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'Do a lot of soul-searching,' missing boy's grandfather tells Daybell on 'FOX & Friends'

Posted at 11:20 AM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 13:51:31-05

The grandfather of missing Idaho boy JJ Vallow has a stern message for the boy's stepfather, Chad Daybell.

Larry Woodcock appeared on "FOX & Friends" on Sunday morning and made a direct plea to Daybell.

"Chad, I know you are on the way back to Idaho," Woodcock stated. " When you get there, please do a lot of soul searching," he pleaded. "Somewhere in that vicinity there are two children and we want them back safe and we hope that you will have this come-to-Jesus meeting with yourself and address these issues as soon as possible."

Daybell's wife, Lori Vallow-Daybell was arrested on the Hawaiian island of Kauai last month after failing to bring 7-year-old JJ and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan to Idaho authorities. Police strongly believe the two children's lives are in "extreme danger."

Vallow-Daybell was arrested on February 20 on suspicion of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. She also faces charges of resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, and contempt of court - willful disobedience of court process or order.

An Idaho judge gave Vallow-Daybell until 4 p.m. on January 31 to physically bring J.J., who was last seen in September, and Tylee, who was last seen in August, before Idaho authorities.

Vallow-Daybell missed the deadline and did not return to Idaho from Hawaii, where she and Chad had been living.

She was booked into jail on a $5 million bond and is expected to be extradited to Idaho.
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