A guardian who was involved in the custody battle between Lori Vallow and Tylee Ryan’s father expressed concern about Tylee’s well-being a decade before she and her younger brother were found dead.
Inside Edition obtained court documents unearthed by social media sleuths that appear to show concerns voiced by an appointed guardian who evaluated Tylee during a bitter custody battle between her parents.
According to the documents, which CrimeOnline has not independently verified, a legal guardian identified as Mary Fogel wrote in numerous instances that she felt Tylee was being negatively impact by the dramatic conflict between her parents. The documents cover multiple years of the custody battle, when Tylee would have been 5 and 6 years old.
“I suspect her medical and emotional state has been adversely affected by the sustained level of conflict and the many trials and legal proceedings in this case,” Fogel wrote in a 2009 court filing, according to Inside Edition.
Fogel also said that Tylee had suffered from medical conditions, including two bouts of pancreatitis.
Tylee’s “emotional well being has not been fully examined or explained to the court,” Fogel wrote in 2009, saying that Tylee was “in need of a legal advocate.”
The documents viewed by Inside Edition reportedly include divorce filings which show that Joseph Ryan took out a $350,000 life insurance policy as a condition of the divorce agreement, with Vallow as the beneficiary.
Ryan died suddenly in 2018 as a result of an existing heart condition.
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