MI-Police: Father admitted to killing three young sons;families worst nightmare come true? #parents #kids #missing #news
Posted Nov 30 2010 2:16pm
Did he or didn't he? It is starting to look and sound like the worst outcome is expected. Police say the father has confessed to killing his sons but have not given details of how or where they are. It's such a tragic story;one of many in recent days. So many young children who end up missing are most often found murdered and often the guilty party is someone they know such as a parent. Please pray for these sweet and innocent boys and their family. They did not deserve what happened to them. It's too bad the father was so selfish and did what he did;he was unsuccessful in attempting suicide himself,it's too bad he didn't just end his own life rather than take his anger or frustrations out on his young sons. Toledoonthemove.com has more on this story and the continued search.
MORENCI, MICH. -- As authorities and volunteers continue to search for three missing brothers from Morenci, Michigan, investigators say they have low expectations.
The search is on for any sign of 5-year-old Tanner, 7-year-old Alexander, and 9-year-old Andrew Skelton; however, during a morning press conference on Tuesday, authorities said they do not "anticipate a positive outcome" in the case after days of searching and based on information from the boys' father.
According to Morenci Police, John Skelton has admitted to FBI profilers that he killed his sons. No further details were released regarding the admission.
John Skelton, told investigators on Friday that he gave his sons to a woman named Joann Taylor before attempting to commit suicide. He said she was to take the boys to their mother's home. Authorities now say they believe Skelton lied to them about Taylor and that a reported relationship between the two does not exist.
Skelton, 39, was unsuccessful in his attempt to hang himself. He is now being treated at a mental health facility in Ohio. Police say they have been engaging in conversations with Skelton regarding where his sons may be located and that he has been forthcoming with some information. Those conversations led them to grim expectations, according to Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks. No details or specifics were provided, but Weeks says statements made by Skelton to investigators are what indicated to them that there would not be a positive outcome to this case.
Weeks says no decision has been made about charges being brought against Skelton.
The boys' mother and family have been notified that authorities are not optimistic about the case. However, searchers will continue to look for the missing brothers. When asked how the family reacted to new information given to them Tuesday, Chief Weeks said, "Imagine your worst nightmare. How would you respond?"
Crews searched areas of Williams County on Monday, including a campground where authorities believed John may have taken the boys in the past. Searchers have set up a command center in Pioneer, with searches extending to West Unity, Kunkle and Holiday City.
If you have any information you are asked to call the Morenci Police Department at 517-458-7104
Source: Police: Father admitted to killing sons : "As authorities and volunteers continue to search for three missing brothers from Morenci, Michigan, investigators say they have low expectations.".