MI TANNER, ALEXANDER, & ANDREW SKELTON: Missing from Morenci, MI - 26 Nov 2010 - Age 5, 7, & 9

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Alexander's photo is shown age-progressed to 15 years, Andrew's photo is shown age-progressed to 17 years, and Tanner's photo is shown age-progressed to 13 years. They were last seen on November 26, 2010. Alexander was last seen wearing black pajama pants and a grey shirt. Andrew was last seen wearing brown pajamas with orange trim. Tanner was last seen wearing camouflage pajama pants and a Scooby-Doo shirt.
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Tanner is missing with his brothers, Alexander and Andrew. Their mother, Tanya Lynn Zuvers Skelton, had filed for divorce from their father, John Russell Skelton, in September 2010 and had custody of the boys.

John took them for a court-ordered visitation over Thanksgiving, and never returned them. That last time anyone besides John saw them was at 5:00 p.m. on November 25, the day before their disappearances were reported.

John stated he gave the boys to a woman named Joann Taylor, whom he had met on the internet several years before, and asked her to return them to their mother. He said he did this because he planned to commit suicide and didn't want the boys to see it. He stated Joann was married to a pastor named Mark, drove a white or silver minivan and lived in either Hillsdale, Michigan or Jackson County, Michigan.

John attempted to hang himself later that day, but survived and was hospitalized, first at a general hospital and then at a psychiatric facility in Ohio.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert for the Skelton brothers, but they could find no sign of them and no indication that Joann Taylor even existed. Police said they believed the boys were in "grave danger." They said they believed John's story about Joann Taylor was fictitious and something else caused the Skelton children's disappearances.

Investigators stated they were investigating the disappearances as homicides, and John was the prime suspect. They said John's blue Dodge Caravan was on the Ohio Turnpike, along the Michigan-Ohio border, between 4:00 and 7:00 a.m. on November 26, and asked anyone who saw it to come forward. It has the Michigan license plate number 9JQ H93.

John has stated his children are still alive but will never be returned as long as their mother has custody of them. His relatives and Tanya don't believe he would have harmed them.

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Adrian College students producing documentary on missing Skelton brothers

It was on Thanksgiving Day of 2010 when Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton disappeared from their Morenci, Michigan home.

The boys' father, John Skelton, eventually told police that he gave the boys to an underground organization. Now nine years later, there's still no trace of the Skelton brothers despite extensive searches that led to nothing but dead ends.

"I have for several years now, I guess, accepted the fact that my boys probably are not alive," the boys' mother Tanya Zuvers told 13abc in February.

With so much mystery surrounding the boys' disappearance a group of Adrian College students are working to keep their story alive.

"We wanted to make sure this story was told and not left out ... in the dust," Adrian College junior Gage Dansby said.

For nearly a year, Dansby and his team have put together a documentary on the missing Morenci boys. Their goal: to inspire someone to say something and bring the brothers home.

Their film is titled "Without Wax," which stems from a phrase the students say the brothers' father signed at the end of his letters.

"It's still an open case," Dansby said. "Something can be done about it."

 

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I cannot believe he is up for PAROLE!!!




Father of missing Morenci boys scheduled for summer parole hearing

The father of the missing Morenci boys could be a free man later this year.

The 13abc I-Team has learned that John Skelton now has a scheduled parole hearing. This coming 10 years since anyone last saw Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton.

Skelton is a long way from walking out of his Michigan prison near Grand Rapids, but the process will start later this summer.

The Michigan Department of Corrections tells the 13abc I-Team that Skelton has a scheduled parole hearing on the week of July 27. An exact day isn't known yet.

According to the Department of Corrections, Skelton will be on video conference in front of a three-member panel. Those board members will ask him questions about the crime he was sentenced for, his behavior in prison, and performance in any prison programs.

He'll also be asked, if he is paroled, the plans he has after leaving and what community support he may have. The board will take all that information, will assess risk and then listen to the public.

Any supporters, victims' family members or just any people opposed to the idea can communicate with the parole board ahead of time. No witnesses will give testimony at this hearing.

The board will make its decision after that process has taken place.

People who want to communicate with the parole board about Skelton can either mail letters or communicate electronically.

The email address is: Parole-Board-Staff@michigan.gov

Letters can be mailed to: Michigan Parole Board, 206. E. Michigan Ave. P.O.Box 30003 Lansing, MI 48909
 

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A father of three Michigan brothers who have been missing since 2010 is up for a parole hearing this week.
 

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Hearing was today. No decision yet.


The meeting between a parole board member and Skelton on Wednesday will be a private one.

No decision is expected to come from that meeting. Instead, the board member interviewing Skelton will take notes and provide that information, along with information on the Skelton case, to a second board member.

Skelton will not be eligible for parole if both board members vote "no" on granting it to him.

If the decision is split, a third board member will have have to break the tie.


