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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:08 pm

Last Updated: February 09. 2011 10:42AM

Hearing for missing Morenci boys' father postponed

Doug Guthrie / The Detroit News
Detroit, MI

Adrian — 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.

The boys, Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5, have been missing from their Morenci home since Thanksgiving Day.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:01 pm

John Skelton Speaks With Local 4
Skelton Says He Gave Boys To Rescue Group

WDIV - Detroit, MI

POSTED: Tuesday, February 8, 2011
UPDATED: 11:16 pm EST February 8, 2011

DETROIT -- 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.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:06 pm

Per the Nancy Grace program schedule, the Skelton brothers, Alexander, Andrew and Tanner, will be featured tonight, 2-9-11 on:

Nancy Grace: America's Missing
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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:22 am

Judge adjourns hearing in case of 3 missing boys

Feb 10, 2011

By GINA DAMRON
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer
Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI

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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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:30 am

Missing Morenci boys' father appears in Lenawee County court

WTOL - Toledo, OH
Updated: Feb 09, 2011 12:04 PM CST

LENAWEE COUNTY, MI (WTOL) - The father of the three missing Morenci boys appeared briefly in Lenawee County Circuit Court Wednesday.

A judge agreed to a continuance in John Skelton's criminal hearing on parental kidnapping charges.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:05 am

TRANSCRIPT - NANCY GRACE

Missing Michigan Boys

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http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1102/09/ng.01.html
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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:19 am

Hearing delayed for father of missing Morenci Skelton boys

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2-22-11

ADRIAN, Mich. — 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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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:23 am

Life prison charges added in John Skelton missing boys prosecution.

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2-22-11

ADRIAN, Mich. — 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.

Skelton failed to return his sons, Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5, to his wife, Tanya Skelton, after a Thanksgiving visit. The couple are divorcing. Skelton has claimed he turned the boys over to an “organization” for protection. Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks has discounted the claim and announced Feb. 1 the focus of the investigation has changed from a missing persons case to homicide.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:22 am

Skelton case: Charges added, life sentence possible

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John Skelton, liar-apparent and sperm-donor to his three missing sons, may now face life sentences no matter what if he does not produce his 3 sons. John previously faced 3 charges of parental kidnapping with each charge holding a maximum of a 1 year sentence upon conviction. The state of Michigan has now added 3 counts of kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment to his charges which means John, if he sticks with his ridiculous story, could end up serving 3 life sentences.


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Post by Piper on Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:19 am

Good to know he's not going anywhere anytime soon! I just wish he'd tell where these boys are.
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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:14 am

Morenci missing boys case going back to district court

By Dennis Pelham
Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI

Posted Mar 09, 2011 @ 06:35 PM

ADRIAN, Mich. — 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.

Circuit Judge Margaret M.S. Noe granted the remand request made by public defender John Glaser. Skelton appeared in court with Glaser only briefly, walking past a line of television news cameras set up for what was to be a pretrial hearing where a trial date was expected to be scheduled.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:08 pm

Father of missing Morenci boys to see new charges Friday
10:31 AM, Mar. 10, 2011

BY GINA DAMRON
DETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER - Detroit, MI

A Morenci man, accused in the disappearance of his three sons, will be arraigned in Adrian’s district court on new charges Friday, according to a court official.

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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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:42 pm

Skelton bond bumped to $90 million at new arraignment

By Dennis Pelham
Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI

Posted Mar 11, 2011 @ 04:58 PM
Last update Mar 11, 2011 @ 05:00 PM

ADRIAN, Mich. — 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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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:45 pm

Last Updated: March 11. 2011 2:17PM

$90M bond set for father of 3 missing boys

Robert Snell / The Detroit News - Detroit, MI

Adrian— The father of three boys who have been missing since Thanksgiving was arraigned on additional charges today and is being held behind bars on $90 million bond.

John Skelton, 39, of Morenci was arraigned in Lenawee County District Court on charges including kidnapping that were added last month. He faces up to life in prison, if convicted, and is due back in court at 1 p.m. on March 28.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:45 pm

$90 million bond! Skelton won't be leaving the jail any time soon!
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Post by Justice4all on Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:00 pm

I'm glad they set the bail at $90 million. This ensures that nobody will ever bail him out, even though nobody in their right mind would bail him out at any amount.

