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Title: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on March 09, 2011, 08:58:34 AM
The father of the three young boys who have been missing from Morenci Michigan since November is scheduled in court today.
Please take a moment to say a prayer, light a candle, send some positive energy that these boys will soon be found safe.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on June 24, 2011, 01:32:56 PM
http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/se_mich/videos-seek-aid-in-search-for-3-missing-boys (http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/se_mich/videos-seek-aid-in-search-for-3-missing-boys)

This article discusses the Public Service Announcements that they have to help find these boys. 
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on July 09, 2011, 08:10:25 PM
Not sure if this was today or next Saturday 
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/28495297/detail.html (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/28495297/detail.html)
"Anyone who is connected with a local public safety agency and wishes to take part in the training session can call the Morenci Police Department at 517-458-7401 for more information."
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on July 11, 2011, 07:16:03 PM
Not sure if this was today or next Saturday 
[url]http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/28495297/detail.html[/url] ([url]http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/28495297/detail.html[/url])
"Anyone who is connected with a local public safety agency and wishes to take part in the training session can call the Morenci Police Department at 517-458-7401 for more information."


That was this past weekend Deanna...   I have heard that similar training events are being planned for the future.  There were rumors circulating over the weekend that some personal belongings of one of the boys had been found but now they are officially saying that couldn't be verified...

article with video:

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=8244533&rss=rss-twi-wtvg-article-8244533 (http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=8244533&rss=rss-twi-wtvg-article-8244533)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on July 11, 2011, 11:22:14 PM
Thanks Big Red
I was hoping I wasn't a day late as usual but alas I was :(
Sure wish these boys would show up somewhere, healthy, happy and safe. 
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on September 14, 2011, 10:45:02 PM
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/29184873/detail.html (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/29184873/detail.html)
John Skelton is set to be sentenced Thursday.  At least they are playing this one right in that they aren't charging him with murder at this time.  I am still hopefull that these boys are alive but it is getting harder to convince my head.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on September 29, 2011, 08:06:23 PM
I read about the road rally and wanted to shout a thank you to those from MI that took fliers to pass out along the way.  Good job!  Creator bless you in your travels and let the posters you post help bring these children home safe. 
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on November 23, 2011, 06:29:04 AM
It's been a year and still nothing :-\ :-\ :-\

http://www.13abc.com/story/16106375/search-continues-1-year-after-morenci-brothers-disappearance (http://www.13abc.com/story/16106375/search-continues-1-year-after-morenci-brothers-disappearance)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: LMayzlin on November 23, 2011, 11:49:21 PM
From WTOL:

http://www.wtol.com/story/16114411/morenci-continues-to-seek-for-missing-skelton-boys (http://www.wtol.com/story/16114411/morenci-continues-to-seek-for-missing-skelton-boys)

Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on November 27, 2011, 10:24:51 PM
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Event-marks-a-year-since-3-Mich-boys-disappeared/-/1719418/4831872/-/150ebeaz/-/index.html (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Event-marks-a-year-since-3-Mich-boys-disappeared/-/1719418/4831872/-/150ebeaz/-/index.html)

Today was the candlelight vigil at the school for these boys.  This is so sad.  So many things about this doesn't make sense like his postings asking for God and Tanya to forgive him the day before the boys were supposedly last seen and then that poem about The Dumpster he had written in 2007?  I would like to know when he got his tattoo of Calviin and Hobbes, just because I am curious about that...tattoos usually have a personal story behind them.  Hopefully if the boys are still alive they will be reunited with those who love them.  Does anyone happen to know what trucking companies John Skelton worked for before unemployment?
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on November 27, 2011, 11:18:45 PM
http://www.wlns.com/story/16131461/friends-and-family-remember-missing-skelton-brothers-1-year-later (http://www.wlns.com/story/16131461/friends-and-family-remember-missing-skelton-brothers-1-year-later)
Another nice article about the town coming together to support this family.  Also mentions the boys' sister Courtney Derby.  No mention of the sister from John's first marriage and no mention of John's family from Florida and if they still think the kids are safe. 

