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Somber anniversary for missing Morenci boys

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An age-progressed image of what the Skelton brothers might look like now. An age-progressed image of what the Skelton brothers might look like now.
MORENCI, Mich. -

It was a message of hope and optimism before a somber anniversary in Morenci, Michigan.  Monday marks two years since the disappearance of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton.  Sunday afternoon an Awareness Ceremony was held to raise awareness that the boys are still missing.

‘Faith, Hope, Love' is what it says on a plaque to mark the three trees planted for Andrew, Alexander and Tanner.  It's the sentiment everyone shared at the awareness event at Wakefield Park. 

"Until I have 100% concrete proof that they are not alive on this earth, the hope will always be there," said the boys' mother Tanya Zuvers. 

There's a faith that two years after their disappearance they will be found.  There is hope that one day they'll see newly created decorations headed to those trees.  And there are mementos showing those boys eternal love. 

"With all the support of the community it makes everything a lot easier," said Courtney Derby, the boys' sister.

'Please come home' is just one message on this banner made by members of not only the Morenci community but people who came from all over.

"I just met women that I've only talked with on Facebook, I just met them just now.  They drove here over an hour to come here for my sons," said Zuvers.    

There was very little mention of John Skelton, the boys' father, the last person to see the boys. He sits in jail on unlawful imprisonment charges.  Since he's not produced the boys, volunteers distribute the flyers with age progression photos to anyone who will take one.  Overall there is still disbelief that two years later, the boys still are not back with their moth.

"You're always thinking, where, what can we do next, where can we look next?" said Zuvers' cousin Byron Clymer.     

"I just cannot believe I am standing here doing this again. I really thought a year ago it would be nice to not have to do that this year," said Zuvers.    

"It definitely was one of the hardest mornings I've had, this morning.  Getting up knowing that tomorrow it's been 2 years," said Derby.    

www.skeltonbrothers.org

Missing Skelton Brothers Facebook page

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