Search continues for missing Skelton boysWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
An Amber Alert is still in effect for Andrew Ryan Skelton, 9, Alexander William Skelton, 7, and Tanner Lucas Skelton, 5, who were reportedly last seen Nov. 25 in their father’s backyard at his home in Morenci, Mich.
The missing children are all described as white males. Andrew is 4 foot 1, weighs 57 pounds and has brown eyes and hair. Alexander is 3 foot 9, weighs 45 pounds, has brown eyes and hair and has a scar at his hairline and on his chin. Tanner is 3 foot 6 with blue eyes and blond hair.
The father, John Skelton, 39, is being treated at a hospital in Ohio for “mental health issues”, one day after he tried to kill himself, said Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks.
Skelton reportedly told officers that he met a couple, Mark and Joann Taylor, a few years ago when he stopped to help them when they were having vehicle trouble. Police said Skelton told them that he kept in contact with the couple over the years via the Internet.
The children’s mother had recently filed for divorce and the boys had been visiting Skelton over the holiday, police said. They said Skelton told them he asked Joann Taylor to return the kids to their mother in Lenawee County.
Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said that they have no information or location for a Joann Taylor. “We’ve exhausted our resources at this point.”
Police said any information regarding the missing children, the alleged abductor or the suspect’s vehicle should be reported by calling 911, the Morenci Police Department at 517-458-2323 or Lenawee County Dispatch at 517-263-0524.