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imamaze
11-27-2010, 09:35 PM
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Tanner Lucas,Alexander William,& Andrew Ryan Skelton, missing!

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the three missing boys, or information leading to the location of Joann Taylor or is asked to contact the Morenci Police Department at 517-458-7104 or the Lenawee County Central Dispatch at 517-263-0524.

imamaze
11-27-2010, 09:37 PM
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imamaze
11-27-2010, 09:37 PM
3 Michigan boys missing (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13574023)
Law Enforcement officers in Michigan are looking for three boys reported missing Friday. Five-year-old Tanner Lucas Skelton, seven-year-old Alexander William Skelton, and nine-year-old Andrew Ryan Skelton have been missing since late Thursday night or early Friday morning from 112 East Congress Street in Morenci, Michigan. The boys' father says he turned the children over to a woman named Joann Taylor who may be driving a white or silver minivan. After turning the children over to this woman, the father tried to take his own life. He is now in the hospital under observation.
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Amber Alert: 3 boys missing (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/25931135/detail.html)
The Morenci Police Department is investigating the possible abduction of three young brothers from Morenci. The boys ages 5,7 and 9, were last seen on Friday around 2:30 p.m.
All of the children are believed to be in danger.
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Amber Alert issued for 3 boys missing (http://www.freep.com/article/20101127/NEWS06/101127005/1319/Amber-Alert-issued-for-3-boys-believed-to-be-in-extreme-danger)

An Amber Alert has been issued for Andrew Ryan Skelton, 9, Alexander William Skelton, 7, and Tanner Lucas Skelton, 5, who were reportedly last seen Thursday in their father’s backyard at his home in Morenci, a small town in Lenawee County near the Ohio border.
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Morenci police searching for missing boys (http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/local/Morenci-Police-searching-for-missing-boys)
Police in Morenci, Mich., are asking for help in locating three missing children. Investigators are looking for 5-year-old Tanner Skelton, 7-year-old Alexander Skelton, and 9-year-old Andre Skelton.
Police believe the boys are in extreme danger.
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Police fear 3 Lenawee County children abducted in extreme danger (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101127/METRO/11270373/1409/metro/Police-fear-3-Lenawee-County-children-abducted--in--extreme-danger-)

Three boys from Morenci, who are believed to have been abducted and in "extreme danger," are being "fervently" sought, the city's police department said.
The boys' father, John Skelton, left the children Friday in the care of a woman he met several years ago with her husband when their vehicle broke down on the side of a road with the intent that she would return them to their mother, who has full custody.
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imamaze
11-28-2010, 06:16 PM
Police chief: We are not leaving any stones unturned (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101128/METRO/11280318/Police-chief--‘We-are-not-leaving-any-stones-unturned’-in-search-for-missing-boys)

Teams are regrouping for another wave of searching in Lenawee County near the Ohio border for three young boys they fear are in "extreme danger," left by their father with a stranger just before he attempted suicide.
A task force of law enforcement agencies, that include the Morenci police, FBI, the Lenawee and Fulton County, Ohio sheriff's departments and the Michigan State Police, are looking for Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton, ages 9, 7, and 5, who were reported missing on Friday.
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Search continues for 3 missing brothers (http://www.freep.com/article/20101128/NEWS06/101128008/1318/Search-continues-for-3-missing-Morenci-brothers)

Law enforcement officials and community members are still searching today for three young brothers, the oldest two last seen Thursday in their father’s backyard at home in Morenci.
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Morenci police searching for missing boys (http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/local/Morenci-Police-searching-for-missing-boys)
Police in Morenci, Mich., are asking for help in locating three missing children. Investigators are looking for 5-year-old Tanner Skelton, 7-year-old Alexander Skelton, and 9-year-old Andrew Skelton.
Investigators believe the boys are in extreme danger. If you see them, call 9-1-1.
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Investigators issue a plea for information about missing boys (http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101128/NEWS16/101129625)
Law enforcement officials on Sunday issued a plea and set up a hotline seeking information about three Morenci boys who've been missing for three days
"We need calls. We need tips," Andy Arena, a special agent with the FBI, said at a morning news conference. "Anything that's out there — no matter how incredible you think it is — call."
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imamaze
11-29-2010, 12:41 PM
Search for missing brothers shift to Ohio area (http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20101129/NEWS16/11280359)
A group of firefighters arrived at a meeting center in Pioneer late Monday morning as the search for three missing brothers shifted from the Morenci area into Ohio.
Earlier in the morning, an announcement of a new search — with a smaller group of firefighters — was made to a packed room at the Morenci Bible Fellowship Church, where volunteers had gathered at 8 a.m. to start another day of searching.
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Searchers headed to Ohio for missing boys (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101129/METRO/11290353/Searchers-headed-to-Ohio-to-look-for-missing-Morenci-boys)
More than a hundred volunteer searchers are being sent southwest to Pioneer, Ohio, to look for three missing Lenawee County boys.
Dozens of volunteers had gathered at Morenci's fire hall this morning, where they waited for orders, which came late this morning. Searchers were supposed to begin looking for the children at 8 a.m. Authorities were conducting there own searches this morning.
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Chief: Father lied about relationship with woman (http://www.freep.com/article/20101129/NEWS06/101129012/1318/Chief-Father-lied-about-relationship-with-woman?GID=HWUZrpiRIWHCXK/9PIAbqqjCMBf1vMk8RwsAvSGEdQo%3D)
Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks acknowledged today that the father of three missing boys lied about a relationship with a Jackson woman whom he told authorities he turned his boys over to so they wouldn’t commit suicide.
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Three boys still missing and believed to be in 'extreme danger' (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/state/amber-alert-issued-for-three-btothers-from-morenci%2C-michigan.)
Morenci Police held a live news conference Monday morning to update the investigation into the disappearance of three young boys who are believed to be in 'extreme danger.'
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Police dismiss claims dad gave kids to friend (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/25931135/detail.html)
Police in Michigan said Monday they were questioning the validity of a father's account of what happened to his three young sons.
Police in Morenci, about 75 miles southwest of Detroit, are looking for 5-year-old Tanner, 7-year-old Alexander and 9-year-old Andrew Skelton. The boys were last seen the day before their father, John Skelton, tried to commit suicide.
During a press conference, Police Chief Larry Weeks said John Skelton had told them he had given the boys to a woman he had met online and had been having an online relationship with. Skelton told police he asked the woman, Joann Taylor, to take the boys to their mother.
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imamaze
11-29-2010, 02:18 PM
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imamaze
11-29-2010, 07:26 PM
Cold weather hampers search for missing boys (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/25931135/detail.html)
The search for three young brothers from Morenci moved from Michigan into Ohio on Monday.
The cold weather made it difficult for volunteers and searchers who scoured several square miles along the boarder.
WATCH VIDEO: Cold Weather Hampers Search For Missing Boys
Investigators said they are hoping cell phone records may help lead to the whereabouts of 5-year-old Tanner, 7-year-old Alexander and 9-year-old Andrew Skelton. The boys were last seen the day after Thanksgiving when their father John Skelton, tried to commit suicide.
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Still hopefull in search for missing boys (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7814475)
A news conference was held this morning at the Morenci, MI, fire department.
Larry Weeks, Morenci police chief, says that they are now searching for tips regarding sightings of a 2000 blue Dodge Caravan that was missing from the boys' home sometime during 2:30 p.m. Thursday to 1:30 p.m. Friday. They have the van in their possession, but are SEEKING HELP from anyone who may have seen the vehicle in WILLIAMS COUNTY, specifically West Unity, Kunkle, Pioneer or Holiday City Ohio. Authorities are following all leads.
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Volunteers search new NW Ohio areas for missing boys (http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101129/NEWS16/11280359)
Three bus loads of volunteers and firefighters will be dropped Monday afternoon at various points in Ohio to start a walking search for three brothers missing from Morenci, Mich.
The school buses — each with 50 civilians and 20 firefighters — were being loaded at a community center in Pioneer about 2 p.m. Monday, said Cpl. Jeff Paterson, an officer with the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office.
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Search for missing boys on hold until morning (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101129/METRO/11290353/Search-for-missing-Morenci-boys-on-hold-until-morning)

With nightfall, police have discontinued the two-state search for three missing brothers, saying it would resume in the morning.
Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said the search would continue until authorities can find the Skelton boys, ages 9, 7 and 5.
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Father lied about friend picking up boys; their whereabouts still unknown (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/state/amber-alert-issued-for-three-btothers-from-morenci%2C-michigan.)
The case of the missing little boys from Morenci took another disturbing turn Monday morning when police confirmed the father of the boys lied to investigators.
Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said John Skelton, the boys' father, was not truthful when he said he handed the brothers off to a friend on Friday.
"We can confirm that there’s no established relationship between he and the person he described as Joann Taylor,” Weeks said.
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Parents of three missing boys in custody fight (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7815138)
We are learning more about the Skelton family.
The mother of the three boys recently filed for divorce from John Skelton and was fighting for permanent custody.
John Skelton said the mother of the children was an unfit parent. He cited the fact Tanya Skelton is a registered sex offender and is repeatedly in violation of sex offender laws as reasons why she shouldn't have custody of the three boys.
On September 13 of this year, Tanya Skelton filed for divorce, according to court documents.
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imamaze
11-30-2010, 11:36 AM
Father took boys away previously (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101130/METRO/11300364/1409/Father-took-boys-away-previously)
Court records detail the fierce battle waged for months over custody of three now missing boys and showed this wasn't the first time their father had taken them away.
John R. Skelton, 39, took his sons and announced his intention to move to Jacksonville, Fla., on Sept. 13 — the day his wife filed for divorce, according to documents in Lenawee County Circuit Court.
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Father of three missing boys out of work, lost custody (http://www.thecourier.com/Issues/2010/Nov/30/ar_news_113010_story6.asp?d=113010_story6,2010,Nov ,30&c=n)
The father of three missing Michigan boys was out of work, his marriage had fallen apart and he'd lost custody of his children in the months before he told police that he gave the boys to an acquaintance and tried to kill himself.
Police said Monday that they don't believe John Skelton's claim that he handed his children over to a woman he met online, and had crews searching areas in Michigan and along an Ohio highway where the FBI said Skelton's blue minivan had been seen Thursday or Friday. Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said police spent several days searching extensively in records and by other means for the woman and couldn't find any evidence she existed.
Skelton's sons -- Tanner, 5, Alexander, 7, and Andrew, 9 -- were last seen Thursday in the backyard of their father's southern Michigan home, and authorities said they believe they are in danger. Weeks did not name Skelton as a suspect in the boys' disappearance, but he said investigators haven't ruled him out. Skelton, 39, has been in an Ohio hospital since Friday, receiving treatment for "mental health issues" after telling police he tried to hang himself, Weeks said.
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Missing boys often visited Jax (http://www.news4jax.com/news/25946572/detail.html)
As police, neighbors and other volunteers resumed searching Monday for three brothers last seen the day before their father tried to commit suicide, the boys' grandmother in Jacksonville is holding onto hope even as investigators believe the children are in "extreme danger."
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Jax Beach Grandma believes missing grandsons still alive (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=179126&catid=3)
Roxann Skelton's "grandma's heart" is telling her that her three grandsons missing in Michigan are indeed still alive, scared and wondering what's happening.
Despite comments from Michigan police that Skelton's son, a Fletcher High graduate, is lying about the case, his mother said a woman very well might have the boys.
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Search targeting new areas in case of missing boys (http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101130/NEWS16/11290408)
On the same day that investigators expanded a search into a second state in hopes of finding three missing Morenci brothers, they discounted the story their father provided about the disappearance.
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Police discount dad's account of mystery woman (http://www.freep.com/article/20101130/NEWS06/11300420/1319/Police-discount-dads-account-of-mystery-woman)
There never was a Joann Taylor.
At least not one watching over three missing brothers as their father, John Skelton, told law enforcement officials investigating their disappearance, Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said Monday. Authorities say Skelton told them he gave his children to Taylor, an acquaintance he met some years ago, so they wouldn't be there when he attempted to commit suicide.
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Video of how Amber Alert works (http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/talk_back/FOX-Toledo-News-Talk-Back-Nov-29--How-Amber-Alerts-work)
Friday night's announcement that three little boys were missing reminded us all of the Amber Alert program.
Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn explains how the system works to recover kids in this edition of FOX Toledo Talk Back.


We do not anticipate a positive outcome (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/25931135/detail.html)
Investigators involved in the case of three young brothers who are missing said Tuesday they are "not hopeful" the outcome of the case will have a positive ending.
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imamaze
11-30-2010, 07:08 PM
Missing boys father charged with kidnapping (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7817049)
Police say the father of three missing Michigan boys has been charged with parental kidnapping.
Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks says John Skelton was arrested by FBI agents after he was released Tuesday from a medical facility in Lucas County, Ohio.
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Father of missing brothers arrested, charged with kidnapping (http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101130/NEWS16/101139981)
John Skelton, the father of three missing brothers, was released from a Toledo hospital Tuesday afternoon and immediately arrested and charged with kidnapping in the boys' disappearance.
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Father of missing boys faces kidnapping charges (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101130/METRO/11300393/Father-of-missing-Morenci-boys-faces-kidnapping-charges)
The father of three missing boys will be charged with three counts of parental kidnapping, authorities said today.
John Skelton has been released from the mental health facility where he has spent the last few days and is now in custody at the Lucas County Corrections Center in Toledo.
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Father of missing boys arrested faces charges of parental kidnapping (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/latest-on-three-missing-morenci-boys)
In a sudden afternoon news conference, Morenci Police announced that the father of three missing boys will be charged with three counts of parental kidnapping.
The police did not release any other details on the search for the young missing brothers, Andrew, Alexander amd Tanner. Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks did say that the boys' father, John Skelton, was released from a mental health facility and was immediately taken into custody by agents from the Toledo office of the FBI.
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Police say father admitted to killing sons (http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=547819)
As authorities and volunteers continue to search for three missing brothers from Morenci, Michigan, investigators say they have low expectations.
The search is on for any sign of 5-year-old Tanner, 7-year-old Alexander, and 9-year-old Andrew Skelton; however, during a morning press conference on Tuesday, authorities said they do not "anticipate a positive outcome" in the case after days of searching and based on information from the boys' father.
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imamaze
12-01-2010, 08:31 AM
AmandaReckonwith case archive album (http://s296.photobucket.com/albums/mm166/crankycrankerson/Andrew%20-Alexander%20-Tanner%20Skelton%20%20-MI-/)

imamaze
12-01-2010, 10:44 AM
Crews move into recovery mode in search for young brothers (http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=548319)
The search for three missing brothers continues Wednesday, while authorities continue to question the boys' jailed father.
John Skelton, 39, is being held in the Lucas County Jail after being charged in the case which has gripped communities across northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. He was arrested on Tuesday, on three counts of parental kidnapping, immediately following his release from an area hospital.
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Sister: Dad of missing boys not getting fair shake (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/national_world&id=7818130)
The sister of a 39-year-old Lenawee County man facing parental kidnapping charges in connection with an ongoing search for his three missing sons says she doesn't think authorities are giving her brother a fair shake.
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Skelton boys father's postings on Facebook tell of love for his family (http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101201/NEWS16/11300393)
Weeks before John Skelton attempted suicide and his three young sons went missing, the father from Morenci posted an emotional letter to his ex-wife online in which he indicated he loved her and their children and wanted the family to be together again.
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Father of missing boys appears in Toledo courtroom (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101201/METRO/12010386/Father-of-missing-Morenci-boys-appears-in-Toledo-courtroom--)
As investigators today headed into a fifth day of searching for three missing boys from Morenci, their father — accused of their kidnappings — was expected in an Ohio courtroom.
John Skelton, 39, of Morenci, who is being held under suicide watch at the Lucas County Jail in Ohio, has had his case today assigned to Judge Gary G. Cook of the Lucas County Common Pleas Court. It's expected Skelton will be extradited back to Lenawee County so he can face the three counts of parental kidnapping.
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Dad charged as hope fades for missing brothers (http://www.freep.com/article/20101201/NEWS06/12010429/1318/Dad-charged-as-hope-fades-for-finding-three-brothers)
A hopeful search for three young brothers from Morenci has turned ominous.
Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said Tuesday morning that, based on information provided by their father, police "do not anticipate a positive outcome" in the search that has been under way since Friday.
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Father of missing boys arrested, facing charges of parental kidnapping (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/latest-on-three-missing-morenci-boys)
As volunteer crews prepare to resume their search for three missing Morenci boys at 10:00 a.m Wednesday, new details are emerging in the case.
Action News has learned that police are now doubting that John Skelton attempted to commit suicide. Sources say this is because there were no rope burn marks around his neck. However, those sources are also saying that nooses and straps were found inside Skelton's home. Authorities will no officially confirm this information.
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Father to face charges while search for his sons continue (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/25962316/detail.html)
The father of three young boys who have not been seen since Thanksgiving has been charged with parental kidnapping in connection with their disappearance.
For the fifth day in a row, an army of volunteers are expected to trudge across harvested fields, woodlands and dirt back roads in search of 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton.
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imamaze
12-01-2010, 10:45 AM
Missing Morenci boys timeline (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/missing-morenci-boys-timeline)

