The search for the three Skelton youngsters, Alexander, Tanner and Andrew. They have been missing since November 26, 2010. The boys were last seen at their fathers house on Thanksgiving during a visitation. John’s wife, Tanya, filed for divorce in September. A judge gave her custody of the boys, but she and John Skelton reached an agreement on visitation . The search continues for the missing boys; however, no search was planned for over the weekend.
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.
Morenci police had said Friday’s search would be the last organized one of the week using volunteers, and fire official Bob Mohr said Friday evening that no search was planned for Saturday or Sunday.
Still, it’s unlikely those who have turned out will stop looking for Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner Skelton, 5.
The father, John Skelton has been arrested and being held on a $3 million bond for the kidnapping of his 3 sons. John Skelton, faces three kidnapping charges and is fighting extradition from Ohio to Michigan. Authorities have stated that they do not anticipate a positive outcome in this case. One has to wonder why this man could not have returned his children to their mother and then committed suicide. He would have done every one a favor. How does some one go this far out of their way to hide three missing boys if the dad did not intend to cause harm to them in the first place?