Missing from Morenci, Michigan Missing since November 26, 2010
Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton
$60,000.00 Reward for information leading to the boys’ whereabouts
Andrew (9), Alexander (7) and Tanner (5), (now 16, 14 and 12, respectively) were last seen with their father, John Russell Skelton, (DOB 11/22/1971), on Thanksgiving, 2010.
Sometime between 4:00 AM and 7:00 AM on Black Friday, Skelton drove into Northern Ohio, possibly into the areas of Pioneer, Kunkel, West Unity, and Holiday City.
Skelton was driving a Blue 2000 Dodge Caravan minivan with dark tinted windows, Michigan tag 9JKH93 (since recovered, photos shown).
The boys may be with an Amish community near the Ohio / Michigan border. They may be together or separated. They may have different names. John Skelton is being held in the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan, on 3 counts of Unlawful Imprisonment.
Authorities need your help.
In the hype and fun of Thanksgiving and leaving early to shop on Black Friday, can you recall seeing the blue minivan, John Skelton, any of the boys, or all of them, in the very early morning darkness or dawn of November 27, on Black Friday?
Michigan State Police Department 517-636-0689
Crime Stoppers (Anonymous) 877-276-TIPS (8477)
Information compiled and released by Please Help Missing Children / Critical Missing Child Alert System
Skelton Boys Missing for Six Years; Updated Age-Progression Photos Released
Contact: D/Sgt. Jeremy Brewer, MSP First District Headquarters 517-712-5016
November 2016 marked the sixth year Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton have been missing. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently released new age-progression photos of the three boys.
It was the day after Thanksgiving in 2010 that they were reported missing from Morenci in Lenawee County. In the years since, their disappearance has been vigorously investigated by the Morenci Police Department, FBI and Michigan State Police (MSP). Significant assistance has also been provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In 2013, the MSP became the lead investigating agency.
Investigators continue to be vigilant in following any leads on this case and ask people spending time in the woods to be their extra “eyes and ears” as they walk the areas of lower Michigan and northern Ohio. If anything suspicious is located, please contact the MSP immediately.
“The Skelton case continues to be a high priority investigation for us,” said D/Sgt. Jeremy Brewer of the MSP First District Special Investigation Section. “We have followed up on each and every tip and are committed to investigate all leads. Our hope is to find Andrew, Alexander and Tanner.”
At the time the boys went missing they were in the care of their father, John Skelton. Skelton pleaded no contest to three counts of unlawful imprisonment in September 2011, after he claimed he gave the boys to unknown individuals. Skelton is currently serving a 10-15 year prison sentence.
The public is asked to provide any tips or information to the MSP at http://www.michigan.gov/michtip or by calling 517-636-0689.
(Updated NCMEC Age Progression Photos – 15, 13, 11, respectively)