imamaze
12-01-2010, 02:02 PM
Search effort is to bring those boys home (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/25962316/detail.html)
Authorities in Michigan said Wednesday they would leave no stone unturned in the search for three missing brothers.
“We continue to get leads and information in from the public. We will follow up each and every one of those. We will be diligent in continuing the searches in an effort to bring those boys home,” said Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks.
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Skelton fighting extradition for kidnapping charges of MI boys (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13594800)
John Skelton will fight extradition to Michigan for parental kidnapping charges of his three sons, who remain missing.
Skelton was charged while in a Lucas County hospital, which means he has to be extradited back to Michigan.
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3 missing boys' dad held on 3M bond in kidnap (http://www.freep.com/article/20101201/NEWS06/101201017/John-Skelton-held-on-3M-bond-in-disappearance-of-his-3-sons#ixzz16sNs8g8n)
An Ohio judge has ordered John Skelton held on $3-million bond pending a formal extradition hearing set for Dec. 14 on parental kidnapping charges in connection with the disappearance of his three sons from Morenci in southern Michigan.
Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge Gary Cook set the bond at $1 million on each of the three charges after court appointed lawyer Merle Dech Jr. declined to waive his client’s rights.
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Skelton's bond set at 3M (http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/local/toledo-skeltons-bond-set-at-3-million)
The father of the missing Morenci, Michigan brothers appeared in a Lucas County Common Pleas court Wednesday morning.
John Skelton is charged with three counts of parental kidnapping. Judge Gary Cook set Skelton's bond at $3 million.
During the hearing Skelton chose to fight efforts to send him back to Michigan to face the criminal charges.
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Police scaling back search for missing boys (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20446258,00.html)
The father of three missing Michigan brothers appeared in court Wednesday as police announced that general volunteer searches will end by the weekend.
Morenci, Mich., Police Chief Larry Weeks, says that no bodies have been found but that their father John Skelton has provided information to investigators.
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$10,000 reward set in case of missing Morenci boys (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101201/METRO/12010386/$10-000-reward-set-in-case-of-missing-Morenci-boys)
Five days after the disappearance of three young brothers from Morenci, a reward has been offered for the children's return or recovery.
Larry Weeks, Morenci's police chief, announced today that an anonymous donor has put up $10,000 to help bring the mystery of the boys' disappearance to a close. Weeks specified that the reward will not be paid if the person claiming it has been involved in the disappearance in any manner.
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Volunteers continue desperate search for missing brothers (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13599575)
Morenci police say they expect the search for the three missing brothers to continue into next week.
Chief Larry Weeks asked that volunteers who have been searching for the boys to take a break starting Friday night.
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imamaze
12-02-2010, 12:34 PM
Morenci police chief wants searches of private property for missing boys (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13600461)
Morenci, Michigan Police Chief Larry Weeks wants to shift the focus of the search for the three missing Skelton boys to private property.
"We've been out there looking around and just hoping against hope that we would find something positive," Larry Spradlin said.
Spradlin lives on 26 acres of land in Seneca Township just north of Morenci. He knows that any of these private rural lots may hold clues to where the boys are.
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Morenci keeps hoping that young brothers will be found alive (http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=548913)
Volunteers are not giving up hope as the search for three missing Morenci brothers enters its sixth day Thursday.
9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner have been missing since Thanksgiving Day when they were last seen playing in the backyard of their father's Morenci home. Their father, John Skelton, is being held in the Lucas County Jail on $3 million bond, charged with three counts of parental kidnapping.
A $10,000 reward has been offered by an anonymous donor to anyone who can return the three missing boys to their mother.
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Toledo dive and rescue team searching Williams Co. for missing boys (http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101202/NEWS16/101209951/0/NEWS02)
The Toledo Fire Department dive and rescue team began searching one or more locations in Williams County for the three missing Morenci, Mich. boys.
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Tears and fears grip missing brothers' school (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101202/METRO/12020402/Tears-and-fears-grip-missing-brothers’-school)
In Janet Rollins' classroom at the close-knit Morenci Elementary School, the absence of Tanner Skelton, 5, weighs on the hearts and curiosity of his fellow developmental kindergartners — constantly. His 14 classmates have filled a bulletin board with pictures for Tanner, who has been missing since Thanksgiving along with his older brothers, prompting a two-state search effort and kidnapping charges against their father, John Skelton. One student drew a picture of a sad face.
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Morenci left praying for missing boys (http://www.freep.com/article/20101202/NEWS05/12020559/1318/Morenci-prays-for-missing-boys-as-father-is-jailed)
Andrew Skelton always was a "Star Wars" fan. Middle brother Alexander Skelton always walked little brother Tanner Skelton to class at Morenci Elementary each school day.
Once there, Alexander helped Tanner get his coat and backpack off and gave him a hug before he went to his own class.
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Police update investigation, search continues for missing boys (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/latest-on-three-missing-morenci-boys)
During a Thursday morning news conference, Morenci Police updated the investigation into the disappearance of the three missing Morenci boys.
It began with a representative reading an emotional statement from the family of the children. Police Chief Larry Weeks thanked volunteers for their efforts in the search for the three boys. The Mayor of Morenci, Keith Pennington, also expressesed his gratitude to the community for pulling together during this tragic time.
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imamaze
12-02-2010, 07:53 PM
Divers search Williams Co. waters for missing boys (http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=549020)
A dive team from the Toledo Fire Department has joined the search efforts in Williams County for three missing Morenci boys.
Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks says the Toledo dive team is working in areas of the northwest Ohio county Thursday as crews and volunteers continue to search any and all areas authorities believe the boys may have visited with their father.
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Four dive teams search for boys in Williams Co., hudreds of volunteers head out on foot (http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20101202/NEWS16/101209951)
Divers were using sonar equipment Thursday afternoon at multiple bodies of water across Williams County to search for three missing brothers.
Scuba teams from Toledo, Angola, Ind., as well as from Lenawee and Williams counties, hoped to search in at least seven major bodies of water throughout the day, including possible searches at Nettle Lake and Mud Lake in the northwestern corner of the county.
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3 missing boys family ok with suspending search (http://www.freep.com/article/20101202/NEWS06/101202041/1318/3-missing-boys-family-OK-with-suspending-search)

A spokeswoman for the family of three missing Morenci brothers said, in a prepared statement, that they are thankful for the work of law enforcement and volunteer searchers.
“Those men and women that have actually done the searching have been tireless,” said Kathye Herrera, a friend of the family.
Police have asked the volunteers suspend their searches after tomorrow, giving officials time to regroup – a decision Herrera said the family supports. Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said law enforcement officials will continue following up on tips.
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Divers, volunteers search for any sign of missing boys (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13597848)
Rescue divers and hundreds of volunteers searched Thursday for three brothers from Morenci that have been missing for a week.
Teams of rescue divers from three states searched the St. Joseph River which runs along U.S. 20, just west of state route 15 near Pioneer.
The Toledo Fire Department's rescue divers, along with teams from Michigan and Indiana, also searched another nearby river, a gravel pit and other sites but did not find any sign of the boys.
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imamaze
12-02-2010, 09:32 PM
Nancy Grace Transcript 11/29/2010 (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1011/29/ng.01.html)
Nancy Grace Transcript 12/03/2010 (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1012/02/ng.01.html)

imamaze
12-03-2010, 12:29 PM
Search for 3 missing brothers consumes hometown (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13611249)
Volunteers who've been searching for three young brothers from Michigan the past week aren't likely to stop even though authorities plan to suspend their efforts over the weekend.
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Volunteers enter final day in search for missing boys (http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=549481)
Friday marks the final day of the volunteer effort in the search for three missing brothers from Morenci.
On Thursday, rescue crews focused their efforts on the waters of Williams County, in search of 5-year-old Tanner, 7-year-old Alexander, and 9-year-old Andrew Skelton. The boys have been missing since Thanksgiving Day when they were last seen in the backyard of their father's home.
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Prayer vigil held for missing Morenci boys (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7820560)
Thursday night, a prayer vigil was held with the hope of a safe return for the missing Morenci boys. The message is: come home safe.
Those holding vigil don't want to see the Skelton brothers added to the Toledo Children's Memorial. It's at the corner of Eleanor and Jackman, and in remembrance of local children who have tragically died.
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Morenci brothers remembered for their demeanor, mutual love (http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101203/NEWS16/12030304)
Five-year-old Tanner Skelton, the youngest of three missing brothers, knows he's the fastest in his family, certainly in all the school, and perhaps in the world.
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Search for missing boys consumes Morenci (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/26007703/detail.html)
Each day for nearly a week, volunteers have trudged through muddy fields and climbed through ditches around this small southern Michigan town, searching for three young brothers last seen at their father's home on Thanksgiving Day.
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Grandma believes missing grandsons still alive (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=179126)
Skelton and her husband will leave soon for a 20-hour trip to Morenci, Mich. They had already planned to go visit their grandsons for Christmas. In fact, Skelton said in tears, she has bought all the boys Christmas presents.
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imamaze
12-03-2010, 08:14 PM
Search for missing brothers brings back painful memories of 2003 case (http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=549746)
The case of the missing Skelton brothers has eerie similarities to another case that grabbed national attention more than 5 years ago.
You may recall, in July 2003 Manuel Gehring took his 14-year old daughter Sarah and 11-year old son Phillip to a Fourth of July fireworks show near their home in New Hampshire. That was the last time the siblings were seen alive.
Now authorities are not saying that the Skelton brothers are dead or what their father John Skelton did with them but they have predicted a bad outcome.
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Time is the enemy in search for three missing brothers (http://www.freep.com/article/20101203/NEWS06/12030440/Time-is-the-enemy-in-search-for-three-missing-brothers)
A police helicopter churned overhead and searchers walked along the banks of the St. Joseph River on Thursday as the focus of the search for three missing Morenci brothers centered on Williams County in northwest Ohio.
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Officials call off volunteer searches for missing boys (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7823869)
It's been a long week in Morenci. People searched high and low for the young Skelton brothers, but there's still no sign. Law enforcement called off volunteer searches after today. However, that doesn't mean an end to search efforts.
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Crews scour Ohio lake for 3 missing boys (http://www.freep.com/article/20101203/NEWS06/101203034/1318/Crews-scour-Ohio-lake-for-3-missing-brothers)
Crews continued to search areas in and around Williams County, Ohio, today for the three missing Skelton boys.
With temperatures hovering around freezing, a search boat from Toledo scoured Harrison Lake, a 110-acre body of water near Fayette.
“We’re using a side-scan sonar to capture a visual image of the bottom,” said Toledo Fire Department Lt. Mike Maraldo.
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Volunteer search for missing boys winds down, police to process what searchers have collected (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/latest-on-three-missing-morenci-boys)
Hundreds of volunteers resumed the search Friday for the three missing Morenci boys who have been missing since Thanksgiving.
Volunteers searched fields in southern Michigan and Northern Ohio.
Police Chief Larry Weeks requested that Friday be the last day for volunteer search efforts. Chief Weeks says this will allow police time to process what searchers have collected. They hope any evidence will provide some clues that will help solve the case.
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Volunteer searches for Skelton boys halted (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/26007703/detail.html)
For the past week, volunteers have trudged through muddy fields and climbed through ditches around this small southern Michigan town, searching for three young brothers last seen at their father's home on Thanksgiving Day.
It's a search that has consumed Morenci, a town of about 2,000 residents 75 miles southwest of Detroit, prompting the cancellation of Saturday's annual Christmas parade and shutting down City Hall so it could be used as a command center. So even with authorities saying they will suspend the official efforts during the weekend as they figure out what to do next, it's unlikely the volunteers will call stop looking for Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5.
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America's Most Wanted (http://www.amw.com/missing_children/case.cfm?id=75645)

Search for missing brothers turns up nothing (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13614484)
Volunteers have finished their organized searches for three missing brothers from Morenci Friday.
The boys disappeared without a trace last week and police, the FBI and searchers have had no luck locating them.
For many, ending the search without finding boys is difficult, yet allows them to hold out hope that the boys are still alive.
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imamaze
12-04-2010, 11:06 AM
No search planned for Morenci boys over weekend (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7823869)
Hundreds of searchers combed the southern Michigan and northern Ohio countryside again Friday for three young brothers last seen at their father's home on Thanksgiving. With the search ending unsuccessfully, authorities prepared to use the weekend to determine what else should be done to find the boys.
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Search for Morenci boys put on hold (http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101204/NEWS16/101209875)
Firefighters on call if authorities confirm need
The organized search for three young brothers missing since Thanksgiving ended Friday, after several hundred volunteers turned out to cover four counties.
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No answers after visit to missing boys dad in jail (http://www.freep.com/article/20101204/NEWS06/12040416/1318/No-answers-after-visit-to-missing-boys-dad-in-jail)
Two members of the clergy and a family member of John Skelton were given special visitation this week with the father of the three missing boys from Morenci in hopes that he would reveal his sons' whereabouts, an Ohio jail administrator said.

The visitation at the Lucas County Corrections Center in Toledo was face-to-face -- instead of the normal half-hour, weekly video visitation -- and is used only on rare occasions, Corrections Administrator Jim O'Neal said.
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imamaze
12-04-2010, 09:57 PM
Jailed father of missing boys gets visitors (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13616119)
An Ohio official says clergy members visited the jailed father of 3 Michigan brothers last seen on Thanksgiving as part of an effort to talk about where the boys might be found.
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Memorial candle burning until Skelton boys found (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7825347)
People from all over are keeping the Skelton boys in mind. In Toledo, a candle is burning and three yellow ribbons have been placed at the Toledo Children's Memorial.
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imamaze
12-05-2010, 11:55 AM
Morenci is not stranger to devastating tragedies (http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20101205/NEWS16/101209838)
Seven weeks ago, Kelly Fletcher lost her 14-year-old son, Collin, in a hunting accident. Now she is mourning the losses of three other boys.
The children — Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton — may not be her own sons, but Mrs. Fletcher knows all too well what it's like when a child disappears. Her son went missing from the family's home outside Morenci in mid-October after he went out by himself to hunt. He was found a day later after an all-night search in a grassy area nearby, dead from a gunshot wound.
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Vigil planned Sunday for missing Morenci boys (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101204/METRO/12040396/1409/Vigil-planned-Sunday-for-missing-Morenci-boys)
A candlelight vigil is planned at 6 p.m. Sunday at Wakefield Park for the three Morenci boys missing since Nov. 26.
The small town of 2,000 residents has canceled the Christmas parade and related activities to focus its attention on the missing Skelton children — Tanner, 5, Alexander, 7, and Andrew, 9 — and their family.
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Boys faces tear at our hearts (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101205/OPINION03/12050304/1008/Boys’-faces-tear-at-our-hearts)
Faces tell you a lot. Take for example the heart-melting little-boy faces that have been looking out from the front page for the past week.
The Skelton brothers are obviously all boy. You can almost tell from their school photos that the smiling poses will last for only a moment before they'll wiggle away in search of action figures, soccer balls and mischief.
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Volunteers help light up Morenci (http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/local/where-are-the-volunteers)
Saturday was the first day without official searching since the Skelton boys disappeared Nov. 26.
Despite the break, some of those same volunteers were setting up for Sunday's candlelight vigil. But those volunteers were surprised with the number of people who showed up.
Volunteers were expecting more people to come to Wakefield Park to help set up Sunday's vigil. But some say decorating the park wasn't their top priority.
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Skelton boys called happy, helpful (http://www.lenconnect.com/features/x1996686871/Skelton-boys-called-happy-helpful)
For a town of fewer than 2,400 people, three missing boys are a personal affair.
“This isn’t a big city tragedy, this is a small town, and those boys aren’t just pictures on a paper; the people here know these boys,” said Kevin Lehr, a youth pastor from the West Rome Baptist Church in Manitou Beach.
The boys everyone in Morenci is focused on are Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton, the elementary school students who have been missing since the day after Thanksgiving.
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imamaze
12-05-2010, 07:03 PM
Hundreds come together as Morenci looks for missing boys (http://www.lenconnect.com/features/x1145376666/Hundreds-come-together-as-Morenci-looks-for-three-missing-boys)
Amid the pain and worry of a community concerned about three young boys who have been missing since Thanksgiving, many people working on the search efforts say they’ve been stunned by the outpouring of support — not just from the Morenci community but from the region as a whole and beyond.
That support comes not just from the hundreds of people who have been tromping through fields and scouring roadsides for signs of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton, but also from volunteers at the fire station, businesses that have donated food and supplies to help with the search, and countless citizens who have stopped by to offer whatever help they can give.
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Friends, family of missing boys seek comfort in church (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101205/METRO/12050324/Friends--family-of-missing-boys-seek-comfort-in-church)
During a search for three small boys last week, volunteers assembled each morning at a church to learn where they would be looking that day.
This morning, the churches of this rural town on the Ohio border reclaimed their traditional role as sanctuary.
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imamaze
12-06-2010, 01:02 PM
Hundreds attend candlelight vigil for Morenci boys (http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=550320)
Hundreds of people from at least three states attended a candlelight vigil in Morenci, Michigan, Sunday, in honor of missing brothers Alexander, Tanner and Andrew Skelton.
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Tree lighting honors missing boys (http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20101206/NEWS16/101209798)
They came in flannel shirts, hunting jackets, ski caps, and blankets, some 400 to 500 of them from Morenci and surrounding towns near the Michigan-Ohio border where Lenawee and Fulton counties meet.
There really was little doubt they'd come. This is what small-town America does best: Pull together and comfort neighbors in a time of tragedy, whether it be a heartbreaking disappearance of three spunky young boys or some other sad event.
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Candles keep hope for missing boys alive (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101206/METRO/12060325/Candles-keep-hope-for-missing-Morenci-boys-alive)
Five days before he and two brothers disappeared, Andrew Skelton made a vow.
With Christmas lights being put up at his church and a city park, "We're going to light up this town," the 9-year-old told his pastor.
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In Morenci vigil lights the way home for missing Skelton brothers (http://www.freep.com/article/20101206/NEWS06/12060445/1318/Vigil-lights-the-way-home-for-3-missing-brothers)
The people of Morenci gathered Sunday night and lit up the town with candles, flashlights and Christmas lights, hoping to illuminate the way home for Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton.
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Grandmother talks about her missing grandchildren Video (http://www.centralohio.com/section/VideoNetwork?bctid=696534068001#/Ohio+News/Grandmother+talks+about+her+missing+granchildren+f rom+Michigan/49914073001/49918559001/692206451001)

