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Kay Woodcock Biography
In her essay, Kay Woodcock recounted the months she spent praying that her seven-year-old grandson Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow and her sister Tylee Ryan would be found safe after they disappeared from Rexburg, Idaho, in September 2019.
The children were never reported missing by their mother Lori or her husband Chad Daybell, whom she married weeks after the children’s disappearance.
It wasn’t until late November 2019 that authorities discovered that JJ and Tylee were missing, after Kay contacted police and said she hadn’t heard from them in months.
Lori and Chad fled Idaho to Hawaii the day after police began asking questions about the children’s whereabouts. Police issued their first public statement on the case on December 21, 2019, asking that anyone with information come forward.
It took six months before the search came to a tragic end when the bodies of JJ and Tylee were found buried on Chad’s property in Salem, Idaho. Lori and Chad are now behind bars for felony conspiracy to destroy or conceal evidence.
On December 21, 2020, Kay published the essay for Elle magazine, in which she vowed to continue her fight to bring justice to the murdered children.
I still had hope J.J. was alive,’ Kay opened her essay.
‘My 7-year-old grandson and his 17-year-old sister Tylee hadn’t been seen in months, but I wouldn’t let myself think the worst. I couldn’t … not until there’s proof to the contrary.
“ Then six months later, we got the proof that we needed, but never wanted: the bodies of Tylee and J.J. ” she said about herself and her husband Larry Woodcock.
‘I used to want to know all the details about what happened. The how and the who and, most importantly, the why, ” she continued.
Now I’m fine without knowing it, because I don’t think I could live with the truth if I did. What happened to Tylee and J.J. It was so horrible, so evil, that some days it still doesn’t seem real.
“No one has been held accountable yet, but I will do everything I can to make sure her killer remains behind bars for life.”
Kay revealed heartbreaking details about how she’s kept JJ alive in her memory
Kay revealed heartbreaking details about how she has kept JJ alive in her memory, even hearing the final voicemail message she left for her grandparents before she went to sleep most nights.
‘Hello! This is J.J. I was just calling to tell you that I love you. Well, I have to go. Goodbye!’ says the seven-year-old in the message.
When it was taken from us, J.J. he was really getting into his business, ” Kay wrote.
“Her sense of humor was getting dumber by the day and she loved to read. Her favorite book of all time was Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.
“ Every photo I took of him was blurry, because he was constantly running, swimming and biking around the neighborhood.
When she got tired, she watched YouTube videos of planes taking off. He would have been a great pilot one day. He was so brave. ”