"Weeks got a standing ovation for all he's done to try and solve this case and Sunday was about keeping those thoughts and prayers alive so one day it can be solved. " 

That speaks volumes about their police Chief!
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on December 14, 2011, 09:16:02 PM
This Sunday, a candlelight vigil is being held in their honor in Toledo. It begins at 6pm at the Old Amtrak Village near the intersection of Emerald Ave. and Logan St. in Old South End.
http://www.northwestohio.com/news/story.aspx?id=697379 (http://www.northwestohio.com/news/story.aspx?id=697379)
Title: Age progressed photo of missing Skelton brothers released
Post by: BigRedDog on November 17, 2012, 06:31:41 AM
Doesn't seem like this case has gotten the attention it deserves...   with them being so close to our area it's very possible they could be right here in the county!!!

WXYZ has released computer age progressed photos of what they might look like today.

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/age-progressed-photos-released-of-skelton-boys (http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/age-progressed-photos-released-of-skelton-boys)

(http://media2.wxyz.com//photo/2012/11/16/skeltonboys_20121116232819_640_480.JPG)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: livewire on November 17, 2012, 07:26:11 AM
Such a sad story.

So many kids just... disappear. 




Hug your kids today.  No matter how old they are.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Baggins on November 17, 2012, 10:31:18 AM
I sure with the father would just open his trap and tell the truth... :-\
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on November 17, 2012, 04:20:14 PM
One would think that the father should be showing some signs of remorse or sorrow since it is almost Thanksgiving time.  If he indeed turn the children over to someone does he really think those boys will ever forgive him for taking them away from their mother, family, and friends?   To any child who was told by one parent that the other parent had died (if you weren't allowed to go to the funeral)...and if you are old enough to use a computer, check online and see if they are actually dead.  Sounds bizarre but I imagine someonoe could tell a kid that and they may just accept it as truth...or that your Mom/Dad got tired of you...had an accident...got arrested...many scenarios could be used and believed by a child.
Title: Missing Skelton brothers inspire song
Post by: BigRedDog on December 30, 2012, 07:06:42 PM
Hopefully this will give a little bump to the search efforts...

http://www.13abc.com/story/20470121/missing-skelton-bros-inspire-song (http://www.13abc.com/story/20470121/missing-skelton-bros-inspire-song)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on January 03, 2013, 02:14:43 PM
Sounds like a beautiful song for sure BigRedDog, thanks for posting it and keeping the boys names out there.  Also I hope that you and yours have a fantastic 2013.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on January 24, 2013, 08:48:18 PM
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_15753507?lp=firmfoundationquartet_anx_930352_4702573 (http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_15753507?lp=firmfoundationquartet_anx_930352_4702573)
If only the prison guards could feed this song to play into his cell 24/7
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on April 03, 2013, 01:21:18 AM
http://www.lenconnect.com/article/20121222/NEWS/121229844/-1/sports (http://www.lenconnect.com/article/20121222/NEWS/121229844/-1/sports)

An article about John Walsh filming in Morenci about the boys.  From the sounds of the article the father still isn't cooperating.  Not sure when the show will air.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on November 05, 2014, 11:22:05 AM
Article and age progression photo on the Skelton brothers:

http://www.nbc24.com/news/story.aspx?id=1118808#.VFpFDPnF_h4 (http://www.nbc24.com/news/story.aspx?id=1118808#.VFpFDPnF_h4)

(http://www.nbc24.com/uploadedImages/wnwo/News/Stories/skelton%20brother%20images.jpg?w=440&h=330&aspect=nostretch)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Deanna on November 26, 2014, 07:29:25 AM
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/mother-of-3-missing-morenci-boys-still-has-hope-theyll-be-found/29926802 (http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/mother-of-3-missing-morenci-boys-still-has-hope-theyll-be-found/29926802)

Updated video with the mom.  So very sad that the "father" and I use that term lightly still has not discosed any more information...Grow a pair and start talking John.  They need to interview his family again and see what their feelings are at this point.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on November 28, 2014, 12:55:33 PM
I heard on NBC24 this morning that tomorrow is the anniversary of their disappearance...  I think she said
four years!
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on May 12, 2015, 08:48:54 AM
Article from The Blade yesterday:

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2015/05/11/Michigan-mom-slowly-grasps-that-boys-are-home-in-heaven.html (http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2015/05/11/Michigan-mom-slowly-grasps-that-boys-are-home-in-heaven.html)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on October 11, 2015, 08:20:52 AM
Time to bump this one up again too.  I guess this one happened since MonroeTalks got started. 