imamaze
12-06-2010, 08:14 PM
Process of bringing John Skelton back to Michigan in motion (http://www.lenconnect.com/topstories/x1790524687/Process-of-bringing-John-Skelton-back-to-Michigan-in-motion)
State and local officials have begun the process of bringing the father of three missing Morenci boys back to Lenawee County to face the parental kidnapping charges filed against him, but it’s unknown how long the process will take.
Police still receiving tip calls
Authorities are still seeking tips from anyone who might have information about the location of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton.
The Morenci Police Department’s tip line, 517-458-7104, is being forwarded to the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department, where dispatchers are taking down information to relay to police in Morenci.
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Police: No news on missing Morenci brothers; volunteer search on hold (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13625689)
Police say there are no new developments in the search for three missing brothers from Morenci and that the official volunteer search for the boys is on hold.
Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton were last seen on Thanksgiving Day. Their father, John Skelton, remains behind bars on parental kidnapping charges.
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imamaze
12-07-2010, 01:44 PM
Police continue checking leads, urge caution in reporting (http://www.lenconnect.com/topstories/x1702123223/Police-continue-checking-leads-urge-caution-in-reporting)
Investigators are continuing to check tips they have received in the case of the three missing brothers from Morenci. In a statement issued today through the FBI, Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks discussed the status of the investigation.
"To clarify a question that continues to come up, no organized volunteer searches are being planned at this time," Weeks wrote. "We have conducted searches with local public safety assets since Friday with negative results. We will continue to do so as the investigation requires."
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MI gov. gets extradition papers for Morenci dad (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13629784)
Prosecutors say Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has received paperwork necessary to extradite a 39-year-old Michigan man charged with parental kidnapping in connection with his three missing sons.
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Sandusky woman says she spotted Skelton boys (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7828135)
Sandusky resident says she may have seen the boys with a woman in a donut shop on the sunday after Thanksgiving.
The shop has no surveillance video. Police have said they will investigate every tip.
Unlike most people, Sandy Jones says she hadn't been following the case of three missing Morenci brothers, until last week.
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Ohio woman may have seen missing boys 3 days after Thanksgiving (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101207/METRO/12070392/Report--Ohio-woman-may-have-seen-missing-boys-3-days-after-Thanksgiving)
Sandusky woman has reported that she may have seen the missing Skelton brothers when they came into her doughnut shop with a woman on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Sandy Jones told Toledo station WTVG-TV Channel 13 that Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton reluctantly entered the House of Donuts with a woman who addressed one of the boys as "Tanner."
"The two older ones didn't act like they wanted to come through the door when they first came in and they kind of huddled together," Jones said in her interview.
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Michigan eyes extradition of boys'father;kid glimpsed in Ohio? (http://www.freep.com/article/20101207/NEWS06/101207019/1319/Michigan-eyes-extradition-of-3-missing-boys-father-kids-glimpsed-in-Ohio?)
Gov. Jennifer Granholm has received a request to extradite the father of three missing Morenci boys back to Michigan to face charges here, her office said today.
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imamaze
12-07-2010, 07:51 PM
Attorney: Missing boys' dad is off limits to investigators for now (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13633387)
Prosecutors say Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has the paperwork to extradite a 39-year-old Morenci man charged with parental kidnapping in connection with his three missing sons.
Officials say Granholm plans to have the papers to Ohio before the end of the end of the week to get John Skelton back to Michigan
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Morenci police chief warns against false hope (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101207/METRO/12070392/Morenci-police-chief-warns-against-‘false-hope’-in-case-of-missing-boys)
Police Chief Larry Weeks warned today against "false hope to the family and our community" from stories like the possible sighting of three missing boys in a Sandusky, Ohio, doughnut shop.
Although Weeks stopped short of dismissing the televised report that the missing the Skelton brothers may have been seen with a woman on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, he asked the media to show restraint.
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Woman says she saw the boys at a doghnut shop in Ohio (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/woman-says-she-saw-the-boys-at-a-doughnut-shop-in-ohio)
A doughnut shop worker in Ohio is offering the first glimmer of hope that the Skelton boys are still alive.
Watch the possible witness account in the video player on the left.
Sandy Jones works at House of Donuts in Sandusky. She says three days after the little brothers went missing, three boys matching their description entered the store along with a woman.
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Hunters keep an eye out for boys,clues (http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/local/Morenci-Mich-tips-growing-cold-to-find-missing-boys)
It's been 13 days since three brothers from Morenci, Michigan were last seen playing in the backyard of their father's home.
As of Monday, the Lenawee County Sheriff's Department says it has no new information in the search for for 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton.
A small army of volunteers boarded buses with fire and rescue personnel last week to comb the countryside, but Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks suspended volunteer searches last Friday to give authorities a chance to assess efforts.
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imamaze
12-08-2010, 09:54 AM
Aunt wants access to dad or 3 missing MI boys (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13635955)
The aunt of a 39-year-old Michigan man charged with parental kidnapping in connection with his three missing sons says he might "open up" to her and disclose "things others might not get from him."
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Morenci returns to business as search for boys continue (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7830782)
The search continues for the missing Skelton boys. Andrew, Alexander and Tanner were last seen Thanksgiving Day. Their disappearance sparked a huge volunteer search effort which, so far, has turned up nothing. Even so, Morenci police are continuing to pursue several leads.
No organized volunteer searches are planned, but police are encouraging residents in Fulton, Williams, Hillsdale and Lenawee counties to check their own property. Morenci police are declining all interviews, saying they need to keep their team focused on the investigation.
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Aunt of missing kids' dad hopes 'he might open up to me' (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101208/METRO/12080366/1409/Aunt-of-missing-kids--dad-hopes-‘he-might-open-up-to-me’)
The aunt of a jailed father of three missing Morenci boys said she's hoping to gain access to him because "he might open up to me about things others might not get from him."
"In a roundabout way, he might tell me about the kids," said Sandra Arens.
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John Skelton's jail visitor list has 7 names on it (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/26046548/detail.html)
There are seven names on a jail visitor list for the Michigan father who is being held in connection with his three missing sons, Local 4 has learned.
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imamaze
12-08-2010, 09:55 PM
John Skelton's parents say they believe boys are safe (http://www.lenconnect.com/newsnow/x1757251523/John-Skeltons-parents-say-they-think-boys-are-safe)
The grandparents of three Morenci boys last seen on Thanksgiving say they’ve been assured by the boys’ jailed father that the children are safe.
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Skelton's parents say missing boys are alive (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13640541)
The grandparents of three missing boys from Morenci are talking about what they learned after speaking with the boys' father Wednesday.
Roxanne and William Skelton, who now live in Florida and have been in town for a week, visited their son for the first time at the Lucas County jail Wednesday.
After speaking to him for about 30 minutes through a video monitor, they say they believe their grandchildren are still alive.
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Grandparents of missing boys visit their son in jail (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7832292)
The grandparents of the three missing boys from Morenci went to the Lucas County jail to visit their son today. John Skelton remains locked up and charged with parental kidnapping.
After their meeting with John, William and Roxanne Skelton believe 100-percent that their grandsons are still alive. However, their son did not reveal where the boys are. Roxanne says, "Those children are safe. And he wouldn't tell me where."
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Skelton claims boys are safe (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101208/METRO/12080429/Skelton-claims-boys-are-safe-in-jail-visit-with-parents)
The parents of a Morenci man charged in the disappearance of his three sons said he told them today that the boys are safe.
Roxann and John Skelton spent a half-hour communicating with their son, John Russell Skelton, 39, by telephone and video link within the Lucas County Jail in Toledo, according to Corrections Administrator Jim O'Neal.
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Skelton's parents say he is protecting boys (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/26046548/detail.html)
The father of three missing Michigan boys said Wednesday that although they have not been found, they are safe.
During an interview with Local 4, John Skelton’s parents, William and Roxanne Skelton, said their son told them during a jail visit that he only had one message to give: that the 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner were OK.
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imamaze
12-09-2010, 09:50 AM
Morenci residents split about believing Skelton's latest claims (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13642270)
John Skelton, charged with kidnapping his three boys, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner, spoke to his parents Wednesday through video link-up.
After hearing what transpired, people in the city of Morenci are split as to whether they believe what Skelton told them.
Brandi Boswell thinks the boys are alive, somewhere. "It's my constant prayer," she said. "It's a gut feeling. Actually some of the details that came out today, it was like the story that I've told myself over and over."
But most people don't think they can trust the source of this latest information.
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Doughnut shop worker says she saw midding boys (http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101209/NEWS16/12090319)
A Sandusky doughnut shop employee says she was interviewed by the FBI Wednesday about her belief that she saw the three missing boys from Morenci, Mich., in the shop in late November.
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Work on Skelton boys' case continues (http://www.lenconnect.com/topstories/x615395879/Work-on-Skelton-boys-case-continues)
Police and federal agents in Morenci and elsewhere are continuing to evaluate evidence and follow up on tips in the search for three missing brothers, Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said Wednesday.
Although downtown Morenci is no longer buzzing with highly visible activity the way it was last week, Weeks said that doesn’t mean the investigation has stopped. Investigators are working their way through the more than 700 tips they have received in the case, he said.
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imamaze
12-10-2010, 07:56 AM
Possible new sighting of missing brothers (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/26046548/detail.html)
A former Morenci school teacher told police she may have seen the missing brothers from Morenci at a flea market in Ohio.
According to sources, the retired music teacher said she was at a flea market in Bowling Green, Ohio, when she spotted the boys with an unidentified woman.
WATCH: Former Morenci School Teacher Says She May Have Seen Boys
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Morenci pastor driven by desire to see Skelton brothers return (http://www.freep.com/article/20101210/NEWS05/12100394/1318/Morenci-pastor-speaks-out)
Donna Galloway has been the public face of Morenci's hope that the three missing Skelton boys will make it home.
Although she doesn't want to be the center of attention, Galloway, the pastor of Morenci United Methodist Church, which the Skelton family attended, has been thrust into the spotlight during the agonizing search for Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5.
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imamaze
12-10-2010, 09:18 PM
Work on Skelton boys' case continues (http://www.lenconnect.com/topstories/x615395879/Work-on-Skelton-boys-case-continues)
Police and federal agents in Morenci and elsewhere are continuing to evaluate evidence and follow up on tips in the search for three missing brothers, Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said Wednesday.
Although downtown Morenci is no longer buzzing with highly visible activity the way it was last week, Weeks said that doesn’t mean the investigation has stopped. Investigators are working their way through the more than 700 tips they have received in the case, he said.
“Everyone here is still working long hours, fully committed to resolving this,” he said.
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Extradition moves forward for dad of missing boys (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13653256)
The extradition of John Skelton, the father of three missing boys from Morenci, Michigan, is moving forward.
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland received the necessary paperwork from Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.
Officials then filled out an extradition order and sent it to the Lucas County Prosecutor's Office Friday.
That paperwork will be presented at Skelton's next hearing on Tuesday.
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imamaze
12-11-2010, 03:24 PM
Day 15 Three Skelton boys still missing (http://radioamber.net/?p=3374)
After more than 2 weeks the three Skelton boys Tanner, age 5, Alexander, age 7, and Andrew, age 9, remain missing despite efforts of authorities to locate them. Two people have came forward saying they saw the boys after the date they went missing. Both have said they were unaware the boys were missing. The sightings have not been confirmed by police saying they did not want to create false hope.
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Sandusky woman meeting FBI sketch artist (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7837743)
We continue to track the latest developments in the disappearance of three Morenci boys, missing now for two weeks.
A woman in Sandusky who says she may have seen Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton after the brothers were reported missing is set to meet with an FBI sketch artist.
Sandy Jones tells 13abc the meeting could take place as early as Saturday.
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Missing Morenci boys' dad almost arrested in September (http://www.freep.com/article/20101211/NEWS05/12110339/1322/Missing-Morenci-boys-dad-almost-arrested-in-September)
The father of the three missing Morenci boys was threatened with arrest on parental kidnapping charges almost three months ago after he removed his sons from school for a Florida trip and suggested they may not return, according to police reports obtained by the Free Press.
The documents, obtained this week through a Michigan Freedom of Information Act request, shed light on the simmering dispute between John Skelton, 39, and his estranged wife, Tanya, 44, about a trip to Florida in September. Court records show that she filed for divorce following the trip.
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Skelton scheduled for extradition hearing (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x1921996915/Skelton-scheduled-for-extradition-hearing)
The father of three missing Morenci boys is scheduled for an extradition hearing Tuesday in Lucas County.
John Skelton’s hearing is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14. He is being held on $3 million bond on parental kidnapping charges in connection with the disappearance of his three sons, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner.
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imamaze
12-14-2010, 08:33 AM
Extradition hearing set for father of three missing boys (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101214/METRO/12140388/1409/metro/Extradition-hearing-set-for-father-of-3-missing-boys)
An extradition hearing is set for this morning in Toledo's Lucas County Court of Common Pleas for John Russell Skelton, a Morenci resident wanted in Michigan on charges stemming from the Thanksgiving disappearance of his three sons.
Skelton, 39, is charged in a warrant issued in Lenawee County for parental kidnapping/custodial interference for allegedly taking his sons Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5. He and his wife, Tanya, 44, had been involved in a custody dispute since she filed for divorce Sept. 13.
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John Skelton extradition hearing Tuesday (http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=554039)
The father of three missing brothers from Morenci, Michigan will be back before a Toledo judge Tuesday.
NBC 24 will be in court for Tuesday's hearing and bring you the late breaking details beginning on NBC 24 News at 6.]
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Missing boys' dad could be sent back to Michigan (http://morningjournal.com/articles/2010/12/14/news/doc4d075c97c2fc1118469176.txt)
The father of three boys missing since Thanksgiving could be on his way back to Michigan to face parental kidnapping charges.
John Skelton is to appear at an extradition hearing Tuesday in Toledo, Ohio, where he's being held on $3 million bond.
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imamaze
12-14-2010, 01:01 PM
Missing boys dad ends fight over return to Michigan (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101214/ap_on_re_us/us_boys_search_michigan)
The father of three boys missing since Thanksgiving waived his right to an extradition hearing on Tuesday and was promptly processed and driven away to face charges across the state border in Michigan.
John Skelton, 39, had been fighting extradition on three charges of parental kidnapping in the disappearance of his sons Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5. But during a Tuesday morning hearing in Toledo he agreed to his return to his home state.
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Father of missing boys waives extradition (http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101214/NEWS16/101219667)
The father of three missing Morenci boys waived an extradition hearing in Lucas County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday morning and consented to be returned to Michigan to face parental kidnapping charges.
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The father of three missing boys waives extradition (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/extradition-hearing-for-john-skelton-scheduled-for-tuesday)
John Skelton is headed back to Michigan after an appearance in Lucas County Court Tuesday morning. He told the judge he would not fight his extradition.
Action News is in Toledo and Lenawee County and will have updates throughout the day
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Missing Morenci boys' dad has bond set at $30M (http://detnews.com/article/20101214/METRO/12140393/1361/Missing-Morenci-boys%E2%80%99-dad-has-bond-set-at-$30M)
The bond for the father accused of kidnapping three boys who have been missing since Thanksgiving weekend was set at $30 million today, ten times the amount set by a judge in Ohio after his arrest there.
Upon John Russell Skelton's return to Michigan today after he waived his extradition challenge in a Toledo courtroom, a Lenawee County District Court magistrate set his bond via video conference.
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imamaze
12-15-2010, 09:14 AM
Father of three missing boys back in Michigan (http://www.freep.com/article/20101215/NEWS06/12150336/1320/Father-of-3-missing-boys-back-in-Michigan)
The Morenci father facing parental kidnapping charges in the disappearance of his three young boys is back in Michigan and scheduled for arraignment at 1 p.m. today by video from the Lenawee County Jail.
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Michigan dad of three missing sons due in court (http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/michigan-dad-of-3-777477.html)
A 39-year-old Michigan father who faces kidnapping charges in connection with his three missing sons is due in court.
John Skelton of Morenci is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Lenawee County, one day after waiving his right to an extradition hearing in Ohio and being driven back to Michigan. He remains held on a $30 million bond.
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imamaze
12-15-2010, 07:39 PM
Judge keeps bond at 30M for missing boys (http://detnews.com/article/20101215/METRO/12150402/1409/Judge-keeps-bond-at-$30M-for-missing-Morenci-boys%E2%80%99-dad)
The father of three missing Morenci boys was arraigned today on three counts of parental kidnapping by a Lenawee County district judge, who continued John Russell Skelton's bond at $30 million.
Skelton answered routine legal questions from Judge James Sheridan with a clear and strong voice, replying to most questions with "Yes, sir."
Skelton appeared on a courthouse monitor from a white-painted, cement-block room in the nearby county jail. He was seated in a wheelchair with his hands clasped, wearing a dark, sleeveless uniform.
"I just know I need a lawyer," Skelton said. "I need one appointed."
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Skelton arraigned on parental kidnapping charges (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/extradition-hearing-for-john-skelton-scheduled-for-tuesday)
The father of three missing boys from Morenci has been arraigned on parental kidnapping charges.
John Skelton appeared for the video arraignment at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Lenawee County courtroom.
Skelton was arraigned on three counts of parental kidnapping in the disappearance of his three sons Andrew, Alexander and Tanner.
During the arraignement, Skelton requested a court-appointed lawyer. Another hearing will be held on December 28.
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Missing boys dad faces kidnapping charges (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/26046548/detail.html)
The father of three boys missing since Thanksgiving was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on parental kidnapping charges.
John Skelton waived his right to an extradition hearing on Tuesday and was promptly processed and driven away to face charges across the state border in Michigan.
Skelton, 39, had been fighting extradition on three charges of parental kidnapping in the disappearance of his sons Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5. But during a Tuesday morning hearing in Toledo he agreed to his return to his home state.
WATCH VIDEO: John Skelton Back In Michigan To Face Charges
WATCH VIDEO: John Skelton Extradition Hearing
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Morenci father arraigned on parental kidnapping charges (http://www.lenconnect.com/topstories/x493344319/Morenci-father-arraigned-on-parental-kidnapping-charges)
A Morenci father accused of kidnapping his three sons during Thanksgiving will have an opportunity to challenge those charges on Dec. 28.
John Russell Skelton, 39, was arraigned Wednesday on the three parental kidnapping charges involving his sons Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5. The three boys haven’t been seen since Thanksgiving Day and were reported missing that Friday when they were not returned to their mother, Tanya, after a scheduled visitation.
Each charge has a maximum penalty of one year and one day in prison and a $2,000 fine.
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Skelton enters no plea on kidnapping (http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/local/adrian-skelton-enters-no-plea-on-kidnapping)
Preliminary hearing set for December 28
The father of the missing Morenci, Michigan boys, John Skelton, made his initial appearance via video in Lenawee County District Court, in Adrian, Michigan Wednesday afternoon.
Skelton did not enter a plea to three charges of parental kidnapping, rather he answered 'yes' or 'no' to any questions posed to him by attorneys, prosecutors or the Judge.
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imamaze
12-16-2010, 08:14 PM
John Skelton tells judge he turned boys over to an organization (http://www.lenconnect.com/breaking/x74195129/Skelton-tells-judge-he-turned-boys-over-to-an-organization)
John Skelton told a judge this morning that he turned his three sons over to someone from an “organization” at his Morenci home on Thanksgiving Day.
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Skelton says organization took kids (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13686555)
The father of three missing michigan brothers, John Skelton, was back in court Thursday as part of a custody hearing.
While in court he said he gave the boys to someone from an "organization" who visited his home on Thanksgiving.
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Skelton to judge: Boys given to mystery woman (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7848239)
There are new developments tonight in the investigation of three young boys missing since Thanksgiving. The three brothers vanished from Morenci, Michigan last month.
Their father remains jailed in Lenawee County on $30 million bond accused of their kidnapping. Today, he offered a confusing explanation to a judge about what happened to the boys.
John Skelton appeared in court yesterday on criminal kidnapping charges. Today, he went back before a judge for a civil custody case involving the missing boys.
Skelton said under oath that his sons were handed over to a woman in a van at their Morenci home on Thanksgiving.
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Missing boys dad claims he gave them to an organization (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101216/METRO/12160481/Missing-boys’-dad-claims-he-gave-them-to-an-‘organization’)
John Russell Skelton refused to tell a judge today the location of his missing sons, except to say they are with an "organization."
Lenawee County Circuit Judge Margaret Noe ordered the man suspected in the Thanksgiving Day disappearance of Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5, to a showcase hearing today over accusations he failed to comply with her orders to share custody of the children with his separated wife, Tanya Skelton. Noe has overseen the bitter divorce and custody disputes between John Skelton, 39, and Tanya Skelton, 44, since September.
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Skelton says organization has his three boys (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/skelton-says-%27organization%27-has-his-three-boys)
In a civil court hearing Thursday, the father of the three missing Morenci boys told a judge that an “organization” has his children.
The show cause hearing was held Thursday morning in Circuit Court of Lenawee County and is related to Skelton’s failure to comply with a custody order.
When Judge Margaret Noe asked Skelton which organization, Skelton would not reveal the name.
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imamaze
12-19-2010, 10:15 PM
Roundtable with Jeff Smith (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=resources/inside_station&id=7852363)
This week on Roundtable, Jeff Smith talks with Clinical Psychologist Charlene Cassel about the case of the missing Skelton brothers from Morenci, Michigan.
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Old Amtrak village hosts prayer vigil for missing boys (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7852297)
It's been more than three weeks since the search began for three missing Morenci boys. From huge search efforts to candle light vigils, volunteers and community members have not given up hope.
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imamaze
12-20-2010, 03:28 PM
Prayers, hymns offered as hope hangs on for return of 3 boys (http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101220/NEWS16/12200310)
A handful of Toledoans shivered, sang Christmas hymns, and prayed for three missing Morenci brothers at a candlelight vigil Sunday night at a makeshift shrine erected at Old Amtrak Village in South Toledo.
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Missing boys mother says she believes they're alive, pleads for their return (http://www.lenconnect.com/breaking/x998474496/Missing-boys-mother-says-she-believes-theyre-alive-pleads-for-their-return)
The mother of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton said today she believes her boys are still alive somewhere and pleaded with anyone who might have them to return the missing boys to her.
In front of a small group of reporters this afternoon at Morenci United Methodist Church, Tanya Skelton said her intuition still tells her “that my boys are alive and that they’re with someone they know.”
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imamaze
12-21-2010, 10:23 AM
Family prepares for holiday with fate of children unknown (http://toledoblade.com/article/20101221/NEWS16/12200444/-1/NEWS02)
In a few days, there will be Christmas gifts under the tree at Tanya Skelton's home -- at least one for each of her three sons who have been missing since Thanksgiving.
"I have bought some presents," the mother said Monday, fighting back tears. "I still have some things I want to get. It is very hard to go shopping not knowing, but there will be presents under the tree."
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imamaze
12-22-2010, 08:02 PM
Vigil Thursday for three missing brothers (http://www.freep.com/article/20101222/NEWS06/101222011/1320/Vigil-Thursday-for-3-missing-Morenci-brothers)
With Christmas nearly here, residents of Adrian in Lenawee County are planning a vigil Thursday night for the three missing Skelton boys whose father is jailed in their disappearance.
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Nevaeh group visits Skelton family (http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/local/Nevaeh-group-visits-Skelton-family)
Representatives with the Justice for Nevaeh organization in Monroe, Mich., have reached out to the Skelton family, nearly a month after young brothers Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner disappeared Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day.
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Mother of three missing boys sadly awaits Christmas (http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/58592)
There will be Christmas gifts under the tree at Tanya Skelton's home in this small southeast Michigan town -- at least one for each of her three sons. Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5, have been missing since Thanksgiving.
"I have bought some presents," the mother said Monday, fighting back tears. "I still have some things I want to get. It is very hard to go shopping not knowing, but there will be presents under the tree."
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imamaze
12-22-2010, 08:06 PM
Tanya Skelton speaks: The entire interview (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/26245000/detail.html)
Tanya Skelton spoke with Local 4 on Tuesday about her three missing sons and their father, John Skelton.
The interview lasted 30 minutes, but not all of it could be shown in a newscast.
Listen to the raw, unedited interview with Tanya and her dad, Don Zuvers:
Tanya Skelton Interview Part 1: Tanya Skelton: "Do They Call For Me?"

