Tanner Lucas Skelton
North American Missing Persons Network
Tanner Lucas Skelton

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Above Image: Right: age-progressed to 9 years.

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 26, 2010, from Morenci, Lenawee County, Michigan
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 20, 2005
  • Age: 5
  • Height: 3' 06" or 107 cm
  • Weight: 40 lbs. or 18 kg
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Camouflage pajama pants and a Scooby-Doo shirt.
  • Case Number: 905-10

  • Details of Disappearance
    Tanner Skelton and his brothers, Alexander and Andrew, were last seen on November 26, 2010, in Morenci, Michigan. They were reported missing by their mother when they did not show up at her house as expected. Tanya had filed for divorce from her husband John Skelton in September 2010 and had been granted custody of the boys. They were last seen playing in John Skelton's backyard on Thanksgiving day, November 25th, 2011 as a part of the arranged custody agreement.

    John Skelton, is serving 10-15 years in prison after pleading no contest to three counts of unlawful imprisonment. Skelton has claimed he gave his sons to a secret child protection organization. Authorities say the organization doesn't exist and Skelton's conflicting statements have convinced police the boys are likely dead.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Morenci Police Department (Michigan)
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

    Source Information
    The Detroit News