Roy Jeffs, 26, the son of imprisoned FLDS Prophet Warren Jeffs, took his on life on May 29th in Utah, according to published reports and statements made by family members.

Known by family members as Roy Boy when he was younger, Jeffs had lived at the YFZ Ranch near Eldorado for a time.

Following his father’s conviction and imprisonment in Texas for sexually assaulting two of his underage polygamous wives, and after some of his siblings and cousins came forward to accuse Warren Jeffs of sexually abusing them, Roy Jeffs eventually acknowledge that he, too, had been one of his father’s victims.

Roy Jeffs broke away from the FLDS Church and became an outspoken opponent of the church’s secrecy, as well as what he and others called the church’s culture of abuse.