The A&E network series “Live P.D.” featured the grandparents of two missing Rexburg youth.
Live P.D. featured missing Joshua “J.J.” Vallow and Tylee Ryan on its missing segment and interviewed Larry and Kay Woodcock Saturday night. The couple visited Rexburg on Tuesday where they held a press conference with area media at the Standard Journal. Video featuring the couple during that news conferences has been seen nationally.
“Lori started out as a great mother. She went off track once she got involved with the cult. She changed in her marriage, changed as a mother. The next thing we know, we can’t find our grandson. Nobody can find Tylee,” said Kay Woodcock.
Lori Vallow became fascinated with end of life and after life scenarios, and her interest led her to Chad Daybell who has written several books about such. During the press conference, the Woodcocks said that Lori’s fourth husband, the late Charles Vallow, had evidence that the two were having an affair.
Charles was killed in July following an argument with Lori and her brother Alex Cox who also died in December of unknown causes. Chad Daybell’s first wife, Tammy Daybell, died Oct. 19 after suffering from a severe cough the night before. Initially, officials believed Tammy died of natural causes but with the missing children and Chad’s quick remarriage, law enforcement labeled Tammy’s death and suspicious and ordered an autopsy last month. The Fremont County Sheriff’s office served a search warrant at Chad’s home and retrieved 40 items of interest from the search. It’s expected that the results from the autopsy and search will be released in the ensuing weeks.
Lori moved to Rexburg with her children in September but unenrolled J.J. from Kennedy Elementary School about three weeks after he started. According to the Woodcocks, Tylee had graduated from high school early and wasn’t enrolled in Madison High School.
Lori’s actions have devastated her family and left them baffled by her behavior, said the Woodcocks.
“Lori thinks she’s a god,” Kay said.
“She’s as nutty as a squirrel,” Larry Woodcock said.
The couple said, if they could talk to the two missing children, they would tell them they are loved and missed.
“J.J., please call papa. It’s time to get on the tractor. It’s time to go riding,” Larry Woodcock said.
If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of the missing Vallow children, they’re asked to call the Rexburg Police at 208-359-3000 or 1-800-843-5678. They may also visit the family’s website www.findjjandtylee.com.