Michigan State Police investigate possible new development in case of missing Skelton brothers

Michigan boys missing since 2010

Tanner, Alexander and Andrew Skelton (WDIV)
Tanner, Alexander and Andrew Skelton (WDIV)

Michigan State Police is requesting information from the Missoula, Montana Police Department after a box of human remains were discovered in a shed.

Michigan State Police is looking into a possible connection to three brothers who went missing from Morenci, Michigan more than seven years ago - Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton.

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Missoula, Montana police found a box containing bones and teeth believed to be from three children back in September. 

KECI in Montana reports the tenant of the rental property had been evicted the previous week. A cleaning crew found a box in a shed on the property that contained what was suspected to be human remains.

The Montana Crime Lab confirmed the remains were human. A University of Montana anthropology professor estimated the ages of the children to be 6-to-10 years old, 5-to-8 years old and 2-to-4 years old when they died.

The story of the missing Skelton brothers

For the better part of a decade, there have been more questions than answers in the disappearance of the three Skelton brothers.

The Skelton brothers have been missing from Morenci, Michigan, since 2010. Their father sits behind bars, and their mother holds out hope that her sons will be found alive.

It's been seven years since anyone has seen Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton. The three boys vanished from their home in Morenci.

On Nov. 26, 2010, the day after Thanksgiving, the boys' mother, Tanya Skelton, told Morenci police Officer Ryan Hillard that her husband, John Skelton, was supposed to bring the children back to her. But he never did.

An Amber Alert was issued, and the FBI came to town as massive searches spanning down through Ohio began.

The case is still open, meaning investigators are actively working to find the boys.

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