MSP looking at MT remains in Skelton case

Cheryl Sanders
December 15, 2017

A search warrant shows that police were called to the home on September 27 located on the 2100 block of South 12th Street West for a report of the discovery of possible human remains.

Testing of the remains determined the ages of the children were 2-4 years old, 5-8 years old and 6-10 years old, according to the report.

A search warrant shows that police were called to a home on the 2100 block of South 12th Street West in late September to investigate the remains.

Michigan State Police are looking into whether human remains found in a shed in Montana may have a link to the case of three missing brothers from southeast Michigan, the Detroit NBC affiliate is reporting.

Michigan State Police have reportedly requested more information from police in Montana after the recent discovery of a box containing human remains from children believed to be the same age as three boys who went missing from Morenci, 2010. However, they say nothing previously reported has linked the brothers to Montana.

"Nothing we've been able to connect them too yet, however we are working with the National Center for Missing and Endangered Children and other missing person databases to see if that's a possibility", Welsh said.

In the Skelton case, their father, John Skelton, is serving a 10-15 year prison sentence for unlawful imprisonment. A news story from 2015 interviewed the boys' mother, Tanya Zuvers, who said she continued to hope that they would be found alive.

The State Crime Lab tells us the remains were sent to the University of North Texas for DNA testing. The anthropology department members say they are not ancient, and likely modern.

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