Tanya Skelton Interview Part 2: Tanya Skelton Is Asked "Do You Want To Talk To John?"

Tanya Skelton Interview Part 3: Tanya Skelton Is Asked "What Are Police Telling You?

Tanya Skelton Interview Part 4: Tanya Skelton's Dad, Don Zuvers Wonders: "Will We Have A Christmas Miracle?"

SEE IMAGES: Tanya Skelton Answers Questions About Missing Sons, Husband John

imamaze
12-23-2010, 10:43 AM
Missing boys' mom has faith her sons are alive (http://www.freep.com/article/20101223/NEWS05/12230493/1318/Mother-of-missing-boys-prays-for-Christmas-miracle)
At Grandma and Grandpa's house, under a Christmas tree adorned with jingle bells from church, handmade crosses and three little angels, sit affectionately wrapped gifts.
To Andrew. To Alexander. To Tanner.
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Vigil planned for missing boys (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/vigil-planned-for-missing-morenci-boys)
A candle-light vigil is planned for Thursday for 3 missing brothers from Morenci.
It's expected to take place at 6 p.m. at the Trestle Park in Adrian.
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Missing boys' mom keeps on going (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-12-22-michigan_N.htm)
Tanya Skelton says she hasn't spoken with her estranged husband, John Skelton, since their three boys were reported missing from his Morenci home the Friday after Thanksgiving.
But she told the Free Press on Wednesday that she has been in regular contact with Morenci police and frequently talks with FBI investigators. She said police have received hundreds of tips from around the country about the boys, including at least two alleged sightings in northwest Ohio in the days after Thanksgiving.
Tanya Skelton said police have had her review pictures from surveillance video from Wal-Mart and Meijer stores, whose locations she didn't know, but she didn't see her kids.
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imamaze
12-24-2010, 09:27 AM
Missing boys' mom hoping for miracle (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101224/METRO/12240371/Missing-boys’-mom-hoping-for-miracle)
Their presents are under the Christmas tree. Their photos adorn the refrigerator and bookshelf. Their stuffed animals overflow from a basket.
The only thing missing is them.
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Vigil held for missing boys (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/26263698/detail.html)
Candles glowed in the cold December air in a city park in Adrian on Thursday night as a vigil was held for three young brothers from the community of Morenci who have been missing since Thanksgiving.
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Community gathers again to pray for missing boys (http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=559162)
A candlelight vigil lit up Adrian as community members continue to hold out hope that the three missing brothers Alexander, Tanner and Andrew Skelton will be found alive.
At the beginning of the of the ceremony they asked everyone to say a special prayer for the boys’ mother, Tanya Skelton. In an exclusive interview with WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit Tanya opened up. She reflects back on what police told the family not long after the boys disappeared.
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imamaze
12-27-2010, 06:31 PM
Dad of missing boys will go staight to trial (http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2010/dec/27/dad-missing-mich-boys-will-go-straight-trial-ar-339801/)
A Michigan man blamed for the disappearance of his three sons will go straight to trial on charges of parental kidnapping.
John Skelton waived his right to a hearing to determine if prosecutors had probable cause to charge him. Court officials in Lenawee County say he informed a judge on Monday, which means a hearing set for Tuesday is canceled.
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Father of missing boys waives preliminary exam (http://detnews.com/article/20101227/METRO/12270377/1478/rss)
The father of three boys missing since Thanksgiving from their Morenci home waived preliminary examination of parental kidnapping charges and agreed to be bound over for trial in Lenawee County Circuit Court.
John Russell Skelton, 39, who refused to tell a different judge last week the location of Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5, appeared briefly before Lenawee County District Judge James Sheridan today.
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Skelton waives right to preliminary examination on kidnapping charges (http://www.lenconnect.com/topstories/x1882984476/Skelton-waives-preliminary-examination-on-kidnapping-charges)
At an unscheduled appearance Monday, John Skelton agreed to waive a hearing in Lenawee County District Court on felony parental kidnapping charges after being assured it was not an admission of guilt.
He is charged with failing to return his sons, Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5, to his wife Tanya after a Thanksgiving Day visit. The divorcing couple’s sons, who are still missing, have been the subject of an intense investigation since then.
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Skelton waives preliminary hearing, case to proceed to trial (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/skelton-waives-preliminary-hearing%2C-case-to-proceed-to-trial)
The father of three missing Morenci boys has waived a preliminary examination and will be arraigned on parental kidnapping charges January 5.
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imamaze
12-28-2010, 10:30 AM
Detroit TV station battles judge over Skelton search documents (http://www.lenconnect.com/skelton/x1651497531/Detroit-TV-station-battles-judge-over-Skelton-search-warrants)
A Detroit television station filed a lawsuit seeking to force authorities to reveal search warrant documents related to the investigation of the Thanksgiving disappearance of three Morenci boys.
Revealing such documents now could jeopardize the investigation and the safety of the missing boys, Lenawee County District Judge James E. Sheridan said in a letter to WDIV earlier this month.
WDIV filed a complaint last week in Lenawee County Circuit Court, seeking an order to make public a warrant and results of a reported Nov. 30 search of the Morenci home of John Skelton, the boys’ father.
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Father of missing boys waives preliminary exam (http://www.detnews.com/article/20101228/METRO/12280363/1409/Father-of-missing-Morenci-boys-waives-preliminary-exam)
The father of three boys missing since Thanksgiving from their Morenci home waived preliminary examination of parental kidnapping charges Monday and agreed to be bound over for trial in Lenawee County Circuit Court.
John Russell Skelton, 39, who refused to tell a different judge last week the location of Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5, appeared briefly before Lenawee County District Judge James Sheridan to relinquish his right to hear the evidence police claim to have that proves he took the boys.
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imamaze
12-29-2010, 11:54 AM
State law to be followed on release of Skelton documents (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x192072433/State-law-to-be-followed-on-release-of-Skelton-documents)
Attorneys representing a Detroit television station and the Lenawee County District Court agreed Tuesday to follow state law in the release of any documents pertaining to a search of the home of the father of three missing Morenci boys.
WDIV sued the district court to gain access to search warrant documents related to the search of John Russell Skelton’s home on East Congress Street in Morenci. Skelton’s sons, Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5, were last seen there on Thanksgiving.
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imamaze
01-03-2011, 12:24 PM
Vigil shows famly that community cares (http://www.hillsdale.net/sports/hillsdale/x1599387983/Vigil-shows-family-of-missing-boys-that-community-cares)
A vigil was held Thursday night in front of the Hillsdale County Courthouse for the three missing Morenci boys.
The vigil was attended by family members of Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5, including their mother, Tanya Skelton, and their grandfather, Don Zuvers.
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imamaze
01-05-2011, 01:49 PM
John Skelton waives court appearance (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/26374077/detail.html)
John Skelton waived his court appearance Wednesday where he was scheduled to be formally charged Wednesday with parental kidnapping in connection the disappearance of his three missing sons.
SEE IMAGES: IMAGES: Missing Skelton Boys
Skelton signed formal paperwork waiving his arraignment Tuesday.
Skelton was arrested on Nov. 30 on three counts of parental kidnapping.
Watch: Michigan Dad Of Missing Boys Waives Key Hearing
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imamaze
01-07-2011, 10:28 PM
Missing Morenci boys' Aunt calls John Skelton coward (http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/fox-2-speaks-to-mother-of-missing-morenci-boys-01072011)
19-year-old Courtney Derby, like her mother, Tanya Skelton, wishes she knew what happened to Andrew, Alexander and Tanner.
The boys' sister spoke only with FOX 2.
"The I love yous and the screaming coming out the door. You forgot to give me a kiss. You forgot to hug me. Even snow, rain … the middle one and the youngest always running out the door. No shoes on, mom's yelling get inside, you're going to get sick. They didn't care. They wanted a kiss from their sister. I mean, that's what I miss," said Derby.
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georgiajean
01-08-2011, 12:59 PM
Missing Morenci boys' Aunt calls John Skelton coward (http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/fox-2-speaks-to-mother-of-missing-morenci-boys-01072011)
19-year-old Courtney Derby, like her mother, Tanya Skelton, wishes she knew what happened to Andrew, Alexander and Tanner.
The boys' sister spoke only with FOX 2.
"The I love yous and the screaming coming out the door. You forgot to give me a kiss. You forgot to hug me. Even snow, rain … the middle one and the youngest always running out the door. No shoes on, mom's yelling get inside, you're going to get sick. They didn't care. They wanted a kiss from their sister. I mean, that's what I miss," said Derby.
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From the article above:
"Police Chief Weeks said he does continue to hold out hope that there is a chance that the boys still may be alive."

