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Grandparents of missing Idaho boy say few words after custody hearing

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Kate and Larry Woodock speak to members of the press at the Rexburg Standard Journal Newspaper in Rexburg, Idaho, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. The Woodcock's are offering $20,000 for information that leads to the recovery of Joshua Vallow and Tylee Ryan. Joshua Vallow and Ryan were last seen Sept. 23, 2019. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP)

The grandparents of missing 7-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow said little after a custody court hearing on Thursday.

Kay and Larry Woodcock are seeking temporary guardianship of JJ, if he is found. He and his 17-year-old sister Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September 2019.

The hearing, that was closed to the public, lasted for approximately two hours, East Idaho News reported. The Woodcocks said they couldn't talk about what was discussed.

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"We're going to have a hearing coming up. It was just a status conference. We don't even know how to say what happened," Kay Woodcock said.

“A new hearing date is going to be set in the near future all it was is just to talk about what the status of the case is, what’s happening and when we’re going to go and litigate this later on," the Woodcock's lawyer, Kyle May of May, Rammell & Wells, said.

That's the only statement we're going to make today. All other questions or comments we'll to have to answer at a later time.

This comes two weeks after JJ's adoptive mother, Lori Vallow, failed to comply with a court order to produce her children before Idaho authorities.

Three suspicious deaths surround Lori and her new husband Chad Daybell, including: Chad's previous wife Tammy Daybell, Lori's brother Alex and her previous husband Charles Vallow, who was killed in July.

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CBS 5 reports Charles had a large life insurance policy worth $1 million.

According to a source with direct knowledge of the case, Lori tried to collect on the policy just days after her estranged husband was shot. But, he had changed the beneficiary from his wife to his sister.

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