Remains of 3 children found in Montana may be missing Michigan brothers

by Abel Hampton December 18, 2017, 0:29
Remains of 3 children found in Montana may be missing Michigan brothers

An anthropology professor at the University of Montana determined that they were "likely modern" and belonged to children ages 2-4, 5-8 and 6-10 years old at the time of their deaths, according to the report.

ABC7 reports that the Michigan State Police stated they're working with Montana authorities to determine if the remains found are indeed of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton, three boys who disappeared after spending Thanksgiving with their father in Morenci, a town on the line OH and Michigan state line.

"The thing is, there are missing children all over the world", Missoula Police Searteant Travis Welsh told reporters. That's when the cleaning crew found a box in a shed on the property that contained what was suspected human remains. Missoula police say it's an open investigation.

The Skelton brothers, 9-year old Andrew, 7-year old Alexander and five-year old Tanner, disappeared in November 2010.

MI police are hopeful that a new discovery in Montana could solve the mysterious cold case of three missing children from 2010.

Missoula police are in contact with Michigan State Police because the descriptions match those of the missing boys, but have nothing confirmed.

"There has been nothing previously reported to police linking the brothers to Montana, and it is not known at this time if the remains are from related siblings", the release said. "Until this testing is completed and additional investigation by law enforcement in Montana occurs, it can not be determined if these remains belong to the missing Skelton brothers", a news release states.

On Thursday night, Tanya Zuvers, the missing MI boys' mother, posted about the news out of Montana on Facebook. He claims he gave the boys to unknown individuals in order to keep them out of harm's way, alleging their mother, Tanya Skelton, was abusive - a claim she denied. Police believe he killed them.

When pressed by authorities about what he had done with his sons, Skelton originally said they were with a friend, Crime Watch Daily reported. In September 2011, the latter charge was dropped; Shelton pleaded no contest to the unlawful imprisonment. "You have refused to answer me truthfully", Lenawee Circuit Court Judge Margaret Noe told Skelton before sentencing him to 10 to 15 years, the AP reported.

- Authorities may have a major break in the mysterious disappearance of the three Skelton boys from Morenci, Mich.


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