Who is Colby Ryan?
Colby Ryan is the son of Lori Vallow, charged with the first-degree murders of her two children. Colby, who is the only remaining child of Lori Vallow came to the limelight after cases of his family surrounding his siblings, mother and step-father became public.
Colby Ryan Age
Ryan is 26 years old as of 2022. He was born in 1996, in Texas.
Colby Ryan Parents
Colby was born to his parents Lori Vallow and William Lagiola. Lori and William got married when they were 22 and 23 years old respectively on October 22, 1995. They got divorced on February 25, 1998.
Colby’s mom then married Joseph Anthony Ryan Jr., who legally adopted him and took his last name. Ryan filed for divorce in August 2004 which was finalized in May 2005.
In May 2020, Colby came out to say that he was sexually abused by his father when he was young. He said;
“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 Ryan Siblings
Ryan was raised alongside his younger sister Tylee Ryan. Tylee was born on September 24, 2002, to Lori and Joseph Ryan. Tylee and his younger step-brother JJ Vallow disappeared in September 2019 only to be found dead in June 2020.
Colby wrote a sweet tribute to his siblings saying;
‘I don’t even know how to start this, 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,”
Colby Ryan Mother Lori
Ryan’s mother Lori Norene Cox was born on June 26, 1973, in San Bernardino, California. She is now facing the death penalty following the death of her two children Tylee and J.J together with her husband’s ex-wife Tammy.
Colby Ryan Real Father
Ryan’s real father is William Lagioia. William and Lori were married for only two years and a few months before getting a divorce in February 1998. Not much is known about William and his whereabouts at the moment.
Colby Ryan Wife
Ryan is married to his wife Kelsee Ryan. They first met while they were in middle school. They had their first date when they were in college and since then, their relationship spiraled.
They got married in a colorful wedding which was attended by his late step-dad Charles Vallow and her mother. Kelsee and Ryan have two children Rylee and Ava.
They separated in January 2022 and as of now the status of their marriage is not clear. Colby was arrested on September 3rd after his wife accused him of sexual assault.
Colby Ryan Job
Ryan’s current occupation is currently not known.
Colby Ryan Arrested
Ryan was reportedly arrested on 4th September 2022 and booked at Maricopa County Jail on at least one count of sexual assault. The incident happened at the alleged’s victim’s home on August 31 when the two were watching television.
Eventually, according to police, the two started engaging in consensual sexual contact. However, the alleged victim told police she decided to stop the intimate contact and told Ryan to back off. The charging documents allege he did not do so, KSAZ-TV reports.
The alleged victim reported the incident on Sept. 2. She allegedly told Ryan he had sexually assaulted her, according to the charging documents.
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“The Victim said the Defendant said he was sorry and started to cry,” The next morning, police say, the alleged victim recorded a conversation she had with Ryan, during which he allegedly “agreed” that what happened the previous evening constituted sexual assault.
Colby Ryan Netflix Documentary
Netflix released a docuseries called Sins of Our M<other which follows the case of Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell. The two were members of an alleged “doomsday cult” called Preparing a People.
And their extreme religious beliefs made the two prime suspects in the disappearance of Vallow’s children. The docuseries will be released on Netflix on September 14th.