Family members confirm the children’s remains found on Chad Daybell’s property belong to seven-year-old JJ Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan.

JJ’s grandparents, Kay and Larry Woodcock made the heartbreaking confirmation.

The two kids had been missing since September last year.

Woodcock told the Post Register:

“Both children are no longer with us.”

The announcement came hours after the FBI discovered the remains buried in the backyard of Chad Daybell’s home in rural Idaho.

Mysterious Disappearance of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan

Authorities have been looking for JJ since September last year when school officials and family members reported him missing.

His older sister, Tylee, went missing around the same time.

But the thing that made the case stand out was the apparent lack of concern from their mother, Lori Vallow.

And when JJ’s biological grandmother asked the whereabouts of the children, Lori wouldn’t give a straight answer.

The Woodcocks Asked Rexburg Police to Check on The Kids

When officers questioned Lori Daybell, she and Chad Daybell lied about the children’s whereabouts.

And when investigators returned the next day to follow up, the Daybells were gone.

While the couple slipped away to Hawaii, investigators pursued and eventually arresting them. And a judge ordered Lori Daybell to bring the children to officials to prove they were safe.

But Lori refused and prosecutors charged her with child abandonment and other crimes, then extradited to Idaho.

The case drew worldwide attention after investigators uncovered increasingly strange circumstances surrounding Lori Daybell and her new husband, Chad Daybell.

Some of the circumstances include mysterious deaths of their former spouses, rumors of doomsday cult-like beliefs and ‘sudden marriage.’

Two Sets of Human Remains on Daybell’s Property

On June 9, that agony reverberated through the hearts of everyone following JJ’s and Tylee’s disappearance.

While the FBI worked with local officials to search Chad’s Daybell’s property, they found human remains. The officers later confirmed the remains belonged to children.

Authorities questioned Chad and charged him with ‘two felony counts of concealment and destruction of evidence.’

Though relatives say those children’s remains are Tylee and JJ, they’re still waiting for answers.

In a joint statement, the extended family wrote:

“We are filled with unfathomable sadness that these two bright stars were stolen from us and only hope that they died without pain or suffering.

“We ask that you respect our family’s privacy while we grieve. We have only just been told of the loss of our loved ones and need time to process.”

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It has been confirmed: The remains found yesterday at Chad Daybell's Salem, ID home are in fact those of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan. We  became aware of this case shortly after Lori and Chad landed in Hawaii, just as it was becoming national news. We immediately became fascinated with the various elements of the case and decided to cover it full-time on our show. It is the first active case that we have ever covered. We have poured over every clue, supposed sighting, development and movement, and even traveled to Rexburg, ID to gain a better understanding.  Simply put, discussing JJ and Tylee became a part of our daily lives over the last six months. Friends and family members directly involved in the case have reached out to us because of our coverage.  They opened their hearts and shared their pain, fears and even personal/private stories of JJ and Tylee.  To those people: You have impacted us in ways that you will never know. I hope that one day we will get a chance to tightly hug each and every one of you. Words cannot begin to express our sympathies, and we cannot begin to fathom the level of grief and pain that you are currently feeling. We will continue coverage of this case as it meanders through the court system.  We hope that justice ultimately prevails. It has to. Rest in peace, JJ and Tylee. You were loved by so many. You did not deserve this. The world utterly failed you and we are so, so sorry. . . . . . . . #wesawthedevil #lorivallow #chaddaybell #tyleeryan #jjvallow #rexburg #idaho #wherearethechildren #solved #truecrime #truecrimepodcast

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It’s unclear whether prosecutors are preparing to file new charges against the couple following the bodies’ recovery.

Our deepest condolences go to all the families affected by this unthinkable tragedy.