According to the Michigan Department of Corrections website, his earliest release would be Nov. 29, of this year. His maximum discharge date would Nov. 29, 2025.
 

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John Skelton denied parole in 2010 case of three missing sons in Morenci

The imprisoned father of three Michigan boys who went missing in 2010 was reportedly denied parole.


In a Facebook post, the missing boys' mother Tanya Zuvers (formerly Tanya Skelton) said that the family received a letter on Tuesday from the Michigan Department of Corrections saying that John Skelton was denied parole. The imprisoned father reportedly came up for a parole review in July.

The family says that the parole board will not reassess John Skelton’s eligibility for parole until 2022.

“We are very thankful that our prayers were answered and that the Parole Board came to the correct decision,” Zuvers wrote.
 

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John Skelton denied parole in 2010 case of three missing sons in Morenci

The imprisoned father of three Michigan boys who went missing in 2010 was reportedly denied parole.


In a Facebook post, the missing boys' mother Tanya Zuvers (formerly Tanya Skelton) said that the family received a letter on Tuesday from the Michigan Department of Corrections saying that John Skelton was denied parole. The imprisoned father reportedly came up for a parole review in July.

The family says that the parole board will not reassess John Skelton’s eligibility for parole until 2022.

“We are very thankful that our prayers were answered and that the Parole Board came to the correct decision,” Zuvers wrote.
Thank goodness! We don't need him out and about. He needs to stay where he's at.
 

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Some Nightmares are Real... Season Two of the HLN Original Series "Real Life Nightmare" Returns Sunday, November 8

November 22, 2020
"Missing Skelton Brothers" - Three young brothers are reported missing the day after Thanksgiving. In a shocking twist, their daddy claims he gave them to an underground group -- but investigators say his story doesn't add up.

Real Life Nightmare will stream live for subscribers via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. Additionally, all episodes will be available on demand the day after their broadcast premiere via cable/satellite systems.
 

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This Thanksgiving it has been 10 years since these kiddos disappeared. :(


'I still want that knock on the door that says, "Hey Mom, we’re home." | A decade of questions as the Skelton brothers have been missing for 10 years​

This week marks 10 years since the disappearance of three brothers from our area. Tanner, Alexander and Andrew Skelton would be 15, 17 and 19 years old now.


It’s hard to believe, but this week will mark 10 years that the young Skelton brothers disappeared from Morenci, Michigan. Although the case is ongoing it was moved back to the forefront on Sunday evening when a story was featured on the HLN Original Series Real Life Nightmare.
 

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New age-progressions.

Age 19, 17, and 15
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To see their age proression pics and those of many other missing kids(for example Deorr Kunz, Michaela Garecht), when you just have that feeling that they are more than likely dead, this always makes me feel sick. I just hope there will be answers for all those who really cared about these children.😢
 
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To see their age proression pics and those of many other missing kids(for example Deorr Kunz, Michaela Garecht), when you just have that feeling that they are more than likely dead, this always makes me feeling sick. I just hope there will be answers for all those who really cared about these children.😢
Exactly. I think you put into words what probably most of us feel. I wonder too, in cases where a parent might be the perp, if it bothers them at all to see what a beautiful teen or adult their child may have turned into but they cut it short...
 

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To see their age proression pics and those of many other missing kids(for example Deorr Kunz, Michaela Garecht), when you just have that feeling that they are more than likely dead, this always makes me feel sick. I just hope there will be answers for all those who really cared about these children.😢
Adrianna Wix's grandmother said that A grandma should be looking at school pictures each year, not age progression pictures. That has always tore up my heart when I see age progression pictures of kids.
 

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Adrianna Wix's grandmother said that A grandma should be looking at school pictures each year, not age progression pictures. That has always tore up my heart when I see age progression pictures of kids.
That was part of my victim impact statement, not a missing case, but I feel I can identify with that you picture them the age they were, the beauty they were going to be, that youthful personality, and then you see for instance your sister's grandchildren (who of course you love and are glad they have them and they are safe but it is also bittersweet) if they were about the same age... You watch theirs grow with every milestone and change from bubbly infant to smart cute toddler to tween to teen to adult...

Nowhere close to that far in the years yet but I already know that is how it will go as it already does... We are at the 3 to 4 year range as far as how old she would be... The child gone is stuck in your head at that last age but also you see others that are getting older and so cute and developing yet the one missing or dead does not progress in age... They both stay in your head at the age they were killed and you grieve for what you never got to see and it tears at you when you see others that age and imagine or wish you could see it, but in real life, not necessarily an age progression photo. It is beyond difficult to put into words.

Even so, I do not know that I would want to see a professional age progression to see what we will never get to see. Sorry for going on... The Wix grandma is so right about that...

Again, sorry, I need to leak a little here and there... On occasion...

Back to the point, if it helps find them alive, I see why they do it. I don't feel in this case they are but I hope and pray I am wrong.
 

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