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Season 3, Episode 48: Twelve Years Gone: Where Are the Skelton Brothers?

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Tanya and John Skelton were in the midst of a bitter divorce as Thanksgiving neared in 2010. Tanya had sole custody of their sons, ages 5, 7, and 9, but let the boys visit her estranged husband for the holiday. It was the last time she ever saw them. Maybe someone listening knows what happened.

Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton spent Thanksgiving in 2010 with their father John in Morenci, Michigan. When Tanya went to John’s house the next day to pick up her sons, he wasn’t there. John was in the hospital saying he had broken his ankle during a suicide attempt. 

He told multiple stories about where Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner were. When police accessed his house, the inside had been torn apart. This story isn’t easy to tell. These boys were let down by someone who should have been taking care of them.

Proverbs 6:16-19 says, “There are six things the Lord hates. In fact, he hates seven things. The Lord hates proud eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that kill those who aren’t guilty.  He also hates hearts that make evil plans and feet that are quick to do evil. He hates any witness who pours out lies and anyone who stirs up conflict in the community.” We’ve got all of that in this episode.

I hope this episode reaches someone who knows something about what happened to Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton. If that’s you, please call Michigan State Police at 517-636-0689, or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1800-843-5678.


Age progressed photos from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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