The relatives of Lori Vallow’s missing children made the grim announcement Wednesday that remains found on an Idaho farm this week were the children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17.
Lori Vallow, the so-called “cult mom,” was the mother of both missing children. She was extradited to Idaho from Hawaii in February after being arrested for child abandonment charges and remains in custody on $1 million bail. Chad Daybell, Vallow’s husband and the writer of more than a dozen self-published doomsday novels, was arrested on Tuesday after finding human remains on his property. He faced felony counts of destroying and concealing evidence. A judge set his bail at $1 million Wednesday.
JJ’s remains were among those found on Daybell’s property, his grandmother, Kay Woodcock, told Fox 10 Phoenix Wednesday, before the children’s relatives in the Woodcock and Ryan families released a joint statement that said Tylee’s remains were discovered there as well.
Vallow’s former husband, Charles Vallow, was shot and killed in a Phoenix suburb in July 2019 by Lori Vallow’s brother, Alex Cox. He claimed the shooting was in self-defense and died in December of 2019. After her previous husband’s death, Lori Vallow moved with her children to Rexburg, Idaho.
Daybell and Vallow were married in November 2019, a month after Chad Daybell’s previous wife, Tammy Daybell, died at home. The family reportedly declined an autopsy before her burial in Utah. The children were first reported missing by their grandparents a month before that.
She was living there with Daybell when the children’s grandparents asked local police to perform a wellness check.
Investigators say Daybell and Vallow allegedly lied about the children’s whereabouts and left for Hawaii.
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