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

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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:21 pm

Possible new clues in missing Morenci boys case

by Greg Pioterek
WNWO - Toledo., OH

Posted: 07.11.2011 at 8:23 AM

Police in Morenci, MI may have a few fresh clues into the disappearance of three missing Morenci boys. WNWO found out last week that they would be getting some help from a Shiawasee county search and rescue team, doing some training. Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks told WNWO, that the team wanted to help and train at the same time.


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Michigan State Trooper Andrew Coohon said that items were found during the sweep, by the search and rescue team. However, Coohon cautions, it is to early to tell if they are related to the case. The items will be tested in Lansing for DNA.

http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=639016
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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:25 pm

It seems as though there is a conflict in statements from Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks and Michigan State Trooper Andrew Coohon.

Whatever the case may be, I do hope Alexander, Andrew and Tanner are found soon. ♥ ♥ ♥
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Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:13 pm

Skelton case: Skelton continues to talk and change his story

Posted on July 18, 2011 by Valhall

John Skelton continues to grant interviews as he sits in a Lenawee county jail cell awaiting trial for his multiple charges surrounding the disappearance of his three small sons, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner. As you will recall at least twice since being arrested last year he has called news stations and given phone interviews. This time he agreed to a series of interviews with the Detroit Free Press at the jail.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:00 pm

Father of missing boys pleads no contest to unlawful imprisonment of sons

Posted: 10:54 AM
Last Updated: 56 minutes ago

WXYZ - Detroit, MI
By: Tom Wait

ADRIAN, Mich. (WXYZ) - John Skelton, the father of three missing boys from Morenci, has pleaded no contest to three charges of unlawful imprisonment of his sons.

It was a dramatic hearing in court this morning as the judge went through the details of what Skelton is accused of doing with his sons.


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http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/father-of-missing-boys-pleads-no-contest-to-unlawful-imprisonment-of-sons
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The video has snippets of the Court Room. More details at 5 and 6 per the reporter.
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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:04 pm

John Skelton makes plea deal in Morenci disappearance of 3 young sons

12:40 PM, Jul. 28, 2011

Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI

ADRIAN -- The Morenci man accused in the disappearance of his three sons pleaded no contest today to three counts of unlawful imprisonment today in Lenawee County Circuit Court.


John Skelton is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 15.


He could receive 15 years, which would be served concurrently, on the charges, his attorney John Glaser said today.


As part of the plea deal, Glaser said kidnapping and parental kidnapping charges have been dropped. If he had been convicted of kidnapping, Skelton could have faced up to life in prison.

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Post by Sherry on Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:29 pm

He could have spent life in prison...He should! Keep him locked up until he spills it on where his boys are.
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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:11 am

Plea deal could work against dad in the case of his missing sons

By GINA DAMRON - Detroit Free Press
Bellingham Herald - Bellingham, WA

Thursday, Jul. 28, 2011

DETROIT Prosecutors struck a plea deal with a Morenci father Thursday in the disappearance of his three young sons, but that agreement doesn't preclude murder charges.

Legal experts say it was a prudent decision - by allowing John Skelton to plead no contest to unlawful imprisonment charges, he'll be sent to prison as law enforcement officials continue to build a murder case against him.

The Lenawee County prosecutor and Morenci police chief said in a statement Thursday that the agreement reflected what they believe a jury would have ultimately concluded. Under the plea deal, kidnapping and parental kidnapping charges were dropped.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:15 am

Morenci, MI residents upset over Skelton No Contest plea

WTOL - Toledo, Ohio
By Dick Berry

Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:31 PM CDT
Updated: Jul 28, 2011 9:44 PM CDT

MORENCI, MI (WTOL) - A plea bargain has been reached in the case of the missing three Morenci, Michigan boys.

In a surprise move, all existing charges were dropped Thursday against John Skelton regarding the disappearance of his sons Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner.

Lesser charges were filed instead. Skelton entered a No Contest plea and will be back in Lenawee County Circuit Court on September 15 for sentencing.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:42 am

Updated: Skelton keeps his secrets in plea bargain over missing boys

The Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI
By Dennis Pelham

Posted Jul 28, 2011 @ 12:06 PM
Last update Jul 28, 2011 @ 07:35 PM

ADRIAN, Mich. — Tanya Skelton wiped tears from her eyes but her ex-husband showed no emotion during a hearing Thursday in Lenawee County Circuit Court where he pleaded no contest to unlawful imprisonment of their three missing sons.

