Authorities hope video will aid in finding missing Skelton brothers
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:06:45 GMT —
MORENCI, Mich. - Authorities in Lenawee County in Michigan have released three public service announcements aimed at helping them find three young Morenci who have been missing since Thanksgiving.
The videos describe the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton and ask viewers to search their properties - especially abandoned structures, ravines and other waterways - for signs of the boys.
The young boys were last seen in the backyard of their father's Morenci home on Nov. 25, 2010. The boys were reported missing when they were not returned to their mother, Tanya Skelton's, home. John Skelton told a court, during a Dec. hearing, that he gave his sons to an organization . He refused to identify the person or group. At an unrelated hearing in early February, Skelton told a judge that he cannot return the boys to their mother. He said he gave his sons to a group called "United Foster Outreach" and another group called "Underground Sanctuaries."
Authorities say they cannot locate those groups.
Skelton, 39, is facing kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment charges in the case. He is being held on $90 million bond.
(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)