SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - John Skelton is once again insisting his sons Tanner, Alexander and Andrew are alive.
Skelton’s call to Action News from jail came as his in-laws met with Action News earlier this week and said they do not expect a joyous reunion.
Watch Action News at 6 and 11 Friday for the full interview
“I have something to prove to the world. I didn’t hurt my boys,” Skelton said in a phone interview from the Lenawee County Jail.
The interview with the father of three missing brothers, only 5, 7 and 9 years-old, also came the same week that Skelton’s family released the search warrant details from his home. In the document the family confirms a noose, a bullet and a list of cleaning products were seized.
“The bleach and cleaning products, I don’t know,” Skelton said.
As for the noose, Skelton said it was for a project, but he would not elaborate.
“The kids never even saw that noose. Right now because of the investigation I can’t talk about it. The ropes were for a cradle harness, I guess that’s what you call it. I was making it to go around my waist and legs to go rope climbing,” Skelton said.
A bullet was also found in Skelton’s home on the staircase. John says it was from a gun collection he sold years ago to make extra money to pay bills.
“I had them since I moved to Alaska, “ he said.
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