The police chief in the southern Michigan community of Morenci (muh-REN'-see) says he believes the father of three missing boys lied about a relationship with a woman he claims to have entrusted with their care.
Police doubt 39-year-old John Skelton's story about handing his children over to a woman named Joann Taylor before attempting suicide. Five-year-old Tanner, 7-year-old Alexander and 9-year-old Andrew were last seen Thursday and are believed to be in danger.
Chief Larry Weeks said Monday authorities are looking for anyone who saw the three boys in their father's blue Dodge Caravan on Thursday or Friday along the Michigan-Ohio border. The FBI says there's evidence the vehicle was seen during that time on the Ohio Turnpike.
Morenci is about 75 miles southwest of Detroit.