Friends and relatives who have waited for months on answers about the whereabouts of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan will gather Friday to mourn their deaths.
The missing Idaho children were confirmed dead Wednesday, a day after two sets of remains were found on the property of their mother’s, Lori Vallow, husband.
“I just got this kick in the butt today that was like, ‘You’ve got to do something.’ Everybody on my Facebook page is talking and wants to do something but doesn’t know what. So I just thought, ‘Let’s do this,’” organizer Timanee Olsen told East Idaho News.
Olsen has asked everyone to wear purple and blue to honor the siblings.
Plans include prayers, a moment of silence and a musical performance of Sarah McLachlan’s “In the Arms of an Angel.”
It was the grim end an extended family feared since September.
The remains of doomsday cult mom Lori Vallow’s long-missing children, daughter Tylee Ryan and son JJ Vallow, were identified as those found on her husband Chad Daybell’s Idaho property on Tuesday, relatives said Wednesday.
The horrific news came just just hours after Daybell’s bond was set at $1 million in a virtual hearing.
“We are filled with unfathomable sadness that these bright two stars were stolen from us, and only hope that they died without pain or suffering,” Larry and Kay Woodcock and Colby and Kelsee Ryan said in a joint statement.
Chad Daybell, the husband of Lori Vallow, who is charged with desertion in the disappearance of two of her children last year, was charged Wednesday with two counts of concealing evidence after human remains were found on his Idaho property, and his bail was set at $1 million.
During Daybell’s initial court hearing Wednesday via Zoom, prosecuting attorney Rob Wood revealed that the remains found on Daybell’s property were those of children, and said the state found the manner of concealment of one of the bodies to be “particularly egregious.”
Wood did not elaborate on the state of the body, and a probable cause affidavit has been sealed, according to court documents.
Daybell was taken into custody Tuesday and faces two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence, according to a criminal complaint filed in Idaho’s Seventh Judicial District Wednesday.
The complaint said Daybell “did willfully