It's really too bad Michigan doesn't have the death penalty. If they did, they could use it as a bargaining chip to find out what Skelton did with the boys, and to find out what Doug Stewart did with Venus Stewart's body.
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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:09 am

Auction for missing brothers Saturday

Updated: Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011, 11:29 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011, 9:57 PM EDT

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MORENCI, Mich. (WUPW) - A special event is scheduled to raise money for the reward fund aimed to recover three missing brothers from Morenci, Mich.

Nine-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton were last seen on Thanksgiving, nearly four months ago. Their father, John Skelton, 39, is in a Lenawee County jail cell on $60 million bond. He is charged with parental kidnapping, and unlawful imprisonment.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:03 am

Missing Boys' Father In Court Friday

POSTED: Thursday, March 17, 2011
UPDATED: 10:23 pm EDT March 17, 2011

WDIV - Detroit, MI

MORENCI, Mich. -- 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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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:09 am

I posted the following, today, at The Hinky Meter on the current Skelton thread:

This is awesome! The Auction to raise money for the Reward Fund regarding Andrew, Alexander and Tanner was a huge success. $30,000 was raised! Folks in this area are wonderful for supporting the Reward Fund!

There were approximately 800 people in attendance. Folks from Michigan and Ohio attended. One bidder, who knew the Skelton brothers, bought a quilt made by two Morenci ladies. The quilt had pictures of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner. He paid $1,000 for it and presented it to the boy's mom, Tanya.

This article has two pictures from the Auction.


http://www.lenconnect.com/features/x1777821471/Auction-raises-money-for-Skelton-boys-fund?img=2
lenconnect.com The Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI 3-20-11

Auction in Morenci raises money for Skelton boys reward fund

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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:14 am

I posted the following, today, at The Hinky Meter on the current Skelton thread:

This is a nice article. There is a mistake though. Skelton's bond is set at $90 million; not $30 million.

http://toledoblade.com/local/2011/03/20/Morenci-tries-to-keep-up-hope-for-brothers-return.html
Toledo Blade - Toledo, OH 3-20-11

Morenci tries to keep up hope for brothers' return

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Chief Weeks asks residents to remain vigilant, hoping spring brings new evidence or information as farmers work and campers and hikers traverse the thousands of acres of fields and wooded area surrounding the town.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:18 am

I posted the following, today, at The Hinky Meter on the current Skelton thread:

http://www.freep.com/article/20110320/NEWS06/103200577/1318/BUSINESS0103/Morenci-holds-fund-raising-auction-help-find-missing-boys?odyssey=nav%7Chead
Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI: 3-20-11

Morenci holds fund-raising auction to help find missing boys
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I feel so sorry for Tanya. To have not one but three sons missing must be heart wrenching. I bet it was of comfort to her to know that so many folks from MI and OH came out to show support for the Reward Fund and the family.

I think of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner very often. I hope they are found soon
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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:30 am

The above three comments are posted on the most current Skelton thread at The Hinky (Pages 1 and 2).

http://www.thehinkymeter.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=1068
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Skelton case: Charges added, life sentence possible
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Thank you, Val. You are a very special lady!
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Post by Piper on Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:24 am

Ann, wonderful to know you are spreading the "word"!
I feel bad for Tanya, like you said, not one child but all three of her babies. She has to feel more than tormented. I'm glad they've upped the bond and keep adding charges. I just wish he would be truthful about where these boys are.

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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:06 am

June 3 preliminary hearing set for Skelton

Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI
Posted Mar 28, 2011 @ 07:08 PM

ADRIAN, Mich. — 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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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:23 pm

On April 26, 2011, it will be five months since Alexander, Andrew and Tanner Skelton went missing.
They were reported missing from Morenci, Michigan on 11-26-10.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance or location of Alexander, Andrew and Tanner Skelton, please notify Law Enforcement immediately.

For your convenience, the following is a Link to the official poster for Alexander, Andrew and Tanner Skelton from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Contact information for the Morenci Police Dept, Morenci, MI and NCMEC (toll free number) is listed at the bottom of the poster.

http://missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewPoster&caseNum=1160897&orgPrefix=NCMC&searchLang=en_US
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - Skelton
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Let's bring Alexander, Andrew and Tanner Skelton home now! ♥ ♥ ♥
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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:15 pm

August trial set over WDIV claim for Skelton search documents

By Dennis Pelham
Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI

Posted Apr 19, 2011 @ 03:59 PM
Last update Apr 19, 2011 @ 04:38 PM

ADRIAN, Mich. — A legal battle over keeping secrets in the investigation of three missing Morenci boys is not over.

