Arizona missing persons cases - 2023

Information was supplied by law enforcement and describes current, active reports of missing persons in the Phoenix-metro area and other cities in Arizona.

'Doomsday Mom' Lori Vallow's Arizona trial pushed back

The trial delay came as a result of a ruling by a judge to designate Lori Vallow's case as 'complex.' Vallow was already sentenced to life in prison by a judge in Idaho for killing two of her children, and conspiring to kill her current husband's first wife.

'Doomsday Mom' Lori Vallow's Arizona trial delayed

According to reports, the judge overseeing Lori Vallow's case in Arizona has agreed to designate the case as "complex," a move that will allow prosecutors, as well as the defense, to have more time to gather evidence. The trial, which was originally scheduled to start in April, will be pushed back as a result. The two sides now have until late February to agree on some of the specifics of these, including a new trial date.

Lori Vallow: 'Doomsday Mom' arraigned in Phoenix

Vallow, who was already sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole by an Idaho judge, was extradited back to Arizona to face criminal charges in the Grand Canyon State. FOX 10's Justin Lum has more on the arraignment proceedings.

Lori Vallow in Phoenix courtroom for arraignment

Vallow, who has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole by an Idaho court, is accused of conspiring in the fatal shooting of her fourth husband, Charles Vallow, in Chandler and planning the attempted murder of Brandon Boudreaux, her niece's ex-husband in Gilbert.