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As the search for Lori Vallow’s two missing children continues, the FBI has released new photos taken the last day Tylee Ryan was seen alive on a family trip to Yellowstone National Park.
Authorities are asking that anyone who may have been at the park on Sept. 8, 2019 to submit any photos or videos they may have taken that day to the FBI to aid in the efforts to find Ryan, 17, and her younger brother Joshua “J.J.” Vallow, 7.
“An ongoing investigation has determined that the children were in Yellowstone National Park on that date with their mother, Lori Vallow, and uncle, Alex Cox,” the FBI said in a press release.
No one has reported seeing Ryan again after the Sept. 8 trip, according to an affidavit of probable cause released by the Madison County Prosecuting Attorney.
“This photo is the last time we can find any record of (Ryan) being with Lori Vallow,” the affidavit states. “We have found no witnesses who can verify they have seen (Ryan) since September 8, 2019.”
Her brother J.J. was last seen a few weeks later on Sept. 23 at Kennedy Elementary School, where he had been enrolled just a few weeks earlier. The following day, Lori told the school that J.J. would no longer be attending the school because she planned to homeschool him, according to the affidavit.
The images released by the FBI show a smiling family.
In one image, 17-year-old Ryan can be seen holding J.J. in her arms as Cox stands nearby. Cox later died in December. Authorities have not released his cause of death.
In another photo, a smiling Lori stands next to J.J.
The FBI also released several photos of the 2017 silver Ford F-150 pickup the family had been driving that day.
“Law enforcement is seeking photos and/or video that may have captured images of these persons and the vehicle, or images of crowds and other park visitors where these individuals may be present,” the statement said.
The vehicle had an Arizona license plate that said “CPQUINT.”
Anyone with photos or video from that day is asked to upload the images to fbi.gov/rexburg.
Lori is expected to appear in an Idaho courtroom Friday after being extradited from Hawaii, where she was staying with her new husband Chad Daybell, NBC News reports.
She was arrested last month on charges of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children after failing to produce her two children by a deadline given by authorities.
Daybell, a religious author who often writes about the end of the world, and Lori got married just two weeks after his wife Tammy Daybell died in October. The death was initially determined to be from natural causes; however, investigators now consider it suspicious.
Lori’s husband Charles Daybell also died in July after he was shot and killed by Cox, according to People Cox had claimed the shooting was in self-defense.
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