Judge Margaret M.S. Noe found the 39-year-old Morenci man guilty of the charges after reviewing reports by Michigan State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on the search for the missing boys.

No new light was shed on the whereabouts of Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5, who disappeared from John Skelton’s home on Thanksgiving Day.

Their location “has been and continues to be secret,” said Judge Margaret M.S. Noe.

The plea agreement dismisses kidnapping charges that carry maximum life prison terms. Skelton faces up to a 15-year prison term when he is sentenced Sept. 15. But the bargain preserves the prosecution’s right to bring murder charges if an ongoing homicide investigation bears fruit.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:46 am

Family of 3 missing boys says it backs police

Dayton Daily News - Dayton, OH
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Updated 9:41 PM Thursday, July 28, 2011

ADRIAN, Mich. — The family of three young missing southeastern Michigan boys reacted with understanding but disappointment Thursday after a plea deal for the man blamed in his sons' disappearance.

John Skelton pleaded no contest in Lenawee County Circuit Court Thursday to a charge of unlawful imprisonment.

In exchange, prosecutors dropped a charge of kidnapping in the Thanksgiving 2010 disappearance of Andrew, 9; Alexander, 7; and Tanner Skelton, 5.

"The family supports all the decisions made by law enforcement," family spokeswoman Kathye Herrera said in a statement released by the FBI. "There is a sense of discouragement that John will not get the sentence he deserves ... This will not be over until the boys are home."


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Post by Sherry on Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:13 am

Dad of three missing boys Googled 'how to break a neck' before kids vanished

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.

Mr Skelton also told authorities he wrapped each boy in a blanket, gave them a stuffed animal, placed them in his van and drove them away.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2020064/Father-3-missing-boys-John-Skelton-Googled-break-neck.html#ixzz1TeXZ5tip


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Post by Julie on Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:31 am

Sounds familiar.
Maybe it was a neck breaking feat skateboarding video pop up.
Or maybe he meant to look up chlorophyll.


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Post by sitemama on Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:16 am

Maybe he heard on NG about KC looking up necking breaking and he really didn't believe you could find anything about it. I'm sure some of us googled some of the things KC had looked up, merely out of curiosity.

At least I hope that is the only reason.

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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:47 pm


Last Updated: September 14. 2011 1:00 AM

Missing boys' fate haunts town of Morenci
As John Skelton faces sentencing, residents still seek answers to whereabouts

Doug Guthrie/ The Detroit News
Detroit, MI

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.

"We've still got three beautiful little boys out there, and nobody knows exactly what happened to them," said Larry Sines, owner of the Maid for You cleaning service on Morenci's Main Street. "It's like an empty void in the pit of your stomach. You can't get it filled because this person, I can't even call him a dad, has turned things upside down."


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http://detnews.com/article/20110914/METRO/109140351/Missing-boys’-fate-haunts-town-of-Morenci#ixzz1Xz93NIbd


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Per this article, John Skelton will be sentenced Thursday, September 15, 2011.
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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:53 pm

John Skelton Set To Be Sentenced Thursday
Father Of 3 Missing Morenci Boys Pleads No Contest To Unlawful Imprisonment

POSTED: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
UPDATED: 10:06 pm EDT September 14, 2011

WDIV - Detroit, MI

DETROIT -- A Michigan man whose three sons have been missing since last year is set to be sentenced Thursday on charges of unlawful imprisonment.

John Skelton's sons -- 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner -- have been missing since Thanksgiving, when their mother said Skelton never returned them to her after a scheduled visit.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:25 pm

Minister tells Action News about haunting conversation with John Skelton; fears children are dead

Posted: 09/14/2011
Last Updated: 45 minutes ago

By: Bill Proctor
WXYZ - Detroit, MI

MORENCI, Mich. (WXYZ) - Three little boys from South-central Michigan have been missing since Thanksgiving of last year. Their father, 39-year-old John Skelton, who may have been the last person to see them before they disappeared, will be sentenced tomorrow in a Lenawee County courtroom for unlawful imprisonment.