That's the best thing I've read about this case, in weeks. Besides the judge saying she could keep JS in jail indefinitely for contempt of court.

imamaze
01-08-2011, 06:48 PM
Skelton pleads not guilty to kidnapping charges, avoids court appearance (http://www.thedailyreporter.com/news/police_and_fire/x250685728/Skelton-pleads-not-guilty-to-kidnapping-charges-avoids-court-appearance)
John Russell Skelton remained out of sight in a Lenawee County Jail cell Wednesday while a not guilty plea in his parental kidnapping case was entered for him in Lenawee County Circuit Court.
The Morenci father of three boys missing since Thanksgiving was scheduled for a hearing on Feb. 9 before Judge Margaret M.S. Noe in the criminal case. Public defender John Glaser filed a written waiver of arraignment with a not guilty plea, avoiding an appearance in court that would likely have drawn a crowd of television cameras and news photographers.
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imamaze
01-11-2011, 10:43 PM
You Tube Missing Skelton boys

imamaze
01-13-2011, 07:07 PM
Three Skelton boys still missing in 2011 (http://radioamber.net/?p=4039)
The three boys, 9 year old Andrew, 7 year old Alexander and 5 year old Tanner Skelton were reported missing on Nov. 26th 2010 from Morenci, Michigan after which a Amber Alert was issued. They were abducted by their father, John Skelton, who was found in neighboring Lucas County, Ohio. According to police John Skelton lied to investigators when he said he gave the boys to a female acquaintance to hand over to their mother before he tried to commit suicide. John Skelton waived extradition and remains incarcerated on a 3 million dollar bond.
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imamaze
01-14-2011, 08:43 PM
Missning Morenci boys continue to generate tips, reports of sightings (http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=13847520)
It has been nearly two months since 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton went missing.
The boys were last seen on Thanksgiving with their father John Skelton, who is behind bars on parental kidnapping charges.
Investigators say they still receive tips and reports of possible sightings, but that they have not been able to confirm if any are true.
In addition, police have not received any new information from the boys' father.
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imamaze
01-25-2011, 11:32 AM
Mother of three missing boys holds hope they're still alive (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20460139,00.html)
Nearly two months after three Morenci, Mich., brothers disappeared, the children's mother holds hope they'll be found safe.
"In my heart, I feel that they are still alive, and I just am waiting for the right clue or tip to come in, or for their father to finally decide to tell who he gave the children to," Tanya Skelton, 44, says in an interview with PEOPLE.
The boys' dad, John Skelton, 39, told police several accounts about what he did with 5-year-old Tanner, 7-year-old Alexander and 9-year-old Andrew the day after Thanksgiving.
He said he gave them to a pastor's wife named Joann Taylor because he was going to commit suicide. Then he said he gave them to an "organization."
Then he got a lawyer and stopped talking.
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imamaze
01-27-2011, 06:58 PM
Morenci pastor driven by desire to see Skelton brothers return (http://www.freep.com/article/20101210/NEWS05/12100394/0/NEWS01/Morenci-pastor-speaks-out?odyssey=nav%7Chead)
Donna Galloway has been the public face of Morenci's hope that the three missing Skelton boys will make it home.
Although she doesn't want to be the center of attention, Galloway, the pastor of Morenci United Methodist Church, which the Skelton family attended, has been thrust into the spotlight during the agonizing search for Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5.
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imamaze
01-28-2011, 10:58 AM
Divorce hearing held for missing Skelton boys' parents (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/26646476/detail.html)
A divorce hearing will be held Friday morning in Lenawee County for John and Tanya Skelton, the parents of the missing Morenci boys.
The Skelton brothers -- Alexander, 9, Andrew, 7, and Tanner, 5, -- haven't been seen since Thanksgiving while they were in the care of their father, John.
They were reported missing the following day by their mother, Tanya Skelton, when their father didn't bring them home after an arranged visit.
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John Skelton, father of missing boys, due in court on parental kidnapping charges (http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/01/john_skelton_father_of_missing.html)
The father of three Michigan boys missing since Thanksgiving is to appear in court before a judge who plans to ask him what happened to his children.
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imamaze
01-28-2011, 04:05 PM
Judge asks father of missing boys where they are (http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/Judge_Ask_Father_of_Missing_Boys_Where_They_Are_11 4809654.html)
A man charged with parental kidnapping after his three boys went missing on Thanksgiving told a judge Friday that he wasn't able to turn over the children.
John Skelton, appearing during a brief divorce hearing, answered "I can't" when the judge asked whether he was prepared to give the children to their mother.
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Father of missing boys in court (http://www.9and10news.com/Category/Story/?id=280090&cID=1)
The father of three Michigan boys missing since Thanksgiving says he's unable to turn over the children to their mother.
John Skelton appeared Friday for a brief court hearing as part of his divorce case. The judge asked him whether he was prepared to give the children to their mother, and he answered: "I can't."
A pre-trial hearing is March 18.
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imamaze
01-29-2011, 10:49 PM
John Skelton silent on sons, eager to oppose alimony for wife (http://www.lenconnect.com/breaking/x286170578/Skelton-says-he-can-t-turn-over-missing-boys)
A judge suspended action Friday on a child custody contempt charge against John Russell Skelton of Morenci. The father of three boys missing since Thanksgiving will first have to deal with pending criminal charges, said Lenawee County Circuit Judge Margaret M.S. Noe.

Skelton’s wife did not look at him during the court proceeding. While remaining silent on their sons’ whereabouts, John Skelton seemed eager to dispute any effort by her to obtain alimony or an order that he pay her attorney fees for the divorce.
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imamaze
01-31-2011, 02:52 PM
Search for missing boys shifts, police say (http://www.freep.com/article/20110131/NEWS06/110131016/Search-missing-Morenci-boys-shifts-police-say?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE)
A news conference is planned for Tuesday afternoon in Morenci regarding three young brothers, who went missing in November.
The Morenci Police Department plans to update the status of the investigation and “a shift in the investigative focus,” according to the release.
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Press conference on Skelton case scheduled for Tuesday (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x1896054300/Press-conference-on-Skelton-case-scheduled-for-Tuesday)
A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in Morenci to discuss updates on the case of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton, the three Morenci brothers who have been missing since Thanksgiving.
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imamaze
02-01-2011, 03:10 PM
Authorities to announce update in search for missing boys (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/02/01/authorities-announce-update-search-missing-michigan-boys/)
Michigan authorities are expected to announce "a shift in the investigative focus" in their search for three boys missing since November.
Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks is planning a news conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss efforts to locate the Skelton boys: 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner.
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Morenci police shifting focus in missing boys case (http://detnews.com/article/20110201/METRO/102010391/Morenci-police-to-give-update-on-missing-boys-case#ixzz1CiqldQ9Q)
The focus has changed for investigators in the disappearance of three young brothers on Thanksgiving Day from their Morenci home.
But how the search for Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5, has changed is being left for explanation at a news conference this afternoon.
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imamaze
02-01-2011, 07:18 PM
Morenci Police News Conference 02/11/2011 (http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/26699131/index.html)


Skelton investigation is not being treated as a murder case (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x289655022/Police-Skelton-investigation-is-now-being-treated-as-a-murder-case)
Police have switched the focus of the Skelton brothers investigation from a missing persons case to a murder case.
The announcement was made at a news conference this afternoon, 68 days after 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner were last seen at their father’s home in Morenci.
Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said the investigative team, which includes state police and FBI agents, met Jan. 19 to evaluate the evidence collected to that point.
“The decision was made by myself to shift the focus of the investigation (to a murder case),” Weeks said in a separate interview.
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Case of 3 missing brothers is homicide probe (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41375954/ns/us_news/)
The disappearance of three young Michigan brothers has turned into a homicide investigation, a police chief said Tuesday, dashing hopes that the boys who were last seen with their father at Thanksgiving are safe somewhere.
Morenci Chief Larry Weeks is now asking people in the area, along the Michigan-Ohio border, to be on the lookout for bodies. He said investigators have followed up on 900 tips but they have not been fruitful.
"We've seen false hope continue to grow," he told reporters.
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imamaze
02-02-2011, 11:00 AM
Missing boys investigation's focus shifted to murder (http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20110202/NEWS16/102010384/-1/rss)
The search for the three brothers who have been missing since Thanksgiving is officially a murder investigation.
That's what Morenci police Chief Larry Weeks told a packed news conference in the city's downtown fire station Tuesday.
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Morenci boys case now a murder investigation, chief says (http://detnews.com/article/20110202/METRO/102020337/1409/rss36)

The search for three missing boys is now a murder investigation, Police Chief Larry Joe Weeks said Tuesday.
John R. Skelton, the father of Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5, who have been missing since Thanksgiving Day, is the prime suspect, Weeks told reporters and community residents during a news conference at the Morenci Fire Department.

"From this point forward, this is no longer a missing person case, but a murder investigation," said Weeks. The chief cited what he called "false hope growing in the community."
Weeks said comments from Skelton in court have been misleading or false. Skelton is charged with parental kidnapping and contempt of court for failing to turn over the boys in a custody dispute. He is being held in the Lenawee County Jail on $30 million bond.
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Three missing boys presumed dead (http://www.sanduskyregister.com/news/2011/feb/01/o0290bc-us-boys-search-michxml)
Morenci Chief Larry Weeks is now asking people in the area, along the Michigan-Ohio border, to be on the lookout for bodies. He said investigators have followed up on 900 tips but they have not been fruitful.
''We've seen false hope continue to grow,'' he told reporters.
Weeks said the boys' father, John Skelton, is the primary focus of the investigation, although no new charges have been filed. Skelton already has been charged with parental kidnapping and is being held on a $30 million bond.
Lawyer John Glaser, who is defending Skelton in the kidnapping case, did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
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imamaze
02-03-2011, 06:00 PM
John Skelton to TV station: I didn't harm boys (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x1916611282/John-Skelton-to-TV-station-I-didn-t-harm-boys)
The jailed father of three missing Morenci boys told a Detroit television station that he has not harmed his young sons and does not know where they are located.
John Skelton has told authorities that he gave 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner to an organization called United Foster Outreach and Underground Sanctuaries. Police have said they cannot locate the group.
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John Skelton, father of missing boys speaks to Action News from jail (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/john-skelton,-father-of-missing-boys-from-morenci,-speaks-to-action-news-from-jail)
Just over two months ago three young boys went missing from Morenci. Their father, John Skelton, was the last one to see them alive.
Since Tanner, Alexander and Andrew’s disappearance we have heard Skelton utter very few words. Until now.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JOHN SKELTON ON THE LEFT - THERE ARE 3 PARTS
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imamaze
02-05-2011, 04:27 PM
Skelton, other jail inmates free to pick up phone (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x566170474/Skelton-other-jail-inmates-free-to-pick-up-phone)
Calls to television news departments may be rare, but Lenawee County Jail inmates are free to use the telephone as much as they like. People receiving the calls, however, must agree to pay the reverse charges.
A telephone interview with inmate John Skelton was broadcast Wednesday by Detroit’s WXYZ after the father of three missing Morenci boys called a reporter there to deny harming them. He remains in jail while parental kidnapping charges are pending and the Morenci police investigate the boys’ disappearance as a possible homicide case.
Skelton’s call to WXYZ raised questions about how he was able to telephone the television station and who paid for the long distance call.
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imamaze
02-08-2011, 10:06 PM
Father of missing boys due in court Wednesday (http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=578258)
The father Morenci Police believe is behind the disappearance of his three sons is due back in court Wednesday morning.
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imamaze
02-09-2011, 11:06 AM
John Skelton speaks with local 4 (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/26797186/detail.html)
John Skelton, the father of three missing boys from Morenci, talked with a Local 4 reporter this week about his sons.
Skelton said he believes his children were being abused. He said he reached out for help from a group of people who rescue children.

Here is Local 4's Sandra Ali's interview with Skelton:

Watch: John Skelton Interview Part 1 (http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/26797706/index.html)

Watch: John Skelton Interview Part 2 (http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/26797671/index.html)

imamaze
02-09-2011, 02:03 PM
Hearing for missing boys' father postponed (http://www.detnews.com/article/20110209/METRO/102090399/1361/Hearing-for-missing-Morenci-boys--father-postponed)
Court proceedings were postponed today for John R. Skelton, father and prime suspect in what police now believe is the murder of his three sons.
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The Skelton Brothers: Nancy Grace America's missing (http://nancygrace.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/09/the-skelton-brothers-nancy-grace-america%E2%80%99s-missing/)
Alexander, 7, & Andrew, 9 mysteriously vanish Thanksgiving day. The young boys were with their father, John Skelton, and were supposed to return to their mother after a scheduled visit, but never did.
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imamaze
02-10-2011, 10:55 AM
Judge adjourns hearing in case of missing boys (http://www.freep.com/article/20110210/NEWS01/102100454/Judge-adjourns-hearing-case-3-missing-boys)
A pretrial hearing for the Morenci man accused in the disappearance of his three sons was adjourned Wednesday until Feb. 23.
John Skelton appeared in Lenawee County Circuit Court in Adrian. He is charged with three counts of parental kidnapping in the disappearance of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton, ages 9, 7 and 5.
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imamaze
02-22-2011, 10:18 PM
Michigan father of mssing boys hearing delayed (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x1694034234/Michigan-father-of-missing-Skelton-boys-hearing-delayed)
A second delay was approved Tuesday for a pretrial hearing in the John Skelton parental kidnapping case. The hearing was moved from Wednesday, Feb. 23, to Wednesday, March 9. The Lenawee County Prosecutor’s office and public defender John Glaser submitted an order in Lenawee County Circuit Court agreeing to the adjournment on Tuesday afternoon.
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imamaze
02-23-2011, 10:29 PM
Life prison charges added in John Skelton missing boys prosecution (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x345548528/Life-prison-charges-added-in-John-Skelton-missing-boys-prosecution)
Prosecutors are wielding a bigger stick in the criminal case against a Morenci father charged in the Thanksgiving disappearance of his three sons.
Kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment counts have been added to the parental kidnapping counts filed against 39-year-old John Skelton in December. Skelton now faces a maximum of three life prison terms if convicted instead of a one-year sentence.
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imamaze
02-25-2011, 10:28 AM
Skelton facing more charges (http://wtvbam.com/news/articles/2011/feb/24/skelton-facing-additional-charges/)
More charges filed against John Skelton of Morenci. Prosecutors have added charges of kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment against the father of three-boys who have been missing since Thanksgiving.
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Dad of missing boys faces new charges (http://www.officialwire.com/main.php?action=posted_news&rid=283922&catid=60)
The father of three missing Michigan boys faces new charges of kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment that carry a potential life sentence.
The charges against John Skelton were filed in Lenawee County, the Adrian (Michigan) Daily Telegram reported. Skelton had been charged with parental kidnapping.
Jonathan Poer, the prosecutor, would not comment on the new charges. A court document says Skelton imprisoned each boy "with the intent to take that person outside of this state."
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imamaze
02-25-2011, 08:17 PM
Father of missing boys faces possible life in prison (http://www.freep.com/article/20110225/NEWS06/110225031/Father-missing-Morenci-boys-faces-possible-life-prison?odyssey=nav%7Chead)
A Morenci man, accused in the disappearance of his three sons, now faces life in prison.
The Lenawee County Prosecutor’s Office has added three charges each of kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment against John Skelton, 39, whose sons have been missing since late November.
These are in addition to three counts of parental kidnapping he was already facing.
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newone
02-25-2011, 09:55 PM
Looks like March 9 is the pre trial hearing ...... keeping fingers crossed for speedy trial.

