Skelton case reviewed by experts 2013.10.16

Morenci’s three Skelton brothers are still missing and police are still hoping for clues and information from area citizens.

Morenci Chief of Police Larry Weeks received some help in the case earlier this month when he was part of a delegation that traveled to Alexandria, Va., to the headquarters of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) for a case review.

Members of the Skelton case task force, along with a representative from the Lenawee County prosecutor’s office, were invited by NCMEC to present information about the Skelton disappearance.

“Members presented and discussed the case with more than 20 specialists and experts in a variety of fields to include behavioral sciences, criminal investigation, forensic science, and crimes against children,” Chief Weeks said.

The organization has a mandate to examine cases, Weeks said, and it thoroughly reviews a handful every year. He’s pleased that the Skelton case is among those being reviewed by such an array of experts.

Nov. 25 marks the third anniversary of the disappearance of Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton. Police continue to urge citizens to be mindful as they travel outdoors during hunting season this fall. Any questionable articles of clothing, bones or debris should be reported to local law enforcement agencies.

“Furthermore, as a reminder,” Weeks said, “we are still seeking tips on anyone who may have seen John Skelton or his blue Dodge Caravan between the hours of 4:29 a.m. and 6:46 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. A reward of up to $60,000 is avail-able for information leading to the whereabouts of Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton.”