COLBY Ryan is famously known as the son of Idaho’s Lori Vallow, who is accused of murdering her 16-year-old daughter, Tylee, and 7-year-old son, JJ.
The family made headlines in September 2019 after Tylee and JJ vanished and were never reported missing.
Who is Colby Ryan and where is he now?
Colby is one of Lori Vallow’s three children.
在六月 2020, he was seen writing a touching tribute about his siblings, who were found dead at Lori’s husband Chad Daybell’s home in Idaho.
“I don’t even know how to start this,” Colby wrote, 根据 纽约邮报. “But to my beautiful, Amazing, sweet angels. The only peace I have is knowing you are in paradise. I’m broken over this.
“I have more love for both of you than you could ever know. I miss you both. I love you both. This seems like a nightmare. It seems unreal,” 他继续.
Outside of his family, little information is available on his personal life and whereabouts today as he has tended to stay out of the spotlight.
Who is Colby’s mother?
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Vallow was arrested in Hawaii in February 2020 后 failing to produce proof of life for her missing kids to the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office in January.
当时, 警方说 Vallow and Chad, had lied about the kids’ whereabouts and even their existence.
Following her arrest, she was then committed for mental treatment and ruled not competent to stand trial.
She is accused of killing her two kids and conspiring to kill two other people.
Chad is also charged with the murders of JJ and Tylee as well as the murder of his former wife Tammy Daybell, 49, who died under “suspicious circumstances” 在 2019, crimes he has pleaded not guilty to.
Chad and Lori reportedly tied the knot two weeks after Tammy’s death.
Their trial is scheduled to begin in January 2023.
Was Colby Ryan sexually abused?
He also said his stepfather, Joseph Ryan, was physically abusive and would often hit him without reason.
“He went out of his way to make a point when he would spank me and weird things like little hits on the head, and thought it was funny,” Colby told Dateline 当时.
“So there was just a lot of things like that,” 他继续, adding that, “he was sexually abusive as well.”
When host Keith Morrison then asked if Joseph sexually abused Colby, he responded with a nod and said: “Yeah.”
Court documents obtained by The Sun revealed that Colby was never actually adopted by Joseph but did take his last name.
如果您或您认识的人受到本故事中提出的任何问题的影响, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.