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Vigil planned for JJ and Tylee as memorials are set up in honor of the children

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A memorial for Tylee and JJ was held at Porter Park in Rexburg Wednesday night. | Silas Wright, EastIdahoNews.com

IDAHO FALLS — Joshua “JJ” Vallow’s grandparents arrived in eastern Idaho Wednesday and visited Chad Daybell’s home – the place where their grandson’s remains were found this week.

Bouquets of flowers and T-shirts with the words “Bring JJ and Tylee home” lined the fence outside the Daybell property. Police discovered the remains of JJ and his sister, Tylee Ryan, while serving a search warrant at the home Tuesday.

Larry and Kay Woodcock at the Daybell home Wednesday evening. | Courtesy Janeese Summers

Investigators concluded their work at the home Wednesday evening but a deputy remained on-site Thursday morning.

In Rexburg, a memorial with flowers, photos, teddy bears and candles was set up at Porter Park. And in Idaho Falls, a vigil is being planned Friday night for the children.

“I just got this kick in the butt today that was like, ‘You’ve got to do something.’ Everybody on my Facebook page is talking and wants to do something but doesn’t know what. So I just thought, ‘Let’s do this,'” organizer Timanee Olsen tells EastIdahoNews.com.

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The vigil will be held in the large field on the south side of Soda Tsunami at 3460 S. 25th East beginning at 8:30 p.m. Olsen say there will be prayers, a moment of silence and a musical performance of Sarah McLachlan’s “In the Arms of an Angel.”

“If it’s small, that’s great and it will be intimate. If it’s bigger, we’ll have the space for it,” Olsen says. “Anyone who is feeling the effects of this incredible loss is free to come and pay their respects.”

Olsen is asking those who attend to wear a mask and wear purple and blue to honor JJ and Tylee. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

Courtesy Timanee Olsen
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