Vigil For Missing Boys
A candlelight vigil is planned in Morenci Sunday night for the three Skelton brothers last seen at their father’s home on Thanksgiving.
The Sunday evening vigil is planned for Wakefield Park. Organizers are asking attendees to bring a candle or flashlight to help light the way home for 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton.
Police Chief Larry Weeks said organized searches ended Friday and investigators were reviewing information as they search for the boys.
Hundreds of police, fire officials and volunteers searched over the past week in southern Michigan and northern Ohio.
Weeks has said he doesn’t “expect a positive outcome.”
The boys’ father, 39-year-old John Skelton, remains in a Toledo, Ohio, jail on a $3 million bond after he declined Wednesday to waive extradition to Michigan on parental kidnapping charges. He’s expected back in court December 14th.
The boys’ mother Tanya Skelton, 44, reported the boys missing Nov. 26 when their father didn’t return them. Police say he tried to hang himself and that he lied to investigators when he said he first gave the boys to a female acquaintance to hand over to their mother.
She filed for divorce in September. A judge gave her custody of the boys, but she and John Skelton reached an agreement on visitation.