Is Missing Idaho Kids Case ‘Dateline’s’ Craziest Story Yet? Keith Morrison Breaks It Down
>>>A dead husband, a dead wife, two missing kids. Oh, and a prediction, that the world is going to end in just a little less than five months from today.>>Picture the craziest, biggest story you’ve ever seen times a hundred.>>That’s a tease right there. Tonight’s “Dateline” features one of the most complex cases the show has ever attempted to unravel.>>The story is dominating the news cycle around the world. Two children go missing in Idaho while their mother, Lori Vallow, goes to Hawaii with her new husband, Chad daybell, seemingly unbothered by all the tragedy unfolding at home.>>Keith Morrison is covering the case and sat down with us today.>>It’s the most complicated story I think we’ve ever tried to put on television.>>We’re just wondering where you guys are headed to.>>We were told Chad and Lori had changed hotels and were planning to catch a flight to Mexico. We staked out both the front and back entrance of the hotel, waited for hours. No sign of Chad, Lori, tylee, or jj. And then nine hours in, we spotted them walking out of the front lobby.>>You guys headed back to Idaho?>>When they came out, it was clear they weren’t going to the airport. They were going to the beach. They had a beach bag with them, and they were surprised to see us.>>No comment.>>Where are your kids? There’s a lot of people that are worried about your kids. Are you guys worried about them?>>Keith found it shocking that while everyone else is trying to find her two missing children, 17-year-old tylee and 7-year-old jj, their mother Lori is enjoying Hawaii with her new husband.>>We followed them for a little longer than we normally would. You know, somebody’s not going to talk, you’re not going to badger them for the rest of the day. In fact, we saw them later on that day again, and once again said, you know, we want to talk to you. But it was no go.>>As you’ll see on tonight’s show, Keith also stops by Lori’s storage unit in Idaho.>>It was now under the storage unit owner’s control. He gave us permission to look at it, and all that heavy stuff we could see being moved in and out, well, whatever it was, it was gone.>>Oh, there’s really not much.>>No, not much at all.>>Memories. My god, look at that.>>Photo albums.>>Yep.>>There she is with her daughter.>>It’s a very eerie feeling in there, creepy as all get out. The odd thing is these were put into storage in the autumn, and yet they were storing away winter clothes and the like.>>Do you have any idea where these kids might be? Do you think they’re still alive?>>If you drive five, ten miles outside of rexburg, Idaho, there are so many places you could put a body. Nobody really knows. It might be months and months and months before anything is discovered. And maybe, you know, maybe they’re still alive. People would like nothing better than for these folks to, you know, walk out of their hotel someday and say, hey, here’s tylee. Here’s jj. I don’t think that will happen.>>Wow.>>Keith’s seen a lot.