imamaze
03-08-2011, 01:28 PM
Auction to raise money to find missing boys (http://www.wwmt.com/articles/money-1388217-auction-morenci.html)
There is new information about three boys who have been missing since Thanksgiving.
People in Morenci have organized an auction to raise more reward money in the case of 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton.
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Town holds auction hoping for answers in the case of three missing boys (http://www.wwmt.com/articles/auction-1388228-missing-boys.html)
The town of Morenci is looking for answers in the case of three missing boys.
Residents there are organizing an auction to raise more reward money for any information about the boys.
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imamaze
03-09-2011, 11:33 AM
Pretrial hearing set in criminal case against father of 3 missing boys (http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/f71363c53ed547ffa30f6f52e0401c0c/MI--Boys-Search-Michigan/)
A pretrial hearing is set in the criminal case against a southern Michigan man whose three young sons have been missing since Thanksgiving.
Thirty-nine-year-old John Skelton is to appear in an Adrian courtroom on Wednesday. The 39-year-old Morenci (mor-EN'-see) resident has said he doesn't know the whereabouts of 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner, who last were seen with him.
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John Skelton to be arraigned on more charges (http://www.freep.com/article/20110309/NEWS06/110309011/0/NEWS06/John-Skelton-dad-3-missing-Morenci-boys-arraigned-more-charges?odyssey=nav%7Chead)
A Morenci man, accused in the disappearance of his three sons, has been remanded back to district court to be arraigned on new charges.
John Skelton, 39, was initially charged with parental kidnapping and his case was bound over to Lenawee County Circuit Court. But last month the Lenawee County Prosecutor's Office added three new charges each of unlawful imprisonment and kidnapping, which carries a penalty of up to life in prison if he's convicted.
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Morenci missing boys case going back to district court (http://www.lenconnect.com/breaking/x904834077/Morenci-missing-boys-case-going-back-to-district-court)
The criminal prosecution of John Russell Skelton is back to square one.
The father of three missing Morenci boys asked Wednesday that his case be sent back to district court for arraignment and a preliminary examination on new kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment charges that were added last month by the Lenawee County Prosecutor’s Office. He was charged in December with parental kidnapping counts that carry a maximum one-year prison term. He now faces potential life prison terms.
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mysteriew
03-09-2011, 11:30 PM
The only good things I can say about that is that I am glad the charges have been upgraded. And I wonder if JS has realized yet that it will be that much longer before he "gets to say his piece" or before he gets more attention. And I think that is what it is to him.

imamaze
03-12-2011, 10:18 AM
Skelton bond bumped to $90 million at new arraignment (http://www.lenconnect.com/breaking/x2011261781/Skelton-bond-bumped-to-90-million-at-new-arraignment)
Six new counts raised the bond total to $90 million for John Russell Skelton when he was arraigned Friday in Lenawee County District Court on charges he kidnapped and imprisoned his three sons on Thanksgiving Day.
Skelton, 39, appeared on a television monitor in Lenawee County District Judge James E. Sheridan’s courtroom. The arraignment was conducted by video from the Lenawee County Jail where Skelton has been held since his extradition from Ohio on Dec. 14.
Sheridan said he was extending bond that was originally $10 million for each of three original counts to now cover all nine charges.
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imamaze
03-17-2011, 10:19 AM
Auction for missing brothers Saturday (http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/local/Auction-for-missing-brothers-Saturday)
An auction is planned for Saturday in Morenci. It is to raise reward money in hopes of bringing the boys home one way or another. In February Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks declared the boys' disappearance a homicide investigation and their father is the only suspect. But the case is far from closed.
"Law enforcement feels somebody out there knows something and if there is enough offered they might take that extra step and call and say I know this," said family spokesperson, Kathye Herrera.
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imamaze
03-18-2011, 02:06 PM
Missing boys' father in court Friday (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/27234063/detail.html)
The father of three missing boys from Morenci will be in court Friday.
John Skelton, who is charged with parental kidnapping in the case of his three missing sons, is scheduled to appear for a divorce hearing with his estranged wife, Tanya Skelton, to deal with custody, property and alimony issues.
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Man at center of missing boys case in court (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-missingboys-michi,0,5949080.story)
A judge has set a trial date of June 7 in the divorce case involving a southern Michigan man whose three young sons have been missing since Thanksgiving.
John Skelton appeared in Lenawee County Circuit Court on Friday before Judge Margaret Noe (NOH'-ee).
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imamaze
03-19-2011, 11:25 AM
Skelton's divorce going ahead (http://toledoblade.com/Courts/2011/03/19/Skeltons-divorce-going-ahead.html)
Tanya Skelton's divorce from the man who authorities believe abducted and killed their three young sons will proceed to trial as though the boys are alive.
In a pretrial hearing Friday in Lenawee County Circuit Court, Judge Margaret Noe said custody and shared parenting of Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5, are among the issues that will need to be resolved in the divorce trial.
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Morenci boys' parents in court on custody case (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=8020786)
It's been nearly four months since three Morenci brothers went missing, and today their father faced a judge. It has been a frustrating case for investigators, because John Skelton isn't talking, but the people of Morenci aren't giving up hope.
Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5, were last seen at their father's home on Thanksgiving. John Skelton claims to have given the boys to "an organization," but police have not confirmed that report.
Today, Skelton faced a judge in a civil custody case involving his estranged wife. Skelton didn't mention his missing kids during the hearing.
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imamaze
03-21-2011, 09:31 AM
Fundraiser for missing boys brings in $30,000 (http://www.examiner.com/crime-in-national/fundraiser-for-missing-morenci-michigan-skelton-brothers-brings-30-000)
A fundraiser held Saturday for three missing Michigan brothers brought in thousands to help their family search for them.
The event was held in the Morenci High School gym and organizers believe at least $30,000 was collected to help in the search for the boys.
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blazelet
03-23-2011, 04:38 PM
Still holding out hope they find these boys soon. Sad to see so little news as of late.

imamaze
03-28-2011, 09:04 PM
June 3 preliminary hearing set for Skelton (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/courts/x1405313909/June-3-preliminary-hearing-set-for-Skelton)
A June 3 preliminary examination on kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment charges was set Monday in Lenawee County District Court for the father of three missing Morenci boys. Public defender John Glaser requested a date be set, although a final decision has not been made on whether to have an examination where prosecution witnesses would testify.
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imamaze
04-04-2011, 11:40 AM
Judge allows mother of missing boys to sell home (http://toledoblade.com/Courts/2011/04/04/Judge-allows-mother-of-missing-Morenci-boys-to-sell-home.html)
Following a brief court hearing, a judge granted a request by Tanya Skelton to be allowed to sell the home that she once shared with her husband, John, now a suspect in the disappearance of their three young sons.
Lenawee County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Noe granted the request although neither party will benefit from the sale — the deal will be structured in such a way that the buyer of the home on East Congress Street will assume the debt on the home.
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imamaze
04-04-2011, 04:21 PM
Skelton fights sale of house, but judge says it can proceed (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x675816625/Skelton-fights-sale-of-house-but-judge-says-it-can-proceed)
The Morenci home where John and Tanya Skelton once lived with their three sons is up for sale, despite his objection.
The father of the missing boys told a judge Monday he opposed a sale of the home proposed by his wife, claiming he would lose personal property he left there after the divorce action started last year.
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imamaze
04-23-2011, 11:51 PM
Court can suppress records in Skelton search dispite attorney claims (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x528724493/Court-can-suppress-records-in-Skelton-search-dispute-attorney-claims)
State law is on the side of a Lenawee County District Court judge in a battle over keeping secrets in the investigation of three missing Morenci boys.
That argument was made by an attorney for the court in an answer filed Friday to a Detroit television station’s lawsuit seeking access to John Skelton search warrant documents. The suit was scheduled for an Aug. 2 trial during a hearing in circuit court on April 18. Judge Margaret M.S. Noe also set a Friday deadline for district court to file an answer to the lawsuit WDIV started in December.
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imamaze
05-03-2011, 06:03 PM
Mother of missing boys calls news conference (http://www.tv20detroit.com/news/local/Mother-Of-Missing-Boys-Calls-News-Conference-121175384.html)
Tanya Skelton, the mother of the three missing boys, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton, has scheduled a news conference Tuesday night.
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Family of missing Skelton boys schedules meeting with media (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x1621727819/Family-of-missing-Skelton-boys-schedules-meeting-with-media)
The family of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton, the three Morenci boys who went missing at Thanksgiving, is planning a meeting with media tonight in Morenci.
Family spokeswoman Kathye Herrera said the family wants to urge people to continue keeping the boys in their minds as summer approaches and people spend more time outside.
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imamaze
05-03-2011, 09:11 PM
Family, friends of missing boys urge public to stay watchful (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x449046876/Family-friends-of-missing-Skelton-boys-urge-public-to-stay-watchful)
Grandparents and friends of the three missing Skelton boys spoke to the media on Tuesday evening in Morenci, urging the public to remain watchful for any sign of them as spring begins.
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The family of three missing boys keeps the faith (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/the-family-of-three-missing-boys-from-morenci-keeps-the-faith)
As the weather improves and Spring turns to Summer the family of three missing boys wants everyone in the area surrounding Morenci to be on the look-out.
The grandparents of Tanner, Alexander and Andrew, 5, 7 and 9, told Action News they are still hoping for a reunion but they understand the reality of the situation.
“We are praying to be reunited, whether that be now or in heaven, it’s what we pray for,” Beverly Zuvers, the boys’ grandmother told Action News.
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Missing boys still in thoughts, prayers of community (http://www.freep.com/article/20110503/NEWS06/110503053/Missing-Morenci-boys-still-thoughts-prayers-community)
As the weather warms up, loved ones of three Morenci brothers missing for nearly six months ask that people be mindful that the boys are still out there.
Whether mushroom hunting or birdwatching, the boys' grandfather, Don Zuvers, said he hopes people will continue to search.
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imamaze
05-04-2011, 09:29 PM
Search continues for missing Michigan boys (http://www.wwmt.com/articles/michigan-1390488-boys-continues.html)
Nearly six months after their disappearance, the search continues for three brothers from the east side of Michigan.
Alexander, Andrew and Tanner Skelton were last seen on Thanksgiving Day.
On Tuesday, family members begged the community to keep looking and hoping. They're asking for any sort of search, big or small, that could turn up evidence.
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imamaze
05-05-2011, 11:04 PM
Detroit TV station says it has Skelton search warrant records (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/courts/x173158663/Detroit-TV-station-says-it-has-Skelton-search-warrant-records)
Search warrant documents obtained by a Detroit television station show what police took from John Skelton’s home in Morenci in the days after his three sons disappeared.
Among the items seized from the house were a noose made of white rope, a .22-caliber bullet, a Bible and Skelton’s will, according to the documents, many of which are hard to read. The bullet was found on a stairway, the noose in the upstairs part of the house, the Bible on a living room table and the will in Skelton’s dresser.
The list did not say if the bullet was spent or not.
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Evident List (http://www.clickondetroit.com/download/2011/0504/27775480.pdf)

imamaze
05-06-2011, 02:45 PM
John Skelton maintains his sons are alive, explains why a noose was found in his home (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/john-skelton-maintains-his-sons-are-alive,-explains-why-a-noose-was-found-in-his-home)
John Skelton is once again insisting his sons Tanner, Alexander and Andrew are alive.
Skelton’s call to Action News from jail came as his in-laws met with Action News earlier this week and said they do not expect a joyous reunion.
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blazelet
05-06-2011, 05:12 PM
Thanks for all the updates, imamaze. Some interesting developments.

imamaze
05-19-2011, 08:51 AM
Timeline: 3 Morenci brothers missing (http://www.freep.com/article/20110519/NEWS06/105190689/Timeline-3-Morenci-brothers-missing?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE% 7Cs)

6 months since Morenci boys disappeared, hope turns to agony (http://www.freep.com/article/20110519/NEWS06/105190685)
The yellow ribbons are still everywhere.
Some are faded, falling down around pillars. Others hang brightly on street signs and trees. They are symbols of a community missing three of its own: Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton.
It has been six months since the young Morenci brothers disappeared.
The home where they were with their father, John Skelton, before they disappeared has been in foreclosure, and Tanya Skelton, the boys' mother, said a judge gave her authority to sell it for what's owed.
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imamaze
06-01-2011, 07:12 PM
Skelton waives right to preliminary exam (http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/2011/06/01/Skelton-waives-right-to-preliminary-exam.html)
The father accused of kidnapping three boys who have been missing since Thanksgiving weekend has waived his right to have a preliminary examination in Lenawee County District Court.
John Skelton, 39, was scheduled to appear in District Court Friday before Judge James Sheridan on three counts of unlawful imprisonment charges.
Instead, he was taken to court Wednesday at the request of his attorney, John Glaser, who waived the hearing, according to Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks.
An arraignment for Mr. Skelton in Circuit Court has been scheduled for June 8.
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imamaze
06-07-2011, 11:51 PM
Marriage of parents of 3 missing Morenci brothers ended (http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=627096)
A Lenawee County judge has granted a divorce to the parents of three brothers missing in Morenci.
John and Tanya Skelton appeared in court Tuesday for a brief hearing. It was an unusual scene in court. John Skelton represented himself and was allowed to pose questions to Tanya Skelton.
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imamaze
06-08-2011, 11:18 PM
Morenci couple battles over custody of 3 missing sons-mom wins (http://www.examiner.com/missing-persons-in-national/morenci-couple-battles-over-custody-of-3-missing-morenci-boys-mom-wins)
The parents of three Morenci brothers who went missing more than six months ago were in court Tuesday battling over who should have custody of the children – their mother was given full custody.
Problem is her children are still missing and her now ex-husband is suspected of kidnapping them.
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imamaze
06-09-2011, 10:29 PM
Skelton enters pleas of not guilty on kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment charges (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/courts/x832287399/Skelton-enters-pleas-of-not-guilty-on-kidnapping-unlawful-imprisonment-charges)
Skelton was in court Tuesday for a brief trial that settled a divorce action started by his wife, Tanya Skelton, in September last year. Noe granted sole legal custody of their three sons to Tanya Skelton. Joint custody was requested by John Skelton after he claimed the boys will not be returned so long as their mother has legal custody.
“It’s not in my control,” he said Tuesday.
He also denied being responsible for the boys’ disappearance.
“As far as the children are concerned, I didn’t take the kids,” John Skelton said in testifying for his joint custody request.
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imamaze
06-10-2011, 11:52 PM
Skelton tells wife she will never see her boys again (http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=628281)
John Skelton has had two court dates this past week in Lenawee County Circuit Court. Tuesday, he represented himself in a divorce hearing. Wednesday, he waived his rights to an arraignment in his criminal case. Judge Margaret Noe setting the trial date for August 26th.
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imamaze
06-16-2011, 06:26 PM
Morenci police air video asking for leads to 3 missing boys (http://www.freep.com/article/20110616/NEWS06/110616058/Morenci-police-air-video-asking-leads-3-missing-boys?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE)
The search for three missing Morenci brothers is taking to the airwaves.
The Morenci Police Department and an investigation task force collaborated with Toledo TV news station to create a public service announcement, available in 10-second, 15-second and 30-second spots.
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imamaze
06-17-2011, 07:59 PM
Morenci police release PSA's in attempt to find missing brothers (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/morenci-police-release-psas-in-attempt-to-find-missing-skelton-brothers)
The Morenci Police Department is launching a new effort to find the three missing Skelton brothers.
In cooperation with the Toledo ABC affiliate, the Department and the Skelon Investigation Task Force has created a series of Public Service Announcements designed to get the word out about the missing boys.
YOU CAN WATCH THE PSA IN THE VIDEO PLAYER TO THE LEFT
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imamaze
07-04-2011, 01:55 PM
Father of 3 boys says sons safe, but he feels guilty (http://www.freep.com/article/20110704/NEWS06/107040328/Father-3-boys-says-sons-safe-he-feels-guilty)
The boys are gone.
He doesn't want their mother to have custody.
And he can't get his sons back from the people harboring them until he's out of jail.
That is John Skelton's account.
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Father of 3 missing brothers says they're in custody of underground sanctuary group (http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/da08071e5af6429dad9b6a44bad3d901/MI--Missing-Boys-Michigan/)
Three young brothers from southern Michigan missing since Thanksgiving are in the custody of members of an underground sanctuary group, their jailed father says.
In a series of interviews with the Detroit Free Press, John Skelton insisted he didn't know the whereabouts of Andrew, 9; Alexander, 7; and Tanner, 5; and that he won't until he's released from the Lenawee County jail.
Skelton told the newspaper for a story published Monday that he wouldn't hurt his sons and only has the first names of the people who took them.
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imamaze
07-07-2011, 07:19 PM
Public safety training session coming to Morenci (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x1721572735/Public-safety-training-session-coming-to-Morenci)
Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said Wednesday he was recently contacted by Shiawassee County’s search and rescue team directors to use Morenci as the site of its annual training program, which is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. at the city’s fire station.
Weeks said the training program will also be used to conduct a sweep of the area for any evidence that may be connected to the Skelton brothers case.
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imamaze
07-10-2011, 07:25 PM
Searchers find items likely tied to Skelton kidnapping (http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2011/07/10/Searchers-find-items-likely-tied-to-Skelton-kidnapping.html)
Law enforcement officials aren’t giving specifics, but they say a routine training session Saturday may have turned up items tied to the case of three missing brothers.
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Search and rescue group leads hunt for missing brothers (http://www.freep.com/article/20110710/NEWS05/107100517/Search-rescue-group-leads-hunt-missing-Morenci-brothers)
They pushed past thorny bushes, tramped through the heat and waded in shallow waters.
"Hey, you guys," a team leader yelled to the group of volunteers making their way through the woods, "tighten up that line."
On Saturday, for the first time in months, an organized search was held for three missing Morenci brothers.
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imamaze
07-11-2011, 11:08 PM
Police say they found something in the woods that could link to boys' disappearnce (http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/national/Police-fire-and-volunteers-fan-out-once-again-looking-for-missing-brothers-from-morenci-wxyz1310399054624)
During a training session and search Saturday in the woods around Morenci, Mich., police found something – an item or items that authorities are now saying could be linked to the three missing brothers Tanner, Alexander and Andrew.
NewsChannel5 sister station WXYZ had a camera rolling when searchers flagged something – possible evidence in the disappearance. Police are not saying what they discovered, but said it’s being sent to a crime lab to be analyzed for DNA.
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imamaze
07-13-2011, 11:30 PM
Items found in Morenci not tied to missing boys (http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2011/07/13/Items-found-in-Morenci-not-tied-to-missing-boys.html)
Items recovered during a search-and-rescue training session in Morenci on Saturday have not been linked to the missing Skelton boys, police Chief Larry Weeks said.
The team recovered bones and animal carcasses, but Chief Weeks said the bones “at this point all appear to be from animals.” Some off the bones may be sent to a forensic anthropologist.
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imamaze
07-28-2011, 01:41 PM
Father of missing boys makes plea deal (http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/Father_of_Missing_Boys_Makes_Plea_Deal_126331868.h tml)
John Skelton has pleaded no contest to three counts of unlawful imprisonment in the disappearance of his three young sons.
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Skelton boys' dad pleads no contest (http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/se_mich/Skelton-boys-dad-pleads-no-contest)
- A southern Michigan man has pleaded no contest to three counts of unlawful imprisonment in the disappearance of his three young sons.
John Skelton appeared Thursday in Lenawee County Circuit Court in Adrian.
He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 15. Skelton's attorney says his client could receive up to 15 years in prison. Kidnapping and parental kidnapping charges were dropped.
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jashrema
07-28-2011, 02:23 PM
Let's see...15 years probably translates to less than 5 actual time I bet...good lord

