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Source: Cell phone of missing teen found with mother

Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan
Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan

HAWAII (KIFI/KIDK) - Sources tell CBS News police have found 17-year-old Tylee Ryan's cell phone with Lori Vallow in Hawaii.

Tylee has been missing along with her 7-year-old brother Joshua "JJ" Vallow since September.

Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, were found in Hawaii late last month.

CBS News reports more a month after Tylee disappeared, a text was allegedly sent from her phone to a worried friend. It said, "hi, miss you guys too... luv ya." The recipient said it didn't sound like her.

CBS News correspondent Jonathon Vigliotti also reported Tylee's phone was used several times after she disappeared, but it's unclear who was using it.

Two small Venmo payments were sent from Tylee's account to a family member, they reported.

Last week, items belonging to JJ and Tylee were found in a storage unit in Rexburg.

Lori and Chad Daybell left Rexburg after police conducted a welfare check on the two kids at their apartment. They were found staying in a Hawaii resort in January.

They both have denied any wrongdoing.

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Kaitlin Miklos

Kaitlin Miklos

Kaitlin is an anchor and reporter for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.

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6 Comments

  1. The law needs to quit pussyfooting around these two. Seems the perps rights are more important than the victims. Sadly, I think the kids are dead and the “parents” need to be held accountable!!!

  2. Probably ‘mom’ was afraid that ‘evil Mormon-offshoot CULT’ would take it away from her, so good old ‘mom’ took it for safekeeping, huh? Wink wink/nudge nudge. 🙁

  3. Idaho… The land where law enforcement will do absolutely nothing to help children that are in danger. These two children have been missing since September of 2019… it is now February 2020 and still NOTHING has been done to locate these children.

    The parents aren’t even hiding, running, wanted. They’re on vacation and Idaho authorities are twiddling their thumbs.

    Shame on Idaho and every single Law enforcement officer that is sitting by and doing nothing, while the world wonders… why? Why don’t you care about the fate of endangered children?

  4. Good to see the keyboard justice warriors are out in force. You, making comments about law enforcement not doing anything or just letting the goddess and Hung Chad suntan in Hawaii, really need to put the keyboard away.

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