123 missing children recovered during investigation in Michigan

DETROIT, Mich. (WTVG) - The U.S. Marshals service says it has recovered 123 missing children during an operation in Michigan.

According to a news release, authorities from Wayne County took part in what they dubbed MiSafeKid. The mission aimed to identify and recovery missing children from the area, specifically working to find victims of sex trafficking.

The one-day effort took place on Sept. 26. Investigators from several agencies worked together to safely recover 123 missing children. The task force targeted 310 children who have been reported missing.

U.S. Marshals say all of the children located were interviewed about potentially being sexually victimized or used in a sex trafficking ring during their period of time that they were deemed missing. Three cases were identified as being possible sex trafficking cases, and one homeless teen was transported back to the command post after it was discovered that he had not had anything to eat in three days.

The children were located in various spots after authorities evaluated each case, talked to friends and family members, spoke with school officials and worked to find each missing child.

Marshals have not released where the children were from or any additional information on the investigation. 13abc has reached out to Toledo police to find out if any children were from our area.

13abc reached out to The U.S Marshals. A spokesperson says the operation did not turn up anything on the missing Skelton brothers from Morenci, Michigan.

Alexander, Andrew and Tanner Skelton were five, seven and nine years old when they were last seen at their father's Morenci home in 2010. Their father, John Skelton, is serving a 15-year sentence after pleading "no contest" to three counts of unlawful imprisonment.