People who visited Yellowstone National Park on Sept. 8, 2019 are being asked to look through their pictures and videos to see if they have any images of two missing children or their mother, to help with a case that has garnered national attention. 

The FBI and Rexburg Police Department are asking the public for help in the investigation into the disappearance of Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua (JJ) Vallow, 7. Lori Vallow, who was arrested in Hawaii last month, is facing several charges, including two counts of felony abandonment in the disappearance of her children.

The ongoing investigation has determined that the children were in Yellowstone on Sept. 8, 2019 with their mother and uncle, Alex Cox. The group was traveling in a silver, 2017 Ford F-150 pickup, with Arizona license plate CPQUINT.

Law enforcement provided photos attached to this article of the missing children, Vallow and Cox as well as pictures of the vehicle.

The FBI has established a website for the public to upload photos and video:

Of Vallow’s children, Tylee disappeared first, according to a probable cause affidavit written by Rexburg police Lt. Ron Ball. The teen went on a day trip to Yellowstone with her mom, little brother and uncle. A National Park Service camera captured her image at the entrance.

But ever since? No trace, Ball wrote.

Then JJ vanished, the document says. 

The public is asked to continue reporting tips in this case to the Rexburg Police Department at (208) 359-3000 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-8435678 (1-800-THE-LOST).

Contact Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington at 732-7078 or

Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington has worked for newspapers across the West. She hosts a rescue podcast, The Fine Line. Her family minivan doubles as her not-so-high-tech recording studio.

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