzie’s mother confirmed her disappearance in a Facebook post, adding that the family is concerned over the inconsistencies in the information they have received.

“We are working with the Belize Police, the American Embassy, and the tour company owner. We have received 3 different stories about what happened that morning. None of them consistent with the others. We are getting nowhere finding out where she is,” Cherie MacKenzie wrote.

She said the family fears she is “no longer alive” considering how much time has passed since the last time she was seen on the island.

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Rendezvous Caye is a small island off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea.  (Google Maps)

“I want her home with us, no matter how she may be found. I want my daughter back,” she added.

The State Department confirmed to Fox News in an email Wednesday that they are aware of MacKenzie’s disappearance and are working with local authorities as they continue their search.

“The welfare and safety of U.S. citizens abroad is one of the highest priorities of the Department of State,” the statement read. “Whenever a U.S. citizen is missing, we work closely with local authorities as they carry out their search efforts, and we share information with their family however we can. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment at this time.”

Raggamuffin Tours has also said that it is fully cooperating with police in Belize as they investigate MacKenzie’s disappearance.

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A row of thatched palapas on golden sand on the tiny island of Rendezvous Caye in the Belize Barrier Reef, off the coast of Belize, Central America

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MacKenzie’s family is seeking information from anyone on the trip who might know something.

“We have no idea where in the world they may live. But we are praying if enough people send this around, someone who knows something will contact me,” her mother wrote on Facebook.

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Arizona mom sang to young children as she smothered them: police

After allegedly killing her three children Monday, Rachel Henry “placed all of the children in a position on the living room couch as if they were taking a nap,” according to court documents released Tuesday evening.

Earlier, the Arizona mother reportedly sang to each of them as she suffocated them — even to the 3-year-old son who yelled “No!” as the mother killed his 1-year sister, FOX 10 of Phoenix reported.

Henry, 22, who was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, first placed her hand over her 1-year-old daughter’s mouth until she stopped breathing, Phoenix police said, according to the station.

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“Rachel knew she killed the 1-year-old female when she stopped kicking,” a Phoenix police officer wrote, according to The Arizona Republic.

While she was killing the 1-year-old, her 3-year-old son screamed and hit her to try to stop her, FOX 10 reported.

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Rachel Henry, 22, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the suffocation deaths of her three children, authorities say. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

She left the baby’s body in a back bedroom and chased the 3-year-old until her aunt and the children’s father came to the house. They played with the children for a bit and Henry took the 3-year-old into the bedroom under the pretense of changing his underwear, The Republic reported.

She allegedly placed the boy on the floor, straddled him and smothered him with her hands until he stopped struggling.

“Rachel described singing to the 3-year-old as he scratched her chest and pinched her,” the police report said, according to The Republic.

She then reportedly fed the 7-month-old, waited until she fell asleep and smothered her while her relatives waited in the other room.

Authorities responded to a 911 call at the home that evening and attempted unsuccessfully to revive the children.

Family members said Henry has a history of methamphetamine use and had been acting “strangely” lately.

Henry reportedly admitted to the killings after she was taken into custody.

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Police have not yet identified a motive.

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Arizona police say 3 children found dead at home

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Arizona police say three children were found dead at a home in Phoenix on Monday night.

Crews were called around 7:30 p.m. to the home where they found the children unresponsive — all under four years old.

The deceased children were a 3-year-old boy, a 2-year-old girl, and a 7-month-old girl, according to Phoenix Police.

Investigators are trying to determine a cause of death. Police said there were no obvious signs of trauma on the children.

The children’s mother, father and another adult relative were in the home at the time.

Reports from Phoenix Fire officials first described the incident as a drowning, but they later retracted that statement, according to Fox 10 Phoenix.

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Fire officials have reportedly left the scene and it is now a police investigation, according to the station.

A neighbor told local reporters he went outside after hearing a helicopter above the residential area, adding he was scared for his own family’s safety.

He added that “cops [had] went frantic.”

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“I freak out, you panic, you hope you don’t live amongst bad people,” he said, according to the outlet. “You want to make sure there’s not a present danger to your children.”

The investigation is in its early stages.

This is a developing story

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Soldier killed in Arizona ‘free fall’ exercise is 3rd military fatality from Chicago area in less than 2 weeks

U.S. Army officials have identified the soldier who was killed in Arizona on Tuesday during a “free fall” parachute training exercise.

Fort Bragg Master Sgt. Nathan Goodman, 36, from the Chicago suburb of Lansing, Ill., died near Eloy, Ariz., officials said.

Goodman had enlisted in the Army in 2002. His service included four deployments to Afghanistan, one to Iraq, two to Africa and one to Kyrgyzstan, Chicago’s WLS-TV reported.

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“Nathan was a beloved member of 3rd Special Forces Group and an exceptional leader in the Special Operations community,” Col. Nathan Prussian, commander of the 3rd Special Forces Group’s 2nd Battalion, said in a statement.

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Fort Bragg Master Sgt. Nathan Goodman, 36, from the Chicago suburb of Lansing, Ill., died Tuesday near Eloy, Ariz., officials said.

He became the third U.S. military fatality from the Chicago area in less than two weeks.

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Previously, Private First Class Miguel Villalon, 21, of Aurora, Ill., was one of two soldiers killed Saturday in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province.

Earlier in January, Army Specialist Henry Mayfield Jr. of Hazel Crest, Ill., was among three Americans killed when Al-Shabab extremists attacked a base in Kenya where U.S. and Kenyan troops were stationed.

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Arizona couple say senior living community won’t let orphaned grandson stay with them

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An Arizona senior living community is forcing out two residents for taking in their orphaned grandson due to age restrictions.

Fifteen-year-old Collin Clabaugh’s mother died at a California hospital in 2018. Two weeks later, his father took his own life, according to the boy’s grandmother Melodie Passmore. The boy then moved in with his grandparents in Prescott, about 100 miles north of Phoenix.

In December, the family received a letter from attorneys for the Gardens at Willow Creek homeowners association informing them the community’s 19-and-up age restrictions must be followed. The family has until June to either move or find another home for their grandson.

“It’s amazing how one rule is more important than one person’s life,” Passmore told ABC 15.

Clabaugh said his grandparents helped him through his grief and he doesn’t want to live anywhere else.

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“It just seems so heartless that even though we’ve explained our whole situation, it has to be the rule that dictates everything,” he said.

The Passmores, who are in their 70s, moved into the senior living community four years ago. They plan to meet with a real estate agent but moving again will be difficult, Passmore said.

“I cry every day,” Passmore told AZ Family. “I try not to cry in front of him because I want him to be happy.”

In a statement, an attorney for the homeowners association said, “The board appreciates the difficulty of these circumstances but must balance the interests of all parties involved. The Passmores, and all other owners who purchased property in an age-restricted community expecting the age restrictions to be followed.”

“Community associations that fail to enforce their residency age restrictions leave themselves open to legal claims from other residents and could even endanger the ability of the association to remain an age-restricted community,” the statement continued.

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While some residents have voiced their support of Clabaugh living there, board members said they have also received complaints. Lawyers say forcing the teen to leave is legal under the Housing for Older Persons Act.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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