A trial was set Monday in Lenawee County Circuit Court for Detroit television station WDIV’s lawsuit, seeking access to search warrant documents. Attorneys for WDIV have claimed documents involving a search of John Skelton’s home should be made public. A prosecutor asked to seal the documents “to protect the ongoing investigation and to protect the privacy of the victims.”

WDIV claimed police searched Skelton’s home on Nov. 30, several days after his three sons were reported missing by their mother, Tanya Skelton. The couple are divorcing and John Skelton later said he gave sons Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5, to an “organization” for protection
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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:33 am

Court can suppress records in Skelton search dispute, attorney claims

By Dennis Pelham
Daily Telegram - Morenci, MI

Posted Apr 23, 2011 @ 02:50 PM

ADRIAN, Mich. — 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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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue May 03, 2011 4:58 pm

Family of missing Skelton boys schedules meeting with media in Morenci

The Daily Telegram - Morenci, MI

Posted May 03, 2011 @ 03:46 PM
Last update May 03, 2011 @ 04:18 PM

MORENCI, Mich. — 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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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed May 04, 2011 12:54 am

Family, friends of missing Skelton boys urge public to stay watchful

By Mark Lenz
Daily Telegram - Morenci, MI

Posted May 03, 2011 @ 06:49 PM
Last Update May 03, 2011 @ 10:34 p.m.

MORENCI, Mich. — Grandparents and friends of the three missing Skelton brothers spoke to the media on Tuesday evening in Morenci, urging the public to remain watchful for any sign of them as spring begins and announcing a community picnic.

There remains a reward of up to $60,000 for information leading to the return or recovery of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton. The boys disappeared after their father, John Skelton, failed to return them to their mother, Tanya Skelton, on Thanksgiving Day.

“I know it’s been wet, but if you go out mushroom hunting, birdwatching, whatever or just out for a walk, please look,” said Don Zuvers, the boys’ grandfather. “They’re out there somewhere, and we just need the help of people looking. If you spot something that’s unusual, don’t be afraid to call.”


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Post by Piper on Wed May 04, 2011 9:24 am

With spring here many people will be out and about. I hope someone finds a clue to where these little boys are. Sad
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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed May 04, 2011 5:43 pm

Skelton case: Grandmother demands to know where boys are

Posted on May 4, 2011 by Valhall
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The maternal grandmother of missing and assumed dead Alexander, Tanner and Andrew Skelton is speaking out. With it being almost 6 months since anyone other than John Skelton, who is currently charged with kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment in connection with his 3 sons’ disappearances, as seem them alive, Bev Zuvers has had it with John Skelton and she wants some answers.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri May 06, 2011 2:36 am

Detroit TV station says it has Skelton search warrant records

By David Panian
Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 09:36 PM

ADRIAN, Mich. — 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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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri May 06, 2011 2:49 am

Police Take List Of Items From John Skelton's Morenci Home
3 Boys Have Been Missing Since Thanksgiving

WDIV - Detroit, MI

POSTED: Wednesday, May 4, 2011
UPDATED: 7:46 pm EDT May 4, 2011

MORENCI, Mich. -- Police removed evidence from the home of the father of three missing boys from Morenci.

John Skelton's three sons, Alexander, 9, Andrew, 7, and Tanner, 5, have been missing since November. They were last seen by their father on Thanksgiving Day.

Skelton, 39, faces three charges of parental kidnapping in the disappearance of his sons.

Watch: Police Raid Morenci Home For Evidence In Missing Boys Case

Officers removed dozens of items, including a noose, rope, bottles of bleach and clothing from Skelton's Morenci house.


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Police search warrant: Skelton Morenci Home Search Warrant
(dated 12-4-2010; 11-27-2010; 11-30-2010)

Skelton Morenci Home List Of Confiscated Items
Skelton Morenci Home List Of Confiscated Items (Continued)

(These are in two separate files)
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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri May 06, 2011 2:54 am

As you may be aware, WDIV has been trying to get the above documents for a long time. It has been an on going issue and a trial was scheduled for August, 2011.

