Roy Jeffs, a son of Warren Jeffs who was among the first to say the polygamous sect prophet sexually abused his own children, too, was found dead Friday in Utah. He was 26.
One of Roy Jeffs’ half-sisters, Rachel Jeffs, said he killed himself at his home in Salt Lake City. She placed blame on her imprisoned father.
“Father didn’t love him. [Roy] knew it,” Rachel Jeffs said in a phone interview. “All of us knew it. We all got told Roy was a bad boy.”
When Roy Jeffs began telling his story in the fall of 2015 about how his father abused him, it gave new insight into the man considered a prophet by people still following him in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
“I remember him saying you should never do this,” Roy Jeffs told CNN in 2015. “And then he did it to me.” A half-sister, Becky Jeffs, appeared on that program, too, to also accuse her father of molesting her.
SOURCE: Nate Carlisle
The Salt Lake Tribune