Police: Father Lied About Relationship With Woman

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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.


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  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Dec 1, 2010 at 08:26 AM
    Nancy, cry to someone who wants to hear it. I could care less abut your dislike of my use of "no offense" in this case (I didn't mean my comment in an offensive manner is what that means, oh ignorant one). Thank you to Chelsea for obviously maintaining some sense and reason about her. Nancy, you truly have demonstrated what an utter idiot you are by trying in any way to claim that I may be a part of this man's issues because I made a comment that I still stand by to this day. #1 My comment was made AFTER his actions. #2 If I could cause anyone to do anything with my words, my ex would give me no trouble at all. #3 This guy has probably had issues for years and they were not caused by anything anyone has said to him, I'm quite sure. Here's a nasty personal comment to you, Nancy; you made yourself look pretty stupid at 7:11 pm on November 29, 2010. Congratulations. This man has still refused to quit his infuriating nonsense. Tell us where the boys are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Chelsea Location: Mason on Nov 30, 2010 at 06:23 AM
    Really Nancy? Blah Blah Blah...It's Jen's fault that this man is the way he is? I think not. I will not say NO OFFENSE because I completely mean to offend him when I say this...he SHOULD have killed himself, made society a better place and left those innocent babies alone. If he didn't do anything, why all of the lies? There is a special place in Hell for people that harm children. May God watch over these children.
  • by Nancy Location: Elsie on Nov 29, 2010 at 04:11 PM
    I hate when people say no offense, after they gave the offense. The guy has serious problems and needs help but maybe you are part of his problem with all your nasty personal comments.
  • by Rebecca Location: east lansing on Nov 29, 2010 at 03:14 PM
    I feel so bad for the mother and especially those boys. I keep hope they are alive but we've seen this time and time again. That father needs to be tortured to the point of saying where them boys are. I believe he knows.
  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Nov 29, 2010 at 11:05 AM
    This guy, along with those two horrible stepmothers, Casey Anthony, and the like, who have lied and lied and lied, need to stop torturing everyone and just COME CLEAN!!!!! What is the purpose of continuing to lie about things even as they start to unravel around you?!?! This is like the worst kind of double crime imaginable-first whatever horrible thing was done to start the lies and then second, the horrible continued lying and obstruction of justice. Good heavens you big, stupid, suicidal idiot, no offense, but we could care less about whatever you've got going on, but you need to tell someone where those boys are. I don't care how you may feel about their mother, she deserves to know where they are, and I hope it's somewhere safe.
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