Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mom acknowledges that dad probably killed three sons during his court-ordered access time back in 2010 (Morenci, Michigan)

JOHN SKELTON is on the Michigan Killer Dads and Custody list, and has been for five years. What this article "forgets" to mention is that the murders took place during Daddy's court-ordered visitation. See our previous posts on this case.


'We will be reunited in heaven': Mother of three young boys who went missing with their father on Thanksgiving in 2010 now believes he murdered them
The sons of Tanya Zuvers, of Morenci, Michigan, were reported missing after being last seen by their father, John Skelton Tanner, Alexander and Andrew Skelton were aged 5, 7 and 9, respectively
John Skelton pleaded no contest to unlawful imprisonment and is serving ten to 15 years in an Ionia, Michigan, prison
The disappearances of the boys remain unsolved and police still receive tips

By Kelly Mclaughlin For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:48 EST, 11 May 2015 | Updated: 01:22 EST, 12 May 2015

The mother of three Michigan boys who have been missing since Thanksgiving 2010 has said that she now believes that her sons are dead.

Tanya Zuvers, 48, said she's hanging on to a sliver of hope, but she's almost certain Tanner, Alexander and Andrew Skelton are dead.

The boys were last seen at their father's home in Morenci, near the Michigan-Ohio border. Tanner was 5, Alexander was 7 and Andrew was 9. They would now be 9, 11, and 13, respectively.

Their father, John Skelton, pleaded no contest to unlawful imprisonment and is serving ten to 15 years at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan.

He maintains he didn't harm his children and could be released in 2020.

The boys' disappearance led to a large search in Ohio and Michigan. Investigators said they're still following up on new tips.

Zuvers told The Toledo Blade that she knows she'll be reunited with her boys in heaven.

'I know where they are,' Zuvers said. 'I know we will be reunited forever in heaven. That is something he (John Skelton) can never take away from us.'

Zuvers and Skelton were reportedly going through a divorce at the time of the disappearance.

The boys' father was the last person to see the boys, police said.

Michigan State Police Sgt Jeremy Brewer visits Skelton regularly attempting to get answers regarding tips he's received, but he' has been unsuccessful.

'It's still unsolved, so he's not giving me details,' Sergeant Brewer said of Skelton.

'He holds all the keys. His cooperation has not reached the point of any truth,' he added.

Zuvers told the Blade that over the last two years she's come to the realization that her children have died.

The first year was 'a nightmare' for the mother of three', family friend Kathye Herrera told the blade.

'It would be for all of us in the same (situation). She withdrew herself, didn't get out of the house. But each year she's had growth. Time doesn't erase it, but it helps you heal,' she said.

The disappearances of the boys remain unsolved.

Age progression photos for the three boys have been released more than once by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in hopes of finding them if they are still alive.