I know there is strong feeling that the father did it but I've never been 100% on board with that.  Sometimes the most obvious isn't the most logical.  The big mystery of course is still 'where are the bodies'?  With the proximity I'm sure it's possible they're in Monroe County somewhere.

Hunting season is upon us again so maybe someone will stumble onto some evidence this year!
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 11, 2015, 09:48:57 AM
Time to bump this one up again too.  I guess this one happened since MonroeTalks got started. 

I know there is strong feeling that the father did it but I've never been 100% on board with that.  Sometimes the most obvious isn't the most logical.  The big mystery of course is still 'where are the bodies'?  With the proximity I'm sure it's possible they're in Monroe County somewhere.

Hunting season is upon us again so maybe someone will stumble onto some evidence this year!

Unlike the Monroe County killings, the Skelton brothers had some closure.  On reasonable suspicion and evidence, the father was convicted in the crime and is incarcerated but has never alluded as to the boy's whereabouts unlike the Moroe County killings with vidtims but no perps.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Frenchfry on October 19, 2015, 11:13:14 AM
Just saw this the other day and considering all the facts presented...the dad likely killed his kids.

Where Could the Three Skelton Brothers Be?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBt_Hqeet3s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBt_Hqeet3s#)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on November 23, 2015, 11:14:18 AM
Five long long years...

can't even imagine what it must be like for the family members!!!

http://www.13abc.com/home/headlines/Missing-In-Morenci-The-5-year-seach-for-the-Skelton-brothers-352653421.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_13abc (http://www.13abc.com/home/headlines/Missing-In-Morenci-The-5-year-seach-for-the-Skelton-brothers-352653421.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_13abc)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Frenchfry on November 23, 2015, 07:47:18 PM
Hmmm...According to that crime watch video I posted...the "dad" called the mom from the hospital...he had tried to hang himself. I'm usually optimistic but the facts in case are quite clear...the kids are dead.  :(
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 23, 2015, 10:12:11 PM
Hmmm...According to that crime watch video I posted...the "dad" called the mom from the hospital...he had tried to hang himself. I'm usually optimistic but the facts in case are quite clear...the kids are dead.  :(

Sounds like you have inside knowledge
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Frenchfry on November 23, 2015, 10:16:50 PM
Sounds like you have inside knowledge
You're an idiot...but I have noticed a disproportionate number of sick killers in the news of late coming from your old hometown...Cleveland.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 23, 2015, 10:24:30 PM
You're an idiot...but I have noticed a disproportionate number of sick killers in the news of late coming from your old hometown...Cleveland.

Better to be called an idiot by a scum bucket like you, than being a lover of male organs like you are.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Frenchfry on November 23, 2015, 10:31:38 PM
Better to be called an idiot by a scum bucket like you, than being a lover of male organs like you are.
Sorry, I don't partake, but I see nothing wrong for those that do. Your secret is safe with me.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on February 19, 2016, 10:51:29 AM
I never stopped to think about how many people are missing in Michigan... 

or across the country for that matter.  Doesn't take long for the numbers to add up :( :( :(

The Skelton brothers are right here in the mix for this effort:

http://nbc24.com/news/local/missing-in-michigan-families-banding-together-to-find-strength (http://nbc24.com/news/local/missing-in-michigan-families-banding-together-to-find-strength)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 19, 2016, 08:31:03 PM
There are lots of places where one can dispose of bodies in an agricultural area like we live in, and they are never found.

I still think Jimmy Hoffa was run through a commercial wood chipper and composted with the rest of the wood.

I know what a chipper will do, I own one......

Of course animal composting is perfectly legal in Michigan with no specification as to species.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: Frenchfry on March 01, 2016, 06:10:04 PM
There are lots of places where one can dispose of bodies in an agricultural area like we live in, and they are never found.

I still think Jimmy Hoffa was run through a commercial wood chipper and composted with the rest of the wood.

I know what a chipper will do, I own one......

