THE NIECE of “cult mom” Lori Vallows allegedly knows where the doomsday follower’s children are – but won’t cooperate with authorities, court documents have revealed.
According to papers filed in Arizona, Melanie Pawlowski is “under investigation” as the search for 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow, who both vanished in September, continues.
Vallows appeared in court for the first time on Friday after she was arrested in Hawaii on Thursday for multiple charges – including two counts of desertion and nonsupport of her children, along with a string of other charges in Idaho.
But the papers suggest Vallow’s niece allegedly knows where her aunt’s missing kids are – and was part of a cult where members were “killed off like flies
The papers read: “Melani’s knowledge of the whereabouts of her aunt’s two missing children and her unwillingness to cooperate with law enforcement is daunting.”
The document, obtained by Fox10 News, stems from a contentious child custody battle between Pawlowski and her ex, Brandon Boudreaux.
Melanie’s ex-husband claimed she’d followed her aunt into a dangerous doomsday cult.
Explosive records have connected “cult mom” Vallow to the botched shooting of her niece’s ex-Boudreaux.
The document goes on to say: “Brandon believed Melani… had a million dollars of reasons to have him killed … hoping to cash in on the policy to help support the cult that she is believed to be a part of.”
Within the filing, Boudreaux claims Pawlowski told her current husband, Ian Pawlowski, that “sometimes children are full of light and then just like that they go dark.”
Boudreaux claims he was shot at from a vehicle he recognized as the Vallow family’s Jeep Wrangler, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Sun.
He told cops in Rexburg, Idaho, that rifle bullets hit the back window of his car and the driver’s doorframe before he drove away and the jeep turned away on October 2 – less a month after the last known sightings of Vallow’s kids.
Tylee regularly drove the jeep that was involved in the shooting – but the vehicle was still in Rexburg nearly two months after the last sighting of her in Yellowstone National Park on September 8.
Cops say she visited the local beauty spot with her mom and uncle Alex Cox, the man who shot her stepdad, Charles Vallow, dead.
Tylee hasn’t been seen since.
Her adopted brother JJ was enrolled in Kennedy Elementary school where he was last “seen alive” on September 23, cops say.
The case continues.
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