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missing Idaho children Officials identify remains found at Daybell property as missing Rexburg children
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Remains found at Daybell property identified as missing Rexburg children

FILE - This combination photo of undated file photos, released by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, show missing children Joshua "JJ" Vallow, left, and Tylee Ryan. who have been missing since September 2019. (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children via AP, File)

SALEM, Idaho — Authorities confirmed Saturday the remains found on Chad Daybell’s property are of the two missing Rexburg children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow.

Daybell was arrested Tuesday, after police executed a search warrant on the property and recovered remains from the backyard of the home. 

The children’s family confirmed the identity of the remains the next day officials, at that point, had not yet identified them. 

The missing Rexburg children were last seen in September. At the request of out-of-state relatives, Rexburg police conducted a welfare check on JJ in November where they said they caught his mother, Lori Daybell (Lori Vallow) in a lie. 

The information that she gave police was that JJ was staying in Arizona. But police said there was no evidence to confirm that. 

In February, Lori was arrested in conjunction with the children’s disappearance and has remained in an Idaho jail since she was extradited from Hawaii in March. 


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