Michigan State Police looking for clues on missing Morenci boys in Montana

Published: Dec. 14, 2017 at 5:57 PM EST
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There's a potential break in the case of the missing boys from Morenci, Michigan.

Michigan State Police have requested more information from police in Montana after officers there confirm they found a box containing human remains, believed to be from three children inside a shed.

D/Lt. Jeremy Brewer with Michigan State Police says the only connection between what Montana police are investigating and the case of the missing Skelton brothers in Morenci, Michigan is the approximate ages of the remains.

Right now, they are working to get positive ID on the remains but that process is still in the very early stages.

"[We found] loose teeth, there was what appeared to be bone from a lower jaw, and others that were not as specifically described, but I would call them pieces of bone," Missoula, Montana police Sgt. Travis Welsh said. "There were also rocks in this box."

Tanner, Andrew and Alexander Skelton went missing around Thanksgiving 2010. Their father, John Skelton remains in jail on unlawful imprisonment charges connected to the boys' disappearance.

Skelton was supposed to bring the children back after a visit but never did. They were 9, 7, and 5 at the time.

Lt. Brewer says Montana has not been on their radar in this case.

Tanya Zuvers, the boys' mother addressed the new developments on Facebook Thursday evening saying, "This information has just been presented to our family within the last several hours. We are processing it and hopeful that we will have answers soon. We are thankful for all your thoughts and prayers."

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