He could get up to fifteen years on that charge, instead of the possible life sentence for the kidnapping charge he originally faced. His sons, Alexander, Andrew and Tanner are now considered homicide victims, despite the fact that no evidence of that crime has been found.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:44 pm

Per this article, WXYZ - Detroit, MI will provide Live Streaming of the John Skelton sentencing on Thursday, 9-15-11.
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Father of missing Morenci boys to be sentenced Thursday for sons' disappearance
John's parents speak with Action News

Posted: 09/14/2011
Last Updated: 1 hour ago

By: Tom Wait
WXYZ - Detroit, MI

(WXYZ) - The father of three missing boys from Morenci will learn Thursday how many years he’ll spend behind bars for the disappearance of his sons.

YOU CAN WATCH LIVE STREAMING COVERAGE OF THE SKELTON SENTENCING HERE ON WXYZ.COM THURSDAY AT 8:15 A.M.

John Skelton was the last person known to have seen Tanner, Alexander and Andrew. The brothers were only 5, 7, and 9 when they vanished.

Action News caught up with Skelton's parents at Metro Airport on Wednesday evening. They're standing by their son and will be at the sentencing.

"I believe him. I believe in him," said Roxann Skelton, the grandmother of the missing boys.


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http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/father-of-missing-morenci-boys-to-be-sentenced-tomorrow-for-sons'-disappearance#ixzz1XzNn2ecn



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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:30 pm

John Skelton sentenced to 10-15 years in prison in disappearance of 3 sons

9:23 AM, Sep. 15, 2011

Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI

John Skelton was sentenced this morning to 10 to 15 years in prison, above state guidelines in the case.

The Morenci father accused in the disappearance of his young sons pleaded no contest to charges of unlawful imprisonment. The boys went missing last fall in his custody and haven’t been seen since.


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John Skelton was sentenced Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, for the unlawful imprisonment of his three sons.
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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:39 pm

Last Updated: September 15. 2011 12:12PM

Judge gives Morenci dad 10-15 years in sons' disappearance

Doug Guthrie/ The Detroit News
Detroit, MI

Adrian— The father of three boys missing from their Morenci home since Thanksgiving was sentenced Thursday to a guideline-busting 10 to 15 years in prison under terms of a prosecutor's plea bargain that avoids trial on kidnapping but leaves open the possibility of murder charges if police are correct in believing John Skelton killed his sons.

Investigators say no credible trace of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton has been reported since they were last seen playing in the backyard of their Morenci home Nov. 25.

"It is my belief that justice may never be served in this case, that you should serve each and every day in prison that Andrew, Alexander and Tanner remain missing," Lenawee County Circuit Judge Margaret Noe told Skelton Thursday.


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http://detnews.com/article/20110915/METRO/109150424/Judge-gives-Morenci-dad-10-15-years-in-sons--disappearance#ixzz1Y2WJcn7C




John Skelton and his attorney John Glaser before Lenawee County Circuit Judge Margaret Noe Skelton was sentenced today to a guideline-busting 10 to 15 years in prison. (David Coates/The Detroit News)

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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:44 pm

Judge sentences John Skelton to 10-15 years in prison in disappearance of three Morenci boys

Posted: 09/14/2011
Last Updated: 1 hour and 55 minutes ago

By: Tom Wait
WXYZ - Detroit, MI

(WXYZ) - A judge has sentenced John Skelton to serve 10-15 years in prison in the disappearance of his three sons.

He will get credit for 289 days already served.

In an Adrian courtroom Thursday morning the judge told Skelton, “Because of you Andrew, Alexander and Tanner have been silenced.”

Skelton made the statement, “I would have done things differently if I felt like the system didn’t fail me.”


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Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:49 pm

John Skelton speaks again in an exclusive interview! Click on the link below to hear the interview with WXYZ!
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http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/skelton-speaks-with-action-news-reporter-tom-wait-after-pleading-no-contest-in-sons%27-disappearance
WXYZ Detroit, MI 9-15-11

Skelton speaks with Action News reporter Tom Wait after pleading no contest in sons' disappearance




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Post by Sherry on Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:05 pm

I'm glad there is an opening to charge him with murder if it proves out later on.
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Post by Estee on Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:08 pm

Since he pleaded "no contest" hopefully he will eventually tell authorities where the boys are...
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Post by Julie on Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:30 pm

I hope so too Estee.

