Tanner, Alexander, and Andrew Skelton -- Missing 11/26/10

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Post by Piper on Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:23 pm

I think I need to lie next to kh's concrete angel and weep.......
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Post by khintx on Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:28 pm

Piper~I lean on you and cry and pray, cuz I just don't know what's wrong with these people. xxoo kh


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Post by Justice4all on Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:29 am

Morenci left praying for missing boys as father is jailed

By GINA DAMRON and ERIC D. LAWRENCE
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS
Posted: Dec. 2, 2010

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.

On Wednesday, the principal and Tanner's teacher described the brothers -- ages 9, 7 and 5 -- as caring, sweet boys. The three have been missing since late last week, and Morenci police have said they now anticipate the worst.

Friends in Tanner's developmental kindergarten class made drawings for him. The teacher filled in text below, pairing pictures of scribbly stick figures, big-eared circle people and kids holding hands with messages like: "I miss Tanner. I pray for him."

An Ohio judge ordered their father, John Skelton, 39, jailed Wednesday in lieu of $3-million bail on three counts of parental kidnapping pending a formal extradition hearing Dec. 14 in Toledo. Skelton's court-appointed attorney declined on his client's behalf to waive Skelton's extradition rights.

Later Wednesday morning, Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks announced that if the brothers aren't found by the end of the day Friday, volunteers should stop searching for the weekend so officials can re-evaluate their direction next week. Also Wednesday, an anonymous donor offered a $10,000 reward for the return or recovery of the boys.

Community members and school officials remain hopeful.

"I have to have hope," said Janet Rollins, Tanner's teacher. "I still pray every day that they find them and that they're OK."


Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20101202/NEWS05/12020559/1318/Morenci-left-praying-for-missing-boys-as-father-is-jailed
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Re: Tanner, Alexander, and Andrew Skelton -- Missing 11/26/10

Post by Piper on Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:07 pm

Searchers cling to hope of finding Morenci boys; $10,000 reward offered
Boys' father fights extradition as Lucas County judge sets $3M bond

Article published December 02, 2010


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An anonymous donor Wednesday offered a $10,000 reward for the return of the boys or the recovery of their bodies.

Unlike in past days when searchers were deployed to specific areas, people now were told to sweep across an expansive swath of land with specific sites. They spent hours looking in ditches, under bridges, and scanning farm fields. The search area covered roadsides in Williams and Fulton counties spanning 16 miles from east to west and about five miles north to south.

Chief Weeks ordered the volunteer searches to end at sunset Friday.

"I'd like the opportunity to process what we've collected through the weekend, what's been searched, what hasn't been searched, re-evaluate our direction for the following week," he said.

He called for property owners to search their own lands.


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http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101202/NEWS02/12020308/0/NEWS16
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Re: Tanner, Alexander, and Andrew Skelton -- Missing 11/26/10

Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:35 pm

This is the latest update from WXYZ, Detroit, MI. It includes the Press Conference video which is 17:26 (17 min. 26 sec.) in length.

Police Chief Weeks updates and speaks about personally knowing the Skelton boys. The Family Spokeswoman reads the statement from the Skelton family. The Mayor of Morenci speaks also. There is a question and answer with the media.
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Morenci police update investigation, search continues for missing boys

WXYZ - Detroit, MI
Posted: 11/30/2010
Last Updated: 1 hour and 48 minutes ago


MORENCI, Mich. (WXYZ) - In an emotional news conference Thursday morning, Morenci Police updated the investigation into the disappearance of three young brothers.

It began with a representative reading an emotional statement from the family of the children. The family thanked all of the volunteers and law enforcement agencies. They requested privacy at this time.

Police Chief Larry Weeks also thanked volunteers for their efforts in the search for Andrew, Alexander and Tanner.

"We genuinely and sincerely appreciate all of the efforts from all over the United States..." said Police Chief Weeks. He told reporters that John Skelton, the father of the boys, has asked for a lawyer and that they have not had contact with him in several days.

During the news conference, Police Chief Weeks recalled a time when he personally met the young boys. He says one thing that sticks in his mind is when 9-year-old Andrew Skelton came up to him in a toy police hat and vest and said "I'm going to be a police officer like you one day."


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Re: Tanner, Alexander, and Andrew Skelton -- Missing 11/26/10

Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:37 pm

Hi, Piper!