Please see my comment upthread for the Link to the article dated 4-19-11:

by Ann - Tx on Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:15 pm

.August trial set over WDIV claim for Skelton search documents
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Post by Ann - Tx on Sat May 07, 2011 2:59 am

John Skelton called in to a TV station on Friday. Videos of the interview are included in the article.
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John Skelton maintains his sons are alive, explains why a noose was found in his home

Posted: 05/06/2011

By: Tom Wait
WXYZ - Detroit, MI

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - 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.

Watch Action News at 6 and 11 Friday for the full interview

“I have something to prove to the world. I didn’t hurt my boys,” Skelton said in a phone interview from the Lenawee County Jail.

The interview with the father of three missing brothers, only 5, 7 and 9 years-old, also came the same week that Skelton’s family released the search warrant details from his home. In the document the family confirms a noose, a bullet and a list of cleaning products were seized.


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http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/john-skelton-maintains-his-sons-are-alive,-explains-why-a-noose-was-found-in-his-home
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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu May 19, 2011 11:35 pm

6 months since Morenci boys disappeared, hope turns to agony

BY GINA DAMRON
DETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI

12:56 AM, May. 19, 2011

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.

After her sons went missing, Tanya Skelton said, she discovered much of the property in the home was destroyed. Cords were cut off appliances, Christmas decorations were broken and a china cabinet John Skelton bought when they purchased the home was smashed.


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http://www.freep.com/article/20110519/NEWS06/105190685/6-months-since-Morenci-boys-disappeared-hope-turns-agony?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE


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Post by Ann - Tx on Sun May 22, 2011 3:30 pm

Timeline: 3 Morenci brothers missing

Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI
11:50 PM, May. 18, 2011

Nov. 24-26: Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton -- ages 9, 7 and 5, respectively -- go to their father's home Wednesday. By Friday, they're missing. Police say their father, John Skelton, attempted suicide Friday but was unsuccessful.

Nov. 27: Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks says police have no information on a woman named Joann Taylor -- to whom Skelton claims to have given the children.


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http://www.freep.com/article/20110519/NEWS06/105190689/Timeline-3-Morenci-brothers-missing?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs


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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:02 am

Missing boys case proceeds to Circuit Court

BY MARK REITER
BLADE STAFF WRITER
Toledo Blade - Toledo, OH

Published: 6-2-11

ADRIAN -- The father accused of kidnapping his 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, Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said.

An arraignment for Mr. Skelton in Circuit Court has been scheduled for next Wednesday.


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Post by Piper on Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:37 am

Ann - thanks for the updates. Six long months, this is a horrible tragedy. This man just needs to tell where these boys are!
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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:32 pm

Tanya Skelton granted custody of missing sons; John Skelton says she won't see them

By Dennis Pelham
Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI

Posted Jun 07, 2011 @ 07:25 PM

ADRIAN, Mich. — John Skelton said at a divorce hearing Tuesday his wife will not see their three missing sons again if legal custody is given to her.

“It’s hoped they will be returned to her quickly and safely,” Lenawee County Circuit Judge Margaret M.S. Noe said after awarding sole custody to Tanya Skelton. She ruled it would be in the boys’ best interests to be with their mother.

John Skelton, 39, has been in jail since shortly after Andrew, 9, Alexander 7, and Tanner, 5, disappeared from his Morenci home during a Thanksgiving visit. He is being held in lieu of $90 million in bonds while he awaits trial on kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment charges that carry maximum life and 15-year prison terms.

He turned the boys over to an “organization” on Thanksgiving Day, Skelton has claimed.

“I’d like joint legal custody,” John Skelton said at the closing of the 20-minute trial. “I didn’t take the kids.”


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http://www.lenconnect.com/breaking/x795259618/Tanya-Skelton-granted-custody-of-missing-sons-John-Skelton-says-she-wont-see-them

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Post by Ann - Tx on Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:40 pm

John Skelton questions wife at divorce hearing
Skelton in court again Wednesday

Posted: 06/07/2011
Last Updated: 9 minutes ago

By: Tom Wait
WXYZ - Detroit, MI


(WXYZ) - The mother of three missing boys from Morenci was forced to take the stand and answer questions from her estranged husband during their divorce hearing on Tuesday.


