Funeral for ‘Cult Mom’ Lori Vallow’s kids ‘can’t be held because charred and butchered remains not released’ – The Sun

THE funeral for Lori Vallow's missing kids can't be held because their butchered remains haven't been released yet, relatives say.

On Friday, the families of Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan said several services would be held for them – including one in Idaho, where their bodies were found on Chad Daybell's Rexburg ranch.

Services will also be held in Phoenix, Arizona, and Lake Charles, Louisiana but the dates for these have yet to be announced, East Idaho News reported.

The Ryans, Vallow-Woodcocks and Boudreauxs issued a statement on Wednesday, saying on June 9 "our worst fears were confirmed" when the children's remains were found heinously concealed on Daybell's property.

The grieving families said they wanted to bid a final farewell to JJ and Tylee but "all plans are pending since their bodies have not been released, nor an estimated date is given."

They noted that once memorial details are finalized they will be released to the public after the "tangled web" of an investigation reached its devastating conclusion last month.

"We are utterly devastated trying to comprehend how our children, full of brilliant light and jubilance for life, ended at the hands of those who were supposed to love and protect them," their statement read.

But the three grief-stricken families said they had faith in the justice system.

"We will never forget how blessed we are to live in a society of immense compassion especially during these challenging times," the Ryan, Vallow-Woodcock and Boudreaux families concluded.

This week, Daybell, 51, and Vallow, 46, were both smacked with two additional felony counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.

After his June arrest, Daybell pleaded not guilty to two initial felony charges of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence, which are different to the newer counts against him.

He appeared before Judge Eddins remotely on Wednesday to hear the latest counts against him.

Vallow was also charged with obstructing a police investigation, asking a friend to lie to police on her behalf, and contempt of court for failing to follow a court order to produce the kids to officials – plus the additional new charges.

On Thursday, the two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of children against her were dismissed.

Court documents alleged that Vallow lied about having cancer to hide the whereabouts of her missing kids, whose bodies were found dismembered and charred in Daybell's yard.

She told a friend, Melanie Gibb, that she had convinced JJ's grandmother to watch him by claiming she was suffering from cancer, a Probable Cause Affidavit revealed.

Legal documents suggest JJ was buried in a pet cemetery on Chad Daybell’s property.

On Tuesday, Vallow appeared to weep as Eddins described how Tylee had to be identified by her jawline because she was so badly burned and dismembered during the remote court hearing.

Court documents stated that the teen's body was so damaged, Ada County Coroner's office had to ID her using an X-ray.

Prosecutors now allege that Vallow conspired with her fifth husband Daybell and her late brother, Alex Cox – who died in December – to hide or destroy the kids’ bodies on his Rexburg ranch.

On Tuesday, Judge Faren Eddins tacked on another $1 million to her existing bail, upping the bond to $2 million in total.

Vallow's preliminary hearing next week has been canceled and her next appearance will be on August 10 and 11.

Daybell's next preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 3 and 4 and he is being held in Fremont County Jail.

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