On November 26th, 2010, a mother faces her worst nightmare.
Andrew, 9 years old, Alexander, 7, and Tanner, 5, disappear. The boys’ father, John Skelton, is the main suspect. Almost a decade later, the mystery of what happened to the boys remains open, with their small Michigan hometown wondering - could a father have committed an unimaginable crime?
Reporter Jeremy Allen investigates.
Episode 1: Shattered
The Skelton family, a family of 5, once whole and together has been broken. John, the father, begins acting erratically and eventually pushes mom (Tanya) too far. Life as a family has been shattered, but John's not done there. His anger towards Tanya leads to the eventually disappearance of 9- year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton. But how and why?
Episode 2: Irreversible
Andrew, Alexander and Tanner are missing. But before their father, John made them vanish a storm was brewing between mom and dad. Tanya gives us a glimpse into life with John, before Black Friday 2010. Her stories paint a picture of deceit, detachment and rage.
Part one of my conversations with Tanya.
Episode 3: Maze Runners
John Skelton sits alone in a cell, with all the answers locked away deep inside his mind. Chief Larry Weeks and Detective Lt. Jeremy Brewer are the past and present lead investigators on the case. Is there any way to find the answers, find the boys without John's cooperation?
Episode 4: A Family Thing
We go into the home of Tanya Skelton. This time we get into the alleged abuse of her own sons and how John's family is more than suspicious. Tanya also reveals what built her back up after an emotional breakdown.
Episode 5: Me, Myself and John
With his 3 sons missing, John sits inside a Michigan prison cell. He doesn't seem worried, but he also doesn't seem to feel guilty. Hear John tell his story, for the first time, in his own words.