Vigil to be held Thursday night for 3 missing Michigan boys
A vigil for three Morenci, Michigan boys who’ve been missing for almost a month, will be held Thursday night.
Andrew, 9, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5, were reported missing by their mother, Tanya Skelton, on November 26 — the same day their father, John Skelton, 39, allegedly tried to commit suicide. The boys had been visiting him for Thanksgiving.
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He initially told police he gave the boys to acquaintance Joann Taylor, to spare them from seeing his suicide. Authorities have stated they don’t believe Taylor exists and question whether Skelton tried to take his own life at all.
He is now behind bars on charges of parental kidnapping and has told his parents, as well as a judge, his boys are alive and safe. Skelton has stated he gave them to an “organization,” but will not say exactly where they are.
Tanya believes the boys are alive and holds out hope for a Christmas miracle, which will result in her sons’ safe return.
The vigil is slated to take place tonight at the Trestle Park Band Shell in Adrian, Michigan at 6:00 p.m., according to WLNS.
Andrew is 4-feet-1 inch tall, weighs 57 pounds, and has brown eyes and hair. Alexander is 3-feet-9 inches tall, weighs 45 pounds, and has brown eyes and hair, and a scar at his hairline and on his chin. Tanner is 3-feet-6 inches tall, weighs 40 pounds, and has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information on the alleged victims, abductor or vehicle is asked to call 911 or the Morenci Police Department at (517) 263-0524.
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