MORENCI (WWJ) – The search for the three brothers missing since last Thanksgiving will resume in southern Michigan on the anniversary of their disappearance.
WWJ’s Paul Snider reports police in Morenci are planning a “road canvass” at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Morenci Road in Lenawee County from 4 to7 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving.
Police will be passing out fliers with the photos of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton in hopes of collecting some new information. An investigator will be on hand in case anyone has information on the disappearance to share at that time.
It’s believed the boys’ father, John Skelton, was driving a blue Dodge minivan on U.S. 217 near the Ohio-Michigan border at the time of their disappearance.
The boys, who were 9, 7 and 5 years old at the time, were last seen on Thanksgiving 2010 while visiting their father’s home in Morenci, 70 miles southwest of Detroit.
The boys’ mother, Tanya Zuvers, had exclusive custody of them, but had allowed them to visit their father for the holiday. He was supposed to return them to her the next day, but he told investigators that he instead gave them to “an organization” he refused to identify.
In September, John Skelton was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to unlawful imprisonment.
Morenci police are asking anyone with information on the case to contact the department at 517-458-7104.