jashrema
07-28-2011, 02:29 PM
this Detroit Free Press article gives more info...like 15 years on each count to be served CONCURRENTLY, not consecutively, and Judge Noe spoke in court and said that Skelton has said to investigators that he wrapped them all up in blankets, gave away their toothbrushes as they wouldn't need them anymore, and "They will hibernate until graduation" Good God...15 years? What are the laws in Michigan prison system? I wonder if they're going to give him time served? Why do I see very little jail time for this man coming?? Wow..just wow.

http://www.wtol.com/link/502476/httpwwwfreepcomarticle20110728news05110728022moren ci-man-makes-plea-deal-disappearance-3-young-sonsodysseytab7ctopnews7ctext7cfrontpage

imamaze
07-29-2011, 10:05 AM
Father of 3 missing boys googled 'how to break a neck' (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2020064/Father-3-missing-boys-John-Skelton-Googled-break-neck.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)
Bizarre new details have emerged about the Michigan father who was the last to see his three sons before they disappeared last November.
In court, Judge Margaret Noe said she has read investigative reports by the FBI and state police, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Judge Noe said records show Skelton searched for information on how to break a neck about a week before the children vanished.
She added that Skelton reportedly told investigators: 'The children
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Skelton's plea leaves door open for murder charge in boys disappearance (http://www.freep.com/article/C4/20110729/NEWS06/107290419/Skelton-s-plea-deal-leaves-door-open-murder-charge-Morenci-boys-disappearance?odyssey=nav%7Chead)
A Morenci man is headed to prison in the disappearance of his three young sons after entering into a surprise plea deal Thursday.
John Skelton pleaded no contest to charges of unlawful imprisonment, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Under a plea deal, charges of kidnapping -- punishable by up to life in prison -- were dismissed.
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bessie
08-11-2011, 10:48 PM
July 29, 2011

Family of 3 Missing Boys Disappointed by Plea Deal (http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20110729/NEWS01/107290305/Family-of-3-missing-boys-disappointed-by-plea-deal?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Cimg%7CFRONTPAGE)
Family spokeswoman Kathye Herrera said in a statement that the family "supports all decisions made by law enforcement," though it's discouraged that Skelton won't get the sentence the family thinks he deserves.

Skelton Speaks to WXYZ-TV Reporter: Boys are Still Alive (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/skelton-speaks-with-action-news-reporter-tom-wait-after-pleading-no-contest-in-sons%27-disappearance)
Audio recorded interview at link

imamaze
09-14-2011, 11:02 AM
Missing boys' fate haunts town of Morenci (http://www.detnews.com/article/20110914/METRO/109140351/1409/metro/Missing-boys%E2%80%99-fate-haunts-town-of-Morenci)
Residents of this Michigan-Ohio border town will get no relief from Thursday's sentencing of John Skelton, who has pleaded no contest to criminal charges related to the Thanksgiving disappearance of his three young sons.
Unless Skelton makes an unexpected statement in Adrian's Lenawee Circuit Court, the whereabouts of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton will remain a mystery. And Morenci will continue to be haunted by whether they are dead or alive.
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imamaze
09-14-2011, 08:39 PM
John Skelton to be sentenced Thursday (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/29184873/detail.html)
A Michigan man whose three sons have been missing since last year is set to be sentenced Thursday on charges of unlawful imprisonment.
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Minister tells action news about haunting conversation with John Skelton (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/minister--tells-action-news-about-haunting-conversation-with-john-skelton%3B-)
Some of the statements Skelton made that were analyzed by prosecutors and police likely came from Skelton’s pastor who was one of the first people to talk to John Skelton after it became clear that the boys were missing. As the spiritual leader of the Morenci United Methodist Church, Skelton knew and trusted Pastor Donna Galloway, and asked for her as he waited for treatment in a hospital near the Michigan Ohio border.
What Pastor Donna says Skelton told her over several hours of conversation is shocking. In fact, what he told her over a cell phone just before he was arrested left her breathless as she collapsed on a hospital visiting room floor after hearing the words “I’ve sent them home."
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imamaze
09-15-2011, 09:15 AM
Father of three missing boys scheduled for sentencing (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/father-of-3-missing-michigan-boys-scheduled-for-sentencing-on-unlawful-imprisonment-charge/2011/09/15/gIQAFFKmTK_story.html)
A man who maintains his three young sons, who have been missing since Thanksgiving, are still alive faces a sentencing hearing Thursday after pleading no contest in July to a charge of unlawful imprisonment.
Prosecutors dropped a charge of parental kidnapping in exchange for the plea.
Skelton said in a television interview that his plea was the only way he could get out from behind bars and get the boys back.
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tfrohning
09-15-2011, 12:12 PM
Skelton sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for failure to return boys to mother
http://www.toledoblade.com/Courts/2011/09/15/Skelton-sentenced-to-up-to-15-years-in-prison-for-failure-to-return-boys-to-mother.html

imamaze
09-16-2011, 11:24 AM
Skelton gets 10-15 years; police chief pledges not to give up (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x462626986/John-Skelton-sentenced-to-10-to-15-years-in-prison-over-boys-disappearance&ct=ga&cad=CAEQARgAIAAoATABOAFAl4nM8wRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=pc83W1iFLa4&usg=AFQjCNEAnhi3k2pkXVbu5CptwC_3VNrK8Q)
judge exceeded sentencing guidelines Thursday to impose a minimum 10-year prison term on the father of three missing Morenci boys, then added John Skelton should serve the entire 15-year maximum for his unlawful imprisonment convictions.
“You should serve each and every day of this sentence so long as Andrew, Alexander and Tanner are missing from their home,” said Lenawee County Circuit Judge Margaret M.S. Noe
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imamaze
09-23-2011, 08:14 PM
Search for missing brothers to get national attention (http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/search-for-missing-brothers-to-get-national-attention-20110922-spb)
Thanks to employees from General Motors the search for the Skelton brothers is going nationwide.
The employees will use a road rally competition to spread flyers of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton who haven't been seen since last Thanksgiving.
The Two Fireball Run teams are heading to Orlando, Florida where they'll take part in the event.
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imamaze
09-30-2011, 07:18 PM
Prayer vigil for Skelton brothers set for Oct. 9 in Morenci (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x824871114/Prayer-vigil-for-Skelton-brothers-set-for-Oct-9-in-Morenci)
A prayer vigil for the three Morenci boys who have been missing since November 2010 is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in Morenci’s Wakefield Park.
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imamaze
10-07-2011, 07:43 PM
Nearly a year after their disappearance, Skelton brothers still missing (http://www.wtol.com/story/15645301/nearly-a-year-after-their-disappearance-skelton-brothers-still-missing)
It has been nearly a year since Andrew, Alex and Tanner Skelton captured the hearts of many. However, as we near the anniversary of their disappearance, the boys still have not returned home.
The brothers' family and friends will hold a prayer vigil to keep their memory alive on Sunday.
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imamaze
10-09-2011, 07:47 PM
Tree planting to be held to honor the missing Morenci boys (http://www.freep.com/article/20111009/NEWS06/110090460/Tree-planting-held-honor-missing-Morenci-boys)
It's not over, organizers of the vigil say.
John Skelton was sentenced to prison last month for his sons' disappearance, but the boys have never been found.
Friends and supporters will be at Wakefield Park in Morenci at 2 p.m. today, dedicating a tree in honor of the three boys who have been missing for almost a year.
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imamaze
10-10-2011, 07:47 PM
Family holds out hope missing brothers are alive (http://www.wtol.com/story/15653391/family-holds-out-hope-missing-morenci-brothers-are-alive)
It's been nearly a year since brothers Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton went missing in Morenci, Michigan.

Authorities are treating their disappearance as a homicide.

But family members still have not given up hope they'll be found alive.
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Missing boys remembered (http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2011/10/10/Missing-Morenci-boys-remembered.html)
Keeping alive the memories and the search for three missing local boys was the goal of a prayer vigil here Sunday.
About 100 people collected in Wakefield Park to pray, to hear tearful stories about Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton, and to be assured that family and friends will keep the pressure on until the search comes to closure.
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imamaze
11-13-2011, 07:49 PM
Event planned for one year anniversary of Skelton boys disappearance (http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x76464020/Event-planned-for-one-year-anniversary-of-Skelton-boys-disappearance)
The family of the missing Skelton boys is planning an observance for the one-year anniversary of their disappearance.
Family friend Kathye Herrera said Tanya Zuvers, the boys’ mother, and her family are working to make the event at 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Morenci High School gym “different than a prayer vigil and give the people attending a program.”
The family will thank the community for their help in trying to bring home Andrew, Alexander and Tanner, who were 9, 7 and 5 when they disappeared Thanksgiving weekend last year. Hundreds of volunteers combed the countryside around Morenci looking for the boys for a week after they disappeared, drawing national attention to the community.
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imamaze
11-15-2011, 01:37 PM
Event to honor missing brothers set for Nov. 27 (http://www.freep.com/article/20111115/NEWS06/111115033/Event-honor-3-missing-Morenci-brothers-set-Nov-27?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs)
The family of three boys missing for a year plans to thank the community during an event to mark the anniversary.

Family friend Kathye Herrera tells The Daily Telegram in Adrian that the event is scheduled for Nov. 27 at Lenawee County's Morenci High School near the Ohio-Michigan border.

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imamaze
11-15-2011, 09:45 PM
Police plan canvass in case of missing brothers
It’s been nearly one year since three young brothers went missing from their Lenawee County hometown.
To keep the public vigilant, the Morenci Police Department, Michigan State Police, and the FBI will conduct a “road canvass” to remind drivers about the missing Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton.
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imamaze
11-18-2011, 09:37 PM
Morenci mom: 'I don't feel they're dead' (http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/local/morenci-mom----i-dont-feel-theyre-dead)
In less than a week, Tanya Zuvers of Morenci, Mich., will mark one year since her three boys disappeared.
Alexander, Andrew, and Tanner Skelton have not been seen since they were with their dad last Thanksgiving.
John Skelton now is serving a 10-to-15 year prison sentence, but refuses to reveal the whereabouts of his sons.
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imamaze
11-23-2011, 06:53 PM
Morenci keeps hope alive (http://www.detnews.com/article/20111123/METRO/111230358/1409/Morenci-keeps-hopes-alive)
Tanya Zuvers refuses to speak of her three missing sons in the past tense.
In the year since the Thanksgiving disappearance of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton, hundreds of volunteers launched a futile search of this Michigan-Ohio border town and its vast surrounding farms, woods and waters.
Ten months later, their father, John Skelton, was sentenced to 10-15 years in prison after pleading no contest to unlawful imprisonment and steadfastly refusing to tell of their whereabouts.
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Search continues for Skelton brothers (http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/Search_Continues_for_Skelton_Brothers_134376803.ht ml)
Tanya Zuvers is the mom of brothers Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton. The boys went missing Thanksgiving last year when their father, John Skelton, failed to return them after a scheduled visitation.
"Know that mommy loves you and I am doing everything in my power to find you and bring you home where you belong," said Zuvers.
One year after her sons' disappearance, Zuvers says she's not giving up hope.
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marycarney
11-23-2011, 07:37 PM
So sad for these boys and their mom - I cannot imagine her anguish.

imamaze
11-26-2011, 11:54 AM
No cludes gained immediately from flyers on 3 missing boys (http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2011/11/26/No-clues-gained-immediately-from-flyers-on-3-missing-boys.html)
-- Morenci police, Michigan State Police, and the FBI passed out about 130 flyers early Friday looking for clues in the case of three Morenci boys who disappeared a year ago.
Morenci police were hoping for a breakthrough but that did not occur, authorities said.
The flyers were handed out from 4 to 7 a.m. at U.S. 127 and Morenci Road, with the hope they would stop people who were out at the same time last year, which is when authorities say the boys' father, John Skelton, was using his cell phone and could have been driving.
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Morenci police seeks tips on 3 missing brothers at 1 year anniversary (http://www.freep.com/article/20111126/NEWS06/111260401/Morenci-police-seek-tips-3-missing-brothers-1-year-anniversary?odyssey=nav%7Chead)
Morenci police canvassed an intersection Friday, hoping to get new tips about three missing brothers who disappeared a year ago and to give information about the boys.
Police Chief Larry Weeks said officers made contact with about 129 vehicles early in the morning at the intersection of U.S.-127 and Morenci Road -- an area police believe the boys' father, John Skelton, was driving during the same hours a year earlier.
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Mom holds out hope missing boys are alive (http://www.freep.com/article/20111125/NEWS06/111125021/Mom-holds-out-hope-missing-Skelton-boys-alive)
The mother of three missing Michigan boys still believes they will come home alive even though it has been a year since they were last seen with their now-jailed father at his home near the Michigan-Ohio state line.

Tanya Zuvers tells the Blade newspaper in Toledo that she has never lost hope that the boys are out there.

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imamaze
11-26-2011, 11:55 AM
Road canvass planned for Slelton boys
Holding on to hope. Alexander, Andrew and Tanner Skelton have been missing since last Thanksgiving. A year later a family and community are still hoping for their return.

imamaze
11-28-2011, 12:19 PM
Friends and family remember missing brothers one year later (http://www.wlns.com/story/16131461/friends-and-family-remember-missing-skelton-brothers-1-year-later)
One year later, the hope to find three missing boys from a small Southern Michigan town continues. A year ago three young brothers from Morenci went missing over Thanksgiving weekend. And today friends and family gathered to remember nine year old Andrew--- seven year old Alexander and five year old tanner skelton. The boys were last seen with their father John Skelton.
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Investigators hold out hope to solve boys' case, vigil told (http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2011/11/28/Investigators-hold-out-hope-to-solve-boys-case-vigil-told.html)
As relatives maintain hope that three local boys who vanished a year ago in the midst of their parents’ contentious divorce will turn up, Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks apologized during a vigil Sunday for the dearth of progress in the case.
“I’m accountable to you as police chief,” he somberly told the gathering of about 225 in the Morenci High School gymnasium. “It breaks my heart that I can’t give you the answers you want, and I am sorry.”
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imamaze
12-04-2011, 10:31 PM
One year later: Why won't father tell all about missing sons? (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20550704,00.html)
John Skelton is serving hard time for abducting his three sons, but one year later he still won't tell police more about the missing boys' fates.

