Officials confirm Idaho remains are Lori Vallow’s missing kids

Noting that the announcement came with “heavy hearts,” officials confirmed Saturday that the two bodies recovered from a backyard in Idaho were the remains of the missing children of “doomsday cult” mom Lori Vallow.

Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, had been missing since September. Their remains were found Tuesday, buried on the property of stepdad Chad Daybell, the former gravedigger who was Lori Vallow’s husband.

The couple is in custody in Fremont County, Idaho.