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Post by Sherry on Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:00 am

That's so sad...

She said that the boys aren't safe because they are not with either one of their parents-she gives "dad" there way too much credit for keeping the boys safe...
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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:04 pm

Skelton enters pleas of not guilty on kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment charges

By Staff reports
Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI

Posted Jun 09, 2011 @ 10:16 AM


ADRIAN, Mich. — John Skelton entered not-guilty pleas by written waiver rather than appear in Lenawee County Circuit Court Wednesday for arraignment on kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment charges.

Judge Margaret M.S. Noe scheduled the Morenci man for a four-day jury trial to begin Aug. 16. He is accused of causing the Thanksgiving Day disappearance of his three sons, Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5.


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http://www.lenconnect.com/news/courts/x832287399/Skelton-enters-pleas-of-not-guilty-on-kidnapping-unlawful-imprisonment-charges
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Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:02 am

With video: Morenci police release public-service announcement on missing Morenci brothers

Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI

Posted Jun 17, 2011 @ 08:53 PM
Last update Jun 17, 2011 @ 08:56 PM

MORENCI, Mich. — The Morenci Police Department and television station WTVG in Toledo have released a public-service announcement reminding people to check their properties for signs of the missing Skelton brothers.

Three versions of different lengths were made to accommodate TV stations' programming, Morenci Police Chief Larry Week said in a news release. A 30-second version is the longest and contains the most information. Two shorter versions were also provided to the media.


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The Public Service Announcement (PSA) video is within the article.

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Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:15 am

Investigators use new technique in search for Skelton boys
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WTVG - Toledo, Ohio

MORENCI, MI (WTVG) -- Investigators are turning to a new technique to help drum up leads in the search for three missing bothers from Morenci, Michigan and 13abc is helping. It's called a PSA, or "Public Service Announcement." It's just like a commercial, and you'll soon see one about the Skelton brothers.

When Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton disappeared from their father's house in Morenci last Thanksgiving, it sparked a massive search. Tyler Guelde was among the volunteers, combing the woods and fields on an a-t-v.

"I'd rather have some sort of closure," Guelde said. "Like, either find 'em, or bring 'em back home, you know?"


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Post by BREEZE4 on Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:15 am

MORENCI, Mich. -- A public safety training session led by search and rescue team personnel plan to use the southern Michigan community of Morenci as its headquarters.

The training program is scheduled to start Saturday morning at the city's fire station.

It also will be used to conduct a sweep of the area for any evidence that may be connected to the disappearance of 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton.

The Skelton brothers have been missing since Thanksgiving when their father, John, didn't return them to their mother, Tanya, after a scheduled visitation.

Anyone who is connected with a local public safety agency and wishes to take part in the training session can call the Morenci Police Department at 517-458-7401 for more information.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:25 pm

Search effort for 3 missing Morenci boys continues with extra aid

Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI

6:38 AM, Jul. 9, 2011

For the first time in months, an organized search is underway today for three missing Morenci brothers.


Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton – ages 9, 7 and 5, respectively – have been missing since late November, when they were last seen in the custody of their father, John Skelton, who is accused in their disappearance.


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Post by Justice4all on Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:16 pm

Searchers find items likely tied to Skelton kidnapping

Lab in Lansing to analyze objects

MORENCI, Mich. — 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.

Morenci was the site chosen by the Shiawassee County Search and Rescue team to carry out its routine training Saturday, a decision made in large part because searchers could sweep the area for any evidence connected to the case of the three Skelton brothers — Alexander, Andrew, and Tanner — who were 9, 7, and 5, respectively, when they were last seen, at Thanksgiving.


Read more: http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2011/07/10/Searchers-find-items-likely-tied-to-Skelton-kidnapping.html
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Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:44 pm

This brief article includes several pictures of some of the searchers and some of the areas they searched. Click on pictures to enlarge.
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Here is the Link. The site will not let me copy and paste even the first line of the article.

http://www.lenconnect.com/photos/x910595647/Search-and-rescue?foto=0
lenconnect.com The Daily Telegram Adrian, MI 7-9-11

Search and rescue
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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:14 pm

Police chief: Nothing found in search for Skelton boys

Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI

11:27 AM, Jul. 11, 2011

Despite news reports that evidence was found during a search for three missing Morenci brothers Saturday, the city’s police chief said nothing was found that can be connected to the case.


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