The day after Thanksgiving marks the fourth year the Skelton boys have been missing. On this date in 2010, the three boys, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner, went missing in Morenci, Mich.
Since the day the boys went missing, 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.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently released age-progression photos of the three boys.
As the anniversary of their disappearance approaches, investigators continue to be vigilant in following any leads on this case. With hunting season in full swing, investigators ask hunters to be their extra “eyes and ears” as they traverse the wooded areas of lower Michigan and northern Ohio. If anything suspicious is located, please contact the MSP immediately.
“This is a high priority investigation for the MSP, and we want nothing more than to find Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton,” said D/Sgt. Jeremy Brewer of the MSP First District Special Investigation Section. “The MSP will continue to follow all leads and investigate all matters relating to these missing boys”.
At the time the boys went missing they were in the care of their father, John Skelton. Skelton pled 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 www.michigan.gov/michtipor by calling (517) 636-0689.