Skelton Tells Grandparents His Three Sons Are Still Alive

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The grandparents of three southern Michigan brothers last seen on Thanksgiving say they've been assured by the boys' jailed father that the children are safe, but he won't say where they are.
John Skelton's parents tell reporters from Toledo and Detroit TV stations that they visited him Wednesday in a Toledo jail. He's fighting extradition charges to Michigan on parental kidnapping charges.
WDIV-TV in Detroit reports that William and Roxanne Skelton say they believe their son. They also say he seems depressed.
Police have said the unemployed truck driver fabricated a story about leaving 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner with an acquaintance.
Volunteers have been searching southern Michigan and northern Ohio since their mother reported them missing on Nov. 26.

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  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Dec 9, 2010 at 04:14 AM
    Being depressed is no excuse for keeping your children, illegally, away from everyone. Stop your messing around, Mr. Skelton, and tell someone where the children are and let them go home. If you truly think they're so bad with their mother, there are legal and safer ways to handle these matters. It's hard to feel sorry for even a suicidal man when he's torturing so many people and keeping children from their family.
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