Authorities have found no trace of Tanner, Alexander and Andrew – who ranged in ages from 5 to 9 – and their father's no-contest plea to false imprisonment has gotten investigators no closer to answers.
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imamaze
12-19-2011, 10:46 AM
Prayers rise for 3 missing boys (http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2011/12/19/Prayers-rise-for-3-missing-boys.html)
As a freight train roared in the background, Tanya Zuvers joined strangers in praying and singing Christmas hymns during a candlelight service Sunday night near downtown Toledo for her missing sons.
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Toledo honors missing brothers (http://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/local/toledo-honors-missing-michigan-brothers)
This is the second time The Old Amtrak Village in Toledo held a special memorial for the Morenci brothers. But this year's event was a little different.

All participants had one specific prayer and it involved changing the heart of the boys father.
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imamaze
12-30-2011, 11:40 PM
Search group expands area of operations (http://argus-press.com/article_03475690-3345-11e1-9520-001871e3ce6c.html)
The volunteers of Shiawassee Search and Rescue said 2011 was a busy inaugural year.
Convinced their talents and training could be better utilized without the restrictions of county borders, the group took steps in May to incorporate as a non-profit organization.
Since then, SSAR has conducted numerous searches in and around Morenci in an effort to locate the Skelton brothers, three boys who have been missing since Thanksgiving Day 2010.
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imamaze
06-06-2012, 06:53 PM
http://www.northwestohio.com/news/story.aspx?id=762769
Michigan court denies appeal of father of missing Morenci brothers
A Lenawee County father serving prison time for his role in the disappearance of his three sons will not have his appeal heard.
The Michigan Court of Appeals denied John Skelton's appeal for lack of merit.
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imamaze
07-30-2012, 12:20 PM
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/07/john_skelton_the_michigan_fath.html
John Skelton, the Michigan father whose 3 boys went missing: Whatever happened to ...?
Skelton remains behind bars in a Michigan prison after pleading no contest to three counts of unlawful imprisonment in September 2011.
His three sons, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner, however, remain missing. Police in Morenci, Mich., long ago gave up hope that the three boys, who were 9, 7 and 5 years old, would be found alive.

imamaze
08-20-2012, 10:41 AM
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/08/20/still-no-sign-of-missing-morenci-boys/
Still No Sign Of Missing Morenci Boys
Police in Morenci say they’re still trying to find three young boys from Lenawee County — who haven’t been seen since Thanksgiving Day 2010.
Still missing are 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton.

imamaze
11-06-2012, 03:29 PM
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121106/METRO/211060345/1409/metro/Missing-Morenci-boys-relatives-cling-hope-2-years-later
Missing Morenci boys' relatives cling to hope 2 years later
Courtney Derby won't be convinced that her three younger brothers are forever gone.

The Skelton boys — Tanner, 7, Alexander, 9, and Andrew, 10 — made national news in 2010 when they vanished from this tiny rural town on Thanksgiving Day while in their father's care.

"People ask me, 'how do you still have hope?' Well, you never lose it," Derby, 21, said in a recent interview with The Detroit News.

"My heart just doesn't tell me they are gone."

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121106/METRO/211060347/1409/metro/National-cases-give-families-hope-missing-kids-still-alive
National cases give families hope missing kids still alive
A flier offering a cash reward for the safe return of Bianca Jones still hangs in the front window of the house on Custer, even though law enforcement officials insist the little girl was murdered.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121106/METRO/211060347#ixzz2BTLbwQci

imamaze
11-14-2012, 08:41 PM
http://fox17online.com/2012/11/14/three-brothers-missing-after-two-years/
Three Brothers Missing After Two Years
It’s been two years since 3 brothers from Morenci, Michigan disappeared and now, friends and family are holding an event to make sure to they’re not forgotten.

On November 25th, supporters will gather at Wakefield Park, where three trees have been planted in honor of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton. During the event, organizers will unveil a memorial plaque and are also hoping to reveal age-progession photos of the boys in hopes of finally finding where they are.

imamaze
11-17-2012, 09:15 AM
http://media2.wxyz.com//photo/2012/11/16/skeltonboys_20121116232819_640_480.JPG
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/age-progressed-photos-released-of-skelton-boys
Age-progressed photos released of Skelton boys
mother of the missing Skelton boys has released age-progressed photos of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner.
On Thanksgiving-eve in 2010, Tanya Zuvers last saw her sons alive.
Last year, Tanya recounted what she remembered of the events surrounding that day to 7 Action News.
She says she hugged and kissed them as she dropped the boys off at their grandmother’s house that November 26 .
Two days later her life changed forever.
“I said I love you and I said I’ll see you on Friday,” Tanya said.

imamaze
11-24-2012, 09:43 AM
http://www.freep.com/article/20121124/NEWS06/311240057/Time-line-in-the-Skelton-brothers-disappearance
Time line in the Skelton brothers' disappearance

imamaze
11-27-2012, 10:36 AM
http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2012/11/26/Family-clings-to-hope-brothers-may-return.html
Family clings to hope Morenci brothers may return
It has been two years since Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton vanished from this Lenawee County community near the Ohio-Michigan border.
Reminders of the boys, who were ages, 9, 7, and 5, respectively, when they were last seen on Thanksgiving Day, 2010, are scattered throughout the town of 2,500. Faded yellow homecoming ribbons wrap around trees and light poles, and posters offering rewards for information about their whereabouts hang in the doors and windows of offices and shops.

http://www.mininggazette.com/page/content.detail/id/268347/Missing-boys-remembered.html?isap=1&nav=5014
Missing boys remembered
A crowd gathered at a park to remember three Michigan boys missing since Thanksgiving 2010 and to draw attention to the ongoing search for them.

imamaze
12-12-2012, 08:12 PM
http://www.northwestohio.com/news/story.aspx?id=836599
Missing Skelton brothers case to get attention on national TV
The search for the missing Skelton brothers in Morenci, Michigan is getting national attention.

imamaze
12-13-2012, 01:24 PM
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/home/missing-skelton-brothers-featured-by-john-walsh-thanks-to-morenci-police-department-partnership
Missing Skelton brothers featured by John Walsh thanks to Morenci Police Department partnership
The Morenci Police Department is taking action to keep the search for missing brothers Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton from going cold.
The Department this week announced plans to partner with Walsh Productions. The company will film an episode of John Walsh's new show "John Walsh Investigates".
“In the episode in which portions will be filmed here in Morenci, they will profile the case of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton's disappearance and suspected murder.

imamaze
12-22-2012, 09:33 PM
http://www.lenconnect.com/article/20121222/NEWS/121229844/-1/sports
John Walsh wraps up filming
Filming in Morenci and the surrounding area has wrapped up for a new TV program set to feature the missing Skelton brothers on its premiere episode.
Crime victims and child advocate John Walsh visited Morenci on Tuesday to speak with Tanya Zuvers and her family for his new show, “John Walsh Investigates,” set to air sometime in February on the Lifetime Network. The case is one of three segments scheduled to air on the first show.

passionflower
12-22-2012, 09:38 PM
Nancy Grace featured the boys disappearance last night.

MissJ
02-03-2013, 06:54 PM
Hoping for a positive solution to the disappearance.

imamaze
04-23-2013, 06:54 PM
http://www.fox47news.com/news/local/204336621.html
Missing Brothers Case To Be in Spotlight Again
The case of three missing boys from Morenci is about to be put in the spotlight again.
John Walsh of "America's Most Wanted" is working on a new show that will feature the Skelton brothers. An air date has yet to be set.

sreshowtime
05-13-2013, 12:08 AM
these handsome young lads- where are they? thought of their mama today...how dare their father inflict this pain

imamaze
06-18-2013, 07:49 PM
http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/Missing-Boys-Case-To-Get-National-Attention-212034911.html
Missing Boys Case To Get National Attention
Three brothers who disappeared while in their father's care are about to get some national exposure.
A new show highlighting the disappearance of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton will air on the Lifetime network Wednesday night.

imamaze
06-23-2013, 10:18 AM
http://www.13abc.com/story/22638922/missing-morenci-brothers-featured-on-national-tv
Missing Morenci brothers featured on national TV
Three young brothers who have been missing for more than two years were featured on national television Wednesday night. Former "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh profiled the case of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton on an episode of his new show on the Lifetime Network.
13abc's Christine Long watched the show with the Skelton brothers' mother.
Tanya Zuvers sat in her living room, watching the story of her family's real life unsolved crime on an episode of "John Walsh Investigates" called "Abduction in the Heartland."

imamaze
09-02-2013, 09:00 AM
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130901/METRO06/309010029/1409/METRO/Jailed-man-charged-lying-missing-Skelton-boys-case
Jailed man charged with lying in missing Skelton boys case
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130901/METRO06/309010029#ixzz2djgWSnB0
Southern Michigan authorities have filed charges against a jail inmate they say lied when he told police he knew the whereabouts of three young boys who disappeared three years ago.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130901/METRO06/309010029#ixzz2djgfEcFM

sreshowtime
09-02-2013, 02:06 PM
Those dear little lads...to think the father is still sitting there holding the knowledge of where there they are, putting so many thru the heartache of not knowing. I have so wished someone would have stumbled across them by now, so the family could have some peace.... I still do think of them:(

imamaze
09-16-2013, 01:58 PM
http://www.freep.com/article/20130915/NEWS06/309150129/missing-morenci-skelton-boys
Inmate pleads guilty to lying about missing Morenci boys
A jail inmate has pleaded guilty to lying to police when he claimed he knew the whereabouts of three young boys who disappeared three years ago.

sreshowtime
09-16-2013, 02:04 PM
shame on that person for wasting LE's valuable time

imamaze
10-10-2013, 06:39 PM
http://www.freep.com/article/20130915/NEWS06/309150129/missing-morenci-skelton-boys
Inmate pleads guilty to lying about missing Morenci boys
A jail inmate has pleaded guilty to lying to police when he claimed he knew the whereabouts of three young boys who disappeared three years ago.
Police say they think the boys are dead.

imamaze
11-20-2013, 09:38 PM
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/24018987/mich-state-police-take-lead-on-missing-boys-case

Three years later, what happened to the Skelton boys?

Read more: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/24018987/mich-state-police-take-lead-on-missing-boys-case#ixzz2lEHedcEL

Michigan State Police have taken over an investigation into the disappearance of three Michigan boys missing since Thanksgiving 2010 and the agency has vowed to solve the disappearance no matter how long it takes.

The announcement this week comes ahead of the third anniversary of the disappearance of 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton. They were last seen at their father's home in Morenci near the Michigan-Ohio border. They were to be returned to their mother.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/24018987/mich-state-police-take-lead-on-missing-boys-case#ixzz2lEHhLVcd



http://wkhm.com/MSP-Takes-Over-Skelton-Case/17805286

MSP Takes Over Skelton Case

The case of the missing Skelton boys now enters its third year, and the Michigan State Police have decided to take the lead in the investigation.
On the day after Thanksgiving 2010, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton went missing in Morenci. Since the day the boys went missing, their disappearance has been vigorously investigated by the Morenci Police Department, FBI and Michigan State Police (MSP).


http://abc10up.com/state-police-take-lead-investigation-two-missing-downstate-boys/

State Police take lead in investigation of two missing downstate boys

On the day after Thanksgiving 2010, three boys went missing in Morenci, Mich. The boys are Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton. Since the day the boys went missing, their disappearance has been vigorously investigated by the Morenci Police Department, FBI and Michigan State Police (MSP). Significant assistance has also been provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.



http://www.northwestohio.com/news/story.aspx?id=973827

State police leads missing Skelton brothers investigation

The Michigan State Police takes over an unsolved case for three missing brothers who went missing Thanksgiving 2010 in Morenci.

Officials released a statement explaining the "available resources" at the Michigan State Police will help the case "move forward no matter how long it takes to solve."



http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/11/20/missing-boys-in-michigan.html

New Lead Investigator In Search For Missing Boys

Michigan State Police investigators are taking the lead in case of three Michigan boys missing since Thanksgiving 2010.

The announcement this week comes ahead of the third anniversary of the disappearance of 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton. They were last seen at their father's home in Morenci near the Michigan-Ohio border.

imamaze
11-26-2013, 09:10 PM
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/3-years-later-mother-of-missing-skelton-boys-remains-hopeful/-/1719418/23114734/-/e1x0khz/-/index.html

3 years later, mother of missing Skelton boys remains hopeful

It's hard to believe it will be three years this Thanksgiving since the Skelton brothers went missing from Morenci. That day, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton vanished without a trace.

As their father sits in prison refusing to say what he's done with them, there's now been a shift in the case with Michigan State Police steeping in and taking over the investigation.

The boys' mother, Tanya Zuvers, has come a long way in three years. She's vowing not to let what her ex-husband has done force her to the bottom of a bottle, or worse. She has hope and wants you to as well.


http://www.13abc.com/story/24068475/2013-marks-third-year-for-missing-morenci-boys

Mother marks 3 years since boys disappeared

Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton are the youngest of Tanya Zuvers' five kids. They were last seen playing in their father's backyard on November 25, 2010. After that, the trail goes cold.

"I love them to the moon and back," says Zuvers. "I think about the boys everyday but I don't let it consume my day."

krig101
11-29-2013, 10:41 AM
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/3-years-later-mother-of-missing-skelton-boys-remains-hopeful/-/1719418/23114734/-/e1x0khz/-/index.html

3 years later, mother of missing Skelton boys remains hopeful

It's hard to believe it will be three years this Thanksgiving since the Skelton brothers went missing from Morenci. That day, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton vanished without a trace.

As their father sits in prison refusing to say what he's done with them, there's now been a shift in the case with Michigan State Police steeping in and taking over the investigation.

The boys' mother, Tanya Zuvers, has come a long way in three years. She's vowing not to let what her ex-husband has done force her to the bottom of a bottle, or worse. She has hope and wants you to as well.


http://www.13abc.com/story/24068475/2013-marks-third-year-for-missing-morenci-boys

Mother marks 3 years since boys disappeared

Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton are the youngest of Tanya Zuvers' five kids. They were last seen playing in their father's backyard on November 25, 2010. After that, the trail goes cold.

"I love them to the moon and back," says Zuvers. "I think about the boys everyday but I don't let it consume my day."

I cant believe it has been 3 years. I still cry over those precious faces......Hopefully with the State Police taking over, there will be some movement forward. So sad!!!! I wonder if TZ ever spoke to JS in jail asking him where the boys are.....Ugh poor babies!!!!!!!!! This case and baby Elaina case have torn me up. I live within an hour to both cities..... :(

imamaze
12-26-2013, 09:52 AM
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131226/METRO06/312260046/1409/METRO/Morenci-mother-still-hopes-sons-return-after-three-years

Morenci mother still hopes for sons' return after three years

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131226/METRO06/312260046#ixzz2oaYpifHw

Tanya Zuvers hopes for the best, but is bracing for the worst.

The 47-year-old Morenci woman prays her three boys — Andrew, 12, Alexander, 10, and Tanner Skelton, 8 — missing since Thanksgiving 2010, are found alive.

She also said she’s prepared for news her young sons are dead.

“As their mom, I still have that hope that they’re still alive, but I know the reality is it’s very possible they’re not,” she said.

“We’re still looking for the clues, but my reality is there’s a very good possibility my sons are no longer alive on this earth. It took me a long time to come to that realization.”

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131226/METRO06/312260046#ixzz2oaYwJHbB

imamaze
11-04-2014, 08:54 PM
62807

http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/New-Age-Progession-Photos-of-Missing-Morenci-Boys-281465651.html

UPDATE: New Age-Progression Photos of Missing Morenci Boys

New pictures of the three missing brothers from Morenci have been released.

PastTense
11-15-2014, 08:28 PM
With opening day for firearm deer season, Michigan State Police are calling on hunters to help in the search for three missing boys. The Skelton brothers are Andrew, Alex, and Tanner.

“Whether it’s clothing, a stuffed animal or toys, we want haunters to let us know if they come across anything in the woods of Michigan and Ohio,” says Det./ Sgt. Jeremy Brewer of Michigan State Police

Troopers asking hunters to be extra aware in the southern Michigan counties of Hillsdale, Lenawee and Monroe, and the northern Ohio counties of Fulton and Williams, but detectives aren’t ruling out the children could be anywhere.

http://www.wxyz.com/news/hunters-asked-to-look-for-clues-linked-to-missing-skelton-brothers

jashrema
11-15-2014, 10:33 PM
I have posted this in Chelsea Bruck thread also..



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