Father of 3 missing sons fighting extradition back to Michigan News Video
MORENCI, Mich. The father of three sons who are still missing since Thanksgiving was fighting extradition back to Michigan where he faces three charges of parental kidnapping.
The judge set bond at $3 million and scheduled another hearing for Dec. 14.
The three brothers have been missing since Thanksgiving when their father John Skelton, 39, an unemployed long haul truck driver tried to hang himself.
Skelton said he left his son’s with an online friend the day he tried to commit suicide because he didn’t want his son’s in the house. However police say that the woman he referred to doesn’t exist and that it was a lie.
It was on the Sunday before Thanksgiving when the couple took their sons, Andrew, 9, Alexander 7, and Tanner, 5, to decorate their local church and a nearby park for the Christmas season.
While the couple was in the middle of a divorce and bickering over the custody of their three sons, they still did things together as a family.
Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said John Skelton hasn’t said much about where the boys might be, and that he was no longer speaking to investigators. Asked whether he thought the children had been killed, Weeks said he refused to believe that "at this point.".