Cleveland story gives missing Michigan boys' mother new hope

By Hank Winchester, Local 4 Reporter, @HankLocal4
Published On: May 07 2013 10:54:22 PM EDT
Updated On: May 07 2013 11:30:25 PM EDT

Alex Skelton, Andrew Skelton and Tanner Skelton went missing nearly three years ago. Their mother, Tanya Zuvers, is filled with optimism while she watches the news out of Cleveland.

DETROIT -

The story of three missing girls being found alive in Cleveland is giving new hope to the mother of three missing boys from Morenci, Mich.

Alex Skelton, Andrew Skelton and Tanner Skelton went missing nearly three years ago. Their mother, Tanya Zuvers, is filled with optimism while she watches the news out of Cleveland. It is giving her a new sense of hope that her boys will be found alive.

"I feel that they're still out there alive and it just takes the right person seeing one of these stories for our happy ending to happen," Zuvers said.

Zuvers is working to meet with her ex-husband, John Skelton, in prison. She hopes Skelton will reveal what really happened to the boys.

Read: Missing boys' mother seeks answers from imprisoned ex

They vanished without a trace in November 2010 -- Thanksgiving weekend. Since the news broke out of Cleveland, people from across the country have reached out to Zuvers hoping she will have a similar end to her story.

"The Facebook page has reached 8,000 likes just in the last 24 hours," Zuvers said.

John Skelton told police he gave his children to someone he met to remove them from what he called an abusive situation. Investigators don't buy his story. However, Zuvers clings to the belief that her sons are alive.

She is closely watching the joyful reunions in Cleveland, hoping one day that it's her.

The police chief in Morenci says his department still receives tips regarding the Skelton brother. Credible tips are thoroughly investigated.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus