Where is the media circus around this guy? Are 3 missing boys with a pathological lying? father less interesting than a missing/dead 3 year old named Caylee Anthony?
MORENCI, Mich. — Three young brothers from southern Michigan missing since Thanksgiving are in the custody of members of an underground sanctuary group, their jailed father says.
Police in the town near the Ohio boundary are treating the case as a homicide investigation, but Skelton has not been charged with murder. He is awaiting trial on kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment charges.
Authorities searched for the boys in Williams County, Ohio, because information from Skelton's mobile phone led them there, they said. Police have said they cannot account for his whereabouts between the afternoon of Nov. 25 and 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 — around the time the boys disappeared.
"I just want to say I wasn't there. My phone was," he said. "That morning when I woke up, it was back."
Skelton said he wasn't in Ohio.
Hundreds of people searched for the boys after they disappeared.
A volunteer search and rescue group from Shiawassee County is set to lead another effort to look for them in the coming days.
If he never gets out of prison, he said, "then nobody will see them again."
In this Wednesday, March 9, 2011, photo, John Skelton, accused in the disappearance of his three sons, looks on during his pretrial at the Lenawee County Court House Adrian, Mich. Skelton insisted on Monday, July 4, 2011, that he doesn't know the whereabouts of his three young sons who have been missing since Thanksgiving. He believes the boys are in the custody of members of an underground sanctuary group. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Andre J. Jackson)
FILE - In this file combo made with undated photos provided by The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows, from left, Alexander Skelton, 7 Andrew Skelton, 9, and Tanner Skelton. 5. The three young brothers from southern Michigan missing since Thanksgiving are in the custody of members of an underground sanctuary group, their jailed father says. (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, File) NO SALES
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In a series of interviews with the Detroit Free Press, John Skelton insisted he didn't know the whereabouts of Andrew, 9; Alexander, 7; and Tanner, 5; and that he won't until he's released from the Lenawee County jail.