Skelton Brothers

Amber alert for Skelton boys

Missing Skelton Brothers


Following is an Amber Alert issued for the three sons of John and Tanya Skelton of Morenci. Police are searching the neighborhood now. FBI is on the way. [This was updated with information from the Free Press]

An Amber Alert has been issued for three young boys in Lenawee County who are believed to be in extreme danger.

Andrew Ryan Skelton, 9, Alexander William Skelton, 7, and Tanner Lucas Skelton, 5, were reportedly last seen Friday at 2:30 p.m. with Joann Taylor, a woman whom their father, John Skelton, met on the Internet.

The suspect was to return the children to their mother, but the children have been missing since. Taylor is believed to be a resident of either Jackson County or Hillsdale County and drives a silver van.

Police say the father of the three boys has been hospitalized following a suicide attempt.
The missing children are all described as white males. Andrew is 4-ft. 1-in. tall, weighs 57-lbs. and has brown eyes and hair; Alexander is 3-ft. 9-in. tall, weighs 45-lbs., has brown eyes and hair and has a scar at his hairline and on his chin; Tanner is 3-ft. 6-in. tall with blue eyes and blond hair.

The Morenci Police Department is investigating and was to hold a news conference today.
If you have any information regarding the three missing children, the alleged abductor or the suspect’s vehicle, please call 911, the Morenci Police Department at 517-458-2323 or Lenawee County Dispatch at 517-263-0524.