Thanks for the updates Ann.

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Post by TigerMom on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:02 pm

I am glad to here that at least this Michigan judge cares about those precious little boys. His comment that the he would have done things differently if the system had not failed him makes me sick. God willing a break will come and he will get charged with murder. Seeing how sick this guy really is maybe it is best this precious children are back in his arms. Thanks for following this case Ann and updating , Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
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Post by khintx on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:17 pm

Where are your boys, John???

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Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:31 pm

Police Asking Hunters To Help For missing Morenci Boys

Saturday, September 17, 2011 6:27 a.m. EDT

WTVB 1590 AM - Coldwater, MI

MORENCI, MI (WTVB) - Outdoorsmen and hunters in the Tri-State area are being asked to lend a lookout to law enforcement this fall. As we reported Thursday, John Skelton of Morenci was ordered to spend ten to fifteen years in prison for the disappearance of his three young sons last Thanksgiving.


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Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:35 pm

Julie and TigerMom, regarding the updates, you are welcome.

I hope one day soon I can post an article that states Alexander, Andrew and Tanner have been found. In November, it will be one year that these three precious boys went missing. ♥ ♥ ♥
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Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:45 am

Last Updated: September 16. 2011 10:37AM

10-15 years for missing boys' father
Sentence above standard; 'Justice may never be served,' judge says

Doug Guthrie/ The Detroit News
Detroit, MI

Adrian— The father of three boys missing from their Morenci home since Thanksgiving was sentenced Thursday to a guideline-busting 10-15 years behind bars after pleading no contest to their unlawful imprisonment.

But authorities warned that John Skelton — who has insisted since his arrest nine months ago that he gave his 9-, 7- and 5-year-old sons to a secret child protection organization — will be charged with murder and face life without parole if his sons are found dead.

"A lot can happen in the next 10 to 15 years," Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said Thursday after Lenawee Circuit Judge Margaret Noe rejected a routine sentencing guideline recommendation calling for minimums of 31/2 to seven years.

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John Skelton’s no-contest plea equated to acceptance of responsibility for illegally taking his sons in exchange for dismissing kidnapping charges. (David Coates / The Detroit News)


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Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:51 am


The Skelton boys:


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Post by sitemama on Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:39 pm

Well, at least he will be in prison while they continue to look for these boys. I wish they would be found safe and sound, but I think that is almost impossible.

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Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:22 pm

Sean Michael Phillips, John Skelton cases have similarities: both fathers accused of abducting their missing children

Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 2:35 PM Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011, 5:08 PM

By Heather Lynn Peters | The Muskegon Chronicle
Muskegon, MI

(UPDATE) In a Michigan town nearly 250 miles away from Ludington — where a 5-month-old baby girl has been missing since June — another community is searching for answers in a case similar to that of Sean Michael Phillips.

John Skelton, of Morenci — like Phillips — has been charged with unlawful imprisonment in connection with the disappearance of his three young sons.

Skelton was sentenced Thursday in Lenawee Circuit Court to 10 to 15 years in prison.


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

Post by Ann - Tx on Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:31 pm

Search For Missing Brothers To Get National AttentionTeam Will Distribute Pictures of Skelton Brothers

Updated: Friday, 23 Sep 2011, 12:31 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 23 Sep 2011, 12:23 PM EDT

By: Amy Andrews| myFOXDetroit.com
WJBK - Detroit, MI

18 cities, 3,500 miles in 8 days all for the three little boys from Morenci, Michigan who went missing nearly one year ago.

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.


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http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/search-for-missing-brothers-to-get-national-attention-20110922-spb


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

Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:11 pm


Prayer vigil for Skelton brothers set for Oct. 9 in Morenci






Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI
Posted Sep 30, 2011 @ 03:18 PM

MORENCI, Mich. — 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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Re: Tanner, Alexander, and Andrew Skelton -- Missing 11/26/10

Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:01 pm



Event planned for one-year anniversary of Skelton boys’ disappearance

By Staff reports
Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI

Posted Nov 13, 2011 @ 04:12 PM

MORENCI, Mich. — The family of the missing Skelton boys is planning an observance for the one-year anniversary of their disappearance.