Of course animal composting is perfectly legal in Michigan with no specification as to species.
Just capturing the musings of a serial killer.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on December 14, 2017, 06:08:47 PM
LE out in Montana have found 3 bodies that may be similar aged to these 3 boys from Morenci.

http://www.13abc.com/content/news/Michigan-State-Police-looking-for-clues-on-missing-Morenci-boys-in-Montana-464246273.html (http://www.13abc.com/content/news/Michigan-State-Police-looking-for-clues-on-missing-Morenci-boys-in-Montana-464246273.html)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 15, 2017, 08:30:22 AM
Amy caught that on the Net.  I bet it's them.  Fits the profile.  I'm just thinking that if they were found in a box in Missoula, Montana, Skelton had help.  Wasn't a lone wold job.

I'm pretty sure they can ID with DNA.  Skelton need his head placed in a vise and slowly tightened.  Bet he'd talk then, either that or his fingers smashed one at a time with a hammer.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: blue2 on December 15, 2017, 09:40:08 AM
The best hope is that they are still alive somewhere but the relatives do need closure.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on December 15, 2017, 09:45:09 AM
Amy caught that on the Net.  I bet it's them.  Fits the profile.  I'm just thinking that if they were found in a box in Missoula, Montana, Skelton had help.  Wasn't a lone wold job.

I'm pretty sure they can ID with DNA.  Skelton need his head placed in a vise and slowly tightened.  Bet he'd talk then, either that or his fingers smashed one at a time with a hammer.

It would seem unlikely there are too many groups of 3 bodies with those approximate ages out there.

The dad (sperm donor...   can't say he was much of a dad) has always said he gave the boys away to someone he didn't know.  This scenario may actually give some credence to his story.  Maybe he didn't actually kill them but he certainly didn't keep them from the potential danger!

I've been personally involved with a few of those eviction clean outs.  In this case it's good that the crew was opening boxes and looking to see what is inside the boxes.  Sometimes they do that to see if there are any valuables in the boxes.  I've never been around when they found a body but I have seen some mighty strange things that people leave behind!
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 15, 2017, 09:01:56 PM
I believe it's going to get very interesting and quickly.
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on February 04, 2018, 10:24:50 AM
I believe it's going to get very interesting and quickly.

I've never heard anything more about this!

I'm not sure if there's really any new info here of if it's just a summary of what's happened (and not happened) over the years.

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/new-podcast-focuses-on-case-of-missing-skelton-brothers-in-michigan (https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/new-podcast-focuses-on-case-of-missing-skelton-brothers-in-michigan)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 05, 2018, 08:25:14 AM
It was 'hushed up' wasn't it....
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on February 05, 2018, 12:39:22 PM
More on the topic:

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/02/father_of_missing_skelton_boys.html#incart_river_home (http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/02/father_of_missing_skelton_boys.html#incart_river_home)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: blue2 on February 09, 2018, 04:14:03 PM
Authorities reporting now that the remains found in Montana are definately not the Skelton boys
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on February 09, 2018, 04:15:02 PM
The remains in Montana do not belong to the Skelton brothers...

so, 'back to square one'!!!

http://www.13abc.com/content/news/Police-shift-focus-of-investigation-into-childrens-bones-465624243.html (http://www.13abc.com/content/news/Police-shift-focus-of-investigation-into-childrens-bones-465624243.html)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on February 09, 2018, 06:10:38 PM
Authorities reporting now that the remains found in Montana are definately not the Skelton boys

The age range was similar but at least one of the victims was Asian!

So, now both the Montana and Michigan are still looking for answers.

We have names and no locations and they have a location and no names!
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on March 30, 2018, 05:40:28 PM
In the news again:

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/man-defends-innocence-after-john-skelton-says-he-gave-sons-to-him-more-than-7-years-ago (https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/man-defends-innocence-after-john-skelton-says-he-gave-sons-to-him-more-than-7-years-ago)
Title: Re: Missing Skelton brothers
Post by: BigRedDog on April 14, 2018, 11:25:47 AM
I haven't had a chance to listen to any of these yet but will at some point.

A series of podcasts on the Skelton brothers.

https://www.clickondetroit.com/shattered/ (https://www.clickondetroit.com/shattered/)