Thank you for posting the beautiful picture of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner. They are precious little boys!
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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:44 pm

Morenci left praying for missing boys as father is jailed

By GINA DAMRON and ERIC D. LAWRENCE
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS

Detroit Free Press
Posted: Dec. 2, 2010

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.
On Wednesday, the principal and Tanner's teacher described the brothers -- ages 9, 7 and 5 -- as caring, sweet boys. The three have been missing since late last week, and Morenci police have said they now anticipate the worst.
Friends in Tanner's developmental kindergarten class made drawings for him. The teacher filled in text below, pairing pictures of scribbly stick figures, big-eared circle people and kids holding hands with messages like: "I miss Tanner. I pray for him."


Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20101202/NEWS05/12020559/1318/Morenci-prays-for-missing-boys-as-father-is-jailed
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Re: Tanner, Alexander, and Andrew Skelton -- Missing 11/26/10

Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:10 pm

Four dive teams search for Morenci boys in Williams County; hundreds of volunteers head out on foot

Article published December 02, 2010
The Toledo Blade
Toledo, OH
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PIONEER, Ohio — 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.

Dennis Wisniewski, the head of the scuba team from Williams County, described the efforts as a "shot in the dark," saying investigators don't have direct information the Skelton brothers would be found in the area.

But he also said investigators believe their father John Skelton's cell phone was used in the area last week. In addition, several witnesses have come forward saying they saw Mr. Skelton's van exit from the nearby Ohio Turnpike.


Read more: http://toledoblade.com/article/20101202/NEWS16/101209951/0/ART12
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Re: Tanner, Alexander, and Andrew Skelton -- Missing 11/26/10

Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:43 pm

I posted the following, in response to 'looking for Justice' on the BNN Skelton thread:

Ann - Tx said,in December 2nd, 2010 at 3:35 pm
looking for Justice said,in December 2nd, 2010 at 9:51 am
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Hi, Looking for Justice!

You are welcome.

There is so much going on with the Zahara Baker case and now the Skelton boys . . . Alexander, Andrew and Tanner.

On Reality Chatter (RC), they have posted some pictures of the boys.

One is of them playing in the snow and the other is in front of a Christmas tree. They enlarged the pics. The boys are just precious!

Here is the Link to the Skelton thread at RC.

This is the Link to Page 6 of the Skelton thread on RC. The Christmas pic is on this page. Just scroll down.

http://www.realitychatter.com/missing-murdered-f30/tanner-alexander-and-andrew-skelton-missing-11-26-2010-t2920-100.htm#80965
Reality Chatter Page 6 of Skelton thread



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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:46 pm

Also, I posted this on BNN - Skelton thread:

Ann - Tx said,in December 2nd, 2010 at 3:40 pm

There is an enlarged picture of the Skelton boys in the snow. They are such beautiful boys!

Scroll down because it is close to the bottom of Page 5.

Also, on this page is an enlarged pic of John Skelton in the Court Room yesterday. The deputies surrounding him look like they are disgusted at the sight of him. Just my opinion!

http://www.realitychatter.com/missing-murdered-f30/tanner-alexander-and-andrew-skelton-missing-11-26-2010-t2920-80.htm
Reality Chatter Page 5 of the Skelton thread
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This comment and the comment to 'looking for Justice' are here:

http://www.bloggernews.net/125639#comment-1789614
Blogger News Network by Jan Barrett Skelton thread

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Re: Tanner, Alexander, and Andrew Skelton -- Missing 11/26/10

Post by Piper on Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:22 pm

Thanks for the updates, Ann!

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But he also said investigators believe their father John Skelton's cell phone was used in the area last week. In addition, several witnesses have come forward saying they saw Mr. Skelton's van exit from the nearby Ohio Turnpike.


I'm glad to hear witnesses are coming forward, hopefully more leads will keep coming in to lead them to these precious little boys.
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Re: Tanner, Alexander, and Andrew Skelton -- Missing 11/26/10

Post by Julie on Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:20 am

Morenci mayor tearfully addresses volunteers as search for missing Skelton boys is called off

By Nina Mandell
Daily News Staff Writer
Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 2:09 PM

A tearful mayor addressed volunteers looking for three missing boys in Morenci, Mich., on Thursday after officials announced volunteer searches for three missing Michigan boys will be called off on Friday.

Five-year-old Tanner, 7-year-old Alexander and 9-year-old Andrew Skelton were last seen on Thanksgiving.

Their disappearance has frustrated the small town of Morenci and police who have been continuously thrown off the trail by the boys' father, John Skelton.

Read more:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/12/02/2010-12-02_morceni_mayor_tearfully_addresses_volunteers_as_search_for_missing_skelton_boys_.html?r=news

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Re: Tanner, Alexander, and Andrew Skelton -- Missing 11/26/10

Post by Julie on Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:22 am