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Herrera said the event’s program includes Morenci Mayor Keith Pennington giving an update on the reward fund, an update on the investigation from Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks, music, a tribute to the boys from their cousin Ashlyn Timberman, a video about the boys made by Zuvers, the introduction of a website and prayers. Herrera said people are asked to bring flashlights instead of candles.

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

Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:47 am

One year later, police planning road canvass for 3 missing Morenci boys

5:09 PM, Nov. 15, 2011

Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI




John Skelton, top, is pictured with his three sons who
have been missing for nearly a year. Alexander (left),
Andrew (middle) and Tanner disappeared during the
Thanksgiving holiday weekend last year
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It has been nearly a year since three Morenci brothers went missing and police officials are continuing to encourage the public to report anything unusual as farmers return to their crops and hunters return to the woods.

Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton went missing while in their father’s custody over the Thanksgiving holiday last year. John Skelton, who pleaded no contest to charges of unlawful imprisonment in their disappearance, was sentenced in September to 10-15 years in prison.


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

Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:54 am



Police to search for Skelton brothers Nov. 25

November 16, 2011

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Police are planning an early morning search for three missing boys from Morenci, Mich. Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton have been missing for almost a year.

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

Post by Ann - Tx on Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:01 am



Police plan canvass in case of missing Morenci brothers

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Published: 11/15/2011



Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton went missing from their father's home last Thanksgiving.


MORENCI, Mich. — 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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Re: Tanner, Alexander, and Andrew Skelton -- Missing 11/26/10

Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:58 am



Missing boys' mom still hopeful they will return home alive

By Dan Cherry
Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI

Posted Nov 20, 2011 @ 06:14 PM





MORENCI, Mich. — One year ago, just before the Thanks­giving holiday, the mother of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton said they were talking about going to Ford Field in Detroit to watch the Hudson Tigers play for the state football championship.

The boys never got to go to the game.

The three Skelton brothers have been missing since Thanksgiving, when their father failed to return them to their mother, Tanya Zuvers, after a scheduled visitation.

They were last seen with their father, John Skelton, who was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to unlawfully imprisoning his sons. He claims he gave them to an underground organization to prevent Zuvers from having custody. The two were estranged at the time and have since been divorced.


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

Post by Justice4all on Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:16 am

Morenci keeps hopes alive

Doug Guthrie/ The Detroit News
Last Updated: November 23. 2011 1:00AM

Morenci — 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.

Skelton said he gave his sons to a secret child-protection group, dreamed of them dead and did Internet research about neck-breaking. Because of those statements, Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks switched his missing-person search to a homicide investigation.


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

Post by Justice4all on Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:30 pm

A year later mother of missing Morenci brothers believes they are alive

Posted: 11/23/2011
By: Tom Wait By: Tom Wait



MORENCI, Mich. (WXYZ) - It was one year ago on Thanksgiving-eve that Tanya Zuvers last saw her sons Alexander, Tanner and Andrew alive. She hugged and kissed them as she dropped the boys off at their grandmother’s house.

Two days later her life changed forever.

“I said I love you and I said I’ll see you on Friday,” Tanya said.

It was a reunion that still hasn’t happened.


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

Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:31 am



Morenci police seek tips on 3 missing brothers at 1-year anniversary

1:42 AM, Nov. 26, 2011

Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI

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

Post by Ann - Tx on Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:47 pm



Vigilance urged on anniversary of Skelton boys’ disappearance

By David Panian
Daily Telegram - Adrian, MI

Posted Nov 28, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

MORENCI, Mich. — One year ago, the search for the missing Skelton boys was just starting in Morenci. On Sunday afternoon, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner’s family and friends and scores of community members gathered to remind everyone to keep looking.

The event in the Morenci High School gym was a look back at the past year, a call to people to remain vigilant in the hope that the boys can be returned home and a public thank-you from the boys’ family to the community. Relatives and friends played roles in the hour-long program, which featured the reading of a poem written by one of the boys’ cousins and a song sung by a family friend. People were also directed to a new website, skeltonbrothers.org, to learn more about the search for the boys. T-shirts, car magnets and window clings were sold at cost to try to raise awareness and maybe find someone who has information about the boys.

“If you keep the word out, it’s just going to take the right person to see it, and that’s what it’s all about,” family friend Kathye Herrera said after the event.


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http://www.lenconnect.com/news/x301776457/Vigilance-urged-on-anniversary-of-Skelton-boys-disappearance


Photo courtesy: Lad Strayer
Tanya Zuvers, mother of the missing Skelton
boys
, and Brittany Derby, a sister of the boys,
take part in the closing of a tribute to the
brothers Sunday at Morenci High School.



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

Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:30 am


RE: Investigation Discovery - Disappeared

Julie of Reality Chatter and the The Hinky Meter brought the following to my attention.

Erin Browne of NBC NEWS - Peacock Productions - Associate Producer is looking for families and close friends of people who have disappeared for possible inclusion in the Investigation Discovery show, Disappeared, in its 5th season.

If you know of any one that has some one missing or an unresolved case, please forward the Link to them. It is an avenue they might be interested in pursuing to bring attention to the case of their loved one.

Erin Browne details the required criteria in the e-mail. The e-mail address of Erwin Browne is included. Your submission would be direct to Erwin Browne.

The following is an e-mail Erin Browne sent to "Help Find the Missing.org".
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http://helpfindthemissing.org/forum/showthread.php?p=932091
Help Find the Missing.org - Investigation Discovery - 1-26-12

Subject: Investigation Discovery - Disappeared
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Also, Julie started a thread here at Reality Chatter in this regard. It can be found in the Forum - Missing.

http://www.realitychatter.com/t3733-investigation-discovery-disappeared-looking-for-cases-for-season-5
Reality Chatter - Investigation Discovery - Disappeared (Looking for cases for Season 5)


Special thanks to Julie for posting this info and alerting families of the missing or unresolved cases.

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

Post by Ann - Tx on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:33 pm


Tanner, Alexander and Andrew Skelton have been missing since 11-26-10.

I check for updates ever so often but no news of them being found.

As the snow melts once again and spring emerges, I pray that some one will discover these three precious boys. It's past time to bring them home. afro afro afro



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

Post by Ann - Tx on Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:17 pm



John Skelton's appeal rejected in missing Morenci boys case

11:58 AM, June 7, 2012

by Associated Press
Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI




John Skelton, of Morenci makes his way into court for a hearing in
June 2011. /
ANDRE J. JACKSON/Detroit Free Press


ADRIAN — The Michigan appeals court has declined to hear an appeal of the prison sentence ordered for a Lenawee County man blamed for the disappearance of his three sons.


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

Post by Justice4all on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:27 am

John Skelton, the Michigan father whose 3 boys went missing: Whatever happened to ...?

Published: Monday, July 30, 2012, 5:55 AM
Mark Gillispie, The Plain Dealer

Whatever happened to John Skelton, the Michigan father whose three young boys went missing in November 2010?

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.

Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/07/john_skelton_the_michigan_fath.html
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Re: Tanner, Alexander, and Andrew Skelton -- Missing 11/26/10

Post by Julie on Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:46 am

November 6, 2012 at 1:00 am

Missing Morenci boys' relatives cling to hope 2 years later

By Christine Ferretti
The Detroit News

Morenci — 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."

Nearly two years later, media coverage of the boys' bizarre disappearance has waned, but the family isn't letting up in their efforts to locate them.

Posters circulate and a privately funded reward is more than $60,000. There are bumper stickers on cars and bracelets on wrists.

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

Post by Ann - Tx on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:44 am



Age-progressed photos released of Skelton boys





Posted: 11:35 PM - November 16, 2012
Last Updated: 2 hours and 44 minutes ago

WXYZ - Detroit, MI


(WXYZ) - The 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.

It was a reunion that still hasn’t happened.


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

Post by Freckles on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:58 am

They are such adorable little boys. How anyone could harm a child let alone such agreeable little faces is beyond me.
I hope they ARE alive somewhere and are being cared for with all the love, hugs and kisses these little ones are entitled to.

Please let them be protected and found safe.
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