Two sets of human remains found at Vallow’s husband’s Idaho property belong to 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, who’ve both been missing since September, relatives told FOX 10.
“This is the worst news we will ever get in our lives,” the family wrote in a statement, published by the outlet.
“The Woodcock’s and The Ryan’s are confirming that the human remains found by Law enforcement on Chad Daybell’s property are indeed our beloved JJ and Tylee. We are filled with unfathomable sadness that these two bright stars were stolen from us, and only hope that they died without pain or suffering. Official statements from The Rexburg Police, The Medical Examiner and the FBI will be released soon. We ask that you respect our family’s privacy while we grieve.”
The human remains were found at Daybell’s Rexburg property on Tuesday sometime after investigators showed up with a search warrant and started tearing into his backyard with a backhoe.
Daybell was arrested late Tuesday and charged Wednesday with two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence and could see upgraded charges soon, Fremont County prosecutor Rob Wood